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Book Review ~ Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great mix of love & murder.

Finding Alex is a riveting thriller and a gripping love story.  Helen Starbuck does a great job balancing a slow growing love and a high-tension serial killer plot.

The clues are there, so from the offset we can guess who the killer is.  What we can’t see is how they will be caught.  He’s meticulous at covering his tracks, to the point of making it extremely hard to identify his victims.  But he’s made a mistake, and one of his victims is still alive.  I really enjoyed how the tension grew throughout the book.  By the end I was on the edge of my seat willing him to get caught. 

Alex has been attacked, strangled, hit on the head and left for dead.  Somehow, she wakes and finds the strength to crawl the embankment to the road which Denver homicide detective Blake Halloran is driving along.  From the moment she collapses in his arms, Blake is thrown into a flashback of someone dying in his arms.  Subliminally, his mind latches on to the need to not let this woman die.  From that moment, Blake will do everything in his power to protect her, which becomes more and more difficult as the killer keeps returning to finish the job.  Blake is a deep character, a multi-layered protagonist who wins not only Alex’s heart but the readers too.  Alex, with her amnesia, strong character and fight to remain alive adds depth to this gripping crime mystery.

Helen Starbuck presents us with an extremely well-written story.  I was hooked from the off-set.  With my pages flying I wasn’t able to put it down!  With compelling characters and a suspenseful plot, this is a murder mystery you won’t want to miss!  Highly recommended by Chic Lit Café Reviews.

Review warning: Before you rush off and buy any book that someone reviews you should read the free sample chapters provided on Amazon, this way you can decide for yourself if this book is your cup of tea or not.  Happy reading everyone!

$5.99 or read for free on Kindle Unlimited

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