Thursday, July 8, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Last to Die by Kate Brady

Last to Die
By Kate Brady


Here's what the back of the book says:


A ruthless killer hides in plain sight, someone no one believes is capable of murder. Within a week, six women will be murdered, all punished for their dark pasts. Detective Dani Cole is determined to track down this serial killer whose victims include a young woman she pulled out of a life of crime. Her investigation leads her to a photography foundation and the renowned photographer Mitch Sheridan, a man she she fell in love with years ago but has tried to forget. Dani and Mitch are instantly attracted to each other again, though their troubled pasts keep them from getting too close. Together, through the course of the investigation, they unearth a dark chain of deception that leads to a killer who is closer than they think.
A little about the Author:
Kate Brady began writing fiction when her doctoral research became tedious. For years, she wrote in the closet, penning several novels that—thankfully—remain there. Now, she leads a double life. Some days, she’s a choral conductor and professor of music education. Other days, she plays with imaginary people on her computer.




Kate lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and an array of furry, feathery, and scaly things. When she has time to read, her nose is most often found in a police story or gourmet cooking magazine! She is currently working on her next novel.





Here's What I have to Say:
This is a very interesting read. It takes you to places you do not expect. I really enjoyed Brady's style of writing. She left me on the edge of my seat for most of the book. I will say that after the opening scence, which throws you into the story, it backs off a little too much to give the background, but then jumps right back in. I think if you like the thriller/murder/mystery genre you will want to give this one a go!







WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK! Thanks to Anna at the Hachette Book Group (who provided me with a free copy for review) I am able to giveaway 3 copies of this book to 3 very lucky readers!

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74 comments:

  1. I think for romance to truly be rekindled, you have to let go of the things that happened the first time. It is easier said than done, but it can happen. My favorite historical periods are the 1880's and around 1918 to read about.
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  2. I think it can be rekindled if both partners try to work things out. Hopefully I'll never have to worry about that, though!

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  3. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  4. I think it can, depending on circumstances. I'm not anticipating finding out!
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  6. It can work if both parties are really willing to work through the difficulties that they're going through.

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  7. I definitely think romance can be rekindled, if it is meant to be, it will happen!
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  8. I'm a GFC follower!
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  9. Any relationship with some connection remaining (emotional, physical) can be rekindled. Whether it lasts beyond the initial spark is the greater challenge.

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  10. yes, under the right circumstances.

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  11. I guess that for some people it's possible. But it's been my experience that when it's dead . . . bury it.

    JHS
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  12. Google follower.

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  13. Twitter follower.

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  14. I think its very difficult to rekindle a romance, what was wrong the first time usually resurfaces after a time!

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  15. I'm not very optimistic about rekindling romance. Usually there is still an attraction, but also lots of baggage. Thanks!

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  16. Yes, I do - depending on the situation. Sometimes it takes some time because both parties need to grow up a little.

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  17. Yes, I do, but it depends what happened to drive you two apart.
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  18. I think that romance can be rekindled if the relationship had a good base to start with and there weren't too many hurts. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. I believe a romance can be rekindled. However, I think whether or not it works depends on the reasons for the 1st breakup and if the involved parties have matured enough to forgive and clear up the original misunderstandings.
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  25. Yes, if both parties are willing, romance can be rekindled.

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  26. 'old' follower.

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  27. I think it probably could if the time is right. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  28. no i do not i think once the flame is out it is out for good thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  29. I do believe it is possible for romance to be rekindled but it is most probable that it will end due to the reasons it ended the first time.

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  30. Yes I believe that it can. A friend of my mom's ended up marrying her childhood sweatheart 40 yrs later!

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  31. new GFC follower - pams00

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  32. new twitter follower - pams00

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  33. Yes, a romance can absolutely be rekindled if the two people have changed and gotten over whatever caused the original problem.

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  34. I'm a GFC follower
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  35. I follow you on Twitter: lazybones344

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  36. No, I don't think it can.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  37. GFC follower

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  38. There are many examples of romances being rekindled, but I think it would depend a great deal on why it broke up the first time.

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  39. Follower via GFC

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  40. I do think a romance can be rekindled. My cousin hooked up with her old boyfriend after 30 years, 2 marriages and 2 kids. They are now like to love birds.

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  41. Yes, I think so if both work at it

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  42. If both people want it to be rekindled, then, yes, it can be!

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  43. yes I do think a romance can be rekindled, I have it happen to me!

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  45. tweet: http://twitter.com/cspring31971/status/19875016825
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  46. I think it is possible to rekindle, but there are many factors involved. It depends on where the people are currently at in their lives, how their past romance ended, etc. But it's definitely possible!

    -Becky
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  47. Yes I do, all is possible through love.

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  48. I follow you on Twitter. Fatally_Flayed

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  49. Fanned you and left a comment on your wall on FB. SalanderServant

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  50. If both people are open to giving rekindling a chance, I think it can work. If one has a closed mind and a closed heart to it, there's no chance!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Yes, I think it can be rekindled. I've heard several stories about it.

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  52. Do you think a romance can really be rekindled?

    Absolutely. Often it doesn't work though, because the same issues that plagued you the first time around will often resurface. If you're willing to wipe the slate clean it might work.

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  53. I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect!

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  54. I follow you on Twitter!

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  55. I like you on FB!

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  56. I think it can.
    But I also think that there is a reason why it didn't work out in the first place, and that should always be kept into consideration.



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  57. Yes, I think a romance can be rekindled, maybe the couple met when they were too young and got together again later in life. This happened to my Aunt.

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  58. i'm sure that romance can be rekindled. but it's best to never let the flame go out.
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  59. I think romance can be rekindled. I have rekindled a few myself. Haha. I am currently seeing a man that I dated and lived with for a few years, then we split for a year and now are back together for 6 months.

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  60. I 'liked' you on FB and posted on your wall.

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  61. Yes I believe romance can be rekindled, so long as both people are willing to give it another chance

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  62. ­­­­­I follow on GFC ( hannah . chrinahxxx@..)

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  63. follow you on twitter (achrissmile)

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  64. "like" you on facebook (hannah kn..)

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  66. I think a romance can be rekindled but it depends on the circumstances of each romance. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  67. Yes, I believe it can.
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  68. I do believe it can given the right circumstances.

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