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Dead Against Her (Bree Taggert Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Sheriff Bree Taggert’s downfall is part of a killer’s cunning design in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of murder, lies, and revenge.
Called to an isolated farm to check on an elderly widow, Sheriff Bree Taggert finds a brutal double homicide. One of the victims is Eugene Oscar, the bitter and corrupt former deputy she recently forced out of the department.
Working with criminal investigator Matt Flynn, Bree discovers that she isn’t the only one who had a troubling history with Eugene. But someone doesn’t want Bree digging up the past. She becomes the target of a stranger’s sick and devious campaign calculated to destroy her reputation, career, family, and new relationship with Matt. To make matters worse, she’s the prime suspect in Eugene’s murder.
When her chief deputy goes missing while investigating the case, Bree refuses to back down. She won’t let him become the next victim. His life and her future depend on finding a killer nursing a vengeful rage.
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
“Bree Taggert is everything I love in a heroine.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of The Third to Die
“Melinda Leigh knows just how to blend poignant family drama with edge-of-your-seat suspense. As the heroine of this thrilling new series, Bree Taggert will capture your heart.” —Laura Griffin, New York Times bestselling author
“Not since Walt Longmire have I been so enthralled by a character! Sheriff Bree Taggert is tough, flawed, and I want to see more of her!” —Debra Webb, USA Today bestselling author of Trust No One
“A feast for crime-novel fans.” —Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Fast paced and riveting, with the complex and compelling lead homicide detective, Bree Taggert…destined to be a hit series.” —Karin Slaughter, international bestselling author
“Leigh’s vulnerable yet strong lead characters add depth to an exciting new series.” —Library Journal
“Leigh has a genuine talent for creating believable, appealing characters and realistic dialogue.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Full of twists and turns that leave the reader on the edge of their seat.” —Crimespree Magazine
“Readers will cheer Bree every step of the way.” —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
#1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers, and she’s garnered numerous other writing awards, including two RITA nominations. Her other books include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight Novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, and Right Behind Her in the Bree Taggert series. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self-defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets. For more information, visit www.melindaleigh.com.
- ASIN : B08P1H2YM8
- Publisher : Montlake (17 May 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 5078 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 300 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,752 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The tales don't pull their punches and this one starts with an on-page murder scene and it's well done so that you don't clock who's doing the killings. I suspected the killer's gender, from some of the words that were uttered, but I didn't expect their identity and in fact, ML introduced another character organically and with a good enough connection to the dead that I suspected them, too. All the way pretty much until the end and then ended up a bit flabbergasted at the reveal - but it worked.
The storyline didn't let up and I think it's probably the one with the most side arcs happening, especially with the social media shaming that happens, and which I felt was dealt with pretty realistically. Realistically and sadly, with judgement by females who could have and should have been supportive of one of their own - one of their own in more than one sense - and not with what felt like an element of glee. I only hope that we get to see more of the judge'r and that she gets some comeuppance in a future tale over her handling of things, as well as the journalist who sold out for sensationlism, a bit like Fox News in the US. And, yes, it's a US-based tale, so the conspiracy theorists stuff tied in well, as did the masses of people who chose to ignore the blatant lies in front of their eyes, and played the blame-and-shame and the uptight-morality game. A touch of the author's politics and feminism? Normally I don't love the former in tales, especially not in tales by the posse of UK gay romance authors who're Labour supporters, but here, knowing what the US was like under The Wotsit/#45 and the hate that's become so blatant and the lies that are being perpetuated by the few that the many uneducated and brainwashed believe, kudos to ML.
The tale marks changes in several relationships here, all for the better and I can't wait for more in this series. Yes, we may only be 3 months into 2022 but this is one of the few 5* tales I've read.
ARC courtesy of Montlake Romance and NetGalley for my reading pleasure.
It’s great to see characters from the previous series making an appearance and this just adds to the story. I love the characters in this latest series and how the family are pulling together and becoming a strong unit.
I can’t wait for the next instalment as I know it will be fantastic
I love Bree. She is so strong and can face just about anything.
This story was full of drama, something is always happening and it will leave you guessing till the end.
Ready for more.