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Last to Die (Sheridan #2)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  383 ratings  ·  64 reviews
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 ...more
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Published September 1st 2010 by Forever (first published 2010)
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Judi
Let me begin by saying that Kate Brady's debut novel in 2009 One Scream Away was one of my favorite books of the year. I fell in love with the book's hero Neil Sheridan, so when I found out that Brady’s next book Last To Die would feature his brother Mitch I certainly had high hopes.

Ms. Brady wastes no time getting right to the action in Last To Die with the murder of an ex-hooker and the prime suspect in her brutal murder Russell Sanders, a bigwig at the prestigious J.M.S. Foundation has now t
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Manda Collins
Sep 07, 2010 Manda Collins rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Karen Rose, Cynthia Eden, Kylie Brant
A fabulous follow up to RITA Winner ONE SCREAM AWAY, LAST TO DIE follows Sergeant Danielle Cole as she tries to figure out who is killing young prostitutes and former prostitutes in Lancaster, Maryland. Early on in the case she is confronted by her first love, Mitch Sheridan, who is now a celebrated photojournalist whose mentor is somehow involved in the murders. Brady does a great job of blending a credible romance between Mitch and Dani with their quest to find the killer. Her prose is edgy an ...more
jenjn79
Sep 27, 2010 jenjn79 rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 2.5 / 5

I really enjoyed Kate Brady's book, had high expectations for this one, and it has a lot of high ratings so far, but it just didn't really do it for me. I was really disappointed in the book.

Series Note:
Sequel to Brady's first book "One Scream Away." The heroes are brothers, but the books can be read independently.

Summary:
When a young girl is found brutally murdered, it sets off a series of events that leads Detective Dani Cole into danger. She's heartbroken to find that the girl
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Diana Leigh
Last To Die is a thrilling romantic suspense that had me hooked from the opening scene. Dani Cole and Mitch Sheridan were once teenage lovers torn apart by grief and pride. Eighteen years later, Dani, now a police detective, and Mitch, a photojournalist, are reunited to stop a serial killer targeting teenage prostitutes. When the murders are linked to Mitch's Foundation for Photojournalism, Dani and Mitch uncover a black market adoption ring and a web of deceit, heartbreak and lost innocence. Wi ...more
Brenda
Kate Brady's novel Last to Die is a romantic thriller with a plot that draws you in, characters that hold your attention, and a serial killer that isn't so easy to figure out!
The female protagonist Detective Dani Cole, is saddened when she gets a call that a young girl who she had helped get off the streets has been murdered. Rosie McNamara had been working as a prostitute when Dani helped her turn her life around, she had gotten a real job and made amends with her family, but she has just becom
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Kitty Montamer
Der erste Satz:
Jauchzen und fröhliches Gelächter.


Meine Meinung:
Inhalt
Dani wird zurück in den Dienst gerufen, den sie nach dem Tod ihres Vater aufgeben musste, weil eine übel zugerichtete Leiche gefunden wird. Sie begibt sich in die Ermittlungen, nichts ahnend, in was für ein Wespennest sie stoßen wird.
Hilfe bekommt sie von ihren Kollegen und ihrer alten Jugendliebe Mitch, der in Verbindung mit dem Fall steht, jedoch ohne es vorher zu ahnen.
Werden sie herausfinden, wer die Frauen auf so üble Wei
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Kathleen
I rate this book a 4 1/2 stars. I really liked it a lot but wished the ending would have been a bit more. I can definitely see me reading more of Kate Brady's book's.
Crystal
Why I read this: I love romantic suspense and have been wanting to read Ms. Brady's books (I won One Scream Away but haven't read it yet), so when I saw it was available for book tour I signed up.

How is the novel driven: It's romantic suspense, so it's plot/action driven and character driven, just the way I love it.


My thoughts: Right off I really liked the main characters, Dani and Mitch (how can I not like a man named Mitch - it's my husband's name). They have a history, but that history is 18
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Wendy Hines
Detective Dani Cole just buried her father. She hasn't worked in a few weeks, as Internal Affairs has been dogging her every step. Just because her father was crooked doesn't mean she is, and Dani is determined to prove it. But when a call comes in about the victim of a murder being someone Dani had helped pull out of crime, she quickly gets back to work.

Mitch Sheridan is a renowned photojournalist. But when he was on location years ago, he was caught in the crossfires of a war. Injured, he took
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Bryan Wilson
I am always interested in crime novels with a strong female lead, but my quest is often thwarted in my efforts to find another Clarise Starling. A couple of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan thrillers fit the bill, but too often I find underdeveloped, one-note characters and banal dialogue. Surely this is an epidemic that affects countless novels, and it is the case with Last to Die as well.

The plot holds promise: Det. Dani Cole is investigating the savage murder of a former prostitute who Dani recentl
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Jennifer
From My Book Review Blog Rundpinne.

"A captivating suspense thriller from beginning to end, Last to Die by Kate Brody is an extraordinary thriller, which touches on extremely sensitive issues. Someone is killing prostitutes and the only lead the police have is The Foundation, headed by Mitch Sheridan, a photojournalist who has not spoken with Dani for the past eighteen years, and now their paths are about to cross once again. The heroine of the novel, Lancaster, Maryland police detective Dani C
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Jennifer Defoy
This book was provided for review by Hachette Book Group.

I LOVED Kate Brady's One Scream Away. It was such a well-written book. So I had really high expectations with this one. I was blown away. I didn't think Brady's writing could get much better, but I was wrong.

I love the way Brady can get into the mind of the killer and give us a peek as to what's going on in their heads. Why they are doing what they're doing, why they think they are justified, all of it... It makes for a great story.

I like
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Bookaholics
Last to Die by Kate Brady
Romantic Suspense - Aug 31st, 2010
4 stars

There’s a killer out and about killing prostitutes to punish them for their secrets. Five had already died brutally with a sixth victim planned. Detective Dani Cole, who knew the fourth victim, is in a race against time to find the serial killer and stop the murders. But her investigation bringsher and her ex-high school sweetheart, Mitch Sheridan, together again. And Mitch wants Dani back. He will do everything he can to protect
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Haley Mathiot


I enjoyed Last to Die. I remember enjoying One Scream Away more I think, but then it was last year. The plot was very well thought out and complex, and because of that and the somewhat unclear writing style, at times I just followed along and hoped it would clear up in the end. It did, and everything was explained. I wouldn't have understood what was going on if it hadn't been for alternating the viewpoints between the protagonists and the antagonists, though.



The ending with Dani and Mitch cou
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Robin Priddy
Police Detective Dani Cole has something to prove due to her father being a dirty cop. He fellow officers have given her a nickname, they call her Nails as in tough as nails. Which is what she is. Dani tries to help the young women who work the streets. She tries to set them up with honest jobs and a way to stay off the streets. When one of the girls Dani helped ends up dead, she is determined to find out why she was killed and who did it. When it is found out that the young woman's last cell ph ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
WOW! This is one fast paced story and I don't think I took a breath while reading this one. Dani Cole is a detective tracking down a serial killer who is murdering ex prostitutes and the investigation throws her into the path of an old flame, Mitch Sheridan. Mitch is rich, worldly and sexy while Dani is a workaholic in order to avoid her own personal issues. They both have so many personal issues that drove them apart in the first place only to be thrown together again because of a murder and pa ...more
Mojca
Ms. Brady's previous book, One Scream Away, was one of my favorite books from 2009. Everything worked, the hero, the heroine, the villain, it was as close to perfection as it could get. So I had to read about Neil's (hero from the previous book) brother, Mitch.

I have absolutely nothing against Mitch, he was a much a perfect romance novel hero as his brother was, maybe even more so, because he was (almost) a perfect man. Heart of gold, protective streak a mile wide, he never forgot his first (and
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Karen
Absolutely amazing, thrilling and completely compelling! I loved reading Last to Die and I will definitely check out Kate Brady's other book, which I am too lazy to check up the title of.

But regardless, Last to Die is a story about Dani Cole a police officer stumbling upon a murderer of a woman she once rescued from the streets. The murder leads to something deeper, a huge interconnecting plot slowly revealed piece by piece - and to links with the past aka Mitch Sheridan. Part romantic thriller
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~Megan~
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Lisa Jo
Fans of the amazing romantic suspense novels written by the likes of Allison Brennan or Brenda Novak will want to check out Kate Brady’s latest release Last to Die. Brady writes a chilling and terrifying suspense novel amongst a steamy romance that any adventure seeker will love!

Dani Cole is after a killer. One who brutally murders women and takes part of their hair as a souvenir. Detective Cole discovers she knows the victim, a prostitute whom Dani helped turn her life around. When a second mur
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Bet Lantaff
The second book in the Sheridan series did not disappoint. The action was constant, the chemistry was great, the secondary characters were fully fleshed out and the surprises were believable and went well with the storyline. Trying to figure out whodunit was a chore and a surprise when it was brought to the surface. My only complaint about the book was that it was brought to the surface too soon. I think that there could have been even more surprising turns had Ms Brady waited to identify the ki ...more
Kelly Moran
Author Kate Brady has won or been a finalist in many writing contests, including the Golden Heart from the Romance Writers of America, the Maggies, and the Suzannah. When not writing, she is a full-time choral conductor and assistant professor of music education. Her other title, One Scream Away, (a 2010 RITA Finalist for Best New Book and for Best Romantic Suspense) was her debut novel for this "Sheridan" series. She resides with her husband and two children.

When acclaimed photojournalist Mitc
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Nicole
two words: heart. stopping. WOW (I know I say that a lot but I realllly mean it) this book kept me on the very edge of my seat, sweating up a storm and looking around anxiously for any intruders or maniac stalkers as soon as the sun went down :)

This book was phenomenal, smartly written and ingeniously finished. I found myself falling for Mitch's ragged charm and Neils super powerful (somewhat cocky)presence. They are definitely two heart stopping men ;) The story line progressed slowly a first
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April
LAST TO DIE by Kate Brady is an amazing romantic suspense set in modern day Lancaster, Maryland. It is well written with a very detailed plot. The characters are unforgettable. It has drama, suspense,betrayal, murder, mayhem, romance, sweet sensuality, twists, turns, great police work details, FBI, a serial killer, adoption,sins from the past comes to the front, and black market baby selling. The hero, Mitch, is a photojournalist, intelligent, handsome,and has a painful past with the smart polic ...more
DKAY
I enjoyed this book a great deal. I started reading it and right away I was hooked. I love the way that Kate Brady has put this story together with the characters and the way the story just comes to life and flows chapter after chapter. Although this is the sequal to One Scream Away I felt I missed nothing by reading this one first. I did feel that as good as Last To Die was that I can't believe I hadn't read One Scream Away yet.

For some reason to me in a lot of the books I have read I tend to s
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Meigan
This book souded promising - new author, reviews were good, synopsis sounded interesting and different. I won't go into details with the synopsis, since it's been written out a number of times in previous reviews.

Let me just start by saying it started out really good. The first few chapters were pretty creepy and got me hooked. Then I started noticing some things that just bugged me.

1. Super redundant - I really got irritated with things that were constantly repeated, such as "hank of hair". The
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(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
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I actually gave this 3.5 stars

Favorite Quote: ”Pick your battles baby, pick your battles.”

Detective Dani Cole just buried her father but before she can grieve she is called back to work on a murder case. This case hits close to home because Dani had once helped the victim out of a rough situation. As more bodies are found; Dani realizes she has a serial killer loose in her city. Dani’s investagation leads her to Mitch Sheridan. Mit
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Meinung
Für Fans von leichten Thrillern, könnte dieses Buch genau das Richtige sein.
Inhalt
Ein Täter der es allen Anschein nach auf blonde Frauen abgesehen hat, schlägt unbarmherzig zu. Als eine junge Frau ermordet wird, bei derer der Täter als Trophäe eine blonde Haarsträhne an sich nimmt ,wird die Polizistin Danny Cole für den Fall arrangiert.Bei einer Pressekonferenz beschimpft sie den Täter als Monster. Kurz darauf erreicht sie eine Nachricht, eingeklemmt unter ihren Scheibenwischern. Eine Nac
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Sherry Isaac
What makes a psychotic villain truly frightening is not how completely cracked they are, but the level of devotion they bring to their twisted plan, and how logical they believe it to be.
Kate Brady accomplished this task with Chevy Banks, the villain in her debut, One Scream Away. She takes diabolical cuckoo-osity to a whole new level in Last To Die.
In the wake of her father's suicide, independent Homicide Detective Dani Cole must overcome his fall from the department's grace as a crooked cop.
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Alison
I really liked this book! Abby and Mitch are childhood sweethearts who are reunited when it appears the director of the JMS Foundation is responisible for the murder of a woman.

Dani is a fiercely independent cop who's been fighting against her dad's legacy her whole career. Mitch is a world famous photographer, who after surviving an attack in Ar Rutbah has lost some of his passion for saving the world. They work together to clear Mitch's friend of being a murderer and try to find out who is ki
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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.


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