Title: Say You’re Sorry
Author: Melinda Leigh
Series: Morgan Dane, book 1
Publishing: 2017 by Montlake Romance
Genre: Mystery; Thriller; Romantic Suspense; Fiction
Length: 336 pages
Format: Kindle ebook
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Synopsis: After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
In this book we follow Morgan Dane, who is a widow about to go back to work as a prosecutor when her babysitter is found murdered and her neighbour is charged with the crime. Morgan knows Nick, and is determined that he could not have been the one to kill Tessa even though the evidence is shocking, it had to be a set-up.
Morgan decides that she is going to defend Nick, much to the shock of the town and her new boss, the district attorney, needless to say she is out of a job before she even begins.
What follows is Morgan, along with ex-cop-come-private-investigator Lance, investigate the murder of Tessa to try and prove Nick’s innocence. The investigation turns terrifying as a number of suspects are uncovered and someone is out to kill Nick and Morgan in order to hide a truth.
Say You’re Sorry had me from the first chapter. I was invested and needed to know what happened to Tessa, and who was the killer.
Character-wise, I adored Morgan Dane. She was a widow who had lost her husband to the war in Iraq and was trying to bring up her three young daughters with the help of her Grandfather and a woman she had kind of adopted and was living with them. She was determined that Nick was innocent, and she was going to find out who the real killer was, even if it put the town against her, and her life in danger. Lance was such a swoon. I loved him so much and I loved Morgan and him together – if only they would get to it! There was enough to keep my inner romantic happy, but not enough to take away from the crime-solving that the book revolved around.
I loved Leigh’s writing style and she kept me guessing as to who the killer was right up until the last couple of chapters. It was not who I thought it was going to be that was for sure! I like how she tied up all the loose ends of the case so that there were no questions, but ended the personal lives of the characters in a way that can be carried on in the next book in the series.
As soon as I finished Say You’re Sorry, I instantly went and downloaded the second book in the series, Her Last Goodbye and I am looking forward to getting into it and seeing how Morgan and Lance’s story continues.
About the Author:
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 (Goodreads)
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