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Publisher's Summary

In a new series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal - and deadly - case of her lifetime.

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.

©2017 Melinda Leigh (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

Critic Reviews

"Search no further for a suspenseful audiobook. And narrator Cris Dukehart gives it a dynamic performance.... With a performance that ranges from depicting fear to delivering shocking reveals, Dukehart draws the listener in from the first chapter." (AudioFile)

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Too heavy on the romance too light on the mystery

this was an "ok" book, but I don't require or particulary care for my mystery novels to contain romantic fluff, and this book contained more fluff than most..

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Too many Cliches

The narrator for this book is wonderful. Perfect ,appropriate cadence, each character has their own voice without any confusion as to who is speaking.

The story starts out well and then turns in to a bad , made for TV movie. Never has a criminal actually ever uttered the cliches that they spew in this book. Even when the bad guy is thinking to himself , the words are so contrived and ridiculous.

You'll figure out who did it and who didn't simply by listening to the verbal neon signs the author has penned.

I wanted to like this book. I did not like this book.

It's of the Harlequin Romance variety of "thriller s".

Don't wast your credit.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fast paced and compelling

The plot and action were exciting. A terrible murder occurs (starts the whole book) and the wrong kid is accused. Morgan gives up a good job to defend the kid. There's a love interest. And some good subplots. The only thing I didn't like is some of the romantic stuff sounded a bit like dimestore romance --ugh!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Really like this new series... RECOMMENDED!

I've enjoyed almost everything I've read by Melinda Leigh and this one does not disappoint.
This is the first book in a new series. The protagonist is Morgan Dana. She's a former big city prosecutor getting ready to go to work for a small town prosecutor until her neighbor is arrested for killing his ex girlfriend. Now she must tell her new boss that she doesn't want the job after all because she is going to be working for the other side. The events that follow are full of suspense and although the clues could point to maybe three different suspects it's the one they don't point to who committed the crime.
There are a few overtones of romance between Morgan and her investigator but it only fleshed out the story and did not overshadow the main plot.
Chris Dukehart does an excellent job narrating. She actually performs male voices very well.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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40 of 50 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-20-17

Nice start to a new suspense series!

Of the 8 Melinda Leigh books I have listened to her Rogue Winter novellas are my favorites, but the Morgan Dane series has great promise. Dane is a prosecutor who comes from a line of cops. She is also a mother of three young children who recently lost her husband to violence as she had lost her father earlier. Her maternal grandfather, a retired cop, is helping her with her children. When a teen boy she knows is charged with murdering his girlfriend, Morgan finds herself defending rather than prosecuting for the first time.

Say You're Sorry is an excellent start to an interesting new series. I am not a fan of narrator Chris Dukehart. She does an okay job with this novel. Kate Rudd has narrated some other Melinda Leigh books and in my opinion she would be a better fit with this series.

17 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Perfect in every way!

This book kept my attention to the very end! Well done suspenseful story line. Just what I was looking for. I will definitely read more books written this author. I would definitely recommend this this title as a good read.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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You'll say you're sorry ...

Have you ever listened to a book and then afterward, thought "now what was that book all about?" This is THAT book ... now to be honest, maybe it was just me, but I just finished listening to this book and I only know somebody got killed; there was something about someone being molested; someone died in Afghanistan; somebody had some children (3 and a roommate on dialysis) ... blah,blah,blah. Because the author never really fleshed out any of her characters or maybe because she tried to have too many incidents all mixed in together, I never got a good hold on this book. Thus, it was just "okay" ... if you find another book that's cheaper or has more stars in the rating, go for that one first. This one can wait until you're so bored you start counting your teeth backwards! Or else, like me, you'll be the one saying you're sorry -- and I never found out who or what the title related to.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another winner!!!!

Any additional comments?

Well done, Melinda. Well done! <br/><br/>I had NO idea who did it! I was wrong all the way to the end! LOL This was such a well done story, I truly am in love with Morgan Dane. She is one bad little mama. Talk about an underdog coming out on top. I loved the balance of chaos and reflections that were in this story. You literally have to keep turning the pages, or listening to the book. I was hooked, as usual, from the first pages. <br/><br/>This story has many layers, like an onion. Just when you think you know what is, or has happened Melinda throws an acorn under your feet and you trip into something new. Which, I for one absolutely love! Morgan is tasked in saving her neighbor's kid from being convicted of a crime he didn't commit. (Or so they think. It's all a big pile of who done it, and why'd they do it.) With the help of Sharpe Investigations Morgan starts to unfold the layers of the story. What is the truth, and what is lies starts to get blurry...and just when you think something is settled, the case is done for... BAM! <br/><br/>Things get intense and I swear my eyes bugged a few times. Why? Cause I had it all wrong!!!! LOL That is what reading a Melinda Leigh book does to you. Its fantastic to say the least!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Very good story...Keeps you listening!

This is the first book by this author for us (my wife and I). We enjoyed the pace of the story, development of the characters and most of all...the plot that delivered on seceral levels, but didn't lend itself to figuring out an easy ending by us....so, the killer is.....haha, just kidding, read this gem and find out for yourself. You should not be disappointed, we certainly wete not!!! looking forward to more by this author and the new main character.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Enjoyable read

I enjoyed this book. Storyline was good. character development was good. There were times I did not want to stop listening.

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  • katiemay
  • 11-16-17

Wow

Really enjoyed listening to this book. Have listened to Melinda's other series and enjoyed them as well. I don't often read thrillers but this was well written. Definitely worth a read or listen.

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  • Elizabeth Spratt
  • 10-30-17

A good read. Got to know the characters really well. I would read more of her books. A good beginning middle and end I was not

disappointed. I think my rating of four is a good mark congratulations. Until the next one.

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  • Lucy locket
  • 10-19-17

brilliant read

this book looks into the justice system and shows how easy it is the frame someone and how the police can get it so wrong. Thank goodness there are people who go above and beyond to ensure the right person gets convicted. A thriller with a love story combined. A good read.

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  • f.c
  • 09-12-17

Amazing

My kitchen has never been so clean just so I had moments to myself to listen to this wonderful book, gripping story line and amazing performance can't wait for next book in the series, roll on September
Only slight dissatisfaction was that the poor young man Nick was not exonerated inform of the town after his life had been completed destroyed - my niggle nothing against the author's ending

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 05-20-17

They're out there preying !!!

Got to admit that Melinda is one of the best thriller writers I've indulged in. Always pacy with good dialogue the stories are exciting with red herrings and twists all through the book and very little if any side padding. Most enjoyable and highly recommended