"Taken By The Wind": CHARLOTTE BOYETT-COMPO
I found this a very unique look at the mental problems
twins may face, by having someone that looks exactly like
Brenna Collins is working late at the office one night when
hears a murder being carried committed outside of her
office door. Just when she thinks she is safe and starts
to hightail it out of there via the elevator the killer
comes out of the stairwell and sees her. Eventually he
catches up to her in the carport. Yet for some reason he
lets her escape, when he could have killed her right there.
Of course the police show up and to Brenna's dismay the
detective on the case is the murderer she saw in the
stairwell. Or is he? He sure looks like it.. Brenna
believes he is the killer and leaves town out of fear for
her life. Only the killer has taken a liking to Brenna and
every time she thinks she is safe he turns up and kills
someone else. Each person murdered is a twin. For
this reason the killer is dubbed the Gemini Killer. But of
course Brenna knows who that killer is, and it seems Brenna
can't get away from him.
Brenna runs again, and again but the killer always finds
her. Just when it has been quiet for a while and Brenna
thinks this time she may be safe the killer shows up in her
area again. So does detective Kylan Cree, but that's
right they are one and the same. Aren't they? Not
according to the detective. He says he has a twin that is
doing the killing. Is this true? If so will Brenna be
safe now that the detective has shown up? Or is there even
really a twin at all?
Eventually Rylan Cree, Kylan's twin brother actually does
turn up. But that still doesn't answer the question as to
who the Gemini killer really is. Now that Brenna has come
face to face with Rylan and she finds out there really is a
twin she has second thoughts as to which one is really the
killer. She just doesn't know.
With the twists and turns in this story it was very
interesting. I enjoyed it very much.
"Love On The Wild Side": KATE HILL
This is a perfect example of what too much scientific
experimentation can do to a semi-normal person.
Luke Wilder is a perfect example of government testing gone
wrong. He like many others volunteered to be government
guinea pigs so to speak. These men were all fitted with
implants and given drugs, in order to make them better
officers. What the government didn't tell them is that
sometimes the implants go wrong. Which turns some of them
psychotic. Luke is sent to the government hospital into
solitary when his implants malfunction.
Alyssa Remington is the counselor assigned to help Luke,
but at every turn he thwarts her. Alyssa knows she can
help him but he seems not to want to be helped. As if he
feels like he should not be helped. Along with Luke's
uncooperativeness there is another problem. They are both
very drawn to each other. Alyssa must fight this
attraction in order to stay professional. Luke must fight
the attraction it in order not to hurt Alyssa, like he has
every other woman in his life.
One night Alyssa comes in to do some work since she can't
sleep, what she finds is horrible. She finds Luke beaten
up, drugged and seriously hurt, all because a sick doctor
gets his jollies by over testing the patients. That night
Alyssa swears to get Luke out of there, but to accomplish
it she has to go against her principals and threaten to use
her father's connections.
While Alyssa hates to do this she feels the ends justify
the means, but will this be a good or a bad thing? How
will Alyssa fight her growing attraction for Luke when she
has just taken him to her beach house for therapy? How
will Luke react now that he has no guards watching him?
Will he escape, or will he let Alyssa counsel and help
him? Will this turn out good for everyone, or will this
just turn into one big hurt for everyone? The story
answers these questions and more.
"Fear The Dark": PATRICIA RASEY
Patricia Rasey uses snakes as a deadly weapon. Although as
a snake owner I personally love them this story plays on a
persons deepest fears. Poisonous snakes are unable to be
controlled, very deadly, and definitely can't be reasoned
Women are turning up dead in a very unusual way.
Detective Jack Carter is called to the scene of an
accidental death, or is it a murder? A woman is found in a
closet days after she died from a poisonous snakebite. So
does that mean they have a crazy killer putting snakes in
closets with women? Or does it mean they have a venomous
snake running loose in the city? Which ever it is it isn't
The only person that doesn't believe it is an accident is
Cara Banks the person Detective Jack Carter is stuck
working on the case with. And Jack isn't listening to her
considering the past they shared together and the current
animosity they feel towards each other now. Jack and Cara
were married and divorced so their working relationship
isn't the best. Due to lack of evidence the police decide
to rule it accidental death. Which enrages a certain snake
owner with a religious dislike of women with loose
morals. To teach the police a lesson he kills another
woman the same way.
After the latest killing Jack has no choice but to agree
with Cara. Cara and Jack set about checking pet shops for
people that own venomous snakes. That's when they come
upon a rich kid by the name of Clayton Ford who owns
poisonous snakes. Clayton is Jack's main suspect but Cara
doesn't believe he is the killer. Even though they had
been divorced for years Jack is jealous and thinks Cara
only feels that way because of how handsome Clayton is, and
really how many people could possibly own poisonous snakes?
A lead turns up via all the dead women were members of the
same singles club. Cara goes undercover. That is where the
real danger begins. Will Cara be the next victim? Is
Clayton Ford really the killer, or is there another person
no one would suspect as the killer? This story is
definitely a must read to the end.
Carol Castellanos / September, 2000
Copyright © 2000 for Paranormal Romance Reviews
Review of the original rel. by Dark Star Pub. - July
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 7, 2002