#Bookreview – The Beast Within (Mended Souls Book 2) by Jacquie Biggar

What Amazon says


It’s a psychological thriller with paranormal elements that continues the story of newly-minted angels Mike and Lucas.
N.N. Light

The twists and turns in this story are amazing. Just when you think you know where the adventure is going, it switches to the unexpected. Definitely kept me entertained and on my toes!
Jacqui Nelson

She didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.

When Julie Crenshaw is offered a news reporter’s job on beautiful Vancouver Island she didn’t expect to land in the crosshairs of a serial killer.
Connor O’Rourke has seen his share of human depravities during his fourteen years as a homicide detective, but is still sickened by the murderer terrorizing his island shores.
And threatening his key witness.
As the stakes rise, can two people get a second chance at love?
Or will a killer become the winner?

THE BEAST WITHIN by Jacquie Biggar did not disappoint! These books are a great blend of contemporary romance with added suspense and the paranormal element of guardian angels that have ties to the main characters.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Jacquie Biggar, Can two displaced angels save a woman from the clutches of a vicious psychopath?

My review

I listened to the audio book version of this book. The reader had a pleasant and well paced reading style . There were a few places were the quality of the recording wasn’t good but it wasn’t invasive enough to be a problem.

The Beast Within is a unique and interesting story. It starts with the rather shocking discovery of a severed left foot by a young woman, Julie Crenshaw, during her daily walk on the beach. We soon learn that Julie is recently widowed and has moved to Vancouver Island to raise her two young sons. Life is not easy for a woman on her own with a full time job as a journalist and two kids. Julie hasn’t recovered from the horrific and unexpected death of her husband and grief still overshadows her life.

The discovery on the beach changes Julie’s life. She meets the very attractive Connor O’Rourke, the police officer investigating the murder case, who seems to be as interested in her as she is in him leading to a host of conflicting emotions for them both. Julie is embroiled in the case both as a key witness and in her capacity as a journalist covering the story with her team. What she doesn’t realise, however, is that she has caught the eye of the serial killer.

To make matters even more complex and emotionally confusing, Julie’s husband, Mike, and the man responsible for his death, have been sent back to earth as angels until such time as they can sort out their differences and come to terms with their fate.

I don’t read romance novels very often but this was more of a thriller with a romantic aspect. The romance runs parallel to the murder mystery and I found both threads of the story entertaining and interesting.

This book offers something for most reading tastes: romance, thriller, serial killer/murder and paranormal.

I rated this book five out of five stars on Amazon.

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33 thoughts on “#Bookreview – The Beast Within (Mended Souls Book 2) by Jacquie Biggar

  1. Wow, Robbie, thanks for the nice surprise! This is based on a true mystery happening on our west coast. There have been fifteen cases of feet found along our shores in the past decade. All left feet. All in sneakers. Very strange!

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      1. Thank you, and yes, it is. As you can tell from my story, I feel strongly that a serial killer is on the loose and I hope the police are looking into that angle, no matter what they state on the news.

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    1. Thank you, Debby. It is a thriller so there are murders and a bit of blood and gore but it is not scary like a Stephen King book with weird and creepy supernatural. The supernatural element here is actually quite lighthearted almost.

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  2. Excellent review. I’m not much of a romance reader either, but the thriller elements of the book appeal to me (I can handle romance as a subplot). And paranormal is right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation, Robbie. 🙂


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