The Last Victim (2020)

The Last Victim Karen Robards The Last Victim Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not A sought after expert in criminal pathology Charlie regularly sits face to face with madmen Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible
  • Title: The Last Victim
  • Author: Karen Robards
  • ISBN: 9780345535405
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
The Last Victim Karen Robards Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not.A sought after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face to face with madmen Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer s bloodbath A man butchered the family of CharlieDr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not.A sought after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face to face with madmen Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer s bloodbath A man butchered the family of Charlie s best friend, Holly, then left the girl s body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.Now all too handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered Bartoli suspects that after fifteen years, the Boardwalk Killer or a sick copycat with his M.O is back Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlie s help.This is the one case Charlie shouldn t go near But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer For Charlie whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic gifts a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets Aiding Dr Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts.Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.
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  1. Jonetta

    Charlotte Charlie Stone is a psychiatrist who is studying serial killers at a prison when she is approached by FBI agent Tony Bartoli to assist on an murder abduction case It s almost identical to one she witnessed when she was 17 years old Before leaving the prison, one of her study participants is shanked and dies while she attempts to save him Unfortunately, his ghost decides to hang around.The story begins so interestingly, with heightened tension around Charlie s horrific experience as a te [...]

  2. Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*

    Wont continue this series Tried to read again Did one of my favorite romantic suspense authors really write this The author takes a walk on the ghostly side with this weird paranormal thriller A police proceural crossed with a ghost story,and a hunt for a serial killer that is rather creepy in many waysMMARY When she was a teen,Dr Charlotte Stone was the only survivor of the Boardwalk Killer It was that event that caused Charlie to become a leading expert in serial killers One day,while Charlie [...]

  3. Vicki

    This is the start of the series and what an amazing series it is Dr Charlotte Stone is an expert on Serial Killers She had escaped one when she was a teenager and she has been obsessed with figuring out what causes them ever sense She is working with Michael Garland when he is murdered His spirit attaches its self to her She tries not to get emotionally involved with the ghost, but he is a very attractive ghost He teases her and tempts her and Charlie finds herself just too fascinated by him I l [...]

  4. Nicole

    Review originally posted here thebookpushers 2012 08 13 I was looking forward to trying Robards, because so many people talked up just how wonderful her romantic suspense books are I was a little hesitant because this was a new paranormal series, but I like paranormal as well, so I figured all would work out Yeah, not so much.Charlie has dedicated her life to studying serial killers after the traumatic event of her childhood The last thing she ever expected was to be tapped by the FBI to act as [...]

  5. Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    I jumped at the chance to read the first book in Karen Robard s newest series with its intriguing premise Dr Charlie Stone studies serial killers, the motivation her own narrow escape from the Boardwalk Killer as a teenager It has been 15 years since that terrible night but it seems the Boardwalk Killer, or a copycat, has surfaced and the FBI need Charlie s help if they hope to save his latest victim Using her expertise in profiling, and her hidden ability to see the spirits of the newly dead, C [...]

  6. Regan

    I really, really enjoyed this book As a psychic medium, and someone who studied criminal psychology forensics in college in hopes to become a profiler who used her gifts, I really related to the main character in this book She was awesome I really enjoyed the humor between her and her spirit attachment Garland I know there is a lot of talk amongst those who have reviewed the book regarding the main character s love interest with a serial killer spirit I wasn t bothered by it for a couple of reas [...]

  7. Carl Brookins

    This first novel in a new series by this veteran writer is a ghost story A romantic hot ghost story I m not a fan of ghost or paranormal stories It s not that I don t believe in the possibility of another dimension or two I do, but too often the paranormal element in a good crime fiction novel breeds sloppiness Not in this case.All too often, the inclusion of a strong romantic element in a good crime novel is just a way for the novelist to beef up a weak plot line Not in this novel There s enoug [...]

  8. Alex is The Romance Fox

    Last Victim by Karen Robards first book in her new Dr Charlotte Stone Series a psychological paranormal romance and suspense thriller Charlotte Charlie Stone is a leading expert in criminal psychology and specializes in studying serial killers As part of her research, she s interviewing Michael Garland a serial killer in prison, when the FBI arrives asking for her help in finding a missing teenager, who they believe has been kidnapped by a copycat of The Boardwalker Killer Charlie was the only s [...]

  9. Denise McDonald

    I have to say, I love Karen Robards books from the first one I ever read over a decade ago, so I went into this book ready to fall in love again About three chapters in, I will admit, I was ready to put the book down I didn t want to read a ghost story didn t read the blurb or any reviews so I had no idea what the story might be about A ghost was the last thing I was expecting And the ghost was not the best earthly guy there was But I kept going because it was Robards I am so very glad I did I l [...]

  10. Vettech

    Wow, this book was a great read Full of suspense, murder, a hunky ghost, a hunky FBI guy and romance of a sort to boot This was the first book in a new series featuring Dr Charlotte Stone, a psychologist with a special gifte sees dead people The story surrounds the investigation into the Boardwalk Serial Killer When the killer was revealed at the book, my jaw hit the ground I look forward to reading the next book in this wonderful series, which comes out in mid August.For those of you out there [...]

  11. Yvonne

    This really hit the spot I was in the mood for something dark and suspenseful and this book delivered I love Karen Robards, her villains are really creepy and the romances are nicely developed My issue with this book was the same as a few other reviewers, I just had a hard time with the romance between the heroine and Michael I don t want to give anything away, but the romance was really creepy and difficult to get into I can t imagine that KR won t exonerate Michael please

  12. Carolyn F.

    I thought this book was okay The beginning was riveting but then with the grownup Charlie there was too much upset stomach, throwing up, dizzy, weak, tripping over herself I like my main female characters to not be so delicate Then after the beginning of the book mentioned this over and over, it seemed to disappear However, this colored my perception of the main character throughout the book So, 3 stars because of that.

  13. Jaye

    I was a little torn with this one, especially considering Michael is supposedly a serial killer, and Charlie knows this However, it seemed to work out In fact, my favorite parts were Charlie s scenes with Michael Unfortunately, this meant I was a little bored when he wasn t there So, when Michael was present, this was four stars when he was absent, two or three stars.Charlie s interactions with Michael carried heat, heat, heat, and heat The two had great chemistry, which made Charlie s attracti [...]

  14. Christine

    This rating is based on the unabridged audio edition read by Ann Marie Lee.What happens when you combine an author who loves adjective and adverbs of every size, shape and color with a narrator with a very soft and emotive voice You get an experience that I would have slept through if all the eye rolling hadn t kept me awake.Honestly, the premise of the story was pretty good, if not very original The main character is the lone survivor and witness to a series of serial murders that occurred fift [...]

  15. Wendy

    The Last Victim is my first novel by Karen Robards It is a non stop page turning paranormal romance filled with suspense.An excellent fast paced tale of murder, FBR profilers and psychics I enjoyed the characters both living and dead and hope to see them in future novels.I look forward to the sequel of this book and also plan to read her romantic suspense novels.

  16. DNF with Jack Mack

    Trendy rendy when a fashionable young person, who can t resist the urge to explain, encounters a serial killer He hit me she ejaculated.

  17. Lyn (Readinghearts)

    The Last Victim by Karen Robards is the first book in her new Dr Charlotte Stone series Although Robards is an established author in the romantic suspense genre, this is the first book of hers that I have read As such, I am not sure that it was the best book for me to start with For one, I like romantic suspense that is a bit heavy on he suspense than the romance In the end, there were things about this book that I really liked, and some that bothered me Dr Charlotte Stone is a survivor In fact [...]

  18. Morgan Wyatt

    The Last Victim by Karen Robards is one of her latest romantic suspense stories with a paranormal twist Ms Robards reputation is for writing edgy tales often with high body counts and serious blood This book is no different, or is it The romantic hero is a dead serial killer Yep, you ve read that right.Charlie, our obsessed conflicted heroine, witnessed a serial killing when just in her teens That marked her so much that she decides to study serial killers for the rest of her life Yep, you read [...]

  19. Wynn

    I m angry over this one When does a convicted serial killer become a romantic lead How can the highly educated main character, Dr Charlotte Charlie Stone, even think of having a romantic relationship with convicted serial killer, Michael Garland She studies these killers for a living If she studies them, wouldn t she have access to horrific and graphic crime scene photos Wouldn t she have access to Garland s arrest reports and trial transcripts so she could study his behavior Plus, Charlie escap [...]

  20. Jennifer

    I received this book through first reads I was doubly excited to receive it because i am a big Karen Robards fan I have thoroughly enjoyed every book that i have read of hers, thus far However, i was bit worried as to how I would enjoy this book The book has an added paranormal element to it, unlike the rest of her romantic suspense books The paranormal realm doesn t bug me at all, but what really threw me off was the fact that the main character, charlie, falls somewhat in love with a serial ki [...]

  21. Jacqueline

    Well I see that my GRs friends that read this did not like it So I was hesitant to read it but a friend and I decided to read it together One of the biggest drawbacks people seem to have is that the hero is a dead serial killer I suspect that Garland is going to turn out not to be guilty of that at least Since this series continues on with the same two characters we will find out about his guilt or innocence The story was really readable I liked the interplay between the two The dialog was fun [...]

  22. Clarry

    Reading an advanced copy from a first reads giveaway Editing notes Pg 27 spelling error , 74 weird paragraph break , 77 paragraph break , 160 change between third first person narration , 215 sp , 218 space needed between words , 314 paragraph break , 317 missing period I love the giveaways and the fact that they give me a chance to read different genres that I may not otherwise seek out to read I do not wish to rate this book since I am not personally enjoying it, and don t want to disrespect t [...]

  23. Lynsey A

    OK Skeevy doesn t even begin to describe this book It s not the first time I ve read a book where the hero is a ghost but when said ghost is a serial killer.well just not for me Now in all honesty I didn t get too far but the way the story was going it made me uneasy so I read some reviews and then skimmed thru The ending was kind of open ended and I want my HEA and not with a ghost who is a supposed serial killer Normally I like her romantic suspense books but this was too much for me.

  24. Donna

    This book is the first one in the Charlotte Stone series I ve not read this author before and I didn t check genres before downloading Romance is one of my least favorite genres I loved the start of this one It was all mystery and suspense in finding out what happened when Charlotte was younger I liked the way Charlotte was portrayed in the beginning She was calm, cool and collected with her prisoner research She even sees dead people Then the FBI shows up and wants her help with one of their ca [...]

  25. Marlene

    Originally published at Reading RealityThe Last Victim is one of those books that didn t know what it wanted to be when it grew up Maybe got finished would be the better way of putting that Even after writing a dual review with Lea over at Book Lovers Inc I still can t get this one out of my head not in a good way so I m taking another stab at it Or stabbing it again.It starts out as a mystery suspense thriller with a paranormal twist Charlie Stone is the only survivor of a brutal serial killer [...]

  26. Cherise

    I received this book for free through First Reads.Dr Charlotte Stone Charlie is an expert on serial killers Since she became the sole survivor of an extreme tragedy 15 years ago she has made the psychology of those that kill her life s work She doesn t advertise her past and pretty much lives a solitary existence and keeps a few big secrets.When the FBI asks her to help catch a serial killer, she reluctantly agrees even though it pushes her to face a lot of her traumatizing past She has a lot of [...]

  27. Kris - My Novelesque Life

    THE LAST VICTIM Dr Charlotte Stone 1 Written by Karen Robards2012, 321 PagesGenre romantic suspense, mystery, paranormal My first book by Karen Robards was Superstition a romantic suspense with paranormal elements I enjoyed the storyline, characters and found it quite good on the suspense scale I have since read several books by Robards and on the whole have really liked them In 2012, while at the library I picked up her newest novel in hardcover, The Last Victim I had not read the synopsis as R [...]

  28. Lauren

    The Last Victim3.5 StarsWhile not as good as Robards earlier works, The Last Victim is an enjoyable read despite some of its discomforting elements Charlie is an intriguing heroine and her insights into the minds of serial killers makes for an excellent premise Although paranormal elements in mysteries and romantic suspense often add an extra dimension, they are both unnecessary and distracting in this book That said, the actual murder mystery is compelling and there are some intense and exciti [...]

  29. Terri

    Charlie is a Psychiatrist currently studying interviewing convicted serial killers when the FBI comes in to have her help with capturing the killer who has killed several families and has kidnapped a teenage girl this mirrors the crimes of The Boardwalk Killer who she escaped 15 years before Whether it is the same killer or a copycat remains to be seen but rescuing the girl is the top priority.Her past haunts her as does her unique sidekick, the ghost of a convicted serial killer, as she tries t [...]

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