* Review * HER LAST WORD by Mary Burton

* Review * HER LAST WORD by Mary BurtonHer Last Word by Mary Burton
Published by Montlake Romance on May 8, 2018
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five-stars

Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.

But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she’s drawn a killer out of hiding. It’s Detective John Adler’s fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe.

As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast—and it’s darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She’s going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.

 

Exciting read! This story grabbed my attention from the start. The layout was a little unorthodox and a tad confusing in that sometimes you didn’t know who’s account of the story was being shared, but overall it was a great read. Lots of danger and excitement, a mystery to try to solve along the way that ends up turning into more than one. Really enjoyed it!

Kaitlin Roe was only sixteen when she witnessed her cousin being kidnapped from the dark country road they were walking on. She’s been tormented for years with that memory, and for awhile she only cared about looking for a way to forget. It’s now fourteen years later and she’s changed her life. She’s finally strong enough to go back and stir all of those old memories up again in the hope of finally finding out what happened to Gina. Working on a podcast to put the story in the forefront again, she reaches out to everyone who had anything to do with Gina or the case all those years ago. Someone doesn’t seem to welcome the intrusion!

When homicide detective John Adler responds to a murder and realizes Kaitlin has a connection to the victim, he recognizes the case and sets out to find answers. He never expects to discover that she might have opened up a door that has a murderer coming knocking. He’s not sure he can trust her, but he’s determined to keep her safe as they race the clock to find out if this is the same guy that took Gina, and what happened to her!

five-stars

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