Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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|What a relief. A sequel that lives up to the promise of the first book.|
Summary: Cassie's mother trained her to read people. It comes easily to her and has served her well, especially now that she's part of a clandestine FBI team. Called the Naturals, these teens have skills well suited to crime solving - lie detection, emotion reading, statistics and spacial reasoning. Together they work to solve cold cases. Now they are being pulled into an active case. A killer appears to be copying the crimes of the father of one of their own. The only way to help Dean is to stop the killer before he takes any more lives.
My Opinion: I really liked the first book in this series, The Naturals, so I was both excited and wary of this second novel. Barnes does not let the reader down. This is just as exciting as book 1, with new complications, the program hanging in the balance, and beginning to peer more into the personal lives of the team, and further character development. I was a little less happy with the eventual identity of the killer, but that is a minor complaint. If the series continues in this vein it could be pretty excellent.
More information: Killer Instinct releases November4.
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