Friday, September 10, 2010

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Last to Die by Kate Brady



Last to Die by Kate Brady
Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: September 1, 2010
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Romantic Suspense


My Review:
Why I read this: I love romantic suspense and have been wanting to read Ms. Brady's books (I won One Scream Away but haven't read it yet), so when I saw it was available for book tour I signed up.

How is the novel driven:  It's romantic suspense, so it's plot/action driven and character driven, just the way I love it.


My thoughts: Right off I really liked the main characters, Dani and Mitch (how can I not like a man named Mitch - it's my husband's name).  They have a history, but that history is 18 years in the past, but it was so much more than typical teenage puppy love so when you put them back together there are sparks, but first there are murders.  Since it's romantic suspense, there has to be some form of suspense and I would say that Ms. Brady does a marvelous job with the suspense.  She unpeels the layers of the suspense like an onion, slowly letting the reader know little bits and pieces about what is really going on.  I would figure something out and be right, then figure something else out and be wrong.  Lots of great red herrings and great suspense done in a way that does not frustrate, just makes you want to keep reading.

So to some it up - great romance, wonderful characters with some flaws, but who are perfect together and compliment each other well.  Add to that a great suspense plot with enough twists and turns that keep you turning pages and you get a brilliant romantic suspense novel.  I have Ms. Brady's first book, One Scream Away and it will be quickly making it's way to the top of my tbr pile.

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

About the Book:
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.

About the Author:
Kate Brady has won or been a finalist in many writing contests, including the Golden Heart, the Maggies, and the Suzannah.

Her Website
Blog

Giveaway:
Thanks to Anna Balasi and Forever Romance I have 3 copies of Last To Die to giveaway to people commenting on this post.  Open to the US/Canada only, no PO Boxes.  Enter simply by commenting.  For 5 extra entries, tell me your favorite romantic suspense book you have read lately.  Additional entries for following me (goodreads, like my facebook page, rss, google friend, twitter, etc.) and for tweeting (1 per day).  You can put all of your entries in one comment if you like.  No need for 5 comments for the favorite romantic suspense book - I'll add your entries (saves you time).  Good luck!

FTC Information: I received this book from Anna Balasi at Hachette Books.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.

91 comments:

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

+1 I would love to read Last to Die :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

+5 My favorite romantic suspense book I've read lately is The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

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tanya904 said...

+1 This sounds like a great book Thanks so much for the giveaway

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Kate Brady said...

Good morning, bloggers! And, Crystal, thank you for the kind words about LAST TO DIE. I'm looking forward to dropping by throughout the day and chatting with you and your readers.

Thanks so much for opportunity to be featured here. It's a great place to stir up enthusiasm about books.

Kate Brady

Tabathia said...

+1 I have read the reviews and really want to read this book
+5 I recently read dead by midnight by beverly barton
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holdenj said...

I would love the chance to win! It looks very thrilling.

+5 I recently read my first Elizabeth Lowell, Death Echo, which is kind of in this same genre.
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Scorpio M. said...

I would really like to read Kate's latest. Thank you for hosting.

+5 My fav most recent rom-susp is Pamela Clare's, Naked Edge (LOVED it!!)

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CMash said...

This book sounds great. Please enter me.

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Patsy said...

I would love to win Last To Die. It sounds like it will be really good.
My favorite romance suspence book is the one I am reading now, Naked In Death by J.D. Robb. The whole series of In Death could be called my favorite!
I follow via GFC.
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Benita said...

+1 Please count me in.

+5 Dark Deceptions.

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Katie said...

+1 Please enter me! :)
+1 I follow you on GFC
+5 I recently read Nora Roberts' "The Search", which I enjoyed...I read all of her books.

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chey said...

+1 I'd love to win this book
+5 I enjoyed Untraceable by Laura Griffith recently
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Kate Brady said...

I'm really excited by the interest you're generating about this book.

Thanks SO much.

Happy reading!

Marjorie said...

This book is on my wish list.
Sounds great.
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Elise said...

+5 Romantic suspense I've read: The Search by Nora Roberts.

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jacmom said...

+1 I would love to win this book!

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Mystee said...

I'd love to be entered to win

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Mystee said...

I like you on facebook

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Mystee said...

I follow you on twitter

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Mystee said...

I follow via GFC

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Moridin said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I don't think I've ever read a romantic suspense book.
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Audrey said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I recently read High Noon by Nora Roberts and I really enjoyed it.
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

is it good or bad that we like the same kind of books? spvaughan@yahoo.com

elaing8 said...

This sounds good.
please count me in

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

twitter follower & http://twitter.com/spvaughan/status/24140450282 spvaughan@yahoo.com

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

your email was how i got to the posting spvaughan@yahoo,c

Donnetta said...

Thanks for the great giveaway.

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Donnetta said...

I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It did have some romance and some suspense!

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Cindy W. said...

+1 I love a good suspense novel and would love to win a copy of Last to Die.

+5 Without a Trace by Colleen Coble is one of my favorite romantic suspense novels. Not only was it written well, it introduced me to Colleen Coble's work and I have read everything she has written since Without a Trace.

+1 I am a GFC follower.

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Jenn S. said...

+1 Looking forward to reading Last to Die. :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Donna said...

I would to be included in your giveaway.

I follow your blog

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nicolesender said...

The last romance suspense book I've read is Hide by Lisa Gardner.

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I am a new GFC Follower.

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Agnstc Mel said...

+1 I really like the looks of this book

+5 my favorite romantic suspense would be Nora Roberts High Noon

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Alexa said...

+1 Sounds like a great mix between romance and suspense.

+1 for following your blog.

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LAMusing said...

+1 Count me in please!
+1 I follow publicly on GFC!
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Norma said...

Thanks for the chance!

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Taffy said...

This looks like an interesting book!

I'm hoping my newest favorite romantic suspense book is in the mail box tomorrow!

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Kristina said...

+1 comment Thank you for the opportunity to win! <3

+5 Recently read Naked Edge by Pamela Clare and loved it! <3

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misskallie2000 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

+1 I have Last to Die on my wish list and can't wait to read. lol

+5 My favorite romantic suspense book I have read lately is The Ideal, a Cynster Novel by Stephanie Laurens. I love these books.

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Ashley said...

This sounds good!

I'm a gfc follower.

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booklover0226 said...

I read Sleep No MOre by Susan Crandall and enjoyed it.

I'm a floower through GFC.

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Shellie said...

Hi there,
I would love to win this book. There are too many books I love to list just one:).
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Maureen said...

Please enter me in your contest.

My favorite romantic suspense that I just read would be Nora Roberts The Search.

I am a new follower on GFC.

I subscribed via e-mail.

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J. L. Jackson said...

+1 Sounds like an awesome book!
+5 I enjoyed High Noon, although I also enjoyed The Eternal Ones (but that is more YA)

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Karen said...

+1 Looks like a great read.

+5 One of my favorite romantic suspences is Against All Odds



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k_sunshine1977 said...

i've been itching to read this - thank you for the giveaway!

my favorite romantic suspense book that i've read recently was secret agent affair by marie ferrarella.

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SusanB said...

+1 This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

+5 My favorite suspense book would any by Nora ROberts.

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Kelly L said...

I am a new follower on gfc!

This book sounds like a great read!

My favorite romantic suspense book I read lately was Trouble in High Heels by Christina Dodd.

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Scoot said...

I recently read Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. Thanks for the chance to win! seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

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Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Elizabeth said...

+5
i havent read any romance books lately, but the last one i read was probably the twilight series

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hendy said...

Thanks for the giveaway +1
The best romantic suspense book I've recently read is Dying to Please by Linda Howard +5
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SiNn said...

sounds awesomei wanted to read this for a while


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Sarah said...

+1 Thank you for the giveaway!

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MannaB said...

Sounds great! thanks!

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suzie said...

Book sounds great
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Library Cat said...

+1 I am excited about your giveaway!

+5 I was lucky enough to get an ARC of The Eternal Ones which I really enjoyed!

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PoCoKat said...

Would love to win

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Aik said...

I'd love to read this book!

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Karen said...
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Karen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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For the +5, Uhm, I think my recently romantic suspense novel was one of melissa Marr's, Ink exchange if that counts D:

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Izzy said...

+1 Fantastic giveaway!

+5 My favorite romantic suspense would probably be The Eternal Ones - it's just so good!

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Liz said...

I would love to read this book!! I am currently not reading anything! No fun! I hope to win some books during blog fest!

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LAMusing said...

+1 - Count me in please!!
+1 - I follow on GFC
+5 I read and enjoyed Dark Lady
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Hi! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower :)

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stilettostorytime said...

+1 Thanks for the giveaway!
+5 I recently read "Nevermore" by Kelly Creagh which is YA but I definitely saw some suspense and romance in it...I really enjoyed it.

Thanks,
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TheCuttingEtch said...

Sounds like a good book to read!
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Karen said...

I have heard great things about this book and would love to read it!

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Caitlin said...

This looks like an awesome book! Thansk for the giveaway!

+5 I really loved Hush, Hush lately!

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Crazy Cat Lady said...

Awesome giveaway! Please enter me!

One of my most recent favorite romantic suspense books is Blind Spot by Nancy Bush.

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Wow been awhile since I read a romantic suspense...I have in the past read many of Nara Roberts books and I loved them all. If it was a trilogy I couldn't wait to read the next one. I remember I luved one called Montana sky, thanks.
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donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! I really enjoyed her last book and cant wait to read this one.

My favorite recent romantic suspense was Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden.

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Anita Yancey said...

+1 Loved your review, and I would like to read this book.

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