On Her Watch by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 #MontlakeRomance @amazonpub @melindaleighauthorpage #KindleUnlimited

Posted May 4, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

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

On Her Watch by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 #MontlakeRomance @amazonpub  @melindaleighauthorpage #KindleUnlimitedOn Her Watch by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #8
Published by Montlake Romance on May 14, 2024
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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A pair of hikers find a tarp-wrapped body in a clearing in the woods. When a search in the surrounding area yields two more, Sheriff Bree Taggert knows they’ve stumbled onto a serial killer’s dumping ground. With the help of investigator Matt Flynn, Bree works the case. They go to interview Jana, the best friend of one of the victims. But when they arrive at her apartment, it’s been ransacked and set on fire. And Jana is missing. It’s clear the killer is escalating. To make matters worse, he threatens Bree’s family and a young mother vanishes.

The Bree Taggert series continues to be a much loved favorite of mine.  Every book has been a pleasure to read.  I like police procedurals but the found family, aspects of their personal lives, and some K9 work all really add to the overall read. I did feel Dana was barely there in On Her Watch which felt weird because she lives with them. There was more time with Matt’s parents though.

Hikers find some dead bodies in various states off a trail.  There’s lots to do in figuring out who the young women  are.  Bree has to deal with devastated parents of missing young women.  They all seem to be sixteen to twenty years old.  She and Matt are trying to get a handle on who they are, what their connections might be. They are interviewing parents, co-workers and friends when more bodies are found.

They all seem to be petite blonde women.  It took a lot to figure out the connections and get a lead on who was killing these women.  They called in the FBI but that help never happened.   There was a great deal of quality police work and evidence gathering which finally gave them a break.  The villain here was truly evil.

I am excited to read the next book in the Bree Taggert series,  Track Her Down in January 2025.

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 May 4, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

12 responses to “On Her Watch by Melinda Leigh

  1. I agree about that villain. All the killers in this series are heavyweights, but this one got under my skin, too. Huh, you’re right, Dana wasn’t a big part of it. Can’t wait for the next one.

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