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.
My review: Kate Brady's novel Last to Die is a romantic thriller with a plot that draws you in, characters that hold your attention, and a serial killer that isn't so easy to figure out!
The female protagonist Detective Dani Cole, is saddened when she gets a call that a young girl who she had helped get off the streets has been murdered. Rosie McNamara had been working as a prostitute when Dani helped her turn her life around, she had gotten a real job and made amends with her family, but she has just become the latest victim for a serial killer.Seems this killers victims are young prostitutes, but actually they all have something else in common.
When the killer learns that Dani is on the case he starts leaving her little messages. Can she figure out who the killer is before she becomes his next victim?
The characters in this book worked very well together, Dani's character had a past that wasn't so great that made her easy to relate to, and Mitch Sheridan's character also has some issues from his past that are haunting him. You can really understand them and what makes them who they are.
This book was an edge of your seat kind of book. The author doesn't make it easy to figure out who the killer is, but she does a great job of letting us inside his head, letting us see why he feels justified in what he is doing.
If your a fan of physiological thrillers with a little romance thrown in, and you like a book that keeps you guessing then pick up this book you won't be disappointed.
About the author:
Kate lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and an array of furry, feathery, and scaly things. When she has time to read, her nose is most often found in a police story or gourmet cooking magazine! She is currently working on her next novel.
Even though I was provided a copy of this book for review by the publisher, thanks Anna, it in no way alters my opinion of this book.