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IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves . . . YOU'RE AS GOOD Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a v IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves . . . YOU'RE AS GOOD Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a vet in Pike, Wisconsin. For years, she's had little contact with Kir Jansen, son of the town's late sheriff. Suddenly he's back, insisting that Lynne's in danger. She can't believe anyone would target her, but someone is hunting the women of Pike, savoring every last moment. AS DEAD Kir hoped that his father's frantic calls about a serial killer were just an old man's delusions. But the body count doesn't lie. In this quiet town, a monster stalks and kills. And soon, Lynne's will be the last name on his list . . .


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IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves . . . YOU'RE AS GOOD Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a v IF YOU'RE ON HIS LIST A woman's naked body is discovered, cold and pale as the surrounding snow--except for the crimson scarf around her neck. The weeks that follow bring more victims and evidence of a terrifying pattern. The killer has a list. And every woman on it will get what she deserves . . . YOU'RE AS GOOD Dr. Lynne Gale followed in her father's footsteps to become a vet in Pike, Wisconsin. For years, she's had little contact with Kir Jansen, son of the town's late sheriff. Suddenly he's back, insisting that Lynne's in danger. She can't believe anyone would target her, but someone is hunting the women of Pike, savoring every last moment. AS DEAD Kir hoped that his father's frantic calls about a serial killer were just an old man's delusions. But the body count doesn't lie. In this quiet town, a monster stalks and kills. And soon, Lynne's will be the last name on his list . . .

30 review for Don't Look

  1. 5 out of 5

    fleurette

    This is an interesting story with nice characters. I liked the whole idea. Small town, serial killer, red ribbons around victims' necks, letters written to ex-sheriff. It all created quite a remarkable atmosphere. Though I would rather have the cops solve the mystery, or for example Sheriff Kathy Hancock and Nash Cordon. They would make such a fascinating couple! Not that I didn't like Lynne and Kir as the main characters. They are fine and make a cute couple. There is no doubt that there is an at This is an interesting story with nice characters. I liked the whole idea. Small town, serial killer, red ribbons around victims' necks, letters written to ex-sheriff. It all created quite a remarkable atmosphere. Though I would rather have the cops solve the mystery, or for example Sheriff Kathy Hancock and Nash Cordon. They would make such a fascinating couple! Not that I didn't like Lynne and Kir as the main characters. They are fine and make a cute couple. There is no doubt that there is an attraction between them. But I feel like the whole serial killer case is a little too serious for two total amateurs, and their investigation is a little too professional. That's why I felt some dialogues are too forced. People are too willing to answer Lynne and Kir's questions and to give them too much information that you don't usually tell strangers. But otherwise the story is fine. There are several suspects and any of them could be a murderer. Suspicions are appropriately distributed between the various characters. And the stakes are high, especially since the murderer acts quickly and brutally. There are also some interesting supporting characters, such as the above-mentioned Nash and the sheriff. Even though I didn't like everything, I generally enjoyed the story. I may read another book in this series. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Arena♡

    Yay!! Just received an arc!! lets join the party bloodbath!!! Yay!! Just received an arc!! lets join the party bloodbath!!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Review coming soon.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    Don't Look was a suspenseful read with an intriguing plot and an enjoyable romance. After a woman's body is discovered in an empty field, victims of a serial killer quickly begin to pile up in Pike, Wisconsin. Each victim wronged the killer in some way and found their way onto their list of potential victims. Kir Jansen, son of the former sheriff, thought his father's ravings about a serial killer were delusions of an old man, but as more and more people turn up dead it's clear that's not the cas Don't Look was a suspenseful read with an intriguing plot and an enjoyable romance. After a woman's body is discovered in an empty field, victims of a serial killer quickly begin to pile up in Pike, Wisconsin. Each victim wronged the killer in some way and found their way onto their list of potential victims. Kir Jansen, son of the former sheriff, thought his father's ravings about a serial killer were delusions of an old man, but as more and more people turn up dead it's clear that's not the case. And when Kir discovers Dr. Lynne Gale is the last name on the list, he's determined to keep her safe from a madman. The use of the list by the killer was an intriguing concept that added a nice layer of tension to the plot. Throughout the book there are chapters that are letters the killer has written to Kir's father and it was interesting getting into the killer's head to see the motivation behind what they were doing. The author does a great job disguising the identity of the killer and I was surprised by who it ended up being as I didn't suspect them at all. The killings in the book happen closer together as the book goes on showing clear escalation from the killer which upped the pacing in the book leading to a suspenseful, action-packed finale. I liked how everything was wrapped up and ultimately I found the suspense plot line to be well done. Lynne and Kir each had a crush on the other in high school that they never acted on. Upon meeting again, their attraction is instantaneous and they had great chemistry. Their romance does move fairly quickly which is typical for romantic suspense books, so that didn't bother me. The two communicate well, the steamy scenes are well done, and overall I was happy with their romance. I will say the one area I had a few issues with was their investigation to find the killer. Neither of the two have law enforcement experience and yet they're able to quickly uncover leads while getting people to answer their questions with very little prompting. Ultimately I think I would have liked it better if the two had to work a bit harder for the information they found or if one of them had a background that would make their ease of finding information more plausible. Overall Don't Look was a great read and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Faceless, when it releases next year. **I received an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

  5. 4 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    I am from Wisconsin, and I do have some thoughts on this book. Sometimes I feel like people from outside of Wisconsin do not know how the state works and try to unMidwest a book. This one felt like one of those books to me. This is the story of Dr. Lynne who works as a vet in Wisconsin. She does the whole small town vet thing until dead bodies start to show up. Then things in the small town are not so normal anymore. Then there is Kir who is back in town to deal with the death of his father who I am from Wisconsin, and I do have some thoughts on this book. Sometimes I feel like people from outside of Wisconsin do not know how the state works and try to unMidwest a book. This one felt like one of those books to me. This is the story of Dr. Lynne who works as a vet in Wisconsin. She does the whole small town vet thing until dead bodies start to show up. Then things in the small town are not so normal anymore. Then there is Kir who is back in town to deal with the death of his father who seemed to have some dark secrets. When he is going through some letters, he finds the initials of the victims and finds that Lynne is also among the letters, which means she is in danger. The romance was not really strong, and I think it could have been left out. I thought it just seemed to take away from the book, and they did not have strong chemistry at all. It just seemed like another way to move the plot along, but I think it would have been just fine had it been taken out. I loved the mystery and like when they do the POV of the killer. I usually never figure out who it is, and this book was no exception. I thought the reveal was well done, and I was shocked. All of the parts of the story tied together well, and I was happy with the ending. This would suit fans of shows like Prodigal Son and Criminal Minds or those who read the Harlequin Suspense books as well. Thank you NetGalley and Zebra books for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Katie Utterly Unashamed

    4 mysterious stars. This is not normally a book style I would read (in the fact that it was very light romance), but it caught my eye because it is based in a small town in Wisconsin and I'm from a small town in Wisconsin. So I was so excited to get the ARC and I really enjoy the entire process from start to finish. Maybe it was because it reminded me of home (minus the serial killer). Like I said, this is not my normal style read that I'm drawn too. I love alphas, and some serious romance in my 4 mysterious stars. This is not normally a book style I would read (in the fact that it was very light romance), but it caught my eye because it is based in a small town in Wisconsin and I'm from a small town in Wisconsin. So I was so excited to get the ARC and I really enjoy the entire process from start to finish. Maybe it was because it reminded me of home (minus the serial killer). Like I said, this is not my normal style read that I'm drawn too. I love alphas, and some serious romance in my books. Though lately my book funk has had me all over the place, and drawn to more mysteries/thrillers (but still with a strong romance side to it). And in this end while this book was not much of a romance this book worked well for my mood. First let me start off by saying... I am a smut junkie, as long as it is trashy it doesn't have to actually be good for me to love, it just has to entertain me - which basically means most of my reviews are pure garbage and definitely mood driven. Anyway, back to this book. This was a good mystery book, with a trace amount of romance (actually I should say trace sexy time, cuz there was lovey-dovey in it). Also this was a "clean" book in the sense that there is not one single swear word in it. NOT A SINGLE CUSS WORD WAS IN THIS BOOK!! It was also clean in the aspect that the one "love" scene was not explicit at all (which again is normally not my style). At this point you are probably wondering how I ended up giving this a 4 star rating. I started this book yesterday late afternoon and could only get to 55% before I went to bed (knowing there was no way I was finishing so I would not stay up until 4 am and not finish the damn book). I didn't even realize how enthralled I was with this book until I woke up. Why you ask? BECAUSE I DREAMED ABOUT THIS BOOK ALL NIGHT!! Not just a quick dream, I woke up at least 5 times after dreaming about the first half, trying to figure out who the damn killer was. To top it off, I thought I knew who the killer was..... GUYS!!! Now part of that could be the constant interruptions from my damn kids. But I didn't catch the few teasers in there, until it was revealed. That never happens. I always figure it out, well unless they throw in some damn random person who wasn't even in the f'ing book. In all this was a solid mystery read, with good hero and heroine. There was good chemistry and build between then. The writing was solid and there weren't any real gaps. If you are looking for something light in the sexy time and cussing, or just a good mystery book to give you something to figure out I would definitely recommend this book. ARC kindly provided by NetGallery and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review. #DontLook #Netgallery

  7. 4 out of 5

    booksnpenguins

    can't wait to start this! ARC requested and approved by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review can't wait to start this! ARC requested and approved by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  8. 4 out of 5

    Anita

    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. I'm afraid that this book suffered by comparison to another book I'm listening to at the same time. It just so happens that they share a similar plot and snowy location. It was hard for me to keep the plots separate and I've got to say "Don't Look" came off as the weaker book. The romance in an Alexandra Ivy book is not what you would call barn-burning passionate, at least in t Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review. I'm afraid that this book suffered by comparison to another book I'm listening to at the same time. It just so happens that they share a similar plot and snowy location. It was hard for me to keep the plots separate and I've got to say "Don't Look" came off as the weaker book. The romance in an Alexandra Ivy book is not what you would call barn-burning passionate, at least in the books I've read, and this one is no different. The plot was interesting, but not a seat of your pants suspense by any means. The best part was that you had little or no clue who the baddie was till the end. Kir Jansen in back in Pike, Wisconsin to bury his father, settle his affairs and return to his successful business in Boston as fast as possible. Until . . . he sees Lynne Gale again and a woman turns up nude and murdered, and it seems that Kir's father may not have been delusional about a murderer living in Pike after all. The list Rudolf Jansen left his son is just initials and makes no sense, until the bodies start turning up. When Dr. Lynne Gale sees Kir at his father's funeral, she has an instant attraction. But the vet has a full life, has just ended a relationship and isn't looking for another. When she is targeted by the killer, she is thankful that the attraction is mutual. Together, Kir and Lynne are determined to stop the killer before he makes Lynne his victim too. 3 1/2-Stars

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Don’t Look is the first book in the Pike, Wisconsin series. Actually first book that I’ve read by Alexandra Ivy. The mystery was good and it did have me guessing until the end. A few parts were a little slow, but it picks up and you won’t put it down until your done. *ARC provided by NetGalley for and honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Short

    A serial killer is on the prowl and there’s a list. Who will be next???? It wasn’t until the end that I found out who the killer was. A gripping, suspenseful story! I really enjoyed reading Alexandra Ivy’s book “Don’t Look”. I have not read any books written by her and I hope to read more after finishing Don’t Look. The writing style was easy to follow and the build up mystery was quite intriguing. Definitely kept my interest to the point I read way too late into the night. I loved the two main char A serial killer is on the prowl and there’s a list. Who will be next???? It wasn’t until the end that I found out who the killer was. A gripping, suspenseful story! I really enjoyed reading Alexandra Ivy’s book “Don’t Look”. I have not read any books written by her and I hope to read more after finishing Don’t Look. The writing style was easy to follow and the build up mystery was quite intriguing. Definitely kept my interest to the point I read way too late into the night. I loved the two main characters, Lynne and Kit. I enjoyed following their friendship to romance journey. Thank you to NetGallery, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    ❀ Crystal ✿ - PEACE ☮ LOVE ♥ BOOKS

    3.5 Stars ARC provided by NetGalley for Honest Review I’ve read Alexandra Ivy before and became a quick fan of her work. She writes a great romantic suspense and I was really looking forward to this book and some original ideas. Sadly it didn't completely wow me and kinda felt like every other Rom. Suspense out there. The story sped up quickly and even the relationship between the MC's went at warp speed. Living in the same town growing up, they knew of each other but did not actually know one ot 3.5 Stars ARC provided by NetGalley for Honest Review I’ve read Alexandra Ivy before and became a quick fan of her work. She writes a great romantic suspense and I was really looking forward to this book and some original ideas. Sadly it didn't completely wow me and kinda felt like every other Rom. Suspense out there. The story sped up quickly and even the relationship between the MC's went at warp speed. Living in the same town growing up, they knew of each other but did not actually know one other, so I was a bit taken aback by how quickly they grew closer and fell in love. The story-line however I really did enjoy. I think the idea of a serial killer writing letters to an old cop, one who they believed saved them and they have some type of allegiance to is fascinating. The death of Kir's father brings him back home but when mysterious murders begin occurring, Kir can't help but connect them to the letters his father has been receiving for years. He takes a personal stake in the case when it becomes clear Lynne, his love interest and local vet is believed to be the killers final kill. Kir takes on the amateur detective role especially when the local Sheriff is worse than useless. Assuming the series will continue on in the town but with who I have no idea. ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marta Cox

    Three and a half I thoroughly enjoy this authors work whether suspense or paranormal and here she takes us to the town of Pike as Kir returns to bury his late father. Things were never exactly rosy in his family because following an accident his father hit the bottle hard but perhaps there's a lot more at stake then anyone realises !. Lynne never doubted that she would take over from her father as the local vet and has recently broken up with her loser boyfriend. She is pleased to catch up with Ki Three and a half I thoroughly enjoy this authors work whether suspense or paranormal and here she takes us to the town of Pike as Kir returns to bury his late father. Things were never exactly rosy in his family because following an accident his father hit the bottle hard but perhaps there's a lot more at stake then anyone realises !. Lynne never doubted that she would take over from her father as the local vet and has recently broken up with her loser boyfriend. She is pleased to catch up with Kir and tries to help him as he pieces together the mystery surrounding letters his father used to receive. People start dying and whilst Kir never wanted to go into law enforcement like his father he is determined to get to the bottom of what's happening whether the sheriff wants him to or not ! Ok I enjoyed the mystery aspect here but honestly just didn't really get invested in the romance aspect here. Lynne is only apparently a few weeks out of a relationship and for me the couple whilst ok just didn't set the page on fire. Alas not my favourite by this author but nevertheless I will still keep reading her books. This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I love these thrillers with love stories woven in to them. When Kir comes back to bury his father he has no idea what's in store for him or that he might just fall for the local vet. But when a women is killed and the scene is set to the last words in the letters his father was receiving in the mail he knows that he has to finish what was started with his father. Read this to find out who has been sending the letters and why. You'll guess everyone until each is killed and you move on to the next s I love these thrillers with love stories woven in to them. When Kir comes back to bury his father he has no idea what's in store for him or that he might just fall for the local vet. But when a women is killed and the scene is set to the last words in the letters his father was receiving in the mail he knows that he has to finish what was started with his father. Read this to find out who has been sending the letters and why. You'll guess everyone until each is killed and you move on to the next suspect. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

    Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Alexandra Ivy delivers another solid mystery with a hint of romance between the Prodigal Son returned to town and the Vet who never left their home town. When Kir Jansen is back into town for his father’s funeral - a man who was the beloved Sheriff, even though he had to retire due to an on the job shooting. Though he d Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own. Alexandra Ivy delivers another solid mystery with a hint of romance between the Prodigal Son returned to town and the Vet who never left their home town. When Kir Jansen is back into town for his father’s funeral - a man who was the beloved Sheriff, even though he had to retire due to an on the job shooting. Though he did also end up as the town drunkard after retirement, he was still loved and his successor had big shoes to fill. What Kir doesn’t expect is that his father’s supposed drunken ramblings about a serial killer conversing with him through letters was actually the truth. When the next target is revealed as the town’s veterinarian- the lovely Dr. Lynn Gale; he knows that he can’t just leave. Dr. Lynn Gale, on the other hand took over her father’s practice and is a life long resident of Pike. While she is focused on her practice, what she never expected was her kindness to Kir’s father would end up putting her on a serial killer’s radar. This was a solid mystery with romance taking a back seat - the twists and turns had me intrigued but the romance is clean (by which I mean, that there no overt smexy scenes per say *sighs*) but it is definitely worth picking up because it gives a solid start to a small town romance - mystery series! For more reviews visit For The Love of Fictional Worlds :) Do come join us at For The Fictional Worlds Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram  | Goodreads  | Amazon |

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sandy S

    3.75 stars--DON’T LOOK is the first instalment in Alexandra Ivy’s contemporary, adult PIKE, WISCONSIN romantic, suspense, thriller series focusing on the people of Pike, Wisconsin. Told from several third person perspectives DON’T LOOK follows businessman Kir Jansen, on his return to his hometown of Pike Wisconsin in the aftermath of his father’s death. As the former Sheriff, Rudolph Jansen was a well-respected man but a gun shot to the head left Rudolph a shadow of his former self leading to a l 3.75 stars--DON’T LOOK is the first instalment in Alexandra Ivy’s contemporary, adult PIKE, WISCONSIN romantic, suspense, thriller series focusing on the people of Pike, Wisconsin. Told from several third person perspectives DON’T LOOK follows businessman Kir Jansen, on his return to his hometown of Pike Wisconsin in the aftermath of his father’s death. As the former Sheriff, Rudolph Jansen was a well-respected man but a gun shot to the head left Rudolph a shadow of his former self leading to a life of heavy drinking. The possibility of serial killer in Pike Wisconsin had Rudolph struggling to get anyone to believe but a drunk with fantastic stories about threatening letters and motive, is still a drunk. Kir Jansen knew about the mysterious letters his father received but it wasn’t until Kir returned to Pike Wisconsin did the killer begin to up his body count. Meeting local veterinarian and former school mate Dr. Lynne Gale stirred something deep within our story line hero but a list of potential victims included the woman with whom Kir would fall in love. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Kir and Lynne, as the couple begin an investigation of their own when local law enforcement failed to do what needed to be done. DON’T LOOK is a story of betrayal and revenge; of desperation, murder, obsession and hate. Lynne and Kir began to piece together a list of possible motives, motives that would connect back a number of years. As the body count increases, our couple become suspect, as they followed the cues that the new sheriff ignored. The premise is intriguing; the romance is passionate; the $ex scenes are mostly implied; the characters are colorful, and energetic but saying that I struggled with the couple’s ability to gather information when law enforcement claimed they had no leads or ideas. The story line is edgy and dramatic but you will have to suspend reality as Kir and Lynne solve a cast that no one else was able www.thereadingcafe.com

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Rivera

    Kir Jansen comes back to Pike, Wisconsin for the funeral of his father Rudolf who was the former sheriff and disabled in the line of duty. He wasn’t a very good son and hadn’t come to visit his father much since he left for college in Boston since his father fell into the bottle after he couldn’t be sheriff anymore. Lynne Gale is the local vet whose father was really good friends with Kir’s dad before he moved to Florida to retire. Kirs dad Rudolf has been getting letters for years that he thoug Kir Jansen comes back to Pike, Wisconsin for the funeral of his father Rudolf who was the former sheriff and disabled in the line of duty. He wasn’t a very good son and hadn’t come to visit his father much since he left for college in Boston since his father fell into the bottle after he couldn’t be sheriff anymore. Lynne Gale is the local vet whose father was really good friends with Kir’s dad before he moved to Florida to retire. Kirs dad Rudolf has been getting letters for years that he thought were from a serial killer even though there hadn’t been any murders in town but with him being a drunk nobody took him seriously. Kir didn’t believe that the letters were legit and he still doesn’t until after his dad’s funeral where he receives an envelope that was left for him with Pastor Ron who presided over the funeral. It contains one of the letters his dad received as well as a list of initials for the victims which wasn’t in his dads handwriting. The next day they find the body of Sherry Higgins who owned the local trailer park and wasn’t very well liked and her initials correspond with the first set of initials on the victims list so they let the sheriff know and kind of start investigating for themselves since it looks like Lynne might be the last target. So the rest of the book is Kir and Lynne falling in love while trying to figure out who the killer and keep Lynne safe as well. So this was a pretty interesting mystery and while I had my suspicions on who the killer was by the middle of the book it was still an interesting read. The build up to who the killer was and how they figured it out and how it all came full circle connecting to Kirs dad was still interesting even though I suspected the right person as the killer. Thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the complimentary copy of this book in e-book form. All opinions in this review are my own.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Don't Look 4 Stars ***An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** Kir Jansen returns home to Pike, Wisconsin for his father's funeral. Son of the town's former sheriff, Kir always ignored his father's drunken ramblings about a serial killer sending him letters until the body count starts to rise. The local police are out of their depths, so Kir and local vet, Lynne Gale, join forces to unmask a murderer. An exciting mystery and a solid romance Don't Look 4 Stars ***An ARC of the book was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*** Kir Jansen returns home to Pike, Wisconsin for his father's funeral. Son of the town's former sheriff, Kir always ignored his father's drunken ramblings about a serial killer sending him letters until the body count starts to rise. The local police are out of their depths, so Kir and local vet, Lynne Gale, join forces to unmask a murderer. An exciting mystery and a solid romance although the chemistry between the leads is rather lackluster. While Kir and Lynne are appealing as individuals, and their reasons for becoming involved in the investigation are believable considering the circumstances, their relationship is lacking. Readers are presented with the facts of their attraction, but the reality of it isn't sufficiently tangible. The serial killer plot is much more compelling. The details of the victims and their murders are well-written without any unnecessarily gruesome detail, and the letters written from the killer's POV add to the tension. It is possible to follow the clues to sort through the numerous red-herrings, and figuring out the villain's identity and motivation is all part of the fun. Small towns are quite common settings in this type of book, but Pike is somewhat different. Rather than being quaint with quirky locals, the atmosphere is more sad and depressing,. The residents are trying to cope with the realities of a failing economy and the disappointments in their lives, which contributes to the believability. Overall, a well-written and entertaining read recommended for lovers of a good romance with their mystery.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Rating: 5 Genre: Romantic Suspense Pub Date:Dec 1 , 2020 Would I recommend it? Yes, in fact I've already started telling people about. Would I read more of this series: Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes First off I want to think Zebra- Kensington Books as well the author herself and NetGalley for letting me read and review it because with out them I would have never found a new series that I'm excited about like I am about this one. And I have to say that it was the cover that caught my eye wh Rating: 5 Genre: Romantic Suspense Pub Date:Dec 1 , 2020 Would I recommend it? Yes, in fact I've already started telling people about. Would I read more of this series: Yes Would I read more by this author? Yes First off I want to think Zebra- Kensington Books as well the author herself and NetGalley for letting me read and review it because with out them I would have never found a new series that I'm excited about like I am about this one. And I have to say that it was the cover that caught my eye when I saw it on NetGalley and then as soon as I saw who the author was I know right then and there that I was going to read it right right way and I'm so glad that I did because even though this is the second book I've read by the lovely Alexandra Ivy, the first one was You Will Suffer ( The Agency Series #3) I knew right then and there after reading just a few pages that I had found a go to author that would make me get lost in her books and I was so right about that which is what I needed right now. Just like You will Suffer i got lost in the story as well as felling for the characters themselves, other thing I loved was how you get to see though the eyes of the unknown killer himself or herself.As for the characters you can't help feeling for Lynne because she's smart, independent, witty and doesn't back away from none and of course her love for animals won me over as well, as for Kir has a possession of a great personality and comes off as someone who known's he made mistakes in the past and isn't afraid to admit it, as for the story its self its fast past and will have you hooked from the very every first page.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

    Besides being a fan of this author. I also happen to live in Wisconsin so a book set in the rural area of this state had my attention. I don't know that there was anything typically "Wisconsin" about the book. But it is snowy and wooded and small town atmosphere. I could see it. Suspense is not my favorite genre, but again, this author has won me over on her other series. This premise is about righting some wrongs and finishing what was started. Kir comes back home for his father's funeral only Besides being a fan of this author. I also happen to live in Wisconsin so a book set in the rural area of this state had my attention. I don't know that there was anything typically "Wisconsin" about the book. But it is snowy and wooded and small town atmosphere. I could see it. Suspense is not my favorite genre, but again, this author has won me over on her other series. This premise is about righting some wrongs and finishing what was started. Kir comes back home for his father's funeral only to find more mystery happening than what his dad had been going on about for years. Lynne is the town vet and also has a history with Kir. Together, they are pulled into the ongoing murders in this small town. Kir and Lynne have the start of relationship but there isn't much emphasis on them as a couple so much as them as detectives. And that was fine with me. The weird part--- and I will defer to my suspension of disbelief in order to enjoy the book-- is why on earth these two are solving a serial murder case? I get the history with Kir's dad. But, really? Even in WI we have special investigators for this type of thing. Whatever the reasoning, the author did leave me guessing through most of the book about who the murderer was and why. That's a win for me! It does leave me guessing about the rest of the books in the series. How much more can happen in Pike, WI? I guess we will see what the author lays out for us next. Always great to see where her mind goes.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sandra R

    A well written suspense/romance. The H/h investigate the murders of several people in their small town. Lynne is the town Vet and Kir has come back home after the unexpected and sudden death of his father. He can't help but investigate after the first person is murdered. There are lots of twists and turns, mysterious letters written by the killer that disappear, a list of initials and many red herrings. When characters are murdered, the small chapter showing that is written from their POV; which A well written suspense/romance. The H/h investigate the murders of several people in their small town. Lynne is the town Vet and Kir has come back home after the unexpected and sudden death of his father. He can't help but investigate after the first person is murdered. There are lots of twists and turns, mysterious letters written by the killer that disappear, a list of initials and many red herrings. When characters are murdered, the small chapter showing that is written from their POV; which was interesting. Otherwise, the main story is told in third person in alternate points of view of the H/h. The back story was engaging and I needed to finish as quickly as possible to find out who the UNSUB was. I was still guessing at 85%, but I'm terrible at picking killers. As to the romance, I wasn't convinced, as it seemed fairly clinical and insta-love and also the author didn't really let you into the H/h's heads re their attraction to each other - it just happened - so it seemed to come from nowhere. This book was all about the murders though, so I didn't mind too much. If you are wanting a plot filled with erotic sex scenes, then this isn't it, although there are a couple of quick, steamy-ish scenes. There were lots of characters with small parts, but they were written into the story in a way that didn't make you feel overwhelmed or confused. A good solid story for lovers of this genre. My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the e-arc in return for my opinion.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Franzi ☾

    Rating: 3 stars. This was a pretty solid thriller. The setting was a small town, it had a serial killer and some romance on the side. It felt like a lot of other books I've read, but it didn't necessarily stick out. I liked the setting and the atmosphere, and the main characters were all likable. To me, the romance was a little too much a focus and took away from the mystery sometimes. I also found that storyline a little repetitive and quite predictable, although it wasn't the main focus of the Rating: 3 stars. This was a pretty solid thriller. The setting was a small town, it had a serial killer and some romance on the side. It felt like a lot of other books I've read, but it didn't necessarily stick out. I liked the setting and the atmosphere, and the main characters were all likable. To me, the romance was a little too much a focus and took away from the mystery sometimes. I also found that storyline a little repetitive and quite predictable, although it wasn't the main focus of the book. The mystery itself was pretty solid, I liked the ending and how it turned out as well as the killer reveal. I also liked the letters and how the serial killer operated, as well as the little details which added to the murders. I didn't manage to guess who the killer was, my theory was proven completely wrong which was definitely good. The author definitely managed to create suspense and the writing style was really easy and it was a quick read. I think without the big romance storyline, I would have enjoyed reading this a lot more.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Srinivasan Tatachari

    This was a very nice serial murder mystery to enjoy over the holiday break. The flow of the story is pretty neat and the plot keeps one hooked to the book. Alexandra does well to keep the reader guessing about the murderer - and as the story progresses the clues therein keep eliminating the suspects from the reader's mind. The clues are subtle and not too in the face and obvious. The actual murderer does come to mind at some point in the story but the character is brought in subtly and removed a This was a very nice serial murder mystery to enjoy over the holiday break. The flow of the story is pretty neat and the plot keeps one hooked to the book. Alexandra does well to keep the reader guessing about the murderer - and as the story progresses the clues therein keep eliminating the suspects from the reader's mind. The clues are subtle and not too in the face and obvious. The actual murderer does come to mind at some point in the story but the character is brought in subtly and removed as well so it keeps one from getting hooked on her/him. I liked how the reasons for the murderer's actions were linked back to the story, but elements of the linkage were not very much existing in the story buildup, so it is not a very strong "aha' moment. To me the relationship between Kir and Lynne was not built up strongly and seemed too quick from the funeral to reach the level it did. Character building and the buildup of the environment in Pike was decent. Overall a good mystery which gets the reader thinking till almost the end.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Lynne and Kir each had a crush on the other in high school that they never acted on. Upon meeting again, their attraction is instantaneous and they had great chemistry. Their romance does move fairly quickly which is typical for romantic suspense books, so that didn't bother me. The two communicate well and the steamy scenes are well done. Overall, most readers will be happy with their romance. I will say the one area I had a few issues with was their investigation to find the killer. Neither of Lynne and Kir each had a crush on the other in high school that they never acted on. Upon meeting again, their attraction is instantaneous and they had great chemistry. Their romance does move fairly quickly which is typical for romantic suspense books, so that didn't bother me. The two communicate well and the steamy scenes are well done. Overall, most readers will be happy with their romance. I will say the one area I had a few issues with was their investigation to find the killer. Neither of them have any law enforcement experience but yet they're able to quickly uncover leads while getting people to answer their questions with very little prompting. I think I would have liked it better if they had had to work a bit harder for the information they found or if one of them had a background that would make their ease of finding information more plausible. I have to say that I found it to be a really good read and I'm looking forward to seeing what the next book in the series will bring. Actual Rating 4.5 Stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kenzi

    Don't Look I am a sucker for an independent intelligent woman who can stick up for herself. Dr. Gale is an interesting take on a murder mystery veterinarian. I also appreciated Kir's stories and couldn't help but be caught up in the chemistry the two spun. Honestly, with no spoilers, I did not see that ending coming. While you could guess some characters eventual deaths, there were some that felt very doomed from the get-go. Yet, I also I dont have a problem with that because I managed to end up l Don't Look I am a sucker for an independent intelligent woman who can stick up for herself. Dr. Gale is an interesting take on a murder mystery veterinarian. I also appreciated Kir's stories and couldn't help but be caught up in the chemistry the two spun. Honestly, with no spoilers, I did not see that ending coming. While you could guess some characters eventual deaths, there were some that felt very doomed from the get-go. Yet, I also I dont have a problem with that because I managed to end up liking those characters also and feel anguished by the their end. All in all, great thriller. I could not put this book down. It had me on the edge of my seat. It is a must read for any murder mystery fan that doesnt mind that touch of spicy romance. 9/10♡♡♡

  25. 5 out of 5

    blondethrillerbooklover

    Dr Lynne Gale is the town Veterinarian in Pike, Wisconsin. Kir Jansen has just returned to Pike for his father, the former sheriff’s funeral. Prior to his death, Kir’s father had been desperately trying to tell Kir that a serial killer was sending him deranged letters and that people were in danger. Kir dismissed this as the ramblings of an old man. And then a body is found, gruesomely murdered...... Kir realizes his father wasn’t delusional. The killer has a list and Kir is certain Dr Lynne Gale i Dr Lynne Gale is the town Veterinarian in Pike, Wisconsin. Kir Jansen has just returned to Pike for his father, the former sheriff’s funeral. Prior to his death, Kir’s father had been desperately trying to tell Kir that a serial killer was sending him deranged letters and that people were in danger. Kir dismissed this as the ramblings of an old man. And then a body is found, gruesomely murdered...... Kir realizes his father wasn’t delusional. The killer has a list and Kir is certain Dr Lynne Gale is on it. He has to warn her.... _________________________________ . This is a fast paced romantic thriller, perfect for fans of Karen Rose and Melinda Leigh. It kept me engaged and guessing until the end.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pelusa Rivera

    It has been a while, I mean a while that I had read a mystery thriller and was happy to have requested this book. This book had a lot of things that I like, like small towns, dont understand my fascination with them because I am a big city girl. I like books that keep you guessing and we had that, I liked lynne and kir getting to know or get reacquainted which really mean they were working together to find out who was what and where and why, while spending time and falling in love. Now this is a It has been a while, I mean a while that I had read a mystery thriller and was happy to have requested this book. This book had a lot of things that I like, like small towns, dont understand my fascination with them because I am a big city girl. I like books that keep you guessing and we had that, I liked lynne and kir getting to know or get reacquainted which really mean they were working together to find out who was what and where and why, while spending time and falling in love. Now this is a clean book and embarrassing to me because I just found out or discovered that I am a pervert and like to have more sex, I know I know, I can't help it..but all in all it was fun

  27. 5 out of 5

    Natalie "Curling up with a Coffee and a Kindle" Rampling

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a clever, well constructed thriller. The characters of Lynne and Kir were immensely likeable and I thoroughly enjoyable their connection. I would have preferred there to have been more of a build up to their relationship though, since they had a history together. I expected more of a slow burn to increase the tension between them for longer. The tension with the murders however, was their in spades! It was fast paced and twists galore, and the addiction of the killer's perspective added This was a clever, well constructed thriller. The characters of Lynne and Kir were immensely likeable and I thoroughly enjoyable their connection. I would have preferred there to have been more of a build up to their relationship though, since they had a history together. I expected more of a slow burn to increase the tension between them for longer. The tension with the murders however, was their in spades! It was fast paced and twists galore, and the addiction of the killer's perspective added another edge. I would have benefitted from a cast list though, as there were lots of characters to keep track of.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Book Him Danno

    I will start off I really like Alexandra Ivy romantic suspense stories. This story will not disappoint even though at times readers will want to strangle certain characters that is what creates a good story telling. The story is fast moving and readers will have to keep up with who is whom and who is dying and what is the connections. This is book one of a new series with lots of questions and a few moments of come on really! Don't look is a great start to a new series. There are a lot of charact I will start off I really like Alexandra Ivy romantic suspense stories. This story will not disappoint even though at times readers will want to strangle certain characters that is what creates a good story telling. The story is fast moving and readers will have to keep up with who is whom and who is dying and what is the connections. This is book one of a new series with lots of questions and a few moments of come on really! Don't look is a great start to a new series. There are a lot of characters readers are introduced which I am sure will have bigger parts in the stories to comes. Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the advance copy of Alexandra Ivy Don't Look

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    This was my first read by this author and not the last. The pace of this was perfect, enough action spread throughout to hold my interest, and enough detail to scare me. It was like a whodunit serial killer mystery with a side love story. I had no clue until the end who the murderer was, and I kind of liked that the people investigating it weren't cops. This had me totally captivated. I loved it and can't wait for the next one! This was my first read by this author and not the last. The pace of this was perfect, enough action spread throughout to hold my interest, and enough detail to scare me. It was like a whodunit serial killer mystery with a side love story. I had no clue until the end who the murderer was, and I kind of liked that the people investigating it weren't cops. This had me totally captivated. I loved it and can't wait for the next one!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Renee

    Romantic Suspense is a tricky category to get just the right amount of romance and suspense. I think this one worked for me. The couple spends alot of time together, opening up, but its not exactly 'romantic'. The mystery just starts to feel like its dragging when it starts to reveal itself. I would read more in the series by this author. Romantic Suspense is a tricky category to get just the right amount of romance and suspense. I think this one worked for me. The couple spends alot of time together, opening up, but its not exactly 'romantic'. The mystery just starts to feel like its dragging when it starts to reveal itself. I would read more in the series by this author.

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