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Ties That Bind

Book 1, Detective Madison Knight Series - A Madison Knight Novel

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“Madison Knight is a tough, sassy, and intelligent detective. She is a straight shooter and takes no crap.”
–My Blissful Books

The hunt for a serial killer begins…

Detective Madison Knight concluded the case of a strangled woman an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is found in a park killed with the same brand of neckties, she realizes they’re dealing with something more serious.

Despite mounting pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars, and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than stopping a potential serial killer, Madison may have to go it alone if the murderer is going to be stopped.

Customer Reviews

She's a bit of a B

The story is pretty good, and it kept me reading to the finish. But this Knight lady is just plain mean, angry, unforgiving, vindictive, or all of the above. She really needs to lighten up. Note to authoress - if a man was constantly punching the arm of his female partner, he'd be fired. Why encourage your main character to be hitting her partner so much? It's really juvenile. No wonder people don't take her seriously - she acts like she's about eight.
Seriously, if the writer is going to continue on with this character in other stories, how about making her, oh, I dunno, likeable?


Finally! A central female character (flawed as she is) whose brain doesn't dissolve in hormones generated by her first exposure to hunkiness or old flames. Makes for a more consistent and less hackneyed story line, though I fail to see how anyone can function with the chocolate overload and sleep deprivation as represented in the story.

Decent but not even close to J.D. Robb

If you read that one review & purchase, it will disappoint. If not, it is a good read. There are a few areas that are confusing as to who said what. There are hints of more to the story that come across as abrupt and take away from the flow of the story due to the questions it raises.

However, it is the first book in the series and the characters are being developed. I'll try the next book and see how it goes.

If you don't read 3-4 books a week, you might not notice the little issues I had.

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Ties That Bind
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Police Procedural
  • Published: May 25, 2011
  • Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 318 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Detective Madison Knight Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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