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First Girl to Die (Detective Morgan Brookes Book 4)

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Another great wild ride. I really like Morgan, she is wicked smart. And if it’s ok I would like to kick Ben. lol

This was all about secrets from the past clashing with secrets from the present. I’m really I retested to see where this series is going.
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What an enjoyable police procedural that was.   Well written characters and although it’s the 4th in the Detective Morgan Brookes series, I hadn’t read the others and, it read well as a stand-alone.  

Briefly, when Morgan and her colleague Ben are called to the scene of a possible suicide attempt Morgan couldn’t know that an old school friend was about to jump out of a window.  Before she jumped her erratic behaviour made it appear as though she had been taking drugs. But Morgan is convinced that this wasn’t suicide.  Shortly afterwards she is called to another scene where another friend from school is close to death, she had also been exhibiting signs of erratic behaviour. When traces of poison are found in both victims Morgan starts to look back at her school days for clues as to why they were targeted.  Why are her friends being poisoned?  Can she prevent further murders ?

I love the relationships between the various police officers and the way Morgan and Ben are clearly skirting around their mutual attraction. Someone needs to bang their heads together.  Enough twists and turns kept me guessing pretty much until the end.  This was a great read and recommended 4.5⭐️

My thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and the author for an ecopy arc in exchange for an honest review
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i so love this series , they always keep you gripped and wanting more .Detective constable Morgan is asked to go to a school as they cant get hold of ben to be a negotiator at Priory Grove School a teacher is threatening to jump out of a window ,Morgan gets a shock when she gets there as it is her old schoolfriend Brittany . Ben manages to get there to but hungover its would have been his wife s birthday , but its to late she jumps before they can talk to her the other teachers say she was acting so strange ,Morgan is so shocked as Brittany had said Brad s name who died tragically the night she was not allowed to go with them .is someone out for revenge what did happen that night will Morgan and Ben finally get together you will have to read to find out loads of twist and turns so dam good
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Book 4 in this terrific series.So well written so many twists turns and surprises.Helen Phifer never fails to draw me in ,involve me and keep me turning the pages late into the night.Looking forward to next in series#netgalley#bookouture
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Wow!  First Girl To Die was a fast paced page turner that I couldn’t put down. 

In this fourth instalment of the Detective Morgan Brookes series we see Morgan try to catch a killer who is targeting a group of friends from her past. As Morgan connects with people she hasn’t seen in years, and more people become targets, we are sent on a ride chasing a killer as Morgan is left wondering who will be next. 

Just like all of the books of this series pieces of Morgan’s past are woven into the story as we learn more about her. 

I love how this series has built on the characters in each novel. I also love how this series has moments of humour you don’t often find in these thrillers. 

First Girl To Die is page turning read that keeps you guessing until the very end. Unlike the last instalment of this series, where I knew right away who the suspect was, this one kept me second guessing. 

Can’t wait for the next one.

Thank you to Net Galley, Bookouture, and Helen Phifer for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts are my own.
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Working as a police officer close to where you grew up means there is always a chance you will meet friends or acquaintances in the course of your working day. Detective Morgan Brookes understands this but nothing could prepare her for finding the body of one of her closest school friends after an apparent suicide. 

Brittany and Morgan had lost contact five years earlier after high school, but the detective knows her friend was acting out of character when she jumped to her death. With her team, and boss DI Ben Matthews, Morgan begins to investigate and when the post mortem flags up causes for concern which link the unexpected suicide to her aunt Morgan knows she has to dig deeper and find out why. 

This is the fourth in the Morgan Brookes series and I still love them all. Helen Phifer writes characters who you want to succeed and be content with their lot but with pasts which colour everything they do. Morgan and Ben work so well together, even when they're at loggerheads that failure is never an option! The storyline, as in previous books, is well thought out with important parts for all the main protagonists, which rises to a satisfying crescendo with the hope of more to come. 

I was able to read an advanced copy of this thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. This is a welcome addition to a very enjoyable series of books.
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Thank you Bookouture, NetGalley and Author for this advance ebook copy in return for an honest review!

I have enjoyed the heck outta this Detective Morgan Brookes series! 💕
This had a great storyline and I liked getting to know a little more about each of the characters especially Morgan the main protagonis..... ​I freaking love her! 
Every chapter pushes you to keep reading as you have well developed characters AND a skillfully scripted plot. 
This book (heck this entire series) is perfectly paced to keep readers on their toes and frantically turning pages to see what happens next. I was completely absorbed from the first page! 
I thought it was gritty and eventful! 
Another brilliant book from this very talented author. Fantastically written and such an addictive and compelling read. Excellent descriptions making it so easy to imagine what's going on. The book cover and synopsis suit the storyline perfectly.
Another great story add to a great set of books!!! 

I have yet to read a book from Bookouture I haven't liked! 

Thanks again NetGalley, Publisher and Author for the chance to read and review this amazing book!
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Read in 2 sittings, if sleep hadn't prevailed I would have devoured in one. 
This chilling and utterly compelling story is one of those books which grabs your attention from the very beginning. The author has really got into her characters minds and explored the different emotions.
I love this genre and found this to be one of the best books I have read in a while. I was kept guessing throughout, never quite sure which way the story would go until the end. Absolutely brilliant read 
Looking forward to reading more in this series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Congratulations Helen on another magnificent piece of work, cannot believe that Helen has done it AGAIN. I really enjoyed this and it had me hooked as usual from the first few lines and confused up until the guilty party was revealed practically at the end.. Love the characters and how they are developing and hopefully getting closer ;). I cannot wait for the next installment as there are just too many loose ends to be tied up. .
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Good book! This is my first book from this series, but it won't be my last! This book had suspense, intrigue and a great who done it that had me guessing right till the end!! I definitely enjoyed reading this book! I would recommend this book, definitely worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!
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Thanks to Netgalley, Bookouture and Helen Phifer for allowing me to read this Arc. I absolutely love all of Helen's books. You are always guaranteed a gripping from start to finish read!! Loads of twists and turns in this one and I can't wait for the next one. Definitely worth five stars.
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All suicide scenes are tough, but for Detective Morgan Brooks, this case is especially difficult. She knew Brittany from school, when the death of Morgan’s boyfriend cleaved their group of friends into pieces. Eyewitness accounts of the young teacher’s fall make Morgan question whether was a suicide or something more sinister. When an autopsy find poison in Brittany’s system, her worst fears are confirmed. When a search if the dead woman’s home turns up a jar full of toxic herbs, Morgan’s heart stops, because she has the same jar; it was a gift from her aunt. Is it possible that Morgan’s beloved aunt could be mixed up in murder? Then secrets from that long ago deadly night surface, and Morgan begins to think she may have been very wrong about the people closest to her
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