Say You’re Sorry by Melinda Leigh


Book Synopsis

Book Details

Pages: 335

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Format: Paperback

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.

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Review

* Non-Spoiler Review*

This book was gifted to me by my bestie. I usually don’t gravitate towards mysteries/thrillers, but I did enjoy the story and I found the main MC’s appealing which sometimes in this genre can be hit or miss for me.

The one thing I found a little confusing about this book was it felt like the mc male Lance Kruger was the main protagonist, not Morgan. So I was surprised to realise that this series was based around her. However, looking through the synopsis of future books it looks like both are included, which works for me.

A who did it mystery/thriller, in which you follow Morgan Dance a returning to work prosecutor turned defence lawyer and private detective Lance Kruger. Morgan takes up the hefty task of defending her neighbour Nick from a rape and murder charge, her reasoning is that she knows him quite well and that he couldn’t have done this.

There are many twists throughout this storyline and I enjoyed Leigh’s writing style, 3/4 of the way through the book I started to guess who the killer was. I think not knowing who did it for at least half the book is a triumph of writing in my eyes. I enjoyed the chemistry between Morgan and Lance, along with how through you could tell Leigh research on a murder case is conducted.

Overall, I enjoyed this story and will happily read the next book.

Spice Rating: 1/6 – See my rating system here

Book Rating: 3.5/5

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