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Where Angels Rest

(Mann Family #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  369 ratings  ·  59 reviews

For the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life . . . but the one person she can't save is the one who matters most. In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn't commit. Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him
Mass Market Paperback, 464 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by Forever (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

Erin Sims has fought for eleven years to clear her brother of a murder conviction. Now he's given a stay of execution, Erin has just seven days to uncover new evidence. The man she believes to be the real murderer has been tracked to a small town in Ohio, with a new identity and an assumed name. Not prepared to wait for the local police to check the man's identity, she travels to Hopewell, Ohio.

Nick Mann has been sheriff in Hopewell for five years, returning to his hometown with his dau
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4.5 Stars

This is the first book I've read by Kate Brady and it won't be the last!


Dark and full of twists and turns, this book grabs you by the throat from the prologue and never lets you go. Breathtaking and intense, a suspense book that has you guessing and looking constantly over your shoulder.

Dr. Erin Sims has spent her whole life looking after her little brother. She now has only 7 days to save him from death row. She is willing to sacrifice everyone and anyone in her quest, that for the pa
The heroine was amazing, she was so strong after all she had been through as a girl and then fighting for her brother all these years. The hero well had this guilt over what had happened to his wife because of him and took her under his wing. I guessed pretty early on who the killer was though but I still enjoyed the book.
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Kate Brady's style is very similar to Sandra Brown, but I must admit that I almost like her more than SB!

There's an edge here that is missing in SB books. There's a darness and a feeling of helplessness that I enjoy in my romantic suspense.

Also I love a weel defined villain and here it is the case!

The tight time-line the heroine, Erin is running on makes for a brethless read!

The descrition od the hero, Nick is so very well done!!! I must say that I'm getting bored with descrition of the hero t
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Erin’s brother Justin was convicted of a murder that she knows he’s innocent of. She’s managed to get him a one week stay on his upcoming execution to prove that the murderer is still out there. She believes a man now going by the name Jack Calloway is the one responsible and she tracks him to Ohio in the hopes of finding evidence against him, or at least enough evidence to bring doubt into the case to in turn help her brother. What ends up happening is a
The first book in the series Mann Family by Kate Brady. Erin Sims has been trying to save her brother from the death penalty for 11 years and time is running out. She has a week to find evidence in Ohio or her brother's sentence will be carried out. In Ohio Erin meets Nick Mann, small town sheriff. Nick is reluctant at first to listen to the crazy lady. Eventually more information comes to light and more people are ending up dead. Will Erin be next?

Learning who the killer was wasn't that much of
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
4.5 Stars

I've read Kate Brady before and I was excited to finally get this one in my hands. I wasn't disappointed. This was a terrific balance of suspense and romance - loved it!
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a couple years since my last Kate Brady fix and let me state emphatically that Where Angels Rest was well worth the wait.

I devoured it and loved every fan-freaking-tastic minute of it. The plot was riveting and pulse pounding and keep me reading well past my bedtime.

It’s a monumental task but 7 days is all Erin Sims has to prove per brother Justin’s innocent. Erin steadfastly refuses to believe her brother committed the murder of a Senator’s daughter and she’s sure she knows who the r
Hope Frost
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This would have been an easy 5 stars if there was an epilogue. I felt like the story just stopped. Great plot, awesome characters.
For the past twelve years, dr. Erin Sims has tried (in vein) to get someone, anyone, to reexamine her brother’s case. Justin didn’t kill anyone, yet he was sitting on Death Row, waiting for execution. Now, Erin has finally found the real murderer, hiding in plain sight, running a B&B in a small town in Ohio under another name. Unfortunately, that only gets her brother a stay of a week...For the sheriff to determine the man’s true identity.

But Erin has no intention of sitting on the sidelines
Book of Secrets
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rating: 4 Stars

Erin Sims will do anything to save her brother from death row, and for over a decade she's worked tirelessly to prove he was falsely convicted of murder. With her brother's execution just one week away, Erin travels to a rural Ohio town, where she believes the real killer is hiding.

Sheriff Nick Mann is not thrilled when Erin steamrolls into town making shocking accusations about one of Hopewell's prominent citizens. Nick left Los Angeles for the backwoods of Ohio hoping to escape
D.B. Reynolds
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've read and admired Kate Brady's previous books, and looked forward to this one eagerly. It didn't disappoint. Brady introduces a new set of characters, the Mann Family, who are apparently going to be the center of a new series. This first book begins with Nick Mann, former LA Homicide detective, now Sheriff of his small hometown in rural Ohio. Nick is a terrific character -- handsome, smart and with just enough tragedy in his past to make him hesitate when it comes to loving someone new. Ente ...more
Nov 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won a copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by just how good the writing was in this book. The plot moved quickly, the mystery was fairly complex and inventive, and the characters were complicated in their history and personality. The only downside for me was that I guessed the identity of the perpetrator at the time that he was first introduced, so the revelation of the answer to the mystery did not take me by surprise. ...more
Jacquie Biggar
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! This book was a page turner, there were no slow points. I found myself reading faster and faster with the suspense building up. So good
Brooke Banks
I must confess, I’m not the biggest fan of romantic suspense as the hero saves damsel plot is irritating (not to mention the problematic nature of such) and find it predictable. However, I do hop around and sometimes I’m in the mood for a criminal case + relationship drama.

Where Angels Rest’s blurb sounded interesting enough so I looked through the reviews to decide. As usual, the positive reviewers were nice while the negative reviewers were crucial. The reviewers who found the romance underst
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a definite must read for romantic suspense/thriller readers! First book of this author’s that I have read and it most definitely will not be the last!! I had to recommend it to my sister and co-worker. Happy dance over finding a new author to read!!
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4.5 stars
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Finished another great book By Kate Brady
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes good suspense with a touch of believable romance.
Kate Brady is my new second favorite writer after Sandra Brown. I’m going for the second of the Mann Family-Luke Mann’s story.
**This review was written as a duo book review for both Mann Family books currently available.

Read the full review at Ani's Book Abyss | Series Review: Mann Family.

Book #1: Where Angels Rest | Rating:  3.5 Stars
Book #2: Where Evil Waits | Rating:  4.0 Stars

Series Average Rating:  3.75 Stars

At the end of the paperback for Where Evil Waits, there is an excerpt for a book called Where Danger Hides--the book is supposedly about Alayna Mann who makes an appearance in Where Angels Rest as an attorney
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind

I found this book to be well wrote but unable to hold my attention and make me care much about the story line. The romance between Nick and Erin felt almost like an afterthought to the author. There just didn’t seem to be a lot of heat associated with them. While I appreciated the suspense aspect of the book the romance was lacking. I could get behind both of the characters not wanting to get involved but once the characters grew I was hoping they would both show a bit more emotion. Nick for his
Mary Gramlich
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nick Mann likes his quiet job as Sheriff in small town Ohio, he lived life in Los Angeles long enough to appreciate a quiet night on patrol. He is raising his daughter and knows being a widower can get lonely but that is a small price to pay for security. Erin Sims has not known a minutes rest since her brother was wrongly accused of murder. Erin has been on a vendetta to track down the real killer and bring him to justice before her brother is executed. The problem is the man Erin knows is the ...more
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was so surprised by this book. I did not expect to be as sucked into the plot as I was.......

This book took me on so many twists and turns on who was doing all the killing. I'll admit, it took me quite some time to figure it out. This story was so well written, we meet so many characters that what often becomes overwhelming and hard to follow in other books, draws you in and fills in the story for you with this book. So amazingly suspenseful, I loved it.

I really liked Erin. She was a strong wo
Cindy ~
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lots of mystery and suspense with a hot headed Sheriff and a woman desperate to save her brother from being executed.

Erin Sims brother has been on death row for 11 years. She has spent those 11 years trying to prove he didn't do it. On the eve of his execution she manages to produce enough evidence for the Attorney General to give a 7 day reprieve to check out the evidence she has found. She had always believe one man was the murderer and she had hounded him for 11 years until he changed his na
The last eleven years for Erin have been all about proving her brother isn’t a murderer. She needs to prove to everyone he’s innocent and put the real killer behind bars. Unfortunately for Erin, everyone seems to be working against her and her brother only has moments before his life will be over.

With the suspect in her sights, she follows him to his new home under a new name. Determined to prove he’s the killer, she tries to make him confess. As she arrives in small town Hopewell, she’s greeted
TJ Fox
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ll get it out of the way right up front. This does have that insta-love kind of thing going on here since the time line of this story lasts only about 7 days (14 if you count the time skip at the end, but I’m not being picky here). That said, because there is so much that goes on in those seven days, I’m willing to overlook that because it does mostly work here. Still not my favorite thing in a story, but it doesn’t kill this for me. Because the timeline for this is so extremely short, it push ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it

(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review).

For the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life . . . but the one person she can't save is the one who matters most. In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn't commit. Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him to justice.

Sheriff N
Ellen Parker
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Psychologist Erin Sims is granted time for one final attempt to save her brother from execution. She’s convinced the real murderer has changed his name and moved to Hopewell, Ohio. The local sheriff, Nick Mann, is busy chasing demons from his own past and needs convincing to take Erin seriously. It’s only after the accidents, vandalism, and disappearances begin that he uses all of his resources, from the past as well as the present, to expose the serial killer and his motives.
Ms. Brady’s charact
Erin Sims has 7 days to act on new evidence and stop the execution of her younger brother. She rushes to rural Ohio to find the man she is sure is the real killer and uncovers more horror than she ever expected.

I enjoyed this romantic suspense novel. Although the crimes are horrific, they are not described in too much detail. I like that the book focused on the people in the story more than the crimes. I really liked Nick Mann, the sheriff and love interest. He has a compelling back story and is
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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