Book Review: Watching

This will be the last book in this series that I read most likely. I wanted to see if a full length novel from this author would be better than the prequels. It was alright but not awesome.

Michael Hellbrook hates that Georgia Dennis is on his team and has been giving her grunt work for the past 4-5 months. She’s never out in the field except for this current case because they don’t have enough agents to cover the area the UNSUB is dumping his victims bodies. Hellbrook has hated her father for 15 years because of a case gone bad but he doesn’t know the real story so he takes it out on Georgia.

Georgia Dennis is the daughter of the FBI deputy director and everyone calls her Princess of the PAVAD which I find really sexist and demeaning. If it had been a son of the deputy director no one would be calling him the Prince.

There’s a rogue FBI Agent and a serial killer who likes petite women with brown hair. The FBI agent isn’t working with the serial killer but makes all his moves look like a copycat or the actual serial killer himself is doing his work.

The romance felt rushed after he found out the real reason behind the deputy directors involvement in the past case that made him hate him. It also felt like he was pushing himself on her after she repeatably says no. She finally gives in and they finally find out who the rogue agent is after they figure out the UNSUB they were chasing isn’t the one who did some of the crimes that happened. The ending was good but again rushed the romance.

Watching Book Cover Watching
PAVAD: FBI - Prevention & Analysis of Violent Acts Division #1
Calle J. Brookes
Lost River Lit Publishing
April 14, 2012

People who preyed on those weaker and more defenseless than themselves deserved whatever punishment was thrown at them. That thought drove Dr. Georgia Dennis in every decision she made, personal and professional. A profiler with the Complex Crimes Unit of the FBI, she was tired of being second-guessed by her boss Michael “Hell” Hellbrook. Once they caught the sociopath responsible for stoning teenaged girls, she was gone from Hellbrook’s team faster than the ink could dry on the transfer papers.

Georgia and Hellbrook are hot on the trail of a sadistic killer targeting women and girls with brown hair and brown eyes—women with a striking resemblance to Georgia.

Hellbrook will do anything to protect his team, even the woman he never wanted on it in the first place. By keeping her at his side, he grows closer to her until the flame between them erupts and consumes them both.

As they get deeper involved with the case and with each other, they do not realize someone else is watching, someone whose descent into madness threatens everyone around them.

Is this watcher their killer, or someone much closer?

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