Wednesday, September 9, 2020

ARC Review: See Her Die by Melinda Leigh

See Her Die

Author: Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert (Book 2)
Publication: Montlake (September 15, 2020)

Description: Sheriff Bree Taggert is both hunter and hunted in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s blood-freezing thriller of murder, rage, and revenge. 

New sheriff Bree Taggert is called to a shooting in a campground shuttered for the winter. But she arrives to find a perplexing crime. There is no shooter, no victim, and no blood. No one but Bree believes the sole witness, Alyssa, a homeless teenager who insists she saw her friend shot.

Bree calls in former deputy Matt Flynn and his K-9 to track the killer and search for Alyssa’s friend. They discover the battered corpse of a missing university student under the ice in Grey Lake—but it’s not the victim they were looking for.

When two more students go missing and additional bodies turn up, Bree must find the link between the victims. She knows only one thing for certain: the murders are fueled by rage. When Alyssa disappears, Bree must race against time to find her before her witness becomes another victim.

My Thoughts: Bree Taggert is still trying to get a handle on her new job as county sheriff. She inherited a force in disorder after the corrupt former sheriff left office. She had a number of deputies quit and she isn't sure she can trust all the ones that remain. Bree is also dealing with being the parent to her orphaned niece and nephew after her sister's murder.

When a call comes in from a young woman who is squatting in some "closed for the winter" cabins, Bree is the closest to respond. Alyssa claims that she saw her friend Harper shot. There is no evidence to be found but Bree thinks Alyssa's claim needs more investigation. Alyssa's story is so close to Bree's own that she is inclined to believe her.

Meanwhile, Matt Flynn has an investigation of his own. One of elderly people who does pet rescues hasn't heard from her grandson and is very worried about him. The two investigations soon become one when a body of one of the grandson's roommates is found dead. 

It is discovered that both the grandson and the dead roommate dated the same woman - a woman who is identified as Alyssa's missing friend. 

I enjoyed this story. I like that the murderer has chapters from his point of view. I liked learning more about Bree and Matt and have high hopes for their growing relationship. I thought the story had a nice amount of action and was quite tension-filled. 

Favorite Quote:
"She's really attached to you." Dana got to her feet.

"But why?" Two months after Bree had been masterfully manipulated into adopting the rescue, she was still disconcerted by the dog's presence. But she was pleased that the panic had ebbed. Ladybug was nothing like Bree's father's dogs. The chubby rescue would never maul a child. The scars on Bree's ankle and should achedwith the thirty-year-old memory.

I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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