Deadly Impulse - Carolyn Arnold

Deadly Impulse

By Carolyn Arnold

  • Release Date: 2015-10-29
  • Genre: Hard-Boiled
Score: 4.5
From 153 Ratings


She kept secrets from the world. Some she even denied to herself.

"Not only will this book have your detective skills on alert, but it will have you rooting for Maddy." —Bookaholic and More Blog

Detective Madison Knight wishes she'd just pulled the trigger and killed the Russian Mafia hit man when she had the chance. But there's no time machine, no going back. Now's she's living in hell, suffering debilitating flashbacks, and not feeling fit to do her job.

But when the suspicious death of a sixty-eight-year-old woman becomes a murder case, it activates Madison's sense of duty and compulsion to find justice. What she discovers, though, will shake her faith in humanity and remind her that trusting the wrong person can reap harsh consequences. Madison must reach deep inside to find the strength to keep going. If she doesn't, the killer will walk free, and she'll risk losing the two things she holds most dear: her badge and her boyfriend.

Deadly Impulse is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!

What readers say about Deadly Impulse:

"A totally absorbing murder mystery." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Really enjoyed this book." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Good read with twist and turns." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Loved this book!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Fast read, great characters." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Maddeningly good read." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Be prepared for sleepless nights or non-productive days." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"The pace is fast, with enough plot twists to make the book hard to put down." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Would recommend it to my friends!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Fantastically written with amazing attention to detail." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Will keep you guessing about the perpetrators to the very end!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"I became a cheerleader for Madison and was right with her." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"A hands-up winner for Carolyn Arnold. I loved it!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Lots of mystery and suspense all the way through." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Arnold does a fantastic job of writing mystery/thriller books that have you on the edge of your seat." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Deadly impulse

    By Tenderloin56
    A good, easy to read book with a decent plot. Not too much violence, or suspense.
  • Deadly Impulse

    By Susal55
    Great read! Looking forward to the next!
  • Holly

    By Holly3410
    Very poorly constructed writing. Characters lack development & maturity. Very unlikely, and often inappropriate conversational stream.

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    DEADLY IMPULSE by Carolyn Arnold "Madison Knight" book 6 What is the connection with an elderly woman in a wheelchair, dead along the side of the road. Hanging around her neck, "put an end to abortion" . The wheelchair number is that of a missing wheelchair. Madison thought, hoped it would be an easy case, who and why of the case, to solve. They recognized the picture, she was a protestor, but the name, no one knew. A good plot, as you read, and try to figure out why an elder woman met her death this way.
  • Deadly Impulse: be prepared for sleepless nights

    By #FLGirl
    So glad I was a bit behind on my to read list, because I had just finished Carolyn Arnold's Just Cause, when Deadly Impulse hit my bookshelf. If you have not had the chance to experience the Detective Madison Knight crime series, these two books could be read together. But you will want to go back to read the rest of the series to enjoy the masterful way Carolyn Arnold weaves her plot lines with ticklers for future cases, and the continued development of Madison as a person. Deadly Impulse brings Madison Knight three seemingly related murders to solve, and as usual she jumps into the investigation head first. Even though one case is not assigned to her, Madison does not stand on protocol--a habitual irritant to her boss--and nothing keeps her from following all leads. Grappling with PTSD from a near-death experience, Madison constantly struggles to keep the vows she'd made to herself if she survived, as well as to honor her partner's request that she never again put herself in harm's way without backup. Can Madison control the headstrong impulsivity that has threatened her life and career over and over again? Especially with three victims calling to her for justice. And then there's that hunky new guy who clearly wants more than casual dates. Can Madison break the cycle of destructive past relationships to take this chance at happiness? The pace is fast, with plot twists to make the book hard to put down. Carolyn Arnold leaves just enough plot lines open-ended to make you anticipate reading the next book. This is the perfect book to cuddle up with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of wine on a cold winter day--or if you're lucky enough, to read on a sunny warm beach! Carolyn Arnold is on my list of favorite writers--you won't go wrong reading any of the four series she's currently offering.