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Book Review: Last to Die

By Sandy Amazeen Sep 25, 2010, 22:52 GMT

Book Review: 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, ...more

While mourning the death her father, Lancaster, Maryland detective Dani Cole is recalled to duty when Rosie McNamara, a former hooker is found murdered. Dani, who takes the idea of civic duty seriously by lending a hand to the down and out, had assisted Rosie in rebuilding her life after quitting prostitution. In the space of a week, six women including Rosie were found dead and some tenuous clues point toward Daniís high school beau Mitch Sheridan. The investigation results in the killer focusing on Dani as Mitch works to gain her trust and love but they are both rapidly running out of time.

Bradyís second romantic thriller features a nicely layered protagonist with plenty of emotional baggage to cope with while confronted with a prolific killer and a determined suitor. The many subplots work together as Dani attempts to prove herself after a bitter betrayal in this action packed whodunit. While not the most original story, Brady does an excellent job of fleshing out the characters and maintaining a credible amount of tension right up to the conclusion.

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