A Cold Dark Place

A Cold Dark Place Summary

Read this award-winning novel from a New York Times bestselling author with over four thousand 5-star reviews on Goodreads!
FBI agent Mallory Rooney spent the last eighteen years searching for her identical twin sister’s abductor. With a serial killer carving her sister’s initials into the bodies of his victims, Mallory thinks she may finally have found him.
Former soldier Alex Parker is a highly decorated but damaged war hero with a secret—he’s a covert government assassin who hunts predators. Now he’s looking into the murders too.
When danger starts to circle Mallory, Alex is forced out of the shadows to protect her and they must race against the clock to find the killer. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex’s life threaten to destroy them both—especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago, makes Mallory his next target.

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What readers are saying...
"Spine-tingling suspense and dangerously seductive romance!!" --Ripe For Reader.
"The suspense is high and the romance is hot!" --Harlequin Junkie.
"The suspense is nonstop and the romance is hot." --Avonna Loves Genres.
"I couldn't find a good stopping point so I gave up trying to sleep and got up in the middle of the night and finished the book." --The Book Nympho.
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Book Reviews


Amazing!5 star

Great book! I couldn’t put it down!55


A Cold Dark Place3 star

The thriller aspect of this book delivered, doling out clues about the abductor while introducing Mallory Rooney’s worst memory. As Alex Parker finds himself drawn into her life, he discovers someone is following her. Unfortunately, the romance aspect distracted from the story. If I hadn’t skip the gratuitous sex scenes, I might have figured out some of the nuances of the case earlier.35


A Cold Dark Place5 star

While searching for serial killers and her missing twin, FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney meets Alex Parker. Mallory finds a pattern linking the deaths of suspected pedophiles, receives a promotion she hasn’t applied for in the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) and starts on a journey filled with suspense and danger. The characters are skillfully developed presented with all of their pain and flaws. Digging for the truth exposes the web of secrets that will eventually bind them together. A Cold Dark Place is the first book of a well written series. This is a fast paced, action packed love story.55


Interesting4 star

Kept my attention. A good read.45


My new favorite book.5 star

Absolutely in love with this book. The connection between Mallory and Alex is completely unmatched by any other fictional couple. The different twists and turns left me turning page after page. Despite wishing this book never ended, it left no loose ends (hah), and left you feeling good about where each character stood. Can’t wait to read more of Toni Anderson’s.55


A must read !5 star

Wow, just wow. I’m more into the hard romance kind of books and I wasn’t too sure about this book I randomly came across. Let me assure you this book is impossible to put down. The author really knows how to describe the scene, and it makes you feel like you’re right there in the book with the characters. Awesome thriller mystery with some nice romance peppered here and there. Would definitely recommend. I already downloaded the second book!55


Couldn’t stop5 star

I love reading but I love reading the old fashion way. But this book was different, it kept ,e up at night reading and reading wondering what would happen to Alex and Mallory. This is a wonderful book, well written and a gripping story. It going to be hard to find something else to read after this, nothing can match up to this.55


Decent read3 star

Honestly better than I first anticipated. The characters keep it interesting however the end was almost predictable35


A Cold Dark Place5 star

Lots of twists and turns as Mallory finally discovers the truth about her kidnapped and assumed dead twin sister who had been missing for 25 years. Can Mallory, new FBI agent, find the serial killer who was responsible ? Her career choice was made with this possibility in mind. Mallory’s whole life is devoted to finding her sister and punishing whoever was responsible. No time for dating or letting anyone get close to her. Her focus was always on Payton since she was 5 years old. At least that was true until she met Alex Parker. She fell hard for him as he fell in love with her. He protects her as much as possible knowing his secretive life could send him to prison for life.55


Recommended5 star

Well written.55

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