Chaos! Fatal Frenzy by Marie Force

Posted February 15, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Chaos! Fatal Frenzy by Marie ForceFatal Frenzy by Marie Force
Series: Fatal #9
Published by Carina Press on September 15, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 282
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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Lieutenant Sam Holland is on leave, recovering from an attack that shook her to the core. With no case to distract her, she's trying to stay busy—even voluntarily meeting with her new White House staff. But it's not enough to keep the horrific memories at bay, and her family is worried…especially her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.

Nick is dealing with his own demons where his wife's safety is concerned, losing night after night of sleep as he works to make sure what happened that day will never happen again. The pressure is building inside the Cappuanos' marriage, and something's got to give before Nick takes the oath of office.

When two college girls go missing in the midst of inauguration madness, the chief of police needs the one cop he can count on to find them and save the Metro PD from disgrace. In a case full of ugly twists and turns, Sam will have to confront her past and find her strength again…before it's too late.



As Sam and Nick prepare for the upcoming inauguration, she’s still recuperating from her physical and emotional injuries sustained from Stahl’s assault. Clearly suffering silently from the effects of PTSD, Sam wonders if she’ll ever be able to return to the job. In the meantime, her team is grappling with a tough case that appears to be a potential serial killer at large.

This was a gripping story addressing some very tough issues, including PTSD, survivors guilt and grief. Sam’s path back wasn’t easy and she’s still a work in progress. I liked how her situation was addressed even if her recovery seemed a little fast. Of course, her husband, Nick, the Vice President-Elect is always the perfect balm for anything that ails you.

The book is aptly titled with all the inauguration preparation wrapped around the normal chaos associated with Sam’s job. I liked that the fusion of that with her role as Second Lady was dealt with much more realistically. There are many heartwarming moments interspersed with the tragic ones, making this a much more interesting and layered story, if not terribly exciting. (I needed a break after the last book.)

I’m still in love with this series and looking forward to the next phase of Sam and Nick’s lives. We were also left with a sense of coming political intrigue, just enough to leave me wanting.

About Marie Force

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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4 responses to “Chaos! Fatal Frenzy by Marie Force

    • Definitely a series you have to read in order as there are continuing story arcs (not cliffhangers) and serious character continuity and development. Love it and I think you will, too, Kimba.