Samantha A. Cole – The Devil’s Spare Change (Malone Brothers – Book 2)



This book reads like a snowball rolling down a mountain. The pace of the book really picks up after the beginning until there’s no way that you can stop reading. (sorry about the winter reference during fall)

The author’s background in law enforcement brings an exceptional level of authenticity to the killer’s madness. I enjoyed how the profiler added a better understanding to the workings of the character.

The banter between the brothers offered up some comedic relief in contrast to the intensity of the murder case.

The romance is uncomplicated and satisfying.  There is a natural feel that compliments the tension of the suspense elements, which leaves the reader interested but not feeling unnerved.


FBI agent Sean Malone put in a transfer to return home to North Carolina in order to be closer to his expanding family. What he didn’t expect was a pleasant surprise from his youth. Little Gracie Whitman is all grown up now and drop-dead gorgeous, and he finds himself thinking about her in ways he’d never done before.

When Grace’s parents retire to Arizona from New York, she decides to follow her dream of opening her own physical therapy center. Whisper, North Carolina, where her aunt lives and where Grace had spent her summers, is the perfect place for it—especially when she finds her childhood crush has returned to Whisper as well.

As the two get to know each other all over again, Sean’s month-long planned vacation is brutally interrupted. A deranged serial killer has settled in Dare County, North Carolina, and after three victims, the local law enforcement is bringing in all the help they can. Are the killings over or have they just begun? And if they continue, who will be the next victim?

The Malone Brothers series can be read as stand alones but they follow a timeline and are best read in order.

Book 1 – Take the Money and Run (KC & Moriah)

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