Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads @Abbie_Roads

Posted July 3, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads @Abbie_Roads Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Truth #2
Published by Self-Published on January 28, 2021
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 306
Format: eARC
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Can love untangle a web of lies and expose the truth?

A loner with a mysterious childhood…

FBI agent Dolan Watts is no stranger to pain. From his childhood spent in foster care, to his daily grind of hunting down hardened criminals, pain has been the one constant through the years. It carved out gut feelings he can trust to solve cases in record time. Until now. Confronted by a malicious new enemy who revels in mind games, Dolan doubts his own perceptions. Fearing he’s spiraling into insanity, he seeks help from the one woman who can shine a light into the darkness consuming him.

A woman haunted by a secret…

Psychologist Daughter Dawson sabotages her own safety the moment she accepts Dolan as a client. Still, she is compelled to help him. Dolan’s past mirrors many of the questions about her own, making his torment achingly familiar. Despite their growing attraction, her career demands she keep an ethical distance. Yet, when she makes the mistake of confiding in him, both their lives are thrust into unimaginable danger.

Nightmares come to life…

When a gruesome tragedy uncovers a serial killer’s twisted agenda, Daughter and Dolan must cling to each other if they hope to survive. Can they stop the body count from rising? Or will they find their only purpose was to be pawns in a reign of evil?

I enjoyed the first book Saving Mercy. It felt pretty realistic even with some paranormal aspects.  The couple, Cain and Mercy, show up a bit here in Capturing Fate.  The main characters are Dolan and Daught.  The situation was dark, and some horrifying events occurred.

Dolan, like Cain,  has genetic capabilities and works for the FBI.  I had a hard time getting started in the story.  Dolan didn’t seem to have a partner, and doesn’t show his talents much.   He seems to not have much luck with his work and seems kind of ineffective.

I also didn’t feel very connected to the characters, and didn’t feel much personal growth happened.  Unfortunately, we don’t get much depth on Cain or Mercy, so it helps to have read the first book.  It isn’t necessary but I might have enjoyed the first part more if I had read Saving Mercy more recently.

When Dolan meets Daught, it’s insta-love.  We get plenty of “we can’t be together” because of the professional association angst which all seems weird.  Finally, they are able to get together and then things blow up.  At this point, things pick up.  Dolan continues to work alone and takes a long time to get anywhere.

I really liked the way things wrapped up.  I finally got a better connection to the characters, especially Daught. She was in a horrible position and handled herself well.

About Abbie Roads

Seven Things about Abbie Roads:

1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.

6. She’s represented by Michelle Grajkowski of 3 Seas Literary.

7. Her first book RACE THE DARKNESS was a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall.

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Posted July 3, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments


6 responses to “Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads

  1. I enjoyed this series but I did read them pretty close together. I like that the books are more intense. I agree with not really connecting to the characters, but I found it didn’t bother me as much because I was engaged in the plot. Great review!

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