Last to Die by Kate Brady
- Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Forever; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446541532
- ISBN-13: 978-0446541534
Rating: 4.75 of 5.0
A ruthless killer hides in plain sight, someone no one believes is capable of murder. Within a week, six women will be murdered, all punished for their dark pasts. Detective Dani Cole is determined to track down this serial killer whose victims include a young woman she pulled out of a life of crime. Her investigation leads her to a photography foundation and the renowned photographer Mitch Sheridan, a man she she fell in love with years ago but has tried to forget. Dani and Mitch are instantly attracted to each other again, though their troubled pasts keep them from getting too close. Together, through the course of the investigation, they unearth a dark chain of deception that leads to a killer who is closer than they think.
Review: This is one of those thrillers that moved along at a quick tense clip!
Great characters, great plot, some good twists and a really sick villain!
Detective Dani Cole is a great flawed character. She struggles to prove herself in a “man’s” position and faces more obstacles because her father was a crooked cop. Her partner is a great guy but her boss is convinced she will follow the path of her “old man.” Dani has learned from a young age that she can’t rely on anyone else. When she was about 17 and her father was being arrested someone offered to stand by her and help her she pushed him away... that person was Mitch.
As the story opens Mitch is hiding out as he tries to recover from a traumatic bombing in a foreign country where he had been taking photographs of the poor and helpless. One little boy was killed in front of him and he feels that he failed to save the child. The only thing that gets him to rush home to Maryland is a call from his mentor that hints at danger and is cut off mid sentence.
Mitch is very surprised to discover his friend and work associate is suspected of involvement in the horrendous murder of a reformed hooker. When he sees Dani, his first love from 18 years before, he begins to understand why no other woman quite made it in his life. As they strife to unravel the clues, even from different perspectives, he has a second chance to decide if he will let her push him away again or if he is going to push her till she accepts help ... and love.
The chemistry between the two characters was lovely even as it was woven under the fast paced investigation into the mounting murders. There are some twists in the mystery making you at first suspect the wrong person and the details keep you thinking. Throughout the story there is page turner suspense including thoughts and scenes from the perspective of the villain.
This is the second Kate Brady book I have read and I have added her to my list of sure read romantic suspense authors. If you like suspense and a good solid romance you will like this book and author.
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