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Della B, Reviewer

Book ten of the acclaimed Kate Delafield Mystery Series finds Kate retired from the LA police force and living on her own in the desert high country. Kate is waiting, expecting to die any day now.

Twenty years ago a brutal homophobic murder of a young girl shattered Kate to her core. She allowed her rookie partner to take the lead on solving this murder. The girl’s mother has sat in death row for nineteen years until new forensic testing has proven her innocence. The mother has vowed to take Kate’s life as payment for the wrongful imprisonment.

I have been a diehard fan of this series since its inception in 1984 with Amateur City. Each novel can be read as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading each and every book of this multiple award winning series. Ms Forrest has created a brilliantly tortured character in Kate. She is the sum total of her experiences, losses and life choices. Kate has never seen what others have in her. Being her own harshest critic has always kept Kate from embracing her accomplishments and the love offered to her.

Ms Forrest is a brilliant writer. Her word choices combined with the deep understanding of the human ethos has me rereading the same sentence in a poetic haze. She speaks to my soul. Let her speak to yours.

I received an advance review copy from Bella Books through NetGalley. I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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