Review: Deadly Dance by Dee Davis

Deadly Dance
(A-Tac #5)
By: Dee Davis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published: March 27, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she’s reluctant to trust him – or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.

Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now investigating with Hannah, he faces a shocking possibility – his sister’s murderer has resurfaced. As the danger escalates, Hannah and Harrison grow closer, the desire simmering between them ignites. And when Hannah disappears, Harrison has only one chance to save the woman he loves.

Considering that I randomly jumped in the story at book number five, I had no problems catching up with the two main characters, Hannah and Harrison. The author doesn’t take a chapter to catch you up to speed about these two characters but instead you learn things about them as you go along. For instance the fact that Harrison was part of another unit before A-Tac. However, whether this information was presented in the previous books or not, it didn’t read like an overview but written in as a short reminder when team members from his previous unit pop into the story to help with the murders.

I liked both Harrison and Hannah’s characters. Both have problems that they are over coming and with the serial killer on the loose, those memories are starting to resurface. However, they both over come their pasts as they try to catch the killer before he can attack another victim that they may know.

There is quite a bit of CIA terms and talk as they try to find clues to figure out how to find the “unsub” through the videos he is sending them during his brutal killings. Usually I get turned off by a lot of talking in the book but considering they weren’t sitting around gossiping but rather coming up with possible suspects, MO’s and trying to predict his next move, was very interesting to me.

My one and only problem I had with the story was part of the romance. There was one scene in particular where after Hannah’s friend is taken, she and Harrison go back to her place after wracking their brains over trying to figure out how to find Hannah’s friend before the killer finishes his “scene”, only when they go back to her place things end up getting steamy. This I did not understand. One minute she was distraught over the current events of her friend being in the hands of a serial killer and then next minute she is acting like a teenager on prom night. It just didn’t really add up to me.

I thought the book was great. The storyline was consistent and I loved being able to delve in the minds of the CIA as they try to race against the clock to find the serial killer and put an end to all of his games.

“Some buddies and I decided to throw a party. And stupidly, I volunteered to play bartender. Rule was that every time someone had a shot, I had to have a shot too. You can just imagine.” -Harrison

-The reasoning behind choosing this quote… I have actually said and done this exact thing. Although I dubbed myself the shot queen.


2 Thoughts on “Review: Deadly Dance by Dee Davis

  1. Hi Kristin! Thanks for the review… just had to say that the story Harrison tells about the shots–is true. Was me. 🙂

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