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Killjoy by Julie Garwood - Review

Updated on October 23, 2014

Synopsis of Killjoy

Avery Delaney was abandoned by her crazy mother Jilly just days after she was born. Her grandmother Lola and Aunt Carolyn raised her. When Avery was just 11 years old, Jilly's boyfriend killed Lola. He also savagely attacked Avery. Miraculously, she survived. Avery was saved by an FBI agent and grew up wanting to be an agent with the FBI herself. As an expert crime analyst for the FBI, she uses her ability to analyze evidence to help solve crimes. Now she must use her analytical abilities on a case that involves her and her own family.

Avery's Aunt Carolyn is scheduled to go to a fabulous spa in Aspen, Colorado, called Utopia. When her other plans fall through, Avery decides to join her Aunt Carrie there. Unfortunately, Carrie never arrives at Utopia and Avery must use all of her skills as an FBI analyst to find her before it is too late.

With her own reservation at Utopia mysteriously cancelled, Avery runs into the hero of the story, John Paul Renard. John Paul is on the trail of a hit man named Monk and has tracked him to Carrie. The two combine their efforts to locate Carrie and Monk. While on the run from Monk, they fall in love and solve the mystery of Carrie's disappearance.

Review of Killjoy

Killjoy is a romantic suspense novel that stands on its own. Despite being part of the Buchanan series, I did not feel that it was necessary to have read Heartbreaker and Mercy first. Julie Garwood did an amazing job of developing this story and great characters with depth. It was a lot of fun to work through all the clues with Avery and Jean Paul as they went about finding her missing aunt.

This mystery took a lot of twists and turns that kept my interest until the very end. I could not put the book down until I finished reading it.

Now that I have enjoyed reading Killjoy, I definitely want to go back and read Heartbreaker and Mercy too.

My Rating

4 stars for Killjoy

The Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novels of Julie Garwood

Year Published
Title
2000
Heartbreaker
2001
Mercy
2002
Killjoy
2004
Murder List
2005
Slow Burn
2006
Shadow Dance
2008
Fire and Ice
2009
Sizzle
2011
The Ideal Man
2012
Sweet Talk
2013
Hotshot

Latest Release by Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood's latest release, according to her website, is "Fast Track". I am really looking forward to the opportunity to read this novel.

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