When it comes to gripping novels of unrelenting suspense, Julie Garwood is in a class by herself. In the course of her career, she has mastered the art of. Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. FBI profiler Avery Delaney has a case that really hits In this breathless new novel, Julie Garwood has written her most electrifying thriller to date. Avery Delaney has always tried to put the past far. Killjoy must outmaneuver a brilliant killer who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and vengeance. Copyright © Julie Garwood.

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Within three days of her birth, she was abandoned by her psychopath and sociopathic mother, and then taken care of by her grandma Lola and aunt Carrie. Preview — Killjoy by Julie Garwood. The action is nonstop, with the couple’s escapades spanning several states while enduring cliff jumps, swollen rivers, a forest sniper, and dodging the FBI team dispatched to protect Avery. But soon she will have to use every one of her adroit skills on a case that hits painfully close to home. Abandoned by her rapacious, conniving mother when she was only three days old, Avery was raised by her grandmother and beloved aunt Carolyn.


Bipolar would be my first guess on the diagnosis of her mind, but the shear evilness of plotting was very ugly. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Solid narration by Joyce Bean. Now Avery is employed by the FBI as a crime analyst.

Looking for More Great Reads? I also liked that some of the other characters – namely Aunt Carrie – had bigger parts.

A lovestruck hitman, a sociopathic deadbeat mom with a vengeance, an FBI-in-training, and an ex-Navy seal with questionable motives all make colorful characters. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Jan 17, Eirene rated it liked it Shelves: Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed—and popular—romance authors around, published in thirty-two languages worldwide with forty million copies of her books in print.

Her razor-sharp mind and ability to gather data and decipher evidence has made Avery an expert crime analyst for the FBI. And that’s saying a lot. Please try again later.

Wanted to juoie characters from the prequel: Those who have read Mercy will be most surprised at the change in the hitman, Monk: Under false pretenses, she is taken to an isolated retreat by a handsome stranger with a dazzling smile, suave demeanor, and the darkest of motives. Avery is an optimist and John Paul a consummate cynic, which leads to a lot of witty banter between them.

Killjoy – Julie Garwood

Lori Golisch This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [John the hero monk is the serial killer hide spoiler ]. I was more hooked in the storyline than I was with the romance. Jennifer Schendel Review Date: It was interesting and kept me wanting gwrwood read more. This story gives me the chills. IDK it just felt like there wasn’t enough focus on them? The first step, is to find out who would have wanted Carrie dead. Read more Read less. John Paul was fascinating character created in her last book.


To be fair this book felt pretty dated.

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Ido enjoy James Patterson’s Michael Bennet books. I did, however, occasionally feel the urge to B-slap her. Double deceit for Carolyn, Avery’s aunt, who raised her Overall, the book was pretty enjoyable. John Paul is ex-military and hates all that is related to the government. Penguin eBooks Publication Date: A- Sensuality Warm Book Type: I am really having a difficult time finding good suspense books that don’t have detailed grawood to the point that it goes on for pages.