Morgan Dane has returned home to Scarlet Falls with her three young girls after the devastating loss of her husband in the military. She’s agreed to take a job as a prosecutor following in her family’s footsteps of putting away the bad guys until her neighbors son is arrested for murder.
When Tessa was found raped and murdered the whole town wants justice but Morgan just has a gut feeling that there is no way Nick could have committed this crime having known both of them. Morgan decides to help defend Nick and do her own investigating with the help of Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, to get her client off and find the real killer.
Say You’re Sorry if the first book of the Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh. The series is apparently a spin off from another series but I never found myself lost from not having read other books my this author and felt the story was built rather well without having read other background from other series but after this one I may just go back and pick up her other books.
The story is a romantic suspense read that changes the point of view all throughout including some chapters from the prospective of the killer. Morgan however is the main character in the story, a former attorney who became a stay at home mom that is just returning back to work. Along with her former high school boyfriend turned P.I. they tackle the case to find a killer. The romance isn’t overly pushed in the story letting a reader get invested more into the thriller side of the book as the investigation goes on.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one from the explosive opening pages until the very end. I did decide to give this 4.5 stars just on one little detail from the end that I won’t mention due to spoilers but otherwise a great read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.