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
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews It Ends with Her

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    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...
  • Jenny
    "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 ...
  • Suze
    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.
  • Marina
    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.
  • Debbie
    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...
  • Katy Askeland
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Michelle Willms
    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.
  • Rachel Clayson
    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...
  • Jada
    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
    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
    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...
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    The book alternates chapters about three characters: FBI agent Clarke (who has more chapters than the other two), kidnapping victim Bess, and the killer's childhood foster sister, Adelaide. Honestly, I skimmed through a lot of Clarke's chapters. She was unprofessional, unlikable and pretty stupid, especially at the end. When everyone was telling her that it wasn't her fault, I was screaming YES IT WAS! She just had way too many mental issues to b...
  • Fiona Blackshaw
    I spent an enjoyable afternoon engrossed in this book; it kept me guessing until the final chapter (or thereabouts). Reminded me of Thomas Harris, in a good way. Right now, It Ends with Her feels like a lightweight beach read, perhaps because I finished it so quickly. If I find the plot and characters sticking with me, I'll come back in a month and add a star to this rating.
  • Judy
    WOWO could not put this novel down it is that good! I'm happy to have discovered B Labuskes i will be sure to read more books written by her☺
  • raymond cook
    Standard ThrillerThis book wasn't bad, but it didn't really go beyond the cliche. Everything in it I had read before. Still worth a look, though.
  • cj
    Good lot. Too much extra.The story and it's late twist were good. The frequent long elaboration of the main character's thoughts, feelings and past were excessive. I found myself anxious to see where the story went next, but tired of all the extra rhetoric. Too bad, because I like so much of the author's writing--the boring parts just needed to be edited out.
  • Kristine
    Good but predictableI don't read murder mysteries often more because I take the stories to my dreams but this one was a good story but predictable. I would recommend for someone who likes murder mysteries.
  • Angel
    ComplexThis was a really complex story that hooked me from the beginning. It managed to delve into the serial killers actions without being gruesome, and the protagonist felt organic and not like a super hero. This was a solid novel that I couldn’t put down.
  • Cassie Osborn
    Good BookI chose this book for my April 2018 Kindle First read. I'm glad I did. It was a very interesting read from the start. Kept me interested enough to read in one sitting. The only gripe I have is with the main character, Clarke. She wasn't very likable, but the reason for her numerous issues did come out in the end, which was the only saving grace for her character. All in all, a fast-paced, gripping, and interesting read. I recommend this ...
  • Nora Anthony
    Here it goes.I disliked Clarke. Way too many inner thoughts and flashbacks. It makes no sense that they know who the killer is and haven't been able to catch him for YEARS. The twist at the end would have been interesting but it was completely unbelievable!! It made no sense. Also the other twist didn't make any sense either. The author tries to convince us that things couldn't have ended any other way but they could have, if everyone kept their ...
  • Alex Cruz
    I got this as my April Amazon prime pick. LIKES: the way the author handled domestic abuse. I think she handled it with class and accuracy, the way she described the abuse was spot-on & respectful yet raw at the same time. I appreciated that. There was a couple of quotes about domestic violence that I really liked. Here’s one “ Bess was quiet for a moment. Then there was a hitch in her breathing, as if she’d made some decision. “Abusers d...
  • Robialice
    Labuskes technique is solid in this middle of the road suspense thriller starring a young FBI agent tracking down a serial killer. From the start it’s plain that the main character Clarke has a history with the serial killer, the author reveals this slowly throughout the book via flashbacks. The pacing is well done, pulling you along as Clarke and her partner Sam track down all the clues right on time. I would have loved to see more depth in th...
  • Ken Bour
    I received this book free from Amazon's "Kindle First" program although I believe it now has a new name which I can never seem to recall. Probably something to do with old dogs and new tricks... Although this may be Brianna's first published novel, I think it is nothing short of outstanding: extraordinarily well-written, nicely paced, intricate, credible (scenarios, characters, dialogue, psychology) and intriguingly presented through alternating ...
  • Skye Weis
    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 least until you get to the big "reveal" at the end (but honestly, it wasn't much of...
  • Jini Branson
    Oh my goodness!!!I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did. It is well written, and leads you in a few different directions. I'm genuinely glad that I read this book, and I am anxiously waiting for the authors next book release. I wish I could be an impartial person who can give her negative thoughts and opinions about the story as well as the positive ones, unfortunately, I can't. It captured me from beginning to end. If it hadn't be...
  • Jason Baxter
    This was my kindle first choice for April. April’s list did not have anything that really jumped out at me so I opted for this and I am glad that I did.I have seen other reviews that complain that the characters of Sam and Clarke are not fleshed out enough - there is a good reason for this and it will become apparent as you read.I quite like the internal dialogue and flashbacks that occur mainly in Clarke’s chapters and the plot had sufficien...