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Say You're Sorry

(Morgan Dane #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  80,892 ratings  ·  2,884 reviews
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins

In a new series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal—and deadly—case of her lifetime.

After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a pro
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Tracy *To the point Reviews*
As I read this book, many things occurred to me.

1. I remembered that i am due for a cleaning at the dentist.
2. I wanted to try a strawberry shortcake recipe I saw on Create TV.
3. I also need an oil change... I think.
4. Baking soda. My fridge needs a new box of baking soda!

Oops, I'm reading this murder mystery! Or I am supposed to be. And its just not holding my interest. It's just not interesting enough. It's like chicken with no seasoning. Or tequila without lemon. Sex without an orgasm. You ca
Sep 13, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, suspense, thriller
3 Slow Stars

After two years grieving for her husband’s death, Morgan decided it’s time to get back to being her old self. She is a thirty-three-year-old assistant district attorney. Her first case after two years is the murder of her occasional baby sitter (Tessa, eighteen-year-old). For this case she uses Lance’s help. Lance was a former police officer but after a bullet on his leg, he joined to a PI firm. Morgan and Lance knew each other since high school. And They have some feelings toward ea
Joey R.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars —I decided to read “Say You’re Sorry”by Melinda Leigh after noticing she had most of the top ranked books in the Kindle Unlimited store. After reading Leigh for the first time, I now understand why she is so popular. The book is written through the eyes of several different characters and Leigh does an excellent job of making you care for the two main characters (the Lawyer—private detective duo, Morgan and Lance). They have a very flirtatious relationship and banter a lot —- reminding ...more
Theresa Alan
This novel eventually has some decent twists – clues uncovered by prosecutor Morgan and private eye Lance.

When Morgan returns home to a small town after the death of her husband, she’s about to take a promising job when a beloved neighborhood girl turns up brutally murdered and the seemingly nice boy Morgan has known for years is accused of her death. Morgan volunteers to defend him because she can’t believe Nick did it. In doing so, she is potentially destroying her career and she is definitel
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Suspenseful story.

One girl murdered and one missing. Good supporting family and some with lots of troubles. Also renewed relationship starting. Action, suspense, thrills of lawyer and two private investigators. More like 2.5 stars for me.
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: legal-fiction
Morgan Dane has returned home to Scarlet Falls with her 3 daughters Ava 6, Mia 5 & young baby Sophie after her husband John was killed in Iraq an IED exploded killing him. Morgan takes on a job as a prosecutor as her family went into law enforcement. She works with Logan Kruger an ex cop now PI they are looking into the death of Tessa a well loved girl who was much loved by the townsfolk, but when Nick Zabrowski was arrested for her murder Morgan is flabbergasted , she doesn't think Nick would k ...more
4.5 Stars!

Say You’re Sorry was a fantastic start to the Morgan Dane series, with wonderful characters and a compelling mystery that kept me guessing right until the very end.

After losing her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane has returned to her hometown of Scarlet Falls to raise her three girls with the help of her family. Say You’re Sorry picks up two years after Morgan returned home as she plans to get back to work by starting a job at the DA’s office. However, Morgan’s life is thrown into chaos
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Morgan Dane is a widow with young kids living with her father and a troubled young woman she has pulled into her home. Her husband was killed in Iraq two years ago and she hasn't really been able to pull herself out of her grieve and move on with her life. She has just accepted a job with District Attorney's office and is trying to move forward. But before her job can start, she is pulled into looking for a girl, Tessa, who had babysat her young children. The grandparents can't find her and are ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Solid mystery and the great start to a new series. The relationship between Morgan and Lance is sweet and Lance may be my new favorite Hero. I mean what woman can possibly resist a man who loves his mother with all her problems, loves her kids and plays the piano and sings to her? I'll add in blond, buff and hot, but, really isn't that just overkill?

Morgan Dane lost her warrior
Jan 31, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I have read a few other books by this author and quite enjoyed them. This one wasn't bad. Seemed to drag a bit. Romance is not high on the agenda here and it could have been. But maybe in the next in the series.

Ok, it's an old picture, but you get my drift ...

Linda Strong
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Former Prosecutor Morgan Dane and her three young daughters have returned to her hometown of Scarlet Falls, following the death of her husband while serving our country in Iraq.

Now that she's near family and old friends, and with the promise of working with the District Attorney, she feels she's finally ready to put her grief aside and start her life again.

All goes well until her teenage babysitter is found murdered. The accused is her neighbor's son, Nick, who is just a few years older than the
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Morgan Dane has returned home to Scarlet Falls with her three young girls after the devastating loss of her husband in the military. She's agreed to take a job as a prosecutor following in her family's footsteps of putting away the bad guys until her neighbors son is arrested for murder.

When Tessa was found raped and murdered the whole town wants justice but Morgan just has a gut feeling that there is no way Nick could have committed this crime having known both of them. Morgan decides to help
MariLou Schuman
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had the extreme privilege of reading an Advanced Release copy of this wonderful new series by one of my favorite authors - Melinda Leigh!
Morgan Dane is a widowed single mom with three young children, who abandons her new job, before it starts, with the Scarlet Falls District Attorney's office, to defend a young neighbor accused of the brutal murder of his girlfriend.
Joining her in her investigation is her friend, ex-cop turned private investigator Lance Kruger.
It was great reconnecting with ch
Kylie H
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, great-read
This is the first book in the 'Morgan Dane' series and I really enjoyed it. Morgan is a lawyer who has returned to her home town to take up a job with the DA's office. She is a widow with three young daughters and lives with her grandfather who raised her.
Just before commencing her new job Nick, a neighbour is accused of the brutal rape and murder of a local girl. Morgan opts to ditch her new job and take on the defence of Nick. In doing this is she throwing away her career? Is she ostracising h
Book Lover
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author and I loved it! Great start to a series!

Morgan Dane is a widowed mother of three girls. Her husband was killed in the line of duty and she is still mourning 2 years later. She moved back to Scarlet Falls to live with her grandfather. She hasn’t worked outside the home since her husband was killed. She finally decides it’s time to re-enter the work force. She is an attorney and has agreed to go to work for the District Attorney’s office.

She receives a phone c
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
This was a tough listen in some parts. But the fact that I cared about the injustices happening to fictional characters says a lot of good things about this author.
The story was fluid and kept me on my toes. It's more mystery/suspense than romance. But that's fine with me.
I didn't figure out who done it with absolute conviction. He (not a spoiler) was among my list of suspects, but I hadn't settled on him. This is a good thing.
I look forward to more in this series. Hell, there is a relations
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Say You’re Sorry was a fantastic start to the Morgan Dane series. I have not read the Scarlet Falls series that was published before this, so some of the connections were not clear at the beginning of the book, but it did not diminish the enjoyment I had while listening to this book. The narration was well done with a lot of expression that added to my enjoyment of the story.

After losing her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane has returned to her hometown of Scarlet Falls to raise her three girls with
It took me a little while to get into Say You're Sorry, but I ended up really enjoying this mystery thriller romance.

I borrowed this in audiobook format through Amazon Kindle Unlimited.
I enjoyed this one. It was a little predictable, but the author did a wonderful job of balancing real criminal justice procedures and entertainment value. I'll definitely continue with the series.
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am so excited that Melinda Leigh is writing a spin-off of her wonderful Scarlet Falls trilogy. SAY YOU”RE SORRY (Morgan Dane #1) takes me back to one of my favorite fictional cities.

Morgan Dane returns home to Scarlet Falls with her three young daughters after the death of her military husband in the Middle East. Living with her grandfather and a teenager rescued in a previous Scarlet Falls book, two years has passed and Morgan d
Under the Covers Book Blog
I am still relatively new to the thriller genre, I like to dip my toe in every now and then, however, in this book Melinda Leigh has tempted me to belly flop right in. Say You're Sorry captivated me from page one as you witness the murder first hand, after that, it wasn't a want, it was a need; I needed to keep reading and find out the full story.

Morgan Dane is our main character, she's been widowed for two years and has 3 adorable small children, who she parents with the help of her father.
I’ve become fond of Melinda Leigh’s novels, especially the novellas and her collaboration with Kendra Elliott.

Say You’re Sorry is a very nice and interesting start to ML’s Morgan Dane series. The story is about Morgan Dane, who is trying to get a handle of her life. She is hired as an assistant district attorney and comes from a line of cops in her family. Two years earlier, she’d lost her husband in Iraq to violence, as well as her father. She is a widow raising three young children with her m
Laura (Kyahgirl)
I’m always on the lookout for a new author to enjoy and this book was a pleasant surprise in the romantic suspense category. The feel of it put me in mind of Maggie Shayne writing.
I enjoyed the characters and the mystery.
As a huge fan of Leigh’s Scarlet Falls series, I was so thrilled to learn about this spin-off and even more excited to revisit Lance and Morgan, both of whom were said to have a brief history in Stella and Mac’s story. But Melinda Leigh is an author I can always count on for fantastic reads and ‘Say You’re Sorry’ more than lives up to this billing. But I love Leigh’s heroines and heroes for so many reasons: they use their smarts and wits and intelligence to get ahead (sometimes without even need ...more
Anna's Herding Cats
Well that was good.

The Gist: Morgan's babysitter has been brutally murdered. And the boy next door has been accused of the crime. Morgan, though, is certain he's not guilty and decides to defend him in court even if it's the unpopular opinion. Now she just has to prove he's innocent.

The Story:

I enjoyed the mystery. The storyline bops around for different points of view-- Morgan, the boy accused and the killer-- as the crime is investigated and days go by. It was a good mystery. Kept me interes

After taking a couple of years off work to spend time with her daughters after her husband was killed in Iraq, Morgan Dane is ready to return to work as a prosecutor. Except before she even gets started in her new job, tragedy strikes in the small town of Scarlet Falls. Even worse, the crime is being pinned on someone Morgan believes is innocent and she's determined to do whatever it takes to see the right person bought to justice. Will she succeed or will she face a tough, uphill battle that co
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

I am still relatively new to the thriller genre, I like to dip my toe in every now and then, however, in this book Melinda Leigh has tempted me to belly flop right in. Say You’re Sorry captivated me from page one as you witness the murder first hand, after that, it wasn’t a want, it was a need; I needed to keep reading and find out the full story.

Morgan Dane is our main character, she’s been widowed for two years and has 3 adorable small children, who she parents with the help of her father.
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So look, I haven't read anything by Melinda Leigh before and I was lucky enough to score a copy from Net Galley. Awesome, right?

Except, it's kinda not.

I'm sorry. I really wanted to like this. But I just couldn't.

For me, it was just too OTT. Everyone's just carrying so much baggage it's a wonder they ever set foot out the front door. We have Morgan, who's a widow with three kids, but she has her grandfather and a former drug addict now acting as a live in nanny to help raise her kids. Then we hav
Vikki Vaught
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Musings

Wow, another fantastic book by Ms. Leigh. Really enjoyed this one. Great characters and amazing plot. Can't wait to read more books from this talented author.Happy ☺reading 📚!
hima ☾
morgan dane has returned to her hometown of scarlet falls; she's finally healing after losing her husband, with a promising prosecutor job in sight. but when the neighbor's son—a close family friend—is accused of murder, morgan realizes she can't let him go down for something she's sure he didn't do. with the help of lance kruger—a former cop turned private investigator—morgan sets out to find what really happened to tessa.
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#1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker who learned that writing books is way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous writing accolades, including two RITA® Award nominations and an induct ...more

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