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Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #7
Published by Montlake Romance on September 12, 2023
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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.
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