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An Amazon Charts bestseller.

To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now...

FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer’s trap at sixteen. Years later, when she’s jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her 11 years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation...but his games are just beginning. And he’s using the internet to invite the public to play along.

His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar - an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed “the Cipher” - but to Nina he’s a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI’s preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.

©2020 Isabella Maldonado (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc.

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  • shelley
  • 28-11-20

Not bad for a debut...

Although not an original story line this is not a bad book. The protagonist is the one that got away. She was also the antagonist‘s first victim. Years later he comes after her again but now she’s a member of the FBI. The antagonist involves the public by leaving clues for people to find and airing video online for people to like, and like they do. Of course this has to create troubles at work and drama follows. ................ . I would recommend this book, although not the best, it is entertaining. ................ If you found this review helpful please indicate so. ............ . Thank You.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-11-20

Great book!!

This story had me hooked from star to finish. Well developed characters and interesting dialogue! I highly recommend if you like serial killer murder mysteries👌

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  • Dot Wilson
  • 15-11-20

Good book.

Nina's tenacity in face of crippling hardships sets a good example for anyone who has been emotionally and/or physically abused. The Cipher also shows what can happen when similar circumstances fester as hatred instead of strength. Reader was fabulous

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  • E. Jones
  • 23-11-20

Great Read

I liked that the book read as a TV show. It was a good storyline. I liked the main character development and the other characters. I'm looking forward to Book 2 in the series.

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  • Longassday
  • 21-11-20

critics material

essentially a good story ending was sappy though. Will not read another Nina story though

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-11-20

Good

I enjoyed it. I liked the story and the characters. I will listen to more by this author. The narration was ok.

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  • Karen D
  • 05-11-20

a thriller

this book was really hard to put down. So much excitement in it and strength and positivity..

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  • Sophie
  • 18-11-20

Excellent read

Love this new character n author. Maldonado is detailed and vivid, her characters are fully defined. looking forward to reading book 2. Pa'lante

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  • John
  • 10-11-20

Great Read

Maldonado’s knowledge of FBI clearly comes through. She crafted a story that holds you interest and is suspenseful at the same time . I look forward to her next novel.

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  • MA Zeelie
  • 09-11-20

An enjoyable listen

Loved it. A good thriller . Looking forward to the next book. Narrator was good.

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  • Mr. S. M. Elliott
  • 21-12-20

A very good 1st book.

This a great 1at novel and introduction of a new series, one which I will happily follow. The characters are very well developed although sometimes clichéd, but there is a definite scope for growth in further book's. Nina is a well thought out lead and the building of the team dynamic is good. Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new writer to try.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-02-21

Brilliant read ( or listen)

I loved the story. Nina is a great leading character. Can't wait for the next instalment.