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

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.