Lose Your Breath: An absolutely gripping short-read thriller

· Detectives Kane and Alton Book 1 · Bookouture
18 reviews

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David Kane’s completely gripping origin story. Find out how he went from Black Ops to Black Rock Falls in this short 150-page read you won’t be able to put down.


She pulls the door of her office closed and hurries over to her beaten-up old Toyota parked in a deserted alley. Slipping into the driver’s seat, she checks the rear-view mirror, and her heart stops. Staring back at her are the dark eyes of a stranger. She opens her mouth to scream, but it’s already too late…


When secretary Annie Parkes is snatched from the street outside of her workplace, David Kane is tasked with finding her. Strong, highly skilled, and secretive, he’s a loner and an outsider; the only man the military trust to find Annie before her kidnappers make good on their promise to kill her.


But as Kane pulls Annie from a derelict building, gunshots ringing through the deserted streets around them, he realizes rescuing her is just the beginning. He needs to keep her close to find out who is behind her capture, and to keep her safe.


Hiding out in a remote part of town, Kane feels the walls he put up around himself many years ago begin to slip in front of Annie. Could she be more than just a job? With an old enemy hot on his tail, showing any weakness could be fatal—but when Annie is dragged back into danger once again, could he already be too late? 


Fans of the USA Today bestselling Detectives Kane and Alton series will finally find out the truth behind Deputy David Kane’s secret past. If you enjoy Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot you will love this gripping short read.


What readers are saying about Lose Your Breath:

Just WOW. I absolutely LOVED this bookI can’t remember the last time I stayed awake until 1am to finish a book… It deserves more than five stars.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“An epic story… Honestly, it’s a page-turner… Packed with action and emotion, and I genuinely couldn’t put it down.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Wonderful book! I absolutely adore this series… Had me reading and finishing the book in no time!Stunning, a page-turner.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“This book was everything I hoped it would be!An absolute must-read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I felt like I was on a rollercoasterIt is one of the best books I’ve read this year.” Seansbookreviews, 5 stars


Wow! Great book!… What a heart-pounder!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“This book was everything I needed and more!!!@Succaforbooks, 5 stars

“It has romance, suspense and more suspense. I loved it!I couldn’t put this book down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, what a rollercoaster ride! Action packed and tension filled.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

“A hard-to-put-down thriller.” Old Girl Reads, 5 stars

Omg, wow… I was almost in tears at one point.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

So much action, tension and death-defying moments packed into it, you wouldn’t believe!Captivating… but it was also so emotional, leaving tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat.” Stardustbookreviews, 5 stars


“It had me on the edge of my seat and I devoured it in a sitting… And absolute must-read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“No kidding when reviewer said ‘You can’t put it down’, they were completely right!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

FantasticI couldn’t stop reading.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

This story had it all! It was a thrilling ride.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“It’s short and packs a punch… has your breath racing.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

18 reviews
September 22, 2021
Lose Your Breath is an epic story. That brilliantly takes you back to the very beginning and tells you how Black Rock Falls Detective Dave Kane aka Ninety-Eight-H becomes Detective Dave Kane. How Shane Wolfe Black Rock Falls M.E. and Dave's handler and friend came to be Dave's sole handler and friend, whilst also caring for his three girls and wife, who was valiantly battling cancer. A battle she sadly lost. And how Dave first meets his wife Annie. And honestly, it's a page-turner of a story. That's packed with action and emotion, and I genuinely couldn't put it down. Oh, and the epilogue just about tore my heart out. Would highly recommend. **I was kindly provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
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Vesper Meikle
August 7, 2021
How did ex-sniper Dave Kane find himself as Deputy Sheriff in Black Rock Falls, an area which has seen many serial killers. This is his story. An enjoyable and well-written thriller story. A short prequel to the series.
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Cheryl McCullough
August 19, 2021
Just how much turmoil and grief with rays of sunshine can one man stand? I have read this series, I am addicted to the series, but I was hesitant to read the back story. I have issues that way. I should have known D.K. Hood wouldn't let me down. This is the first time I have read a back story that did not ruin the series, that actually made me care for one of the main characters (Dave Kane) even more, and lets be honest we all love Dave Kane. Though I think Terrabyte is chipping on my heart strings, Sorry I digress. Read the book. It is short and packs a punch. It is emotional, scary, bad guys and sweet Annie with her own strength being there for our Dave. This book is a win all the way around. Its a read in one sitting that pulls on your heart, has your breath racing as the bad guys are popping out and provide smiles, and yes, grab the kleenex. Thank you D.K. Hood, Bookouture and Netgalley for the arc. I freely volunteer my thoughts and opinions.
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