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The Last Witness

(Gerard-Kensington Detective #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  19 reviews
The first victim's car is rammed into an embankment. The second takes a bullet to the back of the head. Two down and counting! Who's next? Detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard of the NYPD have two seemingly unrelated cases on their plate and aren't making much progress toward a resolution of either one. Complicating the proceedings are Detective Kensington's perso ...more
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published June 8th 2012 by Carolyn Hughey (first published October 17th 2011)
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Layla Darnell
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I must say I loved the chemistry between Detectives Gerard and Kensington, partners in the NYPD who are trying to solve a double homicide after responding to an early morning call to Bow Bridge where they find a car accident victim and not far away a man with a bullet through his head. If that isn't enough the suspense continues after the female victim is taken to the hospital where she later mysteriously disappears, leaving the detectives no clue as to her identity. Determined to find the perpe ...more
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
A body is found in Central Park and an injured woman is found nearby. Detectives begin investigating, but are also 'fighting' an interest in each other. It turns out that the woman is part of the death, however she doesn't remember anything and runs away from the Hospital. The plot is sufficiently complex to hold your interest. The female detective is 'tough' but also being frightened by a stalker. She also used to have a relationship with the man who is her new Lieutenant. The male detective is ...more
Sonya Steele
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, mayhem, and more!

I thoroughly enjoyed this police procedural combined with a fantastic slow-burn romance that promises more sparks in the future. With well-developed characters, a multilayered mystery, and action at every turn, this book is a great beginning to a new series. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book!
May 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Okay, so I was totally prepared to give this book four stars... right up until the last couple pages! Yes, that's all it took to utterly ruin this book for me.
So overall, it's a great book! There's a half-decent mystery, though frankly you know exactly who the killer is about halfway through, then it's like a Law & Order episode as the cops try to find the evidence and convict the bad guy. And there's nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed the format tremendously, especially the way the author switc
Book Reading Gals
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thoughts: This is the first book I've read by this author and it definitely won't be the last. Look for a non-stop thrill ride? Then this is the book for you. K.T. Roberts takes you on a suspenseful journey. Detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard find themselves having to solve two mysterious murders simultaneously. Detective Gerard is a tough cope who is also very protective of his partner to the point he finds himself interfering in her life. But is this for her protection or for love? ...more
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard of the NYPD have to solve a case involving a well known car dealership owner where evidence points to him in the dissapearance of his wife and the dealership being regarded as a chop shop. The lieutenants son meanwhile decides to have what he thought would be harmless fun with his dads surveillance recording equipment, which assists in apprehending a man who confesses to a priest that he killed his wife. Complicating the proceedings are Detective Ke ...more
Anita F Napier
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Full of stereotypes: crooked police, lying police, antagonistic police, dating police, I'm-better-than-you police, can't solve a case without the criminal writing them a note police, frustrated police, retiring police, a neurotic wife, a precocious pre-teen, a missing wife who turns up after husband is incarcerated for killing her, belligerent/arrogant criminal, and scared witnesses which the police couldn't find. The banter between Gerard and Jesse felt immature. The book is disappointing. I ke ...more
Grace Augustine
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Written in the style of a good ole’ Castle and Beckett crime, K.T. Roberts brings us a story that is so woven with mystery that you must keep reading! Officers Kensington and Gerard are a dynamic duo when it comes to investigative knowledge and bring a reality to this work of fiction unseen in most other genres.
If you are into mystery and a good-who-done-it, The Last Witness is definitely a novel you must read. The characters and story lines are credible and I cannot wait for the next book. Good
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
With much going on, this story is quite engaging. There's a bit of romance. Some threats. Murder. Ill-gotten and ill-handled evidence.

The information Max had and the way it was obtained had potential to make this a 5-star book. I was quite disappointed the story didn't have more to do with this. What he did was small compared to what his father did when the information was discovered.

Kept my interest.
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, modern, mystery
this was a good story, I kept getting interrupted and had some books to finish before their due date at the library...but I was able to get back into the story pretty quickly. There were some spelling errors...creek instead of creak and alter instead of altar....but those are "excusable" over blatant misspellings. The ending was somewhat predictable and also very unpredictable. Will read other books by this author, definitely.
Starlene Ralbovsky
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Last Witness.

I thoroughly enjoyed Last Witness.

This story had many twists and turns. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. This was a great introduction to this author.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: proofed
This genre should have been listed as Mystery-Romance. Too many spelling errors and poor formatting marred this book. The story was interesting though and I liked the ending.
Catherine  Matsubu
Too much repeated info

as above. every thing over and over. I don't think I'll read any more of this author. Just too immature
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very good book....Although the time line is a bit confusing at the end.... It goes from Aug 2007 to Dec 2009 then back to Dec 2008 but the verdict in 2008 comes after what happened in 2009???
Ed Scott
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful throughout. Slight twist at the very end. Read it in less than a day. Great read.
Glenda Fenner
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: glenda
A terrific book. I enjoyed reading it and hope to read The rest of the series. Would recommend for all mystery lovers.
Diana Batchelor
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is an excellent murder/mystery story with a romance woven throughout. Very enjoyable read.
Teddi Weithman
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gripping, Riveting, Page Turner!
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