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"I don't plan to kill you... unless, of course, you force me to."Late-night radio show psychologist Rain Sommers is used to the crazies who call in to rage from the back alleys of the French Quarter and the shadows of the bayou. But one caller's chilling obsession with her and her long-ago murdered mother - an iconic singer beloved among the city's Goth community - has eve"I don't plan to kill you... unless, of course, you force me to."Late-night radio show psychologist Rain Sommers is used to the crazies who call in to rage from the back alleys of the French Quarter and the shadows of the bayou. But one caller's chilling obsession with her and her long-ago murdered mother - an iconic singer beloved among the city's Goth community - has even the jaded Rain running scared as a sadistic serial killer known as the Vampire prowls New Orleans.FBI agent Trevor Rivette is convinced her midnight caller and the killer are one and the same. As it becomes disturbingly clear that the Vampire has a sick bloodlust only Rain can satisfy, she allows Trevor to get closer and closer. But he soon discovers that his secretive past and troubled present are intertwined - and that he may die trying to keep Rain's fate out of a madman's control....

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Midnight Caller Reviews

  • Jonetta
    2019-03-27 09:30

    Originally posted at The Book NymphoQuick SummaryFBI agent Trevor Rivette has tracked a serial killer to New Orleans, his own hometown he left years ago. He's confronting not only the tragic deaths of the killer's victims but the ghosts of his wrecked past. Rain Sommers, the sultry host of a late night radio show, crosses his path when it appears she's a potential target of the killer. They're soon investigating each other as their mutual attraction is impossible to ignore. The heart of the storyWhat makes this story pretty interesting is the uncovering of both Trevor and Rain's past while sifting through the clues to try to identify the who and the why about this case. The New Orleans setting would normally be enough to add more mysteriousness but the underground Goth world seems to be at the center of the serial killer's focus. It added a creep factor to heighten the tension. Trevor's very complicated and his relationship with his family even more. Of course, his "secret" romance with Rain was completely inappropriate given she's part of the investigation but, hey, who cared?The bottom lineI got wrapped up in this story as it's a page turner. In terms of suspense, it doesn't really chart new territory but it's written and paced very well. There are lots of interesting characters and discovering Trevor's history was equally intriguing. I'm not sure if the next book in the series is connected but I'm ready to find out.

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-04-18 07:26

    4.5 stars. Midnight Caller is an intense, dark romantic suspense thriller that explores the underworld of New Orleans and its fascination with vampire lore. While this is not a paranormal vampire romance story, it does explore in-depth how far society will go with this cultural fascination. And with all the mystery shrouding New Orleans about vampires, even the good guys are not always convinced that they aren’t real. It was a great read, with tight plotting and a realistic pacing that kept me guessing through much of the book. Rain Sommers, a semi-famous radio psychologist who speaks to troubled youths late at night, finds herself needing the help of Trevor Rivette, an FBI agent who has been investigating a string of bizarre murders around the country. The latest murder brings Trevor to New Orleans, a town he grew up in but gladly left long ago because of an abusive father. He is only in town until the investigation is over, but after meeting Rain and realizing she is central to the murders, plus reconnecting with the family he left behind, nothing is as simple as he first hoped. While this was a great dark suspense thriller, fans looking for a lot of romance and steam may be a little disappointed -- but I hope that doesn’t stop true romance suspense fans from giving this one a read. The romance storyline is small and shadowed by the mystery and other story lines, but it does heat up in a couple of places and provides a deeply emotional happily-ever-after ending for the couple. Rain and Trevor made a believable couple, and the romance elements flowed perfectly in the story. I should also mention that this is a debut book, which is impressive! There were many characters and complex story lines running through this book, and the author did a great job to make sure we readers never got bogged down with confusing details. I have no doubt that we will see many more great books by this author, as she has really found her niche.

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-04-02 10:23

    Typical romantic suspense, nothing special or different, too much stupidity, some things not answered.REVIEWER’S OPINION:Readers who love romantic suspense (RS) may like this, but it was too ordinary for me - things that have been said and done before. There was no “wow” or surprise. There is a long, drawn out investigation with various clues, different things happening, and a major crisis/conflict at the end. It’s a complicated plot with some parts that needed to be tied in better. There are two sex scenes. When I read them I thought “nice sex scenes.” The book could have used more of that and something more interesting between the main characters. This is her debut book.WHAT I DID NOT LIKE:There is a mystery about the age and physical condition of the killer. Author does not answer it which bothered me. It felt unfinished. I wanted to know more about how blood and other things affected the killer’s body. It was a perfect subject for creativity, but the author didn’t go into it.“Someone” helped the killer get victims. The story about “someone” was never explained. I wanted to know why, what, and how “someone” did what they did.The killer knows Trevor is the FBI agent working the case. Why does the killer leave personal messages for Trevor after each murder? The answer that came to me was “that’s what they all do” - per many of the RS books I’ve read. I would have liked some reasons for this one.It dragged a bit in the beginning.In the final conflict scene, the killer’s shooting and stabbing actions did not make sense to me.TOO MUCH STUPIDITY:Rain does stupid things.Trevor asked Rain to list the people who knew the password to her home security system. She told him everyone except one. There was no reason to withhold that name. Her thinking was that she didn’t think that person was involved.Rain is the target of a serial killer. Police are staying with her 24 hours a day to protect her. She wants to talk with Trevor’s brother about Trevor’s past, so she sneaks out of the house to go visit him? Trevor had just told her to take the policeman with her if she wanted to go anywhere.Trevor does stupid things.He is supposed to be guarding Rain. He leaves five minutes before the next policeman arrives. She is unprotected for those few minutes. Of course something bad happens.Rain is kidnapped and the killer tells Trevor to come alone. Trevor does not follow procedure. He is an FBI agent! He goes alone and is harmed as soon as he arrives. If he had brought a sniper to hide nearby in the trees, the sniper could easily have taken out the killer. Trevor went alone because he feared his fellow officers couldn’t use stealth or keep their presence a secret? I doubt that.STORY BRIEF:A serial killer slices women in multiple places. They bleed to death. This happens in various states, with the most recent in New Orleans. Trevor is the FBI agent working the case. He comes to New Orleans to investigate. More killings happen in the area causing him to stay. Trevor grew up in New Orleans with an abusive father. Trevor moved away years ago. Now that he is back, Trevor is revisiting memories and interacting with his siblings and father (a secondary story).Rain is a psychologist with a radio talk show. She is popular with young people in the Goth community. The killer calls and talks to her on-air during the show.DATA:Story length: 402 pages. Swearing language: strong, including religious swear words. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 2. Total number of sex scene pages: 4. Setting: mostly New Orleans, Louisiana. Copyright: 2011. Genre: romantic suspense.

  • Oana
    2019-04-02 07:28

    3.5 stars

  • Ami
    2019-04-03 11:05

    3.75 stars rounded upI found this book because of the "GR Recommendation" -- yes, apparently, that one still has positive side for me. I never heard about this author, but saw some positive reviews and decided to take the plunge to the unknown. My last 'good' romantic suspense was back in July 2012, more than a year ago, and I seriously needed to find a good one.And I did think this one was good. In the beginning, it was rather slow. I was also a bit bored and annoyed with a detailed description of what the heroine was doing. But the story picked up its pace and I found myself enjoying it. What I loved the most about this was how both the hero (Trevor) and heroine (Rain) had baggage. FBI Agent Trevor Rivette, came from a family with abusive cop-father. He was seriously injured when he was a teenager, trying to protect his sister. Trevor's sister tried to kill herself, his youngest brother used to be an addict, and Trevor had detached himself from his siblings for quite awhile. Meanwhile, Dr. Rain Sommers also had a violent family history. Her own father killed her mother before killing himself.Because of this, the romance was rather ... uhm, subdued? Low-key? There was attraction but at the same time, it didn't offer chapters by chapters of the characters thinking about the other one's appeal. Trevor still had to deal with his siblings, who missed his presence, while struggling to overcome his feeling of being back home. Rain struggled with his selfish ex-lover and 'celebrity' status that came from her mother being worshiped by goth community. It was interesting to see these two came together after the serial killer -- whom FBI named as the Vampire -- seemed to take personal interest to Rain, after the history of her mother.I was rather surprised though, that the identity of the killer was revealed rather early -- it was around 70% in my Kindle. Usually, to keep the suspense, we didn't get the revelation near the end. And it was just written there, the name of the killer, I mean. We didn't discovered it alongside Trevor. For me, it sort of taken out the element of surprise and that contributed to my taken the stars rating down from 4-stars (that and the rather slow beginning). The last 30% was dealing with the killer getting all psychopath on Rain and Trevor, which was okay for the sake of action and drama. I guess now I had to check the second book in the trilogy. Although the blurb didn't contain any characters that made appearance here. So maybe it wasn't all too connected. But still, I will check it out.

  • Saly
    2019-04-11 13:06

    Rating 3.5This was a pretty heavy and dark book and didn't make for an easy reading & I normally avoid these kind of books but this one was well written. The hero had a horrific childhood filled with unspeakable cruelties done at the hand of his cop father and now he's an FBI agent and a case has brought him back to his hometown. He hasn't dealt with the past and somehow his relationship with his siblings is awkward.The heroine is a therapist who does a radio show and she too has a chequered past courtesy of her famous parents & their murder-suicide. The book had plenty of violence and dark themes like vampirism, child abuse etcAs far as the romance is concerned, it isn't that overt since the book is more about the suspense.I liked the book but now I need something lighter to remove the after-taste.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-03-23 12:24

    Review: “Midnight Caller” cries out to be read in one sitting, without sleep, for the reader will be captivated and turning pages as quickly as possible. Rife with action, emotion, romance, stalking, control freaks, art, psychology, childhood abuse survivors, murders old and new, vampirism play and Goth settings; the French Quarters and environs of New Orleans, this romantic suspense has something for practically every reader to devour. FBI Special Ageny Trevor Rivette, in the Violent Crimes Unit, has been tracking one particular elusive and apparently nearly invisible serial killer through several states. Not only is the modus operandi identical, but the killer taunts Rivette with notes signed “D.” Now he has killed in New Orleans, Trevor’s home town and one to which he never wished to return, due to the horrific childhood suffered by himself, his sister Annabelle, and his brother Brian. He’s scarcely arrived to investigate the fresh murder when he happens to overhead a caller on a late-night psychology talk program on New Orleans radio, “Midnight Confessions,” hosted by one Rain Sommers, Ph.D. in psychology-and orphaned daughter of the infamous torch singer Desiree Sommers, murdered by her husband when Rain was only two. The caller labels himself as “Dante,” and by his taunts to Rain, and his discussion of “bloodplay,” Trevor believes this man may well be the serial killer he seeks. Meanwhile, Rain’s producer, a control freak and narcissistic philanderer, perceives giant ratings from “Dante,” and urges Rain to take his calls every night, if it so occurs. He doesn’t care that Rain is freaking out; and he certainly doesn’t want to hear that she plans to cancel the program when her contract expires in three months. No, David plans nationwide syndication, with himself at the helm, and claims he will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure just that. Nor does he care that “Dante” has a stern and murderous eye trained on Rain. Readers, run out and grab this multi-layered, totally suspenseful, and exciting mystery, and revel in the reading.

  • Keri
    2019-04-09 14:11

    This was a really good romantic suspense read for a NTM author. What I found refreshing about this book was that we open with our hero's POV. Devon is an FBI agent chasing a serial killer across the US. He ends up back in his hometown of New Orleans. But he has a hard time as his childhood was a nightmare of abuse that is coming back to haunt him. In his investigation, he ends up meeting Rain Sommers, a late night radio host and children's psychologist. As it turns out our killer has a little thing for Rain that is somehow linked to her mother, who was killed almost 30 years ago. The killer wants to celebrate the memorial of her death with cake or maybe even a death or two. Nothing says I love you like spilling blood. Trevor and Rain made a good couple. There were a couple of TSTL moments for Rain, but to advance the story line, I expected it. This was a good read and I am eager to read the next in the series. The agent in the next book had off screen conversations with Trevor on the phone. My only beef is I wish Rain's boss and Trevor's dad would have met with a terrible accident where they got thrown in a lion's cage with a side a beef attached to them, but that is just me.

  • Sheri
    2019-03-30 08:13

    Midnight Caller (Leslie Tentler)Suspense/thriller/romance. Rain Sommers is a radio psychologist by night, and councils teens and children by day. She is somewhat of a celebrity in the French Quarter , New Orleans. Her mother Desiree , the late singing icon in this Gothic area was murdered at the hands of her father when he then killed himself.Trevor Rivette is an FBI agent also from New Orleans, somewhat estranged from his family and hiding from a troubled past. He is called back to his childhood hometown to investigate a gruesome and bizarre murder. In the French Quarter where Vampire legends and lore are common seems this murderer has a blood-lust sadistic ritual about his killings.Rain gets pulled into this investigation when she is the recipient of on-air calls from a seedy character who is obsessed with her deceased mother. Trevor believes that the caller and murderer are connected and he is concerned for her safety.Fast paced page turned. Filled with twist and turns, a bit of romance.Intense up until the last page. Highly recommended to those who likke suspense/thriller/romance.

  • Kjen
    2019-04-01 10:13

    An enjoyable read! Rain and Trevor have good chemistry and tragic pasts. There was a pretty constant high danger factor, and the writing had good flow for me. Trevor was a very tragic hero...I guess I would have preferred that he didn't get his ass kicked...constantly. At least it gave Rain the opportunity to come through in the end and save the day...Heading on to the next in the trilogy.

  • Lyndi
    2019-03-27 07:11

    This book loses two whole stars because the main character (Rain) should have died every other chapter. I'm not sure I've ever read about a stupider woman in my life. She was constantly disregarding all aspects of her safety and the wishes of those that would protect her. It was beyond ridiculous.And yes, I'm going to tell you all about it. I'll put it behind spoiler tags, just in case.(view spoiler)[First, her house is broken into by a methed-out guy. Lock jimmied, alarm turned off with the code, panty drawer raided, and belongings rifled through, etc. What does she do? She lets the guy stay, see if he wants to talk about it. (I wish he had killed her right then and there. At least given her a beating so she learned her lesson.)After finding out she's being stalked by a serial killer, the police assign a unit to sit outside her house. But she really wants to see photos of the victims, so what does she do? Sneaks out in the middle of night and hangs around a dark street corner waiting for a taxi. (Stalker guy was watching. He should have killed her then just for being so stupid.)Somebody breaks into her house again, high as a kite on meth, and attacks her. The police want to know who has access to her house, keys, security code, etc. So what does she do? She decides not to tell the police about the methed-out guy that broke into her house earlier. (The police should have killed her at this moment.)She's still being stalked by a crazed killer, who may or may not have previously broken into her house and attacked her. But she just has to know more about the mysterious FBI agent. So what does she do? Slips her police protection again to walk through the night to a friend's house. Oh, and her phone is off. (The friend should have killed her here for her stupidity and possibly leading the killer to their front door.)FBI guy finally finds gets through to her on the phone. It's dark. She's alone. She's being stalked by a psycho murderer. What does she do? "Oh, don't worry, FBI guy, I'm heading home now." (FBI guy should have killed her for being such an idiot.)She's been kidnapped and taken to a cabin in the middle of Bumfuck Nowhere. But she escapes into the night, hauling ass through the woods. She comes across the one road that leads to the cabin. What does she do? Walks down the middle of the road. (The killer should have killed her right there on the road for making it impossibly easy to find her.)FBI guy comes to the rescue. He distracts the bad guy, giving her a chance to escape. What does she do? She flings herself at the bad guy, making things ten times worse*. (Both good and bad guy should have joined forces at this moment and killed this dumb bitch.) *I understand sacrificing yourself for a loved one and all that, but come on... grab a fucking chair and bash him over the head, don't just throw yourself at his back. (hide spoiler)]The only thing that made me like her was that she didn't ever attempt a "I'm leaving you because I love you and this is what I think is best for you" - she always accepted her feelings as a positive thing and didn't give up on her man. That does not negate the utter and total stupidity she showed throughout the rest of the book, though.The hero was a good hero - dark back story, dry sense of humor, possessive protectiveness, etc. He was a fairly generic hero, though. You've read him a dozen times. The bad guy was a really good bad guy... I mean, he was fucked up, man. His story is over, but there were a lot of unanswered questions about him that really needed to be addressed. I feel like the author was trying to leave us with a little bit of mystery, but it didn't work out that way and instead the story feels an epilogue short.The story of the stalker going after the daughter of his obsession and all that... good stuff. But the stupid heroine really drew away from that. Repeatedly. Every time she did something stupid or said something so terribly clueless and naive, I was pulled out of the story with disbelief and annoyance.I would not recommend this. If you're interested in the author and/or series, I'd suggest the third book in this series - "Edge of Midnight"...

  • Lauren
    2019-04-01 08:10

    Midnight Caller4 StarsLate-night radio psychologist, Rain Sommers, has a new fan - a sadistic serial killer who exsanguinates his victims and calls himself Dante. Targeting young women in the Goth community, Dante aka "The Vampire" is also obsessed with Rain’s mother, an iconic singer murdered long ago. Enter FBI Agent, Trevor Rivette, a man with a traumatic past that still haunts him to this day. Will Trevor and Rain be able to stop the deranged killer before he gets to them first?The New Orleans setting and Gothic overtones lend an intensely creepy and gripping atmosphere to the story. While not the most original, the blood-obsessed serial killer plot is absorbing and the subplot revolving around Rain’s mother is reminiscent of one of my favorite Nora Roberts’ books - River's End. The suspect pool is limited, which makes it relatively easy to figure out the culprit’s identity, but the climax is exciting. Nevertheless, the ending is needlessly drawn out and several points are left unexplained, such as (view spoiler)[the effect of blood consumption on Carterias’s physical condition as well as the truth of whether he killed Desiree and Gavin. (hide spoiler)]In terms of the romance, Rain and Trevor's relationship is not all that convincing, and it appears that she is more invested in the relationship than he. Rain is initially characterized as an intelligent and resilient heroine. However, she has several TSTL moments that undermine this portrayal and she lacks a certain amount of perceptiveness that one would expect from a psychologist. Moreover, her relationship with her ex-boyfriend does not present her in the best light as she fails to stand up to his passive-aggressive manipulations. Trevor is a likable hero and the details of his family history only make him more intriguing. That said, his behavior is not always consistent with that of a trained FBI agent and he often comes across as a beta-hero. In sum, Midnight Caller leans more toward the suspense than the romance, but it is still a good story with some excellent characterization and I will be continuing with the series.

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-04-06 09:05

    The first book in the Chasing Evil Trilogy by Leslie Tentler. Slightly heavier on the suspense but still a satisfying romance in my opinion. I always love a story with a gorgeous FBI agent hero. The heroine was a strong likable woman herself but both had a few minor issues in life that they managed to overcome.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-04-01 11:19

    This was a great read. I love the fact that it took place in New Orleans. The characters were interesting and the storyline blew me away. It had a lot of twists and turns, which kept me turning pages! I will definitely be reading book 2.

  • Katie Michaels
    2019-04-18 12:17

    Wow. This book isn't as all what I thought it would be. From the summary of the story, I expected an urban fantasy. Instead, I got a mystery/thriller. It was pretty good, just nothing like I expected. Trevor is an FBI agent with a traumatic childhood. He has tracked a serial killer back to his hometown of New Orleans. Once home, he not only works to find the killer, dubbed the Vampire, but also to reconcile with the brother and sister he's been away from for so long. The hunt for the Vampire turns into a game of cat-and-mouse, as the killer targets Trevor with carefully laid clues and taunts. The Vampire also has a marked interest in Rain, a psychologist and radio talk show host. He targets her on the air, making sick sexual references and talking about her mother, a long dead rock singer. The Vampire's calls put Rain on Trevor's radar and the two grow close, quickly. All at once, we see Trevor & Rain come together, as the mysteries of Trevor's past unfold; the tragic history of Rain's mom comes to life; and twisted machinations of the Vampire come to a head. I liked the romance. The love scenes were pretty good. And I never suspected who the Vampire was before it was revealed. My only nitpick was the whole supernatural thing. Is the Vampire really supposed to be a real vampire or a deranged sicko? The doubt was especially annoying to me since I thought this was supposed to be a paranormal off the bat. I never got a satisfying resolution, even as the book came to an end. Overall, a pretty good romantic suspense. 4 stars. *ARC provided by NetGalley

  • Lyn (Readinghearts)
    2019-04-11 07:13

    This romantic suspense novel is the debut book from new author Leslie Tentler. Late night talk show hose Rain Summers is the daughter of a murdered singer from New Orleans who is credited with being goth before goth was a trend. Special Agent Trevor Rivette is a native of New Orleans who left in his team and has spent the ensuing years trying to forget his childhood. Now he is back and dealing with a case that involves Rain, but may also be personal. As the case progresses, he finds that trying to protect Rain and identify his unsub may be more than he can handle on many levels. Although I have read many romantic suspense novels throughout the years, it is not the genre that I read the most. In fact, I think most of the books that I have read in this genre were probably written by Nora Roberts. This one had an interesting plot line that kept me involved. In addition, the characters of Rain and Trevor were quite interesting, and their personal stories were enticing. I really enjoyed the mystery story line and although I figured out who the killer was before it was revealed, there were enough possible suspects to keep me guessing through a lot of the book. Unfortunately, the romance story line was a bit predictable, and the very end of the book fell a little flat for me. All in all a good read from a new author, which I enjoyed enough to look forward to her next effort.

  • Saturnus
    2019-03-29 12:25

    Trevor har aldrig kunnat glömma sitt förflutna. Slagen, fosterhemmen,a lkolism, dödandet och drogerna. Därför är det svårt att vara tillbaka i staden han hatar för första gången sedan hans mammas död. Trevor försöker undvika sin våldtagna syster Annabell och sin före detta drogmisbrukande bror Brian men vart han än vänder sig i staden finns dom där. Och om det inte är Annabell eller Brian, så är det hans barnmisshandlande alkoliserade pappa James han stöter på. Mannen som förstörde hans liv. Rain's föräldrar mördade varandra när hon var 2.Nu, 30 år senare är hon radiopratare. Hon håller i programmet Midnattsbekänelser där hon är psykolog och hjälper folk i direktsändning via telefon. Jobbet fick hon enbart eftersom hennes mamma var stor rockstjärna som fortarande har sina groupies i området. "Jag hade inte tänkt döda dig. Om du inte tvingar mig till det förstås."Säger den sjuke mannen på andra sidan linjen till Rain en natt, samtidigt som Trevor är ute och springer. Och med en gång känner han igen seriemördaren kallad "vampyren". Mannen som kidnappar flickor, gör hål i halsen och dricker blodet, sen lämnar tillbaka de till föräldrarna. Nu måste Rain och trevor jobba tillsammans. Kemin är hög, likaså känslorna till både framtid och förfluten tid men för att bekämpa psykopaten som är besatt av Rain måste dom jobba ihop.

  • Eileen
    2019-04-02 11:03

    This was a good book. But I like a lot more excitement than just "good" when I'm reading a suspense. Dr Rain Sommers was a therapist with a late night radio talk show whose normal clientele were teenagers and young adults. But she started getting threatening calls from an older male identifying himself as "Dante." Enter the hot FBI Agent Trevor who has been on Dante's trail for a while. The story takes the readers into the world of "Goth" and also delves into both Rain and Trevor's troubled pasts. It was fun being able to figure out early on who the real Dante was, and it kept me entertained enough to finish it. But I constantly had the feeling that I had read this book before and it was because I've read so many books like it, there were no real standout moments that made it different.

  • Betsy
    2019-03-23 15:21

    Midnight Caller is an excellent book. I really enjoyed the story that the author drew the reader into. Trevor and Rain are enjoyable characters that you really care about. I love how the author tells the reader a little at a time about the characters' past. The reader cannot wait to get to the end to know about the past stories as well as who the killer is. Who is the killer? You have to read to find out. Great start for Leslie Tentler. I cannot wait to read her new book when it comes out and more of her books in the future.

  • Alan
    2019-04-19 10:02

    Very good book, the romance wasn't heavy and didn't overpower the story line of the killer stalking the heroine. The killer was very well done. I couldn't figure out who the killer was until the author actually came out and said it. If you like suspense books with really nasty psycho killers this is definitely for you. Even if your not really a romance fan(like me)you'll still like this book.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2019-04-01 07:10

    Another fantastic debut author who has taken off! I am loving this book. It is incredibly well written and sucked me in almost from the first pages. The book is so good that in almost 2 days, I am already half way through it. I will def. be looking for the next book in the series that is scheduled to be released.

  • Kelly A
    2019-03-26 09:03

    This was a fabulous debut novel by Leslie Tentler. I was immediately drawn into the story and could not put the book down. The mystery was there throughout, and the love story had me intrigued. I didn't see the ending coming, just the way I like it! I look forward to reading more by this author, and hope I can see more of Rain and Trevor in the near future.

  • Pamela
    2019-04-14 14:21

    Loved this book !!! Leslie Tentler wove this thriller with the right amount of suspense, characters, and twists that make for great reading. I like reading mysteries, and books in a series. Leslie Tentler has meet all of the right criteria to keep me coming back for more.

  • ~Megan~
    2019-03-27 11:09

    4.5 stars!Really enjoyed this one! Romantic suspense is my absolute favorite genre, and it's such a treat to find a new author I can devour. Leslie Tentler's writing was gritty and full of emotion, just the way I like them.

  • Phyllis
    2019-04-03 07:30

    Thought this was a very good book. I think the author put alot of thought into her characters. Can't wait to read the next.

  • Tracy
    2019-04-16 10:13

    A Solid Romantic Suspense/Thriller DebutFBI Special Agent Trevor Rivette of the Violent Crimes Unit has been tracking The Vampire Killer for over a year as the trail of corpses stretches through five different cities. The latest victim brings Trevor back to the city of his youth, stirring the demons of his past even as he hunts for a nightmare in the present. In the sultry city of New Orleans a killer stalks the young Goth community, leaving blood-drained corpses and a widening swath of terror.Psychologist Dr. Rain Sommers is used to shocking phone calls on her nighttime radio show, Midnight Confessions, but when a man who calls himself Dante starts asking about blood and bondage, a chill goes through her. Though she cuts him off quickly, Rain can't shake the feeling that Dante wasn't a prank caller, he was something far more dangerous. When Special Agent Rivette introduces himself the next day and asks for a copy of the tape from the show, Rain's suspicions are confirmed, and she is forced to acknowledge that a vicious killer has turned his sadistic attention towards her.Rain gives Trevor the first real shot at trapping a monster, but as they spend more and more time together it becomes harder to separate the job to keep her safe from his need to keep her safe. And with death stalking so closely, even the shortest lapse of objectivity and professionalism could have haunting, deadly consequences.Leslie Tentler kicks off a new romantic suspense thriller trilogy with Midnight Caller, and the debut has a lot going for it. Tentler impressed with her flowing narrative and realistic characters, the depth and originality of some of the twists in plot, and a genuine N'Awlins flavor in the tone. While I tend to be predisposed to liking most books in my preferred genres, Tentler managed to catch my attention beyond that, and the debut was a more seasoned story than I was expecting.Less police procedural and more psychological thriller, the investigative aspects of the hunt for a serial killer weren't overly detailed, but Tentler built a nice level of tension and fleshed out the story with several intriguing subplots and plot threads that added interest to both Trevor's and Rain's characters. Trevor's backstory played a huge role in defining him, and the crippled family ties were a nice touch that added a lot of pathos to the story. He was a dark, somber character - fitting in maybe a little too well with a dark, somber book - and while I would have preferred a little more happiness or signs of humor to balance out the death and the danger, the lack seemed an organic extension of his history. He may not have been a bucket of laughs, but he was believable.Rain was less so. Admittedly, I have no experience with psychologists or psychiatrists, no knowledge of therapy beyond the fictional, but I had a truly difficult time buying her as an educated psychologist. In fact, I had a hard time liking her at all. It's not that there was anything particularly objectionable about her character, but she just seemed so bland and often came across as timid and passive. I enjoyed the details of her mother's history, but could never seem to connect to her on her own merits.Between my issues with her, and Trevor's somber personality, I can't say the romance threads of the plot were completely successful for me, but I do think that their relationship was well written, the development nicely paced, and the conflicts within it deftly handled. The suspense and thriller threads were stronger, and I really enjoyed the number of red herrings and twists that were included. I was particularly impressed with the questions that remained unanswered and the thin layer of paranormal potential that was left largely for the reader to make up their mind to believe or disbelieve.There were a few issues with the story that nagged me a little. I can't stand when lead characters, especially the damsels, purposely do remarkably stupid things, and there was one instance in particular in this book that bugged the heck out of me. If a known serial killer is stalking you and you have police protection in your house for good reason, maybe that's not the best time to slip out at night for a jaunt across town with no one the wiser. I'm just saying. And while I did appreciate the information that trip gleaned and felt it added much to the definition of Trevor's character, I thought the method was a bit odd and off putting.Beyond that, there were a few plot threads that didn't quite connect for me. In one, the third person point of view narrative switched focus to an unknown character, I thought as I was reading that it was the killer, but by the end, the emotions and thoughts expressed didn't fit with what we learn about the killer, so I was retroactively confused about the whole scene and unsure of its purpose.Debut or not, Tentler has proven her ability to tell a complex tale with unique and layered characters. While there were some aspects I wasn't totally sold on, Midnight Caller impressed me as a solid read in a genre that I enjoy. If this is where Tentler is starting, I can only imagine the brightness of her future, because this was a sophisticated and polished story with a lot going for it. I'll definitely be checking back with Tentler when the second in this trilogy, Midnight Fear becomes available next month.Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge through the Amazon.com Vine program for the purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.~*~*~*~One Good Book Deserves Another

  • Jessica Meyers
    2019-03-23 10:19

    This one was difficult to rate. The case was great, and the events were great. But I thought the writing was lacking that spark that makes you feel like you was really there. I noticed this especially in the romance, but it carried through the whole book. Even in the most intense scary parts, I just barely cared. They were events that happened. I didn’t feel invested in the characters. I would rate this a 3.5 if I could. On the plus side, the book did hold my attention. Like I said, the plot was great as well as the events. And even though I wasn’t invested in the characters, I did like them because I didn’t think they were annoying. I did think the characters were developed well. The back story to the main characters was great. I just felt like the events lacked that spark. Like she got a bit impatient to tell the story and glossed over details that help put you in the situation

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-26 10:20

    Absolutely brilliant. I love the characters and their relationships with each other and the slow build up of tension throughout. Midnight caller has everything a great romantic thriller needs, the serial killer is believable and thoroughly creepy, the heroine is very likable and the fact she is a phycologist is very interesting and the side stories that come from her sessions adds to the overall storyline. Trever, ou hero is swoon worthy with his protectiveness, his ability to overcome his past tragedies and his dedication to the job. A must read!

  • Dagmar McColl
    2019-04-06 14:23

    Excellent psychological thriller

  • Rosa
    2019-03-27 10:22

    Interesting read with regard to goths and bloodlust.