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The Last Dance

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico, seems the perfect place for Sorrel Janes to start her life over. But within a few days she finds herself entangled in two murders, the object of harassment, and the number one suspect of a murder. Will her past terrors destroy her future dreams? Amid the evolving conflicts, she resolves to reconstruct her new life ...more
Kindle Edition, First Print, 226 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Wasteland Press (first published December 4th 2012)
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Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A well written cozy mystery with original ideas. The characters are developed, the story is entertaining and description of the area places you there. I could feel Sorrel Janes tension when she thought of her husband. There are areas that I found confusing where an editor would have help.
Sorrel has arrives in Saddle Gap, New Mexico to start her life over, leaving behind terror and a successful career as TV News Anchor. She inherited the property from her Aunt and felt no one knew about it. Sorre
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox was a fun, compelling mystery that was both chilling, entertaining, and had a sweet romance that hooks you from the start.

My first read from this author I went in with an open mine, and as someone who has read a lot of these type of books, I have to say, I'm impressed, shook, and just, really content with the whole story. Out of the gate we are drawn into the murder, mystery, and the setting. That stage setting was quick, chilling and perfect. It was the right lengt
Aug 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The personable characters immediately connected with me, and it was almost impossible to set the book down as the plot captured me right away. The Last Dance is a quick, captivating read that everyone has time to experience. In addition, as a debut mystery novel, I was extremely impressed.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book from beginning to end! I highly recommend it. Great whodunit with likeable characters. This book will keep you wondering until the reveal!
Bobbi Wagner
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story. It is a well written story with characters that are well developed. I enjoyed being pulled in right from the start and kept me kept me on the edge of my seat in parts. Sorrel and Chris brought the story to life for me as I turned page after page. Sorrel feels that New Mexico is a good place to start her life over. What will happen when her past becomes her future? She is a great character that is strong and I love how she speaks her mind. I highly recommend this story.
Melva Clark
Jan 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun book to read. The chapters are short and draw you along. The characters feel like people you know.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox

5+++++ Stars

Oh my goodness I loved this book so so much. Everything about it...The characters, the feel of the town, the landscape, the buildings, the flow of the writing, the having me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going on...LITERALLY EVERYTHING!

Now I want more so I've already searched out and have the next 3 books written down in order and will get those loaded up on my kindle ASAP.

Saddle Gap is one of those plac
Laura Furuta
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries)
By: Lonna Enox
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox is an amazing book to read. It pulled me in right from the beginning and didn’t let me go until I had read the final page. There is mystery, danger, and a bit of romance. I loved reading about the characters of Sorrel and Detective Chris Reed. Sorrel is a woman who has come to Saddle Gap to escape and start over. She is an intelligent, observant, beautiful
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have never had the pleasure of reading anything from Lonna Enox prior to picking up The Last Dance but, I can promise that it will not be my last. The Last Dance is a part of the Sorrel Janes Mysteries, and I am not positive as to what exact order these should be read in, I find that a bit confusing, but it did not affect my enjoyment of the story that I had not read the other available.

This has the perfect amount of everything from romance to mystery, murder, and intrigue, I was never one mo
Karyn Taylor
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance is part of the Sorrel Janes Mysteries by Lonna Enox. I had not previously read any work by this author so was unsure what to expect. What I got was a very well written thriller, with a bit of romance that had me gripped from the very beginning.
Sorrel Janes has moved to Saddle Gap after the murder of her husband. She’s trying to stay low key as her husband’s murder has not been solved and she may be in danger. Needless to say, life does not go to plan and she’s soon embroiled in 2
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance is a wonderful book by Lonna Enox. I haven't read anything of hers before, but I was really impressed with this story. It is a crime mystery, and it had me guessing until the very end. Literally, the epilogue at the end wrapped it up for me. I wish the story didn't end so abruptly, but I wave happy with the way everything tied together and the mysteries were revealed at the end. The characters were great, and I love that there was a bit of mystery to them as well. Sorrell and Reed ...more
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about the past. Sorrel moves to a small town in search of a fresh start. Things are going well when she becomes a photographer for the police force and enjoys her job. But fate has other ideas for Sorrel as events unfold and a series of murders seems to revolve around her. Can you ever escape your past and build a new future?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed characters like Sorrel standing up for herself but vulnerable underneath or Chris determined to get to the tr
Madison  Degraffenreid
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019read
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox


The Last Dance was an exciting and suspenseful read. Sorrel moves to a new town called Saddle Gap and takes on the task of renovating her aunts old home. She is looking to start a new life that is quiet and secluded. She then gets pulled into photographing a crime scene for the paper she put in a part time application for that leads to big changes and her secrets surface. Detective Reed is suspicious of her but has an undeniable attraction to her. He seems to s
Jenni Bishop
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox is a compelling and chilling story that is also a sweet romance. This is my first read by this author and let me tell you I was very impressed by the way Lonna wrote, the way the story flowed and the way the plot pulled it all together. From the very beginning I was drawn in to the mystery and the chilling murders it is thrilling. I was pumped and my mind was racing and I was often on the edge of my seat. To say I sat and read every detai ...more
Kerry Baker
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox is a light hearted read that will draw you and keep you guessing to the end.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and did not know what to expect going in. The blurb made me thing that it would be quite a complex and heavy read so I was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be the opposite. This story was interesting and developed well throughout the book but it was, for me, a nice quick and easy read.
The characters were all very easy to g
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Dance
By Lonna Enox
4 stars

The Last Dance was a really nice read and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven’t read anything by this author previously and I thought that she had a nice writing style that had my attention from the very beginning. The storyline was original and refreshing to read. I also really enjoyed the author’s use of descriptive language; I could really imagine some of the places she was describing. The action was enough in the story to keep my interest throughout and I
Angelina Frazzini
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox is a very well written, enjoyable book that keeps you on your toes. I was pulled into the story and couldn’t put it down.

Sorrel moves to New Mexico to escape and start a new life. It seems like a good place to start over, especially since she inherited the land from her aunt. Sorrel has decided that to start over, she will do everything different. She wants to open a gift shop and take wildlife photography. What she doesn’t expect is to be the center of a few murder
Tausha Treadway
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox. This is such a sweet story and quick read. Its the story of Sorrel Janes who moves to Saddle Gap, New Mexico to start her life over after a horrible husband leaving her career as a TV News Anchor behind. She was given a house in Saddle Gap by her Aunt so she had somewhere to stay. She wants to open a Gift Shop and take wildlife photos. A nice peaceful life until somehow she ends up in the middle of two murders. She becomes the number one ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox is a story that will pull you down a road that is twisted like heck … Sorrell will annoy the heck out of you and you feel at times like she is living up to the quintessential ‘I am an island and I can only rely on me’ and you will also admire her for being able to pick up pieces and make sense of her life after the event that changed her life dramatically and had to move to New Mexico. She is trying to lead a quiet life but she gets pulled into photographing crime sc ...more
Susan Lister
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Lonna Enox and I wasn't disappointed. The story itself is completely original which I LOVE and the characters are beautifully written and very easy to connect with. It's one of those stories that grab you from the first page and it won't let you up until the end.

Sorrel moves to Saddle Gap after her husband was murdered. Unfortunately, the past might be following her since murders are now happening in this small town. Chris is a detective and is determined to s
Lyndsey Fairley
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox
5 stars

Totally different type of story for me. I love a good mystery and this one had me stumped until the end, I had no idea! Usually I can pinpoint the who or the why, but this one had me guessing until the end and that made me love it more.
With a different reason for being in town, Sorrel was just full of sass and headstrong even with all shes been through.

I really enjoyed this and while it has romantic little undertones, it didn't ta
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
The Last Dance (The Sorrel Janes Mysteries) by Lonna Enox

The Last Dance is a wonderfully written story that I couldn’t put down once I started reading. The characters are very well developed and I felt like I was going along with them at times. Sorrel is a strong woman who doesn’t mind speaking her mind. She has moved to Saddle Gap to start over.She loves photography and soon finds herself helping the local police department in taking forensic photos. Chris is a Detective that finds hims
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's midnight and I'm exhausted but I COULD NOT put THE LAST DANCE down. This is the first book I've read my this author and at 97% I thought I was in for a cliffhanger. Everything tied up neatly on the last 2 pages. For me it tied up too neatly and quickly although I'm grateful all of my questions were answered.

This is a clean mystery and I don't even think there was foul language. It's a clever who done it that held my interest (obviously) and I would a absolutely recommend this to young and o
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I give The Last Dance by Lonna Enox, 4 stars.

Sorrel moved to Saddle Gap to start over. She remembers visiting as a kid, and the fact that her aunt left her the house made it seem like the perfect place. No one knows her here and she can finally be safe. But when people start dying shortly after she arrives, police detective Chris starts wondering. Stuff like this doesn't normally happen in his sleepy town. Is Sorrel guilty? If not is it somehow connected to her? He knows she has secrets, but wha
Robin Rankin
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Last Dance by Lonna Enox had a little bit of romance and a lot of mystery and I really enjoyed it.

Sorrell annoyed me and I admired her at the same time. She went through a life changing event prior to her new life in New Mexico. How she handled it was admirable but stupid. She would have saved herself so much had she just opened up.

The end isn't something I was expecting but it made all sorts of sense to me. I had not read Ms. Enox before but hope to read more by her in the future.
Kerry  carr
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Its full of mystery and secrets.

Sorrel moved to Saddle Gap after the murder of her husband. Due to the circumstances she is forced into hiding from the people who murdered her husband.

However, she isnt as safe as she thinks she would be. Things start to happen and she gets targeted for loads of things that seem like childish pranks. With her new friends and the detective Reed she trys to solve who is trying to harm her while keeping her true identity a secret.
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a captivating story I was lost in the pages I just couldn't set it down. The character's really made this novel come to life and I loved how I could feel what they were feeling and also feel I was right there with them. It was a quick read but it packed a punch it was brilliant I loved every second and I can't wait to read more from this author!
Heather Lovelace
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable. You can tell the author writes what she knows with the vivid New Mexico imagery. A fast read that kept me guessing. This is a perfect book to add to your summer reading list for any and all mystery lovers.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, favorites
Sorrel Janes moves to Saddle Gap,New Mexico to try and start her life over after the murder of her husband Kevin. Just days after moving in two murders happen in the small town. She becomes someones target of harassment plus number one suspect of the murders. Sorrel fears her past has followed her. Detective Chris Reed tries to solve the murders and protect her but becomes frustrated that Sorrel will not communicate and reveal her secret. I truly enjoyed this book, keep me guessing all the way t ...more
Gerald McFarland
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
This proved to be a good choice for reading during a long flight from New Mexico to Massachusetts. The heroine's troubles kept me interested, although it was too obvious from the beginning that she will eventually come to like the local detective (Chris Reed) who keeps annoying her with questions about her past. And that past is precisely why she has changed her name and moved to a new home where she hopes she won't be found by the nasty types who murdered her husband. Will they find her? Are th ...more
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