Close Enough To Kill

Close Enough To Kill Close enough to touch He s their secret admirer wooing them with phone calls love letters and special gifts From a distance he admires them Desires them Despises them And when he gets close enough

  • Title: Close Enough To Kill
  • Author: Beverly Barton
  • ISBN: 9780821776889
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Close enough to touch He s their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts From a distance, he admires them Desires them Despises them And when he gets close enough, he kills them all Close enough to kiss Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other but not well enough, it seems, becauseClose enough to touch He s their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts From a distance, he admires them Desires them Despises them And when he gets close enough, he kills them all Close enough to kiss Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other but not well enough, it seems, because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a total psycho who first romances, then stalks, kidnaps, and kills his victims It s Bernie s first big case, a chance for her to prove herself to her new partner, Memphis police detective Jim Norton, but it won t be easy This killer is uncannily smart It s as if he knows what Bernie is thinking And his next move is than shocking it s chillingly personal Close enough to kill A terrifying game is underway A desperate hunt has begun Bernie is determined to stop a twisted serial killer at all costs But is she getting nearer to catching him or being drawn ever deeper into his deadly web

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    1. Close Enough to Kill was another great book by Beverly Barton. It is a romantic suspense novel that is definitely heavier on the suspense, but still has a satisfying romance. The hero and heroine were both great, thoroughly likeable characters, and they were well suited to one another. I enjoyed the way that their relationship slowly developed with friendship coming first. The storyline was interesting, with a suspenseful plot that kept me captivated.Jim Norton is a detective who leaves the Memp [...]

    2. This is the first Beverly Barton book I have read-I had never heard of her but someone I knew was reading it and I thought it sounded good so I gave it a go. I looked on Beverly Barton's website and saw that she writes books under the 'Silhouette' label-I thought 'oh no' because I thought these were similar to Mills and Boon. Luckily this didn't put me off because I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of her writing and I will definitely read another of her books. I have read all Richar [...]

    3. I truly enjoyed this book. My first by Beverly. I was taken aback by some of her phraseology. Especially the term 'Whores bath'! I enjoyed her style of writing the wonderful adages and vernacular of the south. She never shied away from her plot, some of it hard to read, which made it an experience. I will be reading more of her!

    4. I found this to be a wonderful suspense-thriller with a dash of romance. There are some intense and rather graphic scenes, so this may not be for the faint of heart. It was a page turner for me.

    5. "Damn, what a pair of tits!"I laughed and laughed at this quote, which is Jim's internal response when he finally gets to see Bernie naked. He's already had a crack at her promiscuous sister. He's a real catch!The book is a weird mash-up of a cliched romance and a curiously blunt, gory serial killer thriller. Along with gooey feelings of love, there are women being anally raped with a wooden phallus.Like I said, weird! Certainly not boring, though!

    6. Beverly Barton has the same theme to every book. I think she should do something new and unexpected. For this book, she did a good job of making you guess the suspect. I did manage to guess at once but then there were others that came along to make me second-guess it. Good mystery. 3/5 stars.

    7. I'm mad at this book. It improved dramatically over the previous ones in the Griffin Powell series in that the mystery was pretty good (even if I did guess the killer right off the bat, but I'm pretty good at that). HOWEVER, the whole thing is ruined by the fact that the main male character is a total sleaze -- seriously, how many times can a character (view spoiler)[almost sleep with or want to sleep with his romantic lead's sister (hide spoiler)] and get a free pass? Gross. Also, ironically en [...]

    8. My rating of "Close Enough to Kill" bounced around as I was reading running from a four to a five. There were some parts of the story I thought sounded a bit strange and made the characters seem weak, but that changed as I read and found explanations for the actions. The last quarter of the book had a really fast pace and, although I did guess who the killer was, I enjoyed the way Beverly Burton wrote the end. I enjoyed the plot and loved the characters. I look forward to reading more books in t [...]

    9. Awalnya saya ingin berhenti membaca novel ini karena heroinnya sepertinya sudah tua (astaga!). Kurang sreg membaca novel yang tokoh wanitanya berumur di atas empat puluh. Nah, dugaan itu sih datangnya karena jabatan dia plus nama yang agak gimana gitu ya. Tetapi semakin ke belakang, saya semakin tertarik untuk lanjut membaca dan akhirnya saya tahu berapa umurnya serta seperti apa karakter dia sebenarnya. Singkat kata, saya menyelesaikan membaca novel ini sehari semalam, kurang lebih ya, kurangny [...]

    10. This book was okay. I picked the killer out pretty quickly which made the book a little more boring. There were a couple of red herrings thrown out but not enough to really cause any confusion. I also didn't like some of the sexual phrases. I think the term "cream your panties" is gross.

    11. although I guessed the killer and eventual end half way through, I still enjoyed reading how the drama unfolded. I definitely wanted to keep reading.

    12. The details were too graphic even for me and that is saying a lot. I just could not get past that part of the story.

    13. Usual run of the mill serial killer guff & gubbins. Had figured out who it was by about page 100, which didn't necessarily take anything away from the pace or suspense, because Barton actually did a good job of dropping in enough red herrings along the way for me to doubt that I'd gotten the perp pegged, on at least two occasions. Obviously this book isn't a serious read. It's pure junk-food for the blackened soul of tragic folks like me who love vivid descriptions of torture and graphic vio [...]

    14. Judul Asli : CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL[ book 2 of Griffin Powell Series ]By Beverly BartonCopyright © 2006 by Beverly BeaverPenerbit Dastan BooksAlih Bahasa : Bunga Rae SantosoEditor : Mayan KalingiCover by expertoha | © photographer : Jean SchweitzerCetakan I : September 2008 ; 528 hlm Rate : 4 of 5Adams County, Alabama – sebuah kota kecil yang tenang, terusik dengan adanya peristiwa hilangnya seorang wanita muda bernama Stephanie Preston yang baru menikah selama 5 bulan, saat ia berada di kawas [...]

    15. kali ini bercerita ttg jim norton, kapten jim norton, detective yg menyelidiki kasusus pembunuhan di buku 1 (killing her softly) yg sekarang pindah ke adam county, alabama mengikuti puteranya, kevin yg diajak sang ibu, mantan istri jim.ditempatnya yg baru jim menjadi kepala deputi bagian investigasi kriminal. atasan baru jim adalah sheriff bernie granger, seorang wanitarnie ini ternyata mengidolakan jim sejak jim & griff masih mrp bintang UT university.ditempatnya yg baru Jim langsung mengha [...]

    16. Predictable, outdated and unoriginal.I picked this book up on a whim, read the rather corny blurb and decided to give it a go. I wouldn't say it's bad, but it's certainly not what I would call good either. One of the biggest problems for me was the lack of strong female characters. There were bits of it which made me wonder when this book was written, because apart from Bernie, the lead character, all of the women in this book were objects whose sole purpose was to be with a man. Even Bernie at [...]

    17. Author: Beverly BartonFinished: 03/15/09Synopsis:Close Enough To TouchHe’s their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From a distance, he admires them. Desires them. Despises them. And when he gets close enough, he kills them all.Close Enough To KissAdams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each other -- but not well enough, it seems, because Sheriff Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a total psycho who stalks [...]

    18. Judul : Close Enough To Kill (Griffin Powel#2)Penulis : Beverly BartonReview :Setelah aku baca ini, aku rasa Beverly Barton selalu mengusung tema yang sama di tiap novelnya. Ini tuh gak jauh-jauh amat sama 'The Dying Game' seluruh korbannya wanita, cantik dan juga populer. Tapi motif pembunuhannya lebih jelas dan masuk akal di Novel ini di banding 'The Dying Game'Tapi Beverly Barton sukses bikin merinding dan tegang pembaca deh. Dengan cara membunuhnya yang kejam gorok-gorok leher gitu bikin aku [...]

    19. Akhirnya novel ini kebeli pake upah asdos kemaren. Wahahaha.Anyway, as expected, novel ini bagus. Walopun modus operandi killernya masih asikan novel beverly yg The Murder Game.Ini cerita tentang deputi Scotty Joe yg terus membalas dendam pada wanita berambut coklat, cantik, dan populer. Wanita-wanita diberi hadiah, sketsa, kata-kata romantis. . . tika mereka terbuai, tersanjung, mereka diculik, disiksa, dan akhirnya dibunuh. Aksi Scotty Joe ini cukup buat penasaran sebelum identitasnya terungka [...]

    20. I would like to start this review off with a large and loud I CALLED IT! I feel quite proud that the murderer ended up being one of the roughly three people I had pegged for it. And I know, I probably don't have any right to say "I called it" when I still had two other possible suspects, but it's better than usual for me.Jim Norton decides he's going to this podunk town in Alabama so he can be closer to the son he barely ever sees and gets wound up in a new serial killer and the sheriff.I think [...]

    21. This book starts out with the brutal rape of Stephanie Preston. Unfortunately for Stephanie this is not the first time she's been raped since she was taken. The killer keeps them for weeks and gets progressively more brutal until he kills them. If you can't read about rape, then do yourself a favor and skip this book. It is about a serial rapist/killer and is very graphic.Having said that, I must also say it's a really good story with really great characters. I particularly liked Bernie and Jim. [...]

    22. This is the second novel I've read by Beverly Barton. It's the second book in the Griffin Powell saga. But Griffin wasn't really in this one as much as he was in the last. I've been reading this saga thingy backwards. I started with The Murder Game cause I didn't realize that the characters really began three books earlier. I really enjoyed this novel. There was just enough suspense and mystery to keep my curiosity piqued and enough romance and stuff to keep me from being bored in a sense. I cou [...]

    23. If you love steamy romantic suspense novels, you'll love this one from the late Beverly Barton, who passed away almost a year ago this April. In Adams Landing, Alabama, there's a serial killer on the loose, who's admiring women from afar, leaving presents and ghastly sketches. Once he kidnapped them, he tortures and raped them for a week to two weeks ago, and kills them. It's up to Bernadette "Bernie" Granger, the new Sheriff, and her new deputy sheriff, Jim Norton, formerly from the Nashville P [...]

    24. A first rate thriller that never lets up. Extremely likable characters with excellent development throughout. Jim and Bernie's relationship was well-paced and handled very well, while Jim's relationship with his son, Kevin, added a nice human element to the frantic pace of the abductions and investigation. As per the late Ms. Barton's forte, there are plenty of red herrings along the way, but even the fact that I pegged the bad guy fairly early on did not detract from my enjoyment of this one. A [...]

    25. This is an excellent book. I can't stress enough how entartaining it was and how well it kept my interest. A serial killer finds women, and tortures them. It is every womans worst nightmare. After abducting a woman, the serial killer rapes them and makes them say they love him, until he moves on to his next victim. When he finds a new victim, he'll make the woman beg to be "set free" and then they are killed. Sherriff Granger and Lead Investigator Norton are both committed to this case and as th [...]

    26. The previous Beverly Barton book I read was 'Killing Her Softly' and I really enjoyed it. So going into 'Close Enough to Kill' I had bigger expectations, and 'Close Enough to Kill' quickly fell short.My biggest frustration with it was I'd figured out the "who dunnit" part of the book very quickly, and ended up just page turning to see if indeed my prediction came true--and it did. I also felt there were to many victims. Since the villain lured each of his victims the same way it was like re-read [...]

    27. This is book 2 of the Griffin Powell series. This one has a serial killer who thinks that each of his victims are his lovershe courts them as a secret admirer before letting them know who he is. This book is very well written and kept me turning the pages and wanting to see how the police would figure out who the killer was and how they captured him. My only negative things is that although it is part of the Griffin Powell series you do not hear about Griffin until the book is over half done and [...]

    28. okay this was dark. my first clue was the rape within a couple of pages - a really clear indication that more brutality would follow. i pressed on because i found the protagonist to be engagingly atypical. female sheriffs always do it for me - i guess there's a part of me that just roots for the tough chick. hawhenever a killer's identity is completely camouflaged by deep-seeded craziness, i feel frustrated. a reader can't solve the mystery unless *some* kind of clue is dropped, you know? so if [...]

    29. I enjoyed this book. I thought it was interesting how you saw the workings of the evil mind . what I found different was how the writer instead of going into how thedetectives were trying to locate the victims. just skipped that to the saliant points or the finding of bodies. Nearer the end I started to consider the possible culprit and wondered why they did not consider that one of the cops maybe the cu;prit considering how the victims seem to trust the culprit, the care taken re evidence and I [...]

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