Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Her Last Goodbye by Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s Morgan Dane series continues as the fearless attorney and her partner, investigator Lance Kruger, take on a disturbing disappearance…

Young mother Chelsea Clark leaves the house for a girls’ night out…and vanishes. Her family knows she would never voluntarily leave her two small children. Her desperate husband—also the prime suspect—hires Morgan to find his wife and prove his innocence.

As a single mother, Morgan sympathizes with Chelsea’s family and is determined to find her. She teams up with private investigator Lance Kruger. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier their investigation gets. When Morgan is stalked by a violent predator, everything—and everyone—she holds dear is in grave danger.

Now, Morgan must track down a deranged criminal to protect her own family…but she won’t need to leave home to find him. She’s his next target.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Thriller
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This had a lot of moving characters and parts, but everything came together.

You start with the premise that someone is taking women for an unknown reason. It's an obsession and despite the killer's point of view, I found myself pondering their motives and who they were throughout the story. Leigh did a great job at making the killer’s point of view seem very real – even sane at times.

Morgan and Lance are back at their crime fighting ways. This time, they are on the lookout for a person who stalks and kills women – mothers.

You really feel for the husband in this case. I thought that the perspectives from friends and family were realistic and thought that Leigh did a great job a having Morgan and Lance's perspectives help shift and shape the case.

You are definitely guessing until the end and whew, what an ending.

I can't wait for the next one!

Morgan Dane is a wonderfully original and refreshing character – and I really enjoyed the second book in this series.

Morgan is a widow, a mother to three young children, and she’s a kickass lawyer/PI. I loved the way Morgan’s experiences informed her reaction to her investigation into the disappearance of a young mother. I also enjoyed her relationship with Lance and the team.

From the start, the author alternates between Morgan’s investigation, the bad guy(s)’s thoughts, and the victim’s experience. While this adds tension and suspense, the details of the victim’s experience are graphic and disturbing. There is a horror element to some early scenes and I felt a little bit uncomfortable reading scenes of torture as a form of entertainment.

The central investigation really fell apart for me at the end. Even after tracing the events backwards, I couldn’t quite fit all the pieces together and I was left with questions. There were some exciting scenes, but readers will struggle to figure out the whodunnit on their own and I suspect many readers will be as puzzled by parts of the ending as I was.

Ultimately, I enjoyed the characters and the relationships in this story. There are some exciting and suspenseful scenes, but the mystery didn’t completely work for me.

Also Available in the Morgan Dane Series

Book 1
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~  Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

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Melinda Leigh abandoned her career in banking to raise her kids and never looked back. She started writing as a hobby and became addicted to creating characters and stories. Since then, she has won numerous writing awards for her paranormal romance and romantic-suspense fiction. Her debut novel, She Can Run, was a number one bestseller in Kindle Romantic Suspense, a 2011 Best Book Finalist (The Romance Reviews), and a nominee for the 2012 International Thriller Award for Best First Book. She is the author of the Midnight Novels, including Midnight Exposure (a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense) and Midnight Sacrifice.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2) by Melinda Leigh to read and review.

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