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Last Words (Last #2)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,488 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews

A nine-year veteran of the FBI, special agent Mia Shields thinks she’s seen it all. But nothing prepares her for the terror that descends upon the idyllic bayside community of St. Dennis, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where a depraved killer has left a grisly surprise for Chief of Police Gabriel Beck: the body of an unidentified woman, na
Paperback, 354 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Feb 16, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing
Police chief Gabriel Beck fears that a serial killer resides in his small bayside tourist town of St. Dennis, Maryland. Mia Shields is the troubled FBI agent assigned to assist Beck in his search for the killer.

I really enjoyed this book a lot. The characters were likable, the killer was sick and twisted, and the story moved along at just the right pace so I never got bored. However, those looking for romance with their suspense may be disappointed since the book keeps its focus on the investiga
Feb 12, 2015 Joyce rated it liked it
Contrary to a lot of the reviews regarding this novel, I found it to be entertaining and interesting. Yes, I did spot the villain early on, but the work of learning who he was (by the protagonists) and capturing him was relatively well done. Also what is better than chick lit that isn't?
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Apr 27, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
I gave Mariah Stewart another try because the plot sounded promising. Frankly, I was bored. I figured out who the killer was halfway through and that's basically when the plot started anyways.
Ayu Wirdha
Jun 08, 2015 Ayu Wirdha rated it liked it
Mirip2 dgn tipe novel Beverly Barton, polisi daerah yg meminta bantuan FBI utk mengusut kasus pembunuhan yg disertai dgn penculikan, rape, penyiksaan yg krnungkinan pelakunya adalah org yg familier. Sy suka dgn kerjasama, karakter antara Amy & Beck, mengalir ga monoton atau datar walaupun di akhir cerita mereka baru akan berhubungan jadi tdk ada kiss2 atau apapun. Tp balik lg sy selalu membandingkam dgn Eve Dallas (JD Robb) dari insting, kemampuan menghadapi para penjahat, rasa hati2 & i ...more
Feb 21, 2011 Jim rated it liked it
Read this today. One of many of hers I've read now. Don't know if it was my mood but, at the beginning, the process the killer used was too graphic for me. I also found it annoying that every female of significance had to be "pretty." At the very end, she at least did not abuse a possible comment about looks from the Chief of police.

Other than that, she generally writes well and her books usually move quickly, as is the case with this one. As is common through her books, there's always a romanti
Dotti Elrick
Jun 16, 2013 Dotti Elrick rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I was a little disappointed by the last couple of FBI books by Mariah Stewart, the mystery/thriller aspect of them was just missing for me. This book has brought it back. It was great.
Gabriel Beck is the police chief of the small bay town of St. Dennis Maryland. When he gets a call from a neighboring towns police chief needing help. What they find is stunning to say the least. The body of a missing girl has been found on her family's front porch. Wrapped in plastic. T
Oct 10, 2011 Toni rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tight, tense story, without the usual sexual titillation or professional animosity between FBI and local constabulary. Both Mia and Gabe have skeletons in their closets and a little too much reference is made to people not in the story and events happening before the story begins, which made me want to know more about them. Is this novel part of a series? Should I get the others to be fully in the know about this book? Some of the things mentioned actually sounded more interesting than ...more
Oct 03, 2012 Marca rated it really liked it
Gabriel Beck, Chief of Police of small town St. Dennis on the Maryland shore, calls for help from the FBI when the plastic-wrap cocooned bodies of missing young women start turning up in his town. Agent Mia Shields arrives and the hunt is on. Mia and a FBI profiler strongly believe that the killer is local and someone everyone knows. Mia openly challenges the killer during a press conference. The problem is that the man described by an expert FBI profiler fits many of the men who live in the tow ...more
Anne Hartman
Jul 23, 2009 Anne Hartman rated it liked it
Pretty creepy - a serial murderer would abduct women, keep them for a few weeks (and torture them...but thankfully, none of it was graphically detailed), then he would wrap them in Saran wrap and leave them around town. This all happened in an area of 4 small towns, and the local police forces worked together on the cases. One of them (Beck) called in the FBI for assistance...
The author did a great job of leading me towards thinking that 'this' character or 'that' character was the killer...many
May 23, 2015 Susan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: crime novel fans
Recommended to Susan by: my husband
A crime novel featuring Agent Mia Shields from the FBI and the Police Chief in St. Dennis, Maryland collaborate to stop a serial murderer in the small town.
Apr 13, 2014 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was very suspenseful! Got to meet Mia another one of the family that they discussed in the other books. Great book
Apr 25, 2016 Sharon rated it liked it
I like the book but I'm only giving it a 3.5 because I figured out the bad guy almost from the beginning!
Ricardo Reyes
Nov 02, 2015 Ricardo Reyes rated it really liked it
last words book 2. they better not be. i'm looking for book 3.
Amanda Ainge
Jan 26, 2011 Amanda Ainge rated it liked it
This book was the first one of Mariah Stewart's that I guessed the bad guy before the very end. And it was DARK, this entire series is one of her darker ones (that I have read anyway). But, with that said, I really do like her writing style and I enjoy her books. I'm slowly getting through her entire library, I think I need a break from all the suspense once I finish the current series I am on. I keep having nightmares! She's not my favorite author ever, and her books are one time reads for me, ...more
Jul 21, 2014 Ruth rated it liked it
I like all her books, easy and entertaining.
Melissa Hongisto
May 03, 2016 Melissa Hongisto rated it liked it
Seriously, aren't these supposed to be romances? The mystery was interesting. But I feel like this could have been done differently. More reason behind the love interest (no matter how small it is).
Sep 09, 2014 Janine rated it liked it
Not as good as the first in the series and I did guess the killer very early.
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Jul 02, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing
It was a good book
Jun 17, 2014 Meaghan rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Jun 21, 2014 Mick rated it really liked it
good murder mystery
Sep 26, 2014 Angel rated it liked it
Too much repetition of technical jargon and not enough forward movement to retain my attention
Maggie Shanley
Jan 07, 2014 Maggie Shanley rated it really liked it
Suspense that kept me reading even after I had read the last few pages! An FBI agent takes a case on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Women are going missing and then returned wrapped in plastic after being raped and tortured for an extended period of time.
Jun 27, 2014 VALERIE USILTON rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the fact this book is set on the eastern shore of Maryland. Interesting to hear "home" being described.
Barbara ★
A serial murderer who abducts women, tortures them for days and then wrap them in plastic wrap and dumps them in a four town radius. The local cops of the four towns join forces to ferret out the bag guy with a little help from the FBI. This is very suspenseful and creepy and had me guessing until the reveal. Mariah Stewart never disappoints.
Jun 15, 2009 Megan rated it it was ok
I hate when I guess the, this book never had momentum. It was pretty lame and I struggled just to finish it. There was no character building and what consisted of the core was still lacking personality. You don't have to read it to continue on with the series -- had I known that, I wouldn't have picked it up.
Aug 04, 2012 Ashley rated it liked it
Another winner for Stewart, a much less predictable killer in this one and a good climax at the end of the book. It seems that she easily intertwines the FBI and the police with such expertise. The last one in the Last series was alluded to in this one and I can't wait to see if she does archaelogy just as well.
Len Romano
Apr 20, 2012 Len Romano rated it liked it
Quick read, just wish all the revealing facts in these books weren't in the last 15 pages. Very like able characters made this a good read, however. Mia from the FBI as well as Beck, the St. Dennis sheriff were the key characters in the plot both battling their own demons.
Dec 31, 2012 Stacie rated it it was ok
This is my 5th Mariah Stewart novel and I was quite disappointed. It was very slow starting off, and predictable. Usually, her books leave me guessing. There were also a lot of references to characters in her other books that leave you wondering if you haven't read them.
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Mariah Stewart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-six novels and three novellas and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. She is a RITA finalist in romantic suspense and the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award for excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine. A three-time winner ...more
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