Seized (Profiler #3) by Elizabeth Heiter

December 29, 2015
TWO POINT FIVE STARS
Seized (The Profiler #3)
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SYNOPSIS:

Danger is all around her…

What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be.

The next terrorist threat is right beside her…

As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she's stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat—and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.


REVIEW:


This was definitely an entertaining read, unfortunately there wasn't enough character development and engagement to make me care about Evelyn and the important people in her life. Although this is part of a series I read it as a stand alone, which the author suggests is fine. There was plenty of action and mystery surrounding the plot. Evelyn is a brilliant FBI profiler, but in this book she's distracted and unsure of herself most of the time. This definitely didn't sit well with me, because even when she was figuring things out her lack of confidence stalled her.

The plot was engaging because I really enjoy learning about and understanding cults. The action was realistic, but definitely had it's share of heart racing moments. The book used alot of FBI abbreviations describing different personnel and roles within the FBI.  The abbreviations were distracting because they were used infrequently, so you forget what they mean. There is a glossary defining the abbreviations, but having to stop and look through definitely would take away from the enjoyment of the book.

Overall despite the books flaws I did enjoy it. The pacing was good and the ending had a twist I wasn't expecting. Despite my low rating I would suggest this book to people who enjoy thrillers involving the FBI.  However this just wasn't a good fit for my reading preference, despite my interest in cults and psychology. What I enjoy most about books is there emotional impact and ability to connect with the reader, and I didn't find it here.

I received a copy of this e-book from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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