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  • Paperback
  • 394 pages
  • Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • Maggie Shayne
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 0778328082

10 thoughts on “Kiss Me, Kill Me

  1. Dawn ♥ romance Dawn ♥ romance says:

    I enjoyed this romantic suspense with plenty of action that moved right along I liked each of the different personalities of the four main characters The plot was good leading me down a who done it path then throwing a surprise twist Best friend of Dr Carrie s teenage son is missing and out of towner Gabe joins the volunteers in searching for him.


  2. Barbara ★ Barbara ★ says:

    Though this book stands on it s own, it would help with the back story if you read the first two in the series first Dr Carrie Overton has basically been on pins and needles for 16 years because of the secret that could yank her medical license When a young girl gave birth on the side of the road and promptly disappeared late to wind up dead , childless Dr Overton took the baby and named him Sam at the mother s request via a note left with the baby Now 16 years later, teenage kids are di Though this book stands on it s own, it would help with the back story if you read the first two in the series first Dr Carrie Overton has basically been on pins and needles for 16 years because of the secret that could yank her medical license When a young girl gave birth on the side of the road and promptly disappeared late to wind up dead , childless Dr Overton took the baby and named him Sam at the mother s request via a note left with the baby Now 16 years later, teenage kids are disappearing and Carrie is terrified that Sam will be next Enter hippie Gabriel Cain, musician and drifter who just happens to be in town looking for the missing baby from 16 years ago This is a suspense driven mystery with a romantic backdrop of both the main characters and their teenage son I totally loved this conclusion to the Secrets of Shadow Falls trilogy though I must say that I usually do love Maggie Shayne s writing This one just grabbed me from the first chapter heck the epilogue really and kept me turning pages faster and faster as the danger increased


  3. April April says:

    Maggie Shayne delivers an uncompromising, impossible to put down and addicting story of suspense in her latest release, Kiss Me, Kill Me.Yearning for motherhood but told, medically, that this would be an impossibility, Dr Carrie Overton meets fate one late night, as she helps a young mother deliver a baby along the roadside When she returns from searching for help, Carrie discovers the mother gone and the baby wrapped tightly, along with a note saying that the young mother believes that it wa Maggie Shayne delivers an uncompromising, impossible to put down and addicting story of suspense in her latest release, Kiss Me, Kill Me.Yearning for motherhood but told, medically, that this would be an impossibility, Dr Carrie Overton meets fate one late night, as she helps a young mother deliver a baby along the roadside When she returns from searching for help, Carrie discovers the mother gone and the baby wrapped tightly, along with a note saying that the young mother believes that it was fate that brought her and Carrie together and that she wants Carrie to raise the baby as her own.Knowing that, legally, what she is doing is wrong, Carrie knows in her heart, that she would be a wonderful mom and that this is her chance to make her dreams come true With every intention of finding the biological mother, Carrie soon discovers that very shortly after giving birth, the mother is found dead So begins the search for the missing baby.Sixteen years later, Sam has grown into a magnificent young man, Carrie an adoring and protective mother, hoping her secret will never emerge Then teenagers begin disappearing and dead bodies piling up Carrie fears that her son will be next and will do anything to protect him and keep him safe.When a stranger, Gabriel Cain, appears in town, Sam is quickly taken with him and questions begin to form A strange resemblance between Sam and Gabe is apparent and a shocking revelation comes to light A sizzle of ignition sparks between Carrie and Gabe, Sam s sudden disappearance brings heated feelings to a peak and the race to find Sam is ticking quickly away Will death reach Carrie s son before she and Gabe can, or will the killer win Kiss Me, Kill Me is the third in the Secrets of Shadow Falls series and honestly, my favorite The characterization of Carrie is excellent and her feelings are truly felt her compassion and intense love for her son and desire to keep him safe at all costs, shines through without a doubt and is easily relatable by any parent Gabe is amazing, sexy and delightful With a few secrets of his own, the reader will quickly become engrossed in what will happen once these secrets surface and his ability to bring a positive vibe to any scene is refreshing.Below is the scene after Sam s girlfriend has been discovered missing and shortly following the murder of his best friend Carrie moved closer to her son and slid a hand to his shoulder We can go into town, join the next shift of volunteers, if you want Or we can get a supply of posters and drive around putting them up He finally met her eyes his so woefully tormented that she nearly gasped aloud I don t know what to do Then he looked at Gabe What do you think we should do Gabe drew a breath, pulled a chair in front of Sam s and sat down, leaning forward, elbows on his knees, hands clasped You shouldn t take action until you get your head straight about a matter I know it sounds like New Age fluff, but everything that exists was a thought before it was a thing And the thing usually follows the thought So we need to get our thoughts about Sadie into line with the outcome we want here, and I think we d better do it soon As a suspenseful and tense filled story, Kiss Me, Kill Me is perfect Each page leaves the reader racing to flip to the next, dying to see what happens and holding their breath as one thrilling moment leads to the next As well as suspense, Kiss Me, Kill Me is sprinkled with a healthy dose of romance, sizzle and sparks as the relationship between Carrie and Gabe takes off Their desire and attraction is highly palpable and adds a delightful dimension to the story.Maggie Shayne is a mesmerizing talent and her stories delight and exalt Kiss Me, Kill Me is no exception and will bring thrilling pleasure to a vast audience of readers


  4. I& I& says:

    This was a good read It was part mystery, part love story There was very little violence, no sex, and no bad language That was a refreshing change of pace from some of my usual reads The mystery part had a nice surprise at the end and a neat, Stephenie Meyer like ending I have to say that I m a sucker for an all tied up ending The premise is unique I was drawn to the story just by reading the summary and the plot did not disappoint The love story is nothing we haven t read before, but it This was a good read It was part mystery, part love story There was very little violence, no sex, and no bad language That was a refreshing change of pace from some of my usual reads The mystery part had a nice surprise at the end and a neat, Stephenie Meyer like ending I have to say that I m a sucker for an all tied up ending The premise is unique I was drawn to the story just by reading the summary and the plot did not disappoint The love story is nothing we haven t read before, but it is sweet nonetheless I would recommend Kiss Me,Kill Me to fans of mystery and suspense novels Those looking for a hot and heavy romance will be disappointed Although I have to say, sometimes a well written kissing scene istouching than a typical romance novel love scene The tension between Jace and Clary in The Mortal Instruments series is coming to mind here versus the heavy description of Georgina Kincaid s exploits Do you know what I mean Just One Gripe The dialogue felt a little superficial at times The writing was heavy on the dialogue, so the shallowness of some of the conversations got old.The Best Thing About This Book I liked the resolution of the mystery, and how Shayne ties all the characters into the story.Appropriate for a younger audience YesScore Characters 3 5Plot 3 5Setting Imagery 4 5Originality 3 5Ending 4 5Total Score 18 25 3.5 stars I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an impartial review


  5. Darla Stokes Darla Stokes says:

    Sixteen years ago, Sam was born on the side of a road His birth mother disappears and ends up murdered, and he is secretly adopted by the doctor who delivered him Now his best friend is missing.This is the third book in a trilogy, and I don t think I have the first two I haven t read them, at any rate But it really didn t feel like I d missed anything I didn t even realize until I logged on to Goodreads IMO, that s a sign of a well written series book, that you can read it without noticing Sixteen years ago, Sam was born on the side of a road His birth mother disappears and ends up murdered, and he is secretly adopted by the doctor who delivered him Now his best friend is missing.This is the third book in a trilogy, and I don t think I have the first two I haven t read them, at any rate But it really didn t feel like I d missed anything I didn t even realize until I logged on to Goodreads IMO, that s a sign of a well written series book, that you can read it without noticing you ve missed two previous books.I really enjoyed the suspense, and the various twists A couple of them even surprised me I was bothered by the odd focus on the hero s notion of the power of positive thinking The heroine is, thankfully, dubious it would be really odd if a doctor agreed that in a crisis, the best thing to do is just think really hard about a positive outcome , but she still goes along with it There was also what I felt was a cold, unjustified, and out of character dismissal of the missing boy When Sam is faced with losing not just his best friend, but his girlfriend as well, it s supposed to make him feel better to point out that his friend was weak and stupid Okay, it was put as the girlfriend was stronger andclever, but still I have too many books in my TBR pile to look for and buy the previous books in this trilogy, but if they end up being buried in it somewhere entirely possible , I ll read them happily


  6. L.A. L.A. says:

    Sixteen years ago a child was born Sixteen years ago a young woman who had just given birth to a baby was found murdered The child was never found and the murder was still in the books In Shadow Falls, sixteen year old children are disappearing, one by one When the first one, Kyle, is found dead, Carrie Overton, the local doctor, begins to panic She has a secret that she has been keeping for sixteen years As she races against time to help the police find the kidnapper and murderer, she fea Sixteen years ago a child was born Sixteen years ago a young woman who had just given birth to a baby was found murdered The child was never found and the murder was still in the books In Shadow Falls, sixteen year old children are disappearing, one by one When the first one, Kyle, is found dead, Carrie Overton, the local doctor, begins to panic She has a secret that she has been keeping for sixteen years As she races against time to help the police find the kidnapper and murderer, she fears for her own son s safety.Carrie Overton is a loving and well liked doctor in the small town of Shadow Falls She is also a mom and a wonderful parent to her son Sam Carrie also acts as mother to Sam s girlfriend, Sadie Sadie comes from a broken home and has had to care for her mother all her life She is tough and resilient, a strong young woman to the core But she has become a part of Carrie s extended family.Carrie has a secret that has been with her for sixteen years Sam is not her real child She could not have children She ran into Sam s real mother on the first night she came into Shadow Falls to begin her career as a doctor The young woman s car was pulled over to the side of the road When Carrie pulled over to offer assistance, she found the woman in labor, just ready to deliver This would be Carrie s first delivery in her new job Once the baby was born, a boy, she checked to make sure that the mother was alright, tucked her coat around mother and baby and went to the nearest home to contact an ambulance When she found no one there, she returned to where she had left the young woman and her new baby in the car, only to find the car gone As she got out, she saw her coat on the ground Wrapped in her coat, with a note asking her to care for him was the baby, Sam Carrie made a decision at that time to keep Sam and to be the best mother ever It was one of the most unethical things she had ever done, forging a birth certificate as well as claiming him as her own, but she never looked back, and he was her son in every other way possible.Sam is smart and fun, he has put himself in harm s way in the past to help save someone he did not know, but was well rewarded He is well respected for a young sixteen year old and has many friends He is sports oriented, loves to camp, and absolutely loves his mom The other person in his life is his girlfriend Sadie, a girl much like his mother, to be honest tough, with a core of steel, but also wonderful and compassionate.Gabriel Gabe Cain is a drifter, a musician, with the standard look He has long hair but is quite handsome He, like everyone else has just heard the news that a woman who was murdered sixteen years ago had been misidentified at the time He has come to Shadow Falls with a secret of his own He is free spirited and a wonderful, kind man He first meets Carrie at a sports event where she is watching her son play One of her son s friends has an asthma attack and he volunteers his help The area is rife with tourists, and the police have their work cut out for them Lining up volunteers for searching for the lost boy proves to be providential Everyone, including many of the tourists turn out for the search It is one of these tourists, Ambrose Arthur Peck, who finally finds the body of young Kyle He is so traumatized by it that he is almost inconsolable Being a tourist in Shadow Falls has just become a terrible disadvantage Everyone is being looked at with suspicion, but no oneso than any stranger in town.As the action heats up, Carrie and Gabe are drawn together Neither of them are the other s type, and yet they begin the slow dance of attraction Respect turns into a smoldering and cautious tension between them, but they are both holding a secret Carrie wants to entrust her secret to Gabe, but she is afraid to entrust this secret to just anyone When Sam s girlfriend Sadie disappears, Sam becomes inconsolable Gabe steps in to help His logic and free thinking style seems to be the only thing keeping Sam from the brink, who is petrified that Sadie will be found dead just like his friend Kyle As the tension and longing continue to scorch the pages, the action and suspense continues Who is taking the children Not even Gabe is free from suspicion.In Kiss Me, Kill Me, Maggie Shayne has delivered an extremely fast paced, action filled suspense, filled with romance and longing The characters are so well developed you get a great visual as they come into their part of the play The tension and longing between Carrie and Gabe is heartfelt and intense As each new action plays into the story, they have to continue to rethink their values Carrie is ready to offer it all to Gabe including her secret, but is afraid There isgoing on in the little town of Shadow Falls, and they have to strengthen their bond of trust because without that, they may miss the signs And as everything she holds dear comes into danger, she must find the strength with Gabe at her side to protect what is theirs at all costs.Maggie Shayne has created red herrings at every turn, sending the reader in different directions Just when you think you know what is happening, another twist to the story turns your direction But through it all you feel the strong, yet also fragile love, testing its wings, looking for that one sure word or action that will set it in stone To the very end, there are surprises, a powerful love story and a marvellous mystery, set with an ending that will leave you fulfilled


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    3 stars for Kiss Me, Kill MeShe s protected him since the day he was born Since the day the LIE BEGAN.A long ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr Carrie Overton s life forever Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie s alone.She had kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years But now a friend of Sam s has gone missing The police believe he s a runaway until he s found dead. 3 stars for Kiss Me, Kill MeShe s protected him since the day he was born Since the day the LIE BEGAN.A long ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr Carrie Overton s life forever Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie s alone.She had kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years But now a friend of Sam s has gone missing The police believe he s a runaway until he s found dead Then another teen disappears, and talk turns to that long ago murder.Newcomer Gabriel Cain is asking too many questions, befriending Sam, getting too close Carrie distrusts him even as she finds herself falling for him But Gabriel has secrets, tooMy Gist of the Story Synopsis Sixteen years ago Carrie was on her way to a new job in a small town when she sees a young woman in distress along the side of the road It s night time, and dark, so she immediately pulls over to help Turns out, she s in labor Thank goodness Carrie is a doctor Anyhow, after delivering the baby, Carrie goes to call for help, only to return to a note and the baby abandoned by the roadside Months later, the baby s mother is murdered before Carrie can find her and Carrie made some decisions that could come back to haunt her Now Sam is a teenager, and frightening things are happening to their small town Kids are going missing Sam s friends are being taken one by one At first it was thought that his first missing friend simply ran away, or got lost in the expansive woods surrounding the town Everyone is looking, including tourist visiting the town like wandering hippie songwriter Gabriel Cain, aka Gabe Everyone is hopeful until he is found, dead While it s not the ending they were hoping for, everyone thinks the terror is over Until another teen is kidnapped, and the search starts anew Main Characters Carrie, mother to Sam and a doctor coroner of the town Always prepared and ready to act, this is how she meets Gabe Normally she dates average looking men, smart but not too smart, stablemen her son refers to as boring She hides the secret of who Sam really is from everyone and I mean everyone Even Sam himself While she was one of the main characters, there s really not a lot to report on her personality other than she s a kind, protective, caring mother Gabriel, potential father to Sam and love interest to Carrie Gabe is traveling in search of his long lost child Upon learning that his pregnant girlfriend died near the town, he decides to see if his kid is there and he s not the only one searching for Baby Doe Gabe is an interesting character, with intriguing views on the world that seem to fit with his hippie persona Right down to his ponytail and scruffy facial hair Sam isof a support character He s pretty much described as the perfect kid, the one that every parent hopes to raise He s kind, friendly, caring, outgoing, thoughtful and helpful Doesn t hurt that he s also star of the soccer team, and a drama kid Basically, he s pretty perfect He got a decked out SUV for saving a woman s life for crying out loud Sadie is Sam s girlfriend and also plays the support role This type of support character I find was pretty common and now has recently died out of books, replaced by the love triangle second love interest, but ultimate loser of the romance Or is that just in YA Anyhow, Sadie has a rough home life, with only a drunken mother to care for at home So she spends a lot of time at Carrie and Sam s house because Sam is her boyfriend Basically she s the mother and her mom is the drunken kid Even with all that going on at home, she s a giving, thoughtful, straight A student, who has time to be a cheerleader and pursue a relationship with Sam She s completely selfless instead of an angry, messed up kid She s also wise beyond her years and has a spine of steel If only all kids were so perfect in real life What you can Expect All in all this books was pretty good There were little things like bad similes and awkward conversational pieces that didn t quite fit with the story While I didn t find it a super awesome read, it wasn t terrible either One reviewer said there was no sex scenes in this book, but there is However it s only about a paragraph or two long, only describes the passionate beginnings and doesn t go into extravagant detail Just a quick and this happened here section to help explain the emotions that take place later on in the book Nothing outrageous or offensive.While I think the kids in this book were almost too good to be true and too wise for their age, there were a few attempts to bring them back down to their age level But to be honest, it kind of made them slightly less believable However, I m sure kids like these two do exist in real life doing the math , so if you roll with it, I m sure you ll find them to be lovely.What I did like is how the author tries to keep you guessing about who the bad guy is in the story There are several options to choose from as well, so you don t have to be disappointed if you think you figured it out because if you re anything like me, you ll keep reading until the end just to be sure the author is going where you think she s going And whether or not you re right, you ll still enjoy the ride


  8. Mary Mary says:

    This final book in the Secrets of Shadow Falls trilogy was not as good as the others but was still a good read The final secret is revealed but the ending seemed to be missing something I would like to have had an epilogue to bring all the main characters together one last time I do like Maggie Shayne s romantic suspense novels so I would recommend this whole trilogy.


  9. Paula Paula says:

    Good readThis was the third in a series and it answered many of the questions from the first and second book All these books can stand alone, but I would recommend that you read them in order They are well worth the read.


  10. Guylaine Boisvert Guylaine Boisvert says:

    Nice book, but the culprit was obvious from the start, as well as the misdirections I liked that you don t need to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one The main characters are well defined, but the supporting cast is a little bit stereotypical.


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Kiss Me, Kill Me She s protected him since the day he was born Since the day the LIE BEGANA long ago act of kindness to a desperate woman changed Dr Carrie Overton s life forever Before disappearing, the grateful stranger had given Carrie her newborn son When the woman is murdered, the secret becomes Carrie s aloneShe had kept both it and her son, Sam, safe for sixteen years But now a friend of Sam s has gone missing The police believe he s a runaway until he s found dead Then another teen disappears, and talk turns to that long ago murderNewcomer Gabriel Cain is asking too many questions, befriending Sam, getting too close Carrie distrusts him even as she finds herself falling for him But Gabriel has secrets, tooIs it time for the lying to end


About the Author: Maggie Shayne

I live in the teeny, tiny town of Taylor, NY, Alliteration Alert though my mailing address is Cincinnatus, my telephone exchange is Truxton and I pay taxes and vote in Cuyler All of these are at least in the same rural county in the southern hills of New York State Cortland County There arecattle than people here The nearest big cities are Syracuse and Binghamton and they are an hour away, in different directions, and not really all that big by most standards, though they both seem humongous to me I look out my window to see rolling, green, thickly forested hills, wildflower laden meadows and wide open blue, blue skies My road is barely paved The nearest neighboring place is a 700 acre dairy farm.My house is a big, century old farmhouse I moved in here after my divorce in 2006 Just a little over a year later, the house, which I had named, SERENITY, burned It was 99% gutted, and I lost my two dogs, Sally, an 11 year old great Dane, and Wrinkles, my 14 year old, blind bulldog This was the culmination of my Dark Night of the soul, which had seemed to hit me all at once in 2006 2007 My mother died that year, after a 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer She was only 60 The youngest of my five daughters had left home that same year, and while that s not a tragedy at all, it felt like one to me Then came the divorce And finally there was the fire it seemed my darkest night wasn t quite finished with me after all I had lost almost everything before that point, and as I poked through the wet ashes and soot the next day, I realized that I had now been stripped all the way to the bone.No better time to start over And no, I didn t come to that realization that day there were a few days of wallowing in pity first, particularly the day after the fire, when I hit a deer and smashed up my car, which I was practically living in That s when I started to laugh Just sat on the side of the road as the deer bounded, uninjured and carefree, out of sight, and laughed It was just too ridiculous at that point, to do anything else And from there, I picked myself up, and brushed myself off, and said, okay, there s only one way to go from here Forward And that s what I did There I was at the age of harrurmphemmph, living in my one, mostly undamaged remaining room, with a dorm sized mini fridge, a futon, a TV, my cat nine lives and a laptop And not much else Though thank goodness the room that survived the fire, was a room that had its own attached bathroom Since then I have rebuilt my beloved home, which really has become my haven, my Serenity I share it now with my fianc , Lance, and we have accumulated quite the little family together Little being a relative term We have a pair of English Mastiffs, Dozer and Daisy, who weigh 203 pounds and 208 pounds respectively, and a little pudgy English Bulldog named Niblet, who is bigger than both of them, inside her mind We also have the aforementioned cat, Glorificus Glory for short, who adores her canine pups and keeps them firmly in line And we ve acquired a pair of stray cats as well, a mother and son, Luna Lulu for short and Butters aka Buddy Lulu showed up pregnant during a lunar eclipse, had a litter, and vanished again We found homes for all the kittens except one Butters We got him fixed and kept him A few months later, Lulu returned, again expecting This litter was born on the Monster Moon Again, all the kittens were spayed and neutered and placed in homes, and this time we got Lulu to the vet in time to spay her before the cycle could repeat Glory is not amused.She has a story of her own, my old Glory cat, having been with me before the Dark Times descended, she went through it all with me, moved with me, survived the fire, and remains with me still She s tolerating the newcomers Barely.My partner is an artist, a mechanic, a welder and an inventor, and the rumors are true, he is much younger than I