It Ends with Her by Brianna Labuskes

It Ends with Her

He started the game. She’ll end it.FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair doesn’t give up easily. She’s spent years tracking serial killer Simon Cross, forced to follow his twisted clues and photographs across the country. Clarke knows that Cross selects only redheaded women and that he doesn’t target another victim until Clarke discovers the previous one.He’s never broken pattern…until now.A girl has already gone missing in upstate New Yo...


Details It Ends with Her

TitleIt Ends with Her
Author
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews It Ends with Her

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-04-01
    At first I was up and down with this book, but then I got into it! Clarke Sinclair is an FBI Agent with her friend Sam. They have been looking for the serial killer, Simon Cross for some years now. Now he's back and sending things to Clarke. Will she be able to capture him this time before he kills another girl or girls? This book has two POV's. One is in the present with Clarke. The second POV is of Simon and his past. It shows how he turned out...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2018-05-11
    It Ends With Her is a really excellent crime/psychological thriller with a serial killer vibe, lifted by it’s main protagonist Clarke, an FBI agent with a mission, whose divisive nature and intriguing background really make this one truly addictive.The story itself is twisted and clever, a cat and mouse game that Clarke must win – by the time we meet her, it does feel like we are in the end game with horrific murderer Simon Cross – I loved ...
  • Marina
    2018-04-09
    There are three POVs1) Clarke – the main (and not very likeable character) – whose chapters were long and rambling. 2) Adelaide – a child. 3) Bess – a victim. (These chapters were much more exciting.) I found the ‘serial killer v FBI / cat and mouse’ plot over-complicated, the relationships unlikely and the whole set up quite improbable.
  • Jenny
    2018-05-02
    "It Ends with Her" is about two people and their obsession with each other. FBI Special Agent Clarke Sinclair was involved in chasing serial killer Simon Cross with the help of her partner FBI Special Agent Sam Gallagher. However, finding Simon Cross was not as easy as Clarke and Sam thought after he changed his pattern by taking two girls together. The readers of It Ends With Her will continue to follow the twists and turns of FBI Special Agent ...
  • Jody McGrath
    2018-06-11
    I really enjoyed this psychological thriller. Most of the twists and turns were not giant "aha" moments. They were easy to see coming, but that didn't distract from the great plot and honest gritty characters. I read this entire book in one sitting, so I don't agree that it was slow at all. I was really impressed with the pacing. Having it switch from certain POVs and certain times, really fueled the story instead of confusing it which so many ot...
  • Suze
    2018-04-01
    IT ENDS WITH HERI usually love thrillers, this book has a lot of action-a scavenger hunt, and a couple of very determined FBI agents. The plot was good, my problem with the book was the characters. Both Sam and Clarke seemed incomplete, and not very likeable. When I love a book, it is because of the characters- this book not so much.
  • Debbie
    2018-04-20
    3.5 Stars!So the beginning of this book was a bit touch and go for me. I'm okay with the slow revealing plot but I had trouble finding something to hold on to that would carry me forward in the story. The characters were not very appealing to me and at times annoying. Part of the plot was to figure out the connection between Sam and Clarke, and the lack of information and background made it more difficult to connect to them. Too much was kept fro...
  • Jennifer Lanak
    2018-06-13
    FBI agent Clarke Sinclair is chasing a serial killer. She and her partner, Sam, are being led around the country on a scavenger hunt of sorts, following cryptic clues the killer leaves for them. It seems they are never quite in time to save the victim, but the latest string of clues is different - he's changed the game and it is personal to Clarke. Clarke must battle her own internal demons and past if she wants to win. This book was excellent. I...
  • Katy Askeland
    2018-04-04
    A page turning thrillerI chose this book as my Kindle First selection for April, as there was no other book I was remotely interested in. I'm glad I did.While this may be Brianna Labuskes first novel, she is clearly an accomplished writer. The descriptions were thorough, sentence structure was good and it was well edited. I flew through the pages pretty quickly and it kept me up at night much later than I had wanted. To me, that is the mark of a ...
  • Literati Literature Lovers
    2018-04-15
    Dark Thriller I hate when reviewers say that a book is hard to review, but this one is because a review could ruin the plot and the many plot twists. The book revolves around three characters Bess, Adelaide, and Clark. Clark is a FBI agent who is chasing a serial killer targeting curly redheaded females. The killer happens to be winning the game he is playing with Clark and the F.B.I.. The book is written in three distinct timelines, and switchin...
  • Beverly Youngberg
    2018-04-11
    Highly enjoyable if you like twists!I went into this book hesitantly. At first I thought it was another “bad a$$ female agent” novel, but once you dive into each character, you find each has their own flaws that compliment one another perfectly. A truly great novel highlighting the impact of child abuse, the psyche of the abused, and how it gnaws at them for the rest of their lives. I recommend giving this novel a chance if you want a thrille...
  • Christine Lowe
    2018-04-03
    Unsympathetic Protagonist, Serial Killer Portrayed as GeniusI found myself getting more and more annoyed with the female protagonist, Clarke Sinclair, the longer I read. I found her self destructive and incredibly unsympathetic. I don't know if that's what the author intended but there was nothing I read that made me like her in the least. Her FBI partner, Sam Gallagher, was there to save her from herself. There is a lot we learn about Clarke's m...
  • Amanda A
    2018-05-28
    3.5 stars
  • Kevin Dowson
    2018-04-30
    Read as a Kindle First pick for April.Okay, so I had a few issues with this book, particularly in the early stages. Those issues primarily centred around Clarke, the main protagonist. She was clearly a basket case with so many psychological issues I just wanted to shake her...very hard. But more importantly, wouldn't the FBI require psychological evaluations for their agents? I'm pretty sure they would, and equally sure an alcoholic, self-harming...
  • D.J. Adamson
    2018-06-18
    “He’d led them on a countrywide scavenger hunt and hadn’t left a single fingerprint or fleck of DNA behind, and they thought he’d make the most basic mistake in the book? No…. The postcards that promised false hope if only the FBI could solve the clues in time. The relentless countdown that ticked away the seconds until the next deadline. The dead girl as the final prize in a twisted scavenger hunt Clarke had never wanted to play in the...
  • Smile24k
    2018-06-01
    I wish we could do half stars. This book is 3.5 stars IMO. Basic plot - FBI agents are hunting a serial killer who likes to play games with his kills. He sends the FBI clues to try and find his next victim before he kills them. But the agents are always a day or so behind in figuring out the clues. The main agents are a woman by the name of Clarke and her older partner Sam, who is more like a mentor/father figure. Clarke is a troubled young woman...
  • Kassybetweenpages
    2018-05-20
    This story is told through three different perspectives, Clarke, Bess, and Adelaide. While normally I find books that are told from different perspectives to be a little too much Brianna Labuskes blended everything together nicely. Clarke is an FBI agent with a rocky past. It was her flashbacks that kept the story interesting. She finds herself chasing down a serial killer and trying to save the lives of the victims. I actually found the killer l...
  • Michelle Willms
    2018-04-27
    Hard to describeThis is one of those books that leaves the reader emotionally drained. The characters were real, the story filled with every imaginable emotion, and the action non-stop. The writing is so intense, I became a part of the story, awakening at the end feeling a huge sense of loss. This is a book worth your time.
  • Megan
    2018-06-12
    It was hard to get into the story in the beginning, but I slowly became interested. I found Clarke's sections the hardest to read. I'm not sure if that's because of the secrecy of her past that was slowly being revealed or because she just wasn't a likable character. The ending was good, in that it wrapped almost everything up, but I did find it hard to believe that it would've unfolded that way knowing all we know at the end.Content: (view spoil...
  • CrazyCat (Alex)
    2018-05-12
    I did not see that coming. The ending. It took me be surprise, made gasp, and that is a good thing when it comes to books."It Ends With Her" is told in three pov, Clarke, Bess and Adelaide. It's hard to read about Adelaide's life, her loosing her parents at a young age, going into foster care, meeting a boy who is a master manipulator. It is also heart breaking to read about Bess, being abused by her boyfriend and her struggle to break free of hi...
  • Brigid Keely
    2018-05-14
    I got this book as part of an Amazon First Reads deal and was excited to start it. I haven't read a thriller in a while and the blurb sounded good. However, I didn't make it very far into this book before setting it aside.The protagonist is deeply unlikable, and not in a "if it's a man it's ok but if it's a woman it's unlikable" way. She is a walking cliche... brilliant student who bombed to become a desk jockey alcoholic who also self harms, dra...
  • Rachel Clayson
    2018-04-06
    I wanted to like it more....The twist at the end was great! The journey getting there and the final destination were just so so, for me. I had a hard time with huge amount of emotions the main character portrayed, it was exhausting. The amount of tip toeing around the final reveal was arduous, as you have to get through 90% of book before you finally get that "ooooh that is why she is so________ the entirety of the book" moment. I wish we would h...
  • Cindy
    2018-05-06
    This novel was a KIndle First Read selection and it was a good one. It is a thriller told from 3 alternating POVs. The story revolves around 2 FBI agents - Clarke and Sam who have spent years being lead across country in search of a serial killer who leaves clues and messages for them in a twisted scavenger hunt. The only commonality is that he selects redheads who are contemplating leaving abusive relationships. There are plenty of twists and tu...
  • Skye Weis
    2018-04-20
    I would describe this as an airplane read - something you pick up from the newstand before boarding the plane to pass the time.Its unoriginal plot - a serial killer taunting FBI agents with a game of cat and mouse - is not helped by it's overly wordy dialogue (both inner and outer for the characters) and meandering prose. The characters are not well developed...at least until you get to the big "reveal" at the end (but honestly, it wasn't much of...
  • Kylie
    2018-04-05
    Hmm.I’m not sure whether the major obvious detail means I should give this book 4 or 5 stars. I also started reading this book after finishing the best book of 2018, so my viewpoints may be slightly skewed in that regard. I found this book slightly hard to focus on. I often found myself having to reread paragraphs, and sometimes pages after my mind had wandered.Despite that, this book is really quite well done. I enjoyed the give and take betwe...
  • Donna
    2018-05-16
    FBI agent Clarke Sinclair and her partner Sam have been chasing down serial killer Simon Cross for a couple of years. He leaves clues for Clarke to find and interpret and then kills the girl right before they can figure out what the clues mean. Shortly before the final clue, he will kidnap another red-haired girl and the game begins again. Alternating chapters are about Clarke, Adelaide Young in 1993, and Bess, the most recent person kidnapped an...
  • Jada
    2018-04-15
    3.5 StarsThere's something very satisfying about an unlikable narrator that I really enjoy. Clarke Sinclair fits the bill quite nicely. She's chasing a serial killer, Simon Cross, across the country, following his twisted clues in a scavenger hunt where the stakes are high, a young woman's life. And then two after Cross breaks his meticulous, obsessive plans.Overall I enjoyed this book. Getting to read it prior to publication (05/01/2018!) throug...
  • JLOX
    2018-04-06
    Serial Killer Plays Games With FBI AgentsThe story has been told many times. Sam and Clarke (girl not boy) are on the hunt for a serial killer who kidnaps and murders red-headed females. Until now. This last one is blonde and the FBI agents are certain he still has the last red-head who has not been found. He has broken his pattern. Yes, he. They know who he is - Simon.Sounds captivating right? Not so much. I was sick of hearing Clarke's inner th...
  • Jennifer Williams
    2018-04-24
    It Ends With Her was a very interesting novel. It was murder mystery novel with an intriguing premise reminiscent of “Criminal Minds.” As the story unraveled, I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be sympathetic with the main character (Sinclair) or not . . . at least until the end. I loved the character of Bess, though. Her fierce determination to rise out of her situation was a bright spot in a very dark and twisted plotline. I have to admit...
  • Cheryl
    2018-05-21
    I liked this book. I did stick with it all the way through to the end. In regards to the characters, Clarke and Simon they were fine. There were other characters that played either main or secondary roles. Which they helped with the telling of the story. To be honest there really wasn't that much wrong with the characters or the story but I will say that I could become easily distracted by the outside world. I was not as fully invested in the ove...