Review: ‘Midnight Obsession’ by Melinda Leigh
Midnight Obsessionby Melinda Leigh
Series: Midnight #4
Published by Montlake Romance on January 3, 2017
SubGenres: Romantic Suspense
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In Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s edgy new thriller, Louisa Hancock thought she was safe…but there’s a new killer in town.
When a mysterious package lands on Louisa Hancock’s doorstep, the Philadelphia museum curator can hardly anticipate the nightmare that’s about to envelop her. The package is addressed to her father—an expert in Viking culture—and inside is a ninth-century sword, a chilling thank-you note, and photos of two dead bodies in a tableau evoking a Nordic funeral. The gruesome images match a recent crime scene. But before the police can investigate the killer’s connection to Louisa’s father, Ward Hancock vanishes.
Sports bar owner Conor Sullivan wants nothing more than to spend his life with Louisa. Devoted and protective, he refuses to leave her side after her father’s disappearance. When a troubled young boxer he’s been coaching is suspected of the murders, Conor is pulled in even deeper. Desperate, Louisa and Conor take it upon themselves to find her father, but soon another ritualistic slaying makes it clear there’s a Viking-obsessed serial killer on the loose. And he has a new target: Louisa.
Midnight Obsession is the last book in Melinda Leigh’s Midnight series. If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy Romantic Suspense. Melinda Leigh is one of my favorite Romantic Suspense authors because she writes suspenseful storylines that leave you guessing who is behind everything, even when she gives you the killer(s) POVs without giving away who it is.
After reading Midnight Betrayal, I thought Louisa and Conor would have a break, especially with how much they endured in the previous book. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in Melinda’s books, especially when her characters have to deal with another serial killer, and this time, the killer is obsessed with the Vikings. Louisa’s father may have a connection with the killer, especially when he’s sent a package thanking him for the Viking information that was needed, and then later, her father goes missing. It’s up to Louisa and Conor to find her father because after what happened in the last book, they can’t really trust the police to get involved.
This was another book that I read from Melinda Leigh that became an instant fave, even though Melinda’s writing may scare me a bit, but in a good way. Her writing style is very descriptive, where you feel you are there with the characters in solving the murder(s)/crime(s). She’s also detailed on what the characters are going through. You feel for the characters, and I felt for Louisa because she was still dealing with what happened in the previous book, but thankfully, she had Conor there with her.
I loved getting to read Louisa and Conor’s relationship grow even more in this book, but I wasn’t fond they had to solve another murder and, this time, a kidnapping, too. Poor characters need a break and a happily ever after, which they do get, but they need to catch the killer first and find Louisa’s father.
If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it, and I’m so glad I finally made time to finish this series. It’s been on my TBR since it was released. I’m determined to read Melinda’s backlog that I’ve missed out on, especially when I’ve missed reading Romantic Suspense. Sometimes, I need to read books that have me on the edge of my seat, like this series.