The highly praised Top 10 Bestselling romantic suspense series, The Photographer Trilogy, reveals the dirty truths behind humanity that no one wants to face. This unique story is the gripping tale of one woman's journey to rock bottom and the serial killer who dragged her there.
A woman haunted by her past, Kate Jackson was listlessly floating through life until she meets charming lawyer and play boy, Derrick Kane. Just when she thinks she might have found the key to learning how to live again, learning how to love…infamous serial killer, The Photographer, rips it all away with one click of his camera.
But Kate is a fighter and refuses to allow a sadistic killer to take everything from her yet again. She delves into the police investigation targeting The Photographer to finally reveal his true identity, but Kate quickly learns that finding the face behind the mask doesn't always make you safe.
Every dirty secret from the past comes to light, and she finds herself faced with the ultimate test of true love…and true heartbreak. When an innocent life is on the line, the cost of justice could be more than love can afford.
Not everyone makes it to the end of their love story.
Trigger Warning: Due to violent and dark subject matter, this book is intended for 18+ years old. This book does contain triggers for violence and abuse.
Sarah Robinson’s The Photographer Trilogy Box Set is a Crime Romance, a dark and heavy read that I could not bring myself to put down. It contains Tainted Bodies, Tainted Pictures, and Untainted.
It starts off hard and heavy with Tainted Bodies. Romance, past traumas, sisterhood, secrets, betrayals and a horrific crime that occurs now—it doesn't seem like it would all fit together into a book that would leave ME wanting more. But it worked together flawlessly. It was real, raw and gritty—full of secrets, lies, mysteries and evasions which lead you up to a cliffhanger and breathlessly waiting for the second book in this series. Yet it also had another side to the book—the budding of a new relationship between Kate and Derrick, the close bond between sisters and the incredible chemistry between Kate and Derrick.
One of the things I liked the most about Sarah’s writing was how utterly flawed and imperfect her characters were. Where usually we all dream about the knight in shining armor who swoops in and saves the day…let’s be honest we don’t see it every day. Derrick has flashes of the charming, dreamy, handsome, romantic man of our dreams and then there is that slightly mysterious, secretive commitment phobe side. Kate is dissatisfied at her job, yet is still there accepting promotions, all the while wishing and dreaming about something different. She is incredibly strong yet at the same time still broken inside. When she meets Derrick, their instantaneous connection starts off a relationship that truly excites Kate. However they are not exactly in the same page.
Tainted Pictures has Kate and Derrick growing, both as individuals and as a couple. Kate is searching for and finding her inner strength and purpose in her life. Derrick is coming to terms with his treatment of Kate and becoming a much stronger man. As a couple they are learning to trust each other. Whenever they are together their chemistry is just undeniable—sparks fly, as do clothes!
One of the true gifts in this book is the multiple characters we come into contact with. Being able to see the story from several different viewpoints was fascinating to me. I loved that we were able to view the action from both Kate and Derrick’s perspective but then also from the Detectives, Liz Snow and Mike McCraig’s. It made the book deeper, richer and more alive as we cling to our e-readers desperate to figure out who is leaving pictures. Who is The Photographer?
Untainted wraps up all of the unanswered questions that you have had along the way. It also takes you on a wild emotional ride. From the very start when we find out who The Photographer left dead in the apartment, to the kidnapping and everything that happens straight through to the end of the book. Be prepared for action, drama, twists and turns, heart break, romance and incredibly sweet moments that will just reach in and squeeze your heart.
The emotional journey these characters have been on, has at times been difficult to witness - yet their strength even when they have broken down, to overcome all of the adversity is awe inspiring. Knowing that it is in part based on true experiences just makes it that much more so. In Untainted, all of the characters continue to grow both personally and within the various relationships they have formed. In turn it has caused me to become that much more attached to each and every one of them. Making some of the book that much harder to read, and other parts that much more beautiful. (Vague, I know! But, really do you want me to give something away?!)
I definitely recommend this box set. It is one that will not leave you anytime soon.