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Killing Time Hardcover – 14 Jun 2005
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Linda Howard meshes hot sex, emotional impact, and gripping tension. (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)
Linda Howard is a superbly original storyteller. (Iris Johansesn)
You can't read just one Linda Howard. (Catherine Coutler)
Linda Howard's sensual stories will make your heart beat a little faster... (LITERARY TIMES) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Returning to the entrancing supernatural territory of her popular novels Dream Man and Son of the Morning, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard has written a sizzling new novel that is her most daring, exciting, and original yet.
In 1985, with much fanfare, a time capsule was buried under the front lawn of a small-town county courthouse, to be reopened in 2085. But just twenty years later, in the dead of night, the capsule is dug up, its contents stolen. That same night, one of the contributors to the capsule is brutally slain in his home-with no sign of forced entry or indication of a struggle. One by one, others who had placed items in the time capsule are murdered.
Besides his suspicions about the sudden, mysterious appearance of Nikita Stover, the chief investigator, Knox Davis, has absolutely no leads. And while Nikita's no murderer, she seems to be hiding plenty of secrets. With more at stake than anyone else realizes, the smart-talking Nikita is determined to catch this cunning killer-while at the same time battling her own deepening feelings for a man and for a world in which she doesn't belong.
When readers crave a seductive novel of unrelenting suspense with a paranormal twist, Linda Howard delivers time and again . . . make that Killing Time-a captivating, character-rich story that races along on a breathless plot full of action and intimacy, romance and danger, thrills and intrigue. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The synopsis,made the story sound brilliant, but reading the book, felt as if Ms. Howard had no idea what to do with the story. The charactors had no depth to them, nothing was really explained - in fact, nothing really happened. There was a great deal of talk and here was a great deal of charactors, who i thought - well what was the point in them being here, those being Ruth and Byron.
I paid a little bit extra to get this book as early as possible, and now i wish that i had listened to those reviews on the american site - they thought it was rubbish as well.
I really hope Ms. Howard improves on her next novel, these last two, haven't been the best.
I personally wouldn't recommend this book - but who knows!
As I went on, it got a bit better, and Linda Howard has some interesting theories on what the world is like in the future. I rather liked the way the idioms of today's USA were unfamiliar to the futuristic time-travelling heroine, but the confusion around what "to split" really meant, or shopping for female clothes in the 21st century, wasn't enough to save the book.
It was my first Linda Howard book, I picked it up at the library, and I'm thankful that I didn't spend any money on it.
In 2005, chief Investigator Knox Davis is stumped when there is a hole where the time capsule used to be. The camera tapes show a bright flash one second and a hole the next. This is no sign of tampering with the tapes. Knox wants to find out how someone unburied and stole the capsule in a single second. That same night, one of the people who donated something in the capsule is murdered in his home with no sign of forced entry and no explanation. One-by-one, the other contributors are murdered.
Nikita Stover suddenly shows up in town claiming to be a FBI agent. Yet there is no record of her. Know should have arrested her for impersonating an agent, but Nikita shows him some amazing gadgets that peek his curiosity enough to drop the charges and keep her close by, very close by. Knox has no leads and this mystery woman seems to know what is going on, at least part of it. He knows that she is not the murderer, but she is hiding many secrets and she is determined to catch this cunning killer. At the same time, Nikita is falling in love with Knox. Even though he feels the same way about her, Nikita cannot justify an affair since staying with him is impossible.
***** You have GOT to read this one! The author has several surprises in store for you within this amazing novel of romantic suspense. Action, romance, drama, it's in here. Expect to stay up late, just to see what will happen next. *****
Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
I found this book disappointing, it left you with a bleak view of the future and there was not a lot to LIKE about your hero and heroine.
It was mediocre work at best.
I am working my way through LH's books and hope that the next one of hers I read will be much easier to read and that LH is back on form.
If you an absolute fan of LH's you may enjoy this book.
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