Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ultimate Fear (Ultimate CORE #2) by Kristine Mason [SBM Review]

Ultimate Fear (Book 2-The Ultimate Core Trilogy)

When a deranged mother's grief drives her to replace her dead son over and over, obsession leads to murder... 

Chicago detective Jessica Donavan will never stop looking for her missing daughter. Her obsession has destroyed her marriage, but the search is the only thing that helps keep her sane and her mind off of everything she’s lost—her husband and her baby girl. When she uncovers a string of unsolved disappearances and reappearances of a number of baby boys, Jessica turns to her soon to be ex, Dante Russo, a former Navy SEAL turned investigator for the private agency, CORE, to help her fit together the pieces in this perplexing puzzle. But as Dante helps her, she realizes just how much she still craves his support—and his touch.

Dante is still in love with his wife and would do anything to have her back in his life again. He’s been miserable since she left him to deal with the grief over their daughter’s abduction, never understanding how much he grieves as well. When Jessica tells him about the case she’s working, he jumps at the chance to take part in her investigation. He's hoping not only to save their marriage and ease his personal pain over the loss of their daughter, but to stop a serial kidnapper from taking another victim.

As Jessica and Dante work side by side, pregnant women begin to turn up missing or dead, and they start to uncover the consequences of another woman's unfathomable grief. The childless mother doesn’t just want a baby. She wants a newborn straight from the womb. 

And when forced to confront the dark and twisted perversion of a mother's obsession, can Jessica and Dante find their lives again…or merely more death? 

This was such a terrifying story. From the first page I was faced with one of my greatest fears, complications in childbirth. The details had my heart fluttering and gave me nightmares. Mason writes her story from two different direction converging into one heart stopping moment. Both couples are searching for children. Although the lost was different for both couples they both had the lost of a child. The scariest part of the book for me was that this can actually happen. It is so well written and I can not wait to read more from Mason. If you're looking for an amazing suspense thriller you need to grab this book!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book and for the wonderful review! Loved it! You totally "got" what I was going for--that ultimate fear and how different people handle similar tragic situations. And you're right--it is scary that this could happen. I actually kind of creeped myself out when I was writing it LOL. Thank you again!!