Melinda Leigh is starting this new series in a spectacular way.
Morgan Dane, mother of three, and the potential new DA’s assistant finds herself on the other side as she agrees to defend her neighbours son against a murder charge. Enlisting the help of her friend, PI Lance Kruger, the couple set out to find the truth behind the killing and unearth the real murderer.
Morgan Dane is a likeable character who has had a tough time over the past few years. She is a widow with three small children and has recently returned to Scarlet Falls to live with her grandfather. Morgan’s sense of justice has always been to ensure that the bad guy is locked away and not let back out on the street, but when the ‘bad guy’ is a friend and neighbour she is conflicted by her principals.
Morgan and Lance work great together. They have known each other a long time and the connection that they now have is building beyond friendship.
This was an interesting opening to the Morgan Dane series. The story is exciting and edgy, and the characters are enjoyable to read. Looking forward to finding out what will happen next to Morgan Dane and Lance Kruger.
Listened to via Audible. Narrated by Cris Dukehart
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 promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.