Last to Die

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Last to Die

Second in the Sheridan series

Police Detective Dani Cole has something to prove due to her father being a dirty cop. His fellow officers have given her a nickname, they call her Nails as in tough as nails. Which is what she is. Dani tries to help the young women who work the streets. She tries to set them up with honest jobs and a way to stay off the streets. When one of the girls Dani helped ends up dead, she is determined to find out why she was killed and who did it. When it is found out that the young woman's last cell phone call was to the man who helped run the J.M. Sheriden foundation, the police turn to him for answers, but he ends up missing. All the clues keep leading Dani to her one and only love, a man she has not seen in years. Mitch Sheriden is recovering in Switzerland from injuries he got during a bomb blast. He gets a call from Russ, his mentor and partner in the foundation. He wants Mitch to come home. While they are talking Mitch hears a strange noise and the line goes dead. When he gets home he finds out that not only is Russ missing but the police also want him. Mitch is determined to clear Russ's name but he will need Dani's help. Since Dani has been pulled off of the case and told to take some time off. Mitch and Dani team up to find out whom the real murderer is. They find out that there is more than murder going on and that Dani's young friend was not the killer’s first victim. When the killer goes after Dani, Mitch must keep her safe from harm. Mitch and Dani find themselves unable to stop their feelings for each other from growing.

This is the second installment in Ms. Brady's Sheridan Series. This one is about the younger brother Mitch and it can stand-alone, but it’s best read after reading book one, One Scream Away. Even though the main characters have not seen each other in years the attraction between them was still strong. This story has it all, a nut job killer, dirty cops, suspense, and romance. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I could not put it down until the last page. And in my opinion the best part was that Ms. Brady gave just enough clues as to the identity of the killer but not enough for you to guess who it was until the end of the book. I will keep checking her website so that I will know when the next book will be out. 

Book Blurb for Last to Die

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.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2010 5.00