Dana Marton
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Dana Marton
Release Date
June 2013
Book 2 of Broslin Creek Series
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

She'd been "the sick girl" for most of her life. She refused to go straight to "the weird girl". Heart-transplant recipient Sophie Curtis has been in her own antiseptic bubble for so long, she just might not be able to venture out into the real world again. Her spooky body memories are scary enough, but then she finds herself in the cross hairs of a killer.

"Love was blind, people said. But lust was blind, deaf and reckless." Ethan Bing hadn't been a great romantic before he became a cop. Whatever shred of optimism he had left after becoming Broslin Chief of Police had been seared out of him by the unsolved murder of his wife two years before. A new case brings the killer within reach just as Sophie pops into his life. She gets through his defenses like no other before, but soon it becomes clear that she's been selected as the killer's next victim.

Book Review by Steffi (reviewer)
Sep 02, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
92 people found the following review helpful
DEATHTRAP tells the story of the chief of police, Ethan Bing, who has lived through the trauma of finding his wife murdered in his own house. Never finding the killer and not knowing what really happened is slowly eating away at him. Then he meets Sophie, a woman so beautiful, full of life and brave, and she is everything Ethan didn't know he wanted.

All her life, Sophie Curtis has been sickly and not able to live life to the fullest. Finally, after getting a heart transplant, she feels like she got a second chance at a new beginning. She is slowly getting better, her body is accepting the transplant and she meets this very intriguing and handsome man. Her business is going well and it looks like everything is changing for the better.

Meeting Ethan is a blessing...but also a curse. Sophie and Ethan couldn't have imagined how drastically their lives are going to change. Secrets are being revealed, secrets better left uncovered, but the truth always comes out. Now it's up to Ethan to find his inner strength and stand by the woman he has come to care for and for Sophie to come to terms with this new life she's built for herself.

Deathscape (Broslin Creek Trilogy, #1) was a thrilling suspense but it lacked in the romance storyline. DEATHTRAP shines where Deathscape was lacking. Instead of a mystery suspense plot, the reader follows Ethan Bing and his police investigation. It's much more a police thriller than a mystery, which I really loved. The reader never knows much more than Ethan and can accompany him on every step he takes. When it comes to the finale, it was as shocking to me as it was to Ethan, completely unexpected, which is the best kind of ending to a romantic suspense.

DEATHTRAP is strongest in its romance plot. Ethan and Sophie have to overcome several obstacles, some seemingly insurmountable. They get to know each other slowly and I could easily feel their strong attraction. They both have troubled pasts and are wary, which Dana Marton conveyed perfectly. The characters are realistic and their romance all that much sweeter because of that.

The next book in the Broslin Creek Trilogy actually takes place before Deathscape. We get a glimpse of the protagonists in this book.

DEATHTRAP was a winner for me on all fronts! The book has everything I want from a romantic suspense; a strong romance, sizzling chemistry, a well thought-out suspense and an investigative progress which made me, the reader, part of the world Dana Marton created. DEATHTRAP has made me a fan of this author and I will continue reading her books!
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