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The Prey by Allison Brennan
First, she imagined it. Then a killer made it real.

Rowan Smith is living in a borrowed Malibu beach house while her bestselling novel is made into a Hollywood movie. A former FBI agent with a haunted past, Rowan thinks she has outrun her demons. But fiction and reality collide when a dismembered body is found in Colorado: the real-life victim had the same name, occupation, and looks as a character in Rowan's novel. By the time the FBI, the LAPD, and her own private bodyguard gather around her, another person is killed -- again, the murder ripped from the pages of Rowan's book.

In the company of a former Delta Force officer with secrets of his own, Rowan faces an excruciating dilemma: the only way to chase down the tormenting killer is by revisiting the darkness of her past -- and by praying for some way out again.

After the prey is chosen, the hunt is on and the kill is certain.
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Rowan Smith is a murder mystery writer. Her third movie is in production and her fifth book is due out in two weeks. Her world is about to be drastically changed forever.rnrnSomeone is taking murders from her books, one from each, and making them real
Stephanie
Allison Brennan's debut novel, *The Prey*, the first book in 'The Predator Trilogy' is an impossible to put down, must-read for any Romantic Suspense fan. It contains all the facets of a well-written, well-told story. {1} John Flynn, an ex-DEA Agent, who is hunky, sexy and alpha enough not to be overwhelmed by {2} Rowan Smith, a strong-willed, beautiful, tough, driven, ex-FBI Agent, who now writes criminal fiction. {3} The Copycat Killer, a villain who was so well-developed that you could not help but hold your breath in anticipation and dread of his next move. {4} The inclusion of several memorable secondary characters that added great interest to the story: {a} Michael Flynn, {b} Teresa "Tess" Flynn, {c} Quincy "Quinn" Peterson, {d} Roger Collins, {e} Father Peter O'Brien, {f} Adam Williams, and {g} Suzannah "Sadie" Darlene Pierce. {5} Plenty of action kept the story moving at a strong, steady pace. {6} An empathetic, deep emotional connection to John and Rowan that moved one to tears. {7} A suspense so spine-tingling and intense that it was difficult to sit still. {8} A quickly-built romance between John and Rowan that could not be suppressed. {9} Sizzling, hot love scenes that featured an emotional connection as well. And, finally, {10} an exciting finale where good triumphs over evil and John and Rowan face their happily-ever-after.

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