All the Pretty Faces is about a woman named Josie DuKane, who managed to escape the notorious Bride Killer and penned a tell-all memoir that dug up a town's dark and secretive past. When the book is picked up to become a movie, Josie must visit the very place where it all happened - Graveyard Falls. After just arriving in Graveyard Falls, Josie receives a gruesome and disturbing photograph of a dead woman with talon marked carved into her face.
Special Agent Dance Hamrick has been on a manhunt to find the killer that brutally murdered his sister. Realizing that the victims in Graveyard Falls bears an uncanny resemblance to her death, he volunteers to lead the investigation no matter if it means teaming up with Josie.
As the body count begins to rise, Josie and Dane must put their feelings aside their attraction to find the killer who destroyed their lives. A killer that is determined to destroy all the pretty faces...
Wow! That is all I can really say... Before I divulge into the review, I have to say that I have not read the first book in the Graveyard Falls series but it did not stop me from enjoying the novel, and to be frank it did not leave me feeling confused or lost at all. With that being said I would still recommend you read book one, All the Beautiful Brides, before reading book two, All the Pretty Faces. Ok, since that is all cleared let's jump in.
All the Pretty Faces was a rollercoaster that left me breathless, sitting on the edge of my seat, jumpy, and seriously start to freak out when any random stranger would look at me. I seriously enjoyed reading Josie and Dane's story, that I will definitely be picking up book one. The novel was both realistic and at times mysterious, especially when it removed around Josie and how she overcame what happened to her (i.e. being abducted by the killer that had her sister). The novel didn't feel rushed, the characters felt real - trust issues, jumpy, anxiety, ext. - and raw, and the buildup between both Josie and Dane was amazing.
I really enjoyed reading this novel and would definitely recommend All the Pretty Faces to any and everyone that enjoys reading suspenseful, mysterious, romantic, realistic novels. If you do decide to pick this novel up be sure to read book one, All the Beautiful Brides, first.
Summary from Goodreads:
Josie DuKane is on shaky ground. Having narrowly escaped the notorious Bride Killer, she penned a tell-all memoir that dug up a town’s dark past. Now the book is being made into a movie, and Josie must visit the very place that will trigger an avalanche of unwanted memories—Graveyard Falls. On the heels of her arrival, she receives a gruesome photograph of a dead woman with talon marks carved into her face. And worse, Josie just might be the next victim.
Torn between guilt, justice, and revenge, Special Agent Dane Hamrick will do anything to find the man who brutally murdered his sister. When he realizes the recent tragedies in Graveyard Falls bear an uncanny resemblance to her death, he volunteers to spearhead the investigation. But doing so means teaming up with Josie.
Nothing prepares him for the feelings the beautiful, tough woman evokes. As the body count rises and the suspect pool widens, Josie and Dane must put aside their growing attraction to run down the killer who devastated both their lives.
A killer who seems determined to destroy all the pretty faces.…
ARC was kindly provided by publisher, Montlake Romance Publishing, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
About The Author:
USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Herron fell in love with books at the ripe age of eight when she read her first Trixie Belden mystery. Although she wanted to be a writer then and actually scrawled her first novel at age twelve, she didn’t think real people grew up to be writers, so she became a kindergarten teacher instead. Ten years ago, she traded her classroom storytelling and puppets for a computer and now writes so she doesn’t have to get a real job.
Having sold over fifty books to date, she enjoys spinning spine-tingling romantic suspense tales filled with murder, mayhem, and spicy romance as well as sexy romantic comedies. Rita Herron currently writes romantic suspense for Harlequin Intrigue and she’s writing dark, gritty romantic suspense thrillers for Amazon Montlake.
If you want to know more about Rita or have a question for her about her books, or writing in general, email Rita and she’ll be happy to answer.