The First Victim

The First Victim For fifteen years The Baby Doll Strangler has terrorized the East Coast abducting teenage girls and leaving their perfectly primped bodies for their families to find Fifteen years ago one girl escap

  • Title: The First Victim
  • Author: J.B. Lynn
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  • Page: 194
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  • For fifteen years The Baby Doll Strangler has terrorized the East Coast, abducting teenage girls and leaving their perfectly primped bodies for their families to find Fifteen years ago, one girl escaped him That girl, now a 31 year old woman, Emily Wright, believes she has also escaped the memories of her abduction, until a family emergency forces her back to her childhoFor fifteen years The Baby Doll Strangler has terrorized the East Coast, abducting teenage girls and leaving their perfectly primped bodies for their families to find Fifteen years ago, one girl escaped him That girl, now a 31 year old woman, Emily Wright, believes she has also escaped the memories of her abduction, until a family emergency forces her back to her childhood home to care for her teenage sister As she tries to build a relationship with a sister she barely knows, the nightmares of her abduction return When a girl from her sister s school is kidnapped, killed, and left on Emily s doorstep, her paranoia goes into overdrive Has her kidnapper resurfaced and returned to town too Emily must decide who to trust her girlhood crush Deputy Bailey O Neill, the FBI agents who have failed to catch the killer in the past, or the only person who has defeated this monster before herself.Family secrets and small town rumors abound as the body count escalates and the killer draws closer to the Wright sisters Time is running out and Emily must face her fears and unravel the secrets of her own kidnapping before her nightmares come true and she, or her sister, become the next victims of The Baby Doll Strangler.

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    1. I loved this book. Emily Wright managed to escape from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. Fifteen years later, she’s made a new life for herself in the city. But her father is in hospital and she has to return home to take care of her sister. And so the nightmare begins…JB Lynn throws you straight in at the deep end and the suspense builds from there. If you like great characters, nail-biting suspense and serial killers coming back for their first victim, this is the book for yo [...]

    2. Originally posted at: longandshortreviews.cA LASR "BEST BOOK"Romantic suspense has many great authors like Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, and now I must add JB Lynn to the list. This was by far the best book I’ve read this year.The First Victim started out with Emily Wright returning back home to the place she left behind. Many years ago, she had been kidnapped and abused. Although Emily vowed to never be a victim again, she has been resistant about returning to the place where tragedy had struck [...]

    3. Looking for a suspenseful thriller? Then The First Victim by JB Lynn is the book for you. From the first word to the last word this novel will keep you hooked. Emily Wright is called back to Lakeside Acres after 15 years because her father was in an accident and she needs to take care of her younger sister Laurie. Fifteen years ago, Emily escaped from a sadistic killer who has yet to be caught. The Baby Doll Stranger is still in Lakeside Acres and is waiting for Emily. Once she arrives, he start [...]

    4. "Shhh, Baby Doll." The words should infuse comfort Instead, they fill Emily Wright with terror. Those are the words her captor used to whisper to her during her 3-day trip to hell when she was sixteen. Three days - such a short amount of time, but enough time to change a person forever. Emily fought to survive and to escape not only the dark basement where she was held, but also the town that unknowingly flaunted the memories she so desperately needed to distance herself from.The now thirty-one [...]

    5. 3.5 Stars! Fantastic!Summary: Fifteen years ago, Emily Wright barely escaped from a serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. She wants nothing to do with the small town where she was abducted, but when her father is hospitalized she reluctantly returns home to care for her teenage sister.When her sister's friend is killed and left in front of Emily's house, Emily begins to relive the nightmare she endured long ago. Soon she realizes that her sister, too, is in danger from the killer—and t [...]

    6. This was an excellent mystery/suspense book. I loved it. I loved that we had insight into several of the main characters' heads as well. Even though the mind of psycho was quite disturbing, it was really well written. I decided to read this book because I'd read JB Lynn's Confessions of a Neurotic Hitwoman and that turned out to be one of my favorite books. I'm quite happy to say that this one is another favorite. I can't wait to read another book from her.This was truly a book of suspense. I di [...]

    7. I picked up this book because I had just finished JB Lynn's other book, Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman, and was literally craving more. While The First Victim is not at all the same genre as the other book, I still enjoyed the author's style and am glad to add this one to my collection. The storyline is somber, creating suspense, mystery and thrill, but is laced with a bit of romance that keeps you hoping the heroine will pull through in the end -- and finish happily every after wit [...]

    8. I join the ranks of the readers who said they could not put this book down. The suspense was prevalent throughout, and I was surprised and delighted by the romantic aspects of the book. Emily's fear was so real to me that I was actually getting nervous reading what would happen to her next. I don't usually have a lot of time to read, but in the case of THE FIRST VICTIM I had to make the time. Especially for the last quarter of the book. There was simply no opportunity to stop reading. I took the [...]

    9. I must say that I am really pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! It had just the right amount of suspense/graphicness to romance(i.eght) for me. I will seek out more by this author.

    10. I have two pieces of advice for people who read THE FIRST VICTIM: (1) Save it for when you have uninterrupted time and (2) Make sure you're not alone in the house. Wow. Well-drawn characters and lots of unexpected twists and turns. Great read.

    11. ~* 3.5 Stars *~ Terror that Spans TimeEmily Watson grew up in a small town and for the first sixteen years of her life she was a normal girl doing normal girl things. She had a best friend, she liked a boy, she was sometimes frustrated by her parents. Normal. Until one sunny autumn day, when she was abducted by a sick monster as she hurried along the path from the lake to her lakeside house. After that, after three interminable days of being held captive, being beaten and molested, nothing was n [...]

    12. I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest opinion and review.My favorite genre these days is romantic suspense. I have only experienced this genre from a few authors so when the opportunity to read a debut book from a new author i was happy to volunteer to read it. First Victim is the debut novel by author JB Lynn. Let me start with the blurb as a introduction to the book.Available June 13, 2011 from Carina PressTHE FIRST VICTIMFor fifteen years The Baby Doll Strangler has ter [...]

    13. “The First Victim” by JB LynnBrilliant! Captivating! This should be a Book-To-Movie!This book was so engaging. I could feel what the main character felt. I could relate to her emotions, they were so well described. I could relate to her fear, yet at the same time, relate to her newfound strength of being able to control situations. The main character, Emily, had previously been kidnapped by “The Baby Doll Serial Killer” when she was a young child. She was saved by a friend who happened t [...]

    14. This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.Expected Release Date: June 13, 2011 (Available Now!)Publisher: HarlequinImprint: Carina PressAuthor’s Website: jblynn/My Source for This Book: NetgalleyPart of a Series: NoSeries Best Read In Order: N/ASteam Level: SteamyFifteen years ago, Emily Wright was kidnapped by a serial killer. Barely managing to escape with her life, she has put her past behind her, refusing to return to the small town where she was abducte [...]

    15. Favorite Lines: “He couldn’t wait to play with them. But not yet. It wasn’t time. Soon though. Right now there was another girl he wanted to toy with. He was putting the finishing touches on their playroom right now. The walls had been soundproofed. No one would hear her scream. The tools were laid out. Waiting for when he was ready for them. The brand-new clothes he’d bought to dress her up i had been washed in rose water. Crushing them in his fist, he raised them to his nose. They smel [...]

    16. I enjoyed reading First Victim, I enjoyed the writing style and the storyline, the plot, the twist towards the end, the characters, pretty much all of it except I didn’t feel the chemistry between Emily and Bailey was believable, it felt too forced and I struggled to accept them as anything more than friends with a shared past, I really wanted to but couldn’t but it didn’t ruin the book for me but I did wish some of their scene’s went quicker and may have skipped some of their sex scenes [...]

    17. As a teenager Emily Wright was able to escape from the serial killer dubbed the Baby Doll Strangler. However unable to escape the memories of her captivity she flees her small town home after graduating and builds a new life in the big city. Fifteen years later, when her father is seriously injured in an accident, she reluctantly returns to care for her fifteen year old sister. The old fears son creep back and any suggestion she is just being paranoid is dismissed when one of her sister's school [...]

    18. Emily Wright was only a teenager when she was kidnaped and sexually molested. Luckily she was able to escape before she was raped. She survived with the help of her friends and moved away as soon as she could. It’s been fifteen years since her abduction and Emily has only returned once, for her mother’s funeral. Now she has to return to the "scene of the crime" because her father has been seriously injured in an accident and someone needs to care for her younger sister Laurie.To say that Emi [...]

    19. Carina Press has been extremely gracious to allow me to read an ARC of this novel, via Netgalley, prior to its release today, and I am extremely grateful because this novel is phenomenal! The synopsis itself peaked my curiosity and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it—the idea of a serial killer tracking down the “one that got away” intrigued me to no end, and I wasn’t disappointed in the least as I read. I was pulled into the novel from the very first page and couldn’t put it down [...]

    20. This was a good one. Very suspenseful and kept you guessing on who the Baby Doll Killer was until the end (I flip flopped a couple times on who it could have been).Emily Wright was abducted when she was sixteen. She spent three days with her abductor, but managed to escape. She’s lived with the trauma from her three day ordeal ever since; abandoning her family, friends, hometown and her one time best friend and crush Bailey O’Neill in an effort to have some semblance of a normal life.She’s [...]

    21. I did like this butI think it would have been much better as a full length novel.It wasn't very long and the story seemed to conclude very quickly. Nothing was really drawn out. The main character of Emily, comes back to town and straight away the Baby Doll Killer starts leaving her notes etc and we find out very quickly why this guy wants her.Although saying that, the storyline was very good and I didn't guess who the killer was. Very creepy in places but not quite as suspenseful as I would hav [...]

    22. A surprisingly satisfying read, this book follows the standard of normal mainstream fiction. With a sprinkling of romance, a mystery and a main character filled with baggage from her past, this novel will appeal to a wide variety of audiences. I enjoyed the book but wouldn’t list it as one I couldn’t put doubt. I did, in fact, put it down on several occasions because I became so frustrated with the characterization of the main character. She is constantly scared of her own shadow (not unexpe [...]

    23. Reviewed at:Over A Cuppa TeaReview date:23 June 2011Review link: cleffairy/?p=5582‘The First Victim’ is a horrifying but satisfying read. It starts off with a horrendous, unbelievable event change changes people’s lives forever. Rather dramatic, but frankly speaking, it is believable, cuz things… unwanted, horrible things happens when you least expected it. This book makes me think that horrible things really can happen, just that you don’t know when. And when those horrible, terrifyin [...]

    24. I received this book free from Net GalleyWhat I thought: Wowis book made me double check the locks on my three year old's bedroom window. Seriously. It freaked me out. It was well written with a hellacious amount of suspense and thrill. I have seen on several other reviews that they had a problem with Emily being described as strong but her actions proved otherwise and I have to disagree. The fact that she was able to reason through the ordeal and come out on the other side says a lot about her. [...]

    25. Having survived the Baby Doll Killer as a teen, Emily leaves her hometown, overcomes her fears and achieves success as an adult. When her father is in a boating accident, she must return home to take care of her teenage sister.Her childhood friend, Bailey, is all grown up, too, and is now a cop. Their relationship is confusing. of them are in love with the other, but there's too much past between them. When the Baby Doll Killer shows up again and begins stalking both Em and her younger sister, t [...]

    26. I was gracious enough to get an ARC copy of this from Netgalley. What a great book this was. I like these crime/mystery novels,especially the ones that really reel you in and this one hooks you right from the start.The story of Emily and her kidnapping 15 years earlier is riveting. You want to know more, but understandably, she has a hard time coming to terms with the entire thing. She hasn't revealed much to anyone about the crime. Not to mention, no one ever found her kidnapper which is why gi [...]

    27. I'm not really sure how to rate this one, only because yeah I thought it was pretty good, nice thriller romance, typical though. I think one day im going to write a book on how to write a thriller. never ever introduce the bad guy, briefly but strongly with a hint of attitude in his manner of walk. automatically a reader who has read something like over 1 thousand books in the past 5 years, and tens of thousands of books in her lifetime, would know he's the bad guy, and then its all over, predic [...]

    28. The First Victim is a captivating mystery that will probably make your skin crawl and your teeth hurt occasionally. I know it did mine. The author, J.B. Lynn created a decidedly evil killer, and at times gets a bit graphic in the details of what the killer does. It's not horribly over the top, though, not any worse than most crime tv shows.The book flows well, I read it in one evening. I had to find out what happened! I will toot my own horn to say that I did figure out who the killer was, but I [...]

    29. Three words for JB Lynn's The First Victim: atmospheric, sexy, and creepy. I loved the setting (lakeside community with characters whose lives and pasts intertwined beautifully), the romantic relationship (a high school crush - yummy!), and the points of view - namely that we got glimpses of the killer throughout. My favorite character in the novel was the sister's rebellious friend, Anna. She absolutely leapt off the page and she's one I'll never forget. I would love to see her return in a futu [...]

    30. “Emily Wright was abducted when she was a teenager but managed to escape. Her memories still haunt her but with therapy & inner strength she has made a life for herself. She is returning home to Lakeside Acres and to her nightmares. Her father is in the hospital near death after a boating accident and she has returned to take care of her younger sister. Bailey O'Neal, now a deputy, was Emily's best friend growing up and has always been in love with her. Also happy to see her return is some [...]

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