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Publisher's Summary

In this long-awaited new installment of the legendary Kate Delafield mystery series, Kate is forced to confront her most formidable opponent: herself. Kate Delafield is in a world of trouble. Five months into mandated retirement from the LAPD, her long term on-again off-again relationship with Aimee Grant is off again. She's become hopelessly dependent on the only substance that can drown her pain over Aimee - and the illness of her best friend. She is lost without her police career and beset by terrifying dreams. Into this world walks Captain Carolina Walcott of the LAPD, with a request that Kate secretly try to locate Kate's former police partner, Joe Cameron, who has vanished. She also offers Kate a business card - the name on it a woman from Kate's past who may be able to offer a lifeline back to the self Kate once was.

As she deals with a shocking and inexplicable homicide, Kate also pursues a trail of evidence toward Cameron that leads her into the high desert. Here she will find profound challenges to the truth of everything she ever believed in as a principled police officer. Here she must decide what it is she still believes: about her past, her present, her future.

©2013 Katherine V. Forrest (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • 06-19-16

Kate has been missed

Good story, good narration. I loved this series when I could find some of them. It was wonderful to see this new installment. Please consider adding the prior stores to Audible. We need more than just romance. Kiddos, this is a real (and hot) women.

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loved it!

absolutely loved this book desperately want more ,wish the rest of of the series was on audible, would love to hear it from the beginning

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Wish we had the other books in this series on audible. Not enough books in this genre

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Fantastic

Enjoyed this book a lot. Story flows well. This series is so well written. Never disappointed.

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More Katherine V Forrest

I loved this book! More Katherine V Forrest would make my day. Maybe, Daughter's of the Coral Dawn?

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Favorite Delafield Mystery

I love the Kate Delafield mysteries and this is now my favorite. Great story! The plot has some twists and turns and it's a delightful ride. Fantastic performance gives life to each character.

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Kate Delafield mystery series.

Newly retired from the LAPD is depressed, drinking too much, mourning the coming death of her best friend and the breakup with her long term relationship with Aimee Grant. Drawn back investigate the disappearance of her LAPD partner, Joe Cameron. A thrilling mystery and story of love, loss and healing. Great listen.

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Well thought out conclusion

High Desert was a well-thought-out conclusion to a fantastic series. Though I was incredibly sad to hear the final scene the story, the mystery and the presentation of memorable characters was well coordinated. Even though it’s hard to let go I would highly recommend the story.

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Excellent

Audible please put the whole series on audible! I want to hear the whole series now!

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Welcome Back Ms Katherine

Excellent story, white knuckle in desert, some hospice tears, growth, praying for Kate and Amy.

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  • 09-03-21

Loved this book

I think this is the best book ofKatherine’d I’ve read, and I like all her books

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  • Angela
  • 08-03-21

Tear jerker

Although this book is the last in the Kate Delafield series it didn’t matter. The story worked as a stand-alone telling the tale of a retiring police woman who was struggling- with alcohol, with retirement, with the breakdown of her relationship, with the imminent loss of her best friend - and on top of all that she’s roped into helping her ex-partner who has disappeared.

So worth a listen but make sure you have some tissues to hand just in case you get as invested as I did.

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  • M. A. Mccormack
  • 08-23-20

LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT

I have always meant to read to one of Katherine's books but never got to them - then this gem appeared on Audible. I am definitely going to look into reading the others in the series.
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK - LISTEN TO IT

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  • Beni Pardy
  • 05-30-15

Gripping crime story.

This story kept me finding more chores, walking longer and taking longer routes just so that I could listen to the next chapter! If the are more Kate Delafield books I really look forward to listening to them. The narrator was pretty good too.