The Last Time I Saw Her

Charlotte Stone, #4

"The Last Time I Saw Her" is the fourth book in the 'Dr. Charlotte Stone' series by Karen Robards and by far the most bizarre. That’s not a bad thing, though. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the series, other than the main character Charlotte Stone and her ghostly lover Michael Garland, is the way the series constantly surprises me with the unexpected. I kept thinking throughout the entire book, "How on earth is Robards going to solve this, how is she going to save Michael?", and then the ending of the book came and there I was with my mouth hanging open thinking, "She’s unbelievable!"

Since the very first book, whether or not Michael was actually a serial killer has been in question and as he would never confirm, the reader constantly wondered whether Charlotte was crazy or was he really innocent? The answers are in this book, so if you’ve been wondering how it’s all going to work out and following along like I have, this book is going to solve a lot of those questions. You might end up with a few more, but that’s the fun of a Karen Robards novel.

Dr. Charlotte Stone has met what appears to be the living incarnation of her lover Michael Garland. The mysterious man might look like he could be Michael’s twin but there is something very wrong about him. Charlotte begins to suspect that he might be the real killer and she’ll do anything she can to prove it and save Michael from unending purgatory. Once again Charlotte is facing overwhelming odds and it might be the last time she and Michael are able to be together before he’s taken away from her forever.

Book Blurb for The Last Time I Saw Her

In the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, Dr. Charlie Stone must prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy condemned man, or lose her one chance at true love.


In this world, Dr. Charlotte “Charlie” Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte’s ghostly lover—convicted killer Michael Garland—is facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man’s dead ringer may just be the key.

A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland’s identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deep—and that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael’s name.

Then a breakout at Wallens Ridge State Prison forces Charlie to contend with a sudden swarm of psychopaths bent on spilling blood. No one has a better chance of tracking down the deadly fugitives than Charlie—unless the rampaging killers manage to find her first and make this case her last. But Michael will move heaven and hell—and even make a devil’s bargain—for the chance to save Charlie’s life, and feel her touch once more . . . if only for the final time.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2015 4.00