Review: Midnight Sacrifice by Melinda Leigh

Midnight Sacrifice
(Midnight, #2)
By: Melinda Leigh
Publisher: Montlake Publishing
Published: April 16, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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One by one, people are mysteriously disappearing from a small Maine town. Four months ago, a ruthless murderer killed two people and kidnapped three more, including Danny Sullivan’s sister, who barely escaped. Unfortunately so did the killer, vanishing without a trace into the vast wilderness. When the police fail to find his sister’s captor, Danny returns to Maine to hunt him down. He begins his search with another survivor, bed-and-breakfast owner Mandy Brown, but her refusal to cooperate raises Danny’s suspicions. What is the beautiful innkeeper hiding? Mandy Brown has a secret. But sexy Danny Sullivan, his relentless questions, and the desire that simmers between them threaten to expose the truth ? a revelation that puts her family in danger. As more people disappear, it becomes clear the killer is planning another ritual?and that he’s circling in on Mandy.

This story is sort of a continuation of the last book (Midnight Exposure) but focuses on a couple of the background characters. Parts of this review will have spoilers for the previous book.

In the last book we met Jayne and Reed. Jayne is Danny’s sister who was kidnapped by the homicidal Druid. Mandy was the homicidal Druid’s booty call. No one knew that they were shacking up since he was her employer at the diner she worked at, as well as the towns Mayor. In the end of the last book, Nathan (the homicidal Druid) tried to kidnap Mandy during his escape and Danny, who was looking for his sister Jayne, stumbled across the altercation and saved Mandy. So… needless to say, you kind of need to read the first book in order to really connect with not only the murderer, two main characters, but the story as a whole.

With that being said, I didn’t find myself gravitating to their story like I was with Reed and Jayne. Maybe because I already knew who the killer was? Although the author did add another player into the mix to help spice things up. I think I may have just not enjoyed the main characters in general? I really don’t know.

I will say this, the suspense was intense just like the last book. Nathan get’s his hands on more unsuspecting victims and with seeing it through the eyes of both the victims and Nathan’s perspective really put a chill in the air.

Even though I enjoyed the first book more, I still enjoyed this story. I think I just connected more with Jayne and Reed than Mandy and Danny. Either way, if the author continues this story line, I will definitely be picking it up.

This just shows how intense parts of the book are.

“The shaking started in his hands and spread until his entire body quaked. Tears socked Hunter’s hair as Kevin contemplated whether he’s have the strength to strangle his son before the flames burned them alive.”

Previous reviews from Midnight
Midnight Exposure

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