Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 #MontlakeRomance @amazonpub @melindaleighauthorpage #KindleUnlimited

Posted September 2, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 #MontlakeRomance @amazonpub  @melindaleighauthorpage #KindleUnlimitedCatch Her Death by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #7
Published by Montlake Romance on September 12, 2023
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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After Sheriff Bree Taggert’s takedown of cold-blooded murderer Travis Ekin, his family vows revenge. Travis’s mother and brothers are every bit as violent, and Bree is in their crosshairs.

To complicate matters, Bree’s best friend, Dana Romano, walks into her date’s home and finds him shot in the chest. Dana tangles with an unidentified intruder, but he escapes through the back door. The crime scene is in another police department’s jurisdiction, and the lead investigator focuses on Dana as the prime suspect.

The Bree Taggert series is a police procedural with other layers of complex families, found family, some romance.  There is also a K9 component which is growing.  Bree’s department has its own trained K9 unit now which has been certified.  Cady and Matt originally trained Greta and she has done very well here.

Characters from the author’s Morgan Dane and Scarlet Falls series got involved in the cases here.  These series are earlier but do not need to be read first. They are fantastic and highly recommended reads. I would read this series itself in order as they are excellent and both the world and relationships continue to develop.

Catch Her Death has new threats to their family. Dana has some romance and a close brush with death. Matt’s family steps up and forms a tighter bond with Bree and hers.  I love these connections and their support.  Matt and Bree continue to improve and develop their relationship, too.

There is a murder investigation which is complex and a police chief is trying to bring Dana into it.  There’s also a huge drug and guns bust Bree makes of a criminal family at their business.  There are brothers and cousins who have had various run-ins with the law.  During the bust,  they find another dead body. The evidence eventually sorts things out but the process is harrowing.

I am thrilled to see there will be at least two more books in the Bree Taggert series,  On Her Watch in May 2024 and Track Her Down in January 2025, because I have loved every book in the series.

About Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination.

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Posted September 2, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 14 Comments

14 responses to “Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh

  1. I love this series! I can’t wait to read this one…if only my library would hurry up and get some copies in. Bree is such a great character; I love her relationship with her niece and nephew, And with Matt. 😀

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  2. This sounds really good and I don’t think I’ve read a negative review of any of this author’s books. I really like that it sounds like there’s a bit of character depth. So often in suspense titles I find the characters to be pretty flat. I definitely want to read this series!