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Catch Her Death

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Loved this and will read anything Melinda Leigh writes. They are always fast paced and great crime novels.

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Love this series. Even though each book
Is based on a different murder and you pretty much know what will happen I still love this series.

Can’t wait to read the next book.

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I've loved this series from the beginning and I loved this book. It continues to complete the series and definitely kept me guessing. Reading this book was like going home. I knew what to expect from the writing and characters. It's atmosphere is a great setting and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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For me, this book was a lot of fun and made for excellent romantic thriller for this season. I think most readers who love all those elements and are seeking similarly romantic thriller stories with some edge to it will feel the same way

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Book 7 in a Bree Taggert series. In this one Bree is targeted by the Ekin family for taking down one of them. And Dana is seeing a guy but when she arrives at his house for a date she finds him shot and almost gets killed herself. The murderer flees, the case gets assigned to another police station and Dana is their main suspect. Dun-dun-dun!
I loved this instalment. Dana had a lot more focus and she definitely deserves it, she is my favourite character after Bree. The ending of the book left me very much looking forward for her future.
It felt very satisfying to see how far all the characters have come since the first book and I am really looking forward to the next one.
Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I have always enjoyed the Bree Taggert series and this one did not disappoint! Though it felt a little different than the other Taggert books, it was a quick read. This one had lots of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Showing the dangers of online dating, all the while making you wonder, do you know those closest to you? I can't wait for the next Bree Taggert!

I want to thank Netgalley and Montlake for an ARC of this book.

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This was a great story that has a lot of things going on. You have a strong family being built that encompasses a lot of people. Relationships are formed and some already exist. When people are being attacked and killed it is up to the sheriffs office to help solve before anything else happens. This book will keep you guessing! I was given a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Sheriff Bree and her family become targets in her current investigation as she and Matt try to figure out who is behind a recent string of crimes. Her friend Dana is then pulled in as the man she is seeing is murdered and she is at the scene of the crime.

I loved this book! I need to go back to the beginning now. Bree and Matt work so well together and their relationship warms my heart. She is a role model for her niece and nephew and is trying so hard for them, but like us all, fears she’s not enough. Matt’s family is wonderful and I hope to see more of them.
The mystery in this book kept me interested and I really didn’t know who it was until the end. I now have a new author!

Thanks to NetGalley and Montlake for this ARC! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The Bree Taggert is another of the crime thriller series that I really enjoy. After Sheriff Bree Taggert’s takedown of cold-blooded murderer Travis Ekin, his family vows revenge. Travis’s mother and brothers are every bit as violent, and Bree is in their crosshairs. When Bree starts getting threats by email and someone is watching her home, there is concern the Ekin's are going to try and make good on their promise to make Bree pay. Meanwhile, her friend and children's caregiver, Dana Romano, walks in on a shooting of the man she has been dating. She is beaten and almost killed, but being an ex-police detective, she is in good shape and is able to fight him off. The crime scene is in another jurisdiction and that sheriff is sure that Dana is guilty of the crime, now murder as the doctor is now dead. With both of these situations becoming entwined, Bree and Matt need to find the culprit before someone else ends up dead.

I really enjoyed having Dana being a main character in this one. She has always been in the background, so it was her time. The crime was not an easy one to solve, as it seemed the victim had no enemies. As the police focused on Dana, the intensity ratchets up, especially as there are more threats to Bree and her family. With the K-9 officers and Matt's own dog getting involved, you know someone will eventually be caught, but the motive and final reveals were tense and had me on the edge of my seat. There is a bit of a romance storyline with Matt's brother and Dana, but it is just beginning and not a huge part in the story, but he does stay with her and acts as an added layer of protection when she becomes a target. Another great addition to this series.

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This is book 7 in the Bree Taggert series and yes readers should read the previous books to be able to understand the different characters that being said the author keeps readers update quickly at the beginning of the book.
As always Melinda Leigh is able to keep readers hooked from the first few pages until the end of the story.
This is the first in the author series that has very little romance but female characters who are strong (Also from other series of Melinda Leigh) come together and work to find a killer.

The story fells a little disjointed compared to the authors other stories.

Thank you Netgalley.

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In this seventh installment of the "Bree Taggert" series by Melinda Leigh, Sheriff Bree Taggert has to protect her family when they are threatened by the violent Atkin family after she arrests Travis Etkin for a vivious murder. The trials of the family is compounded when Bree's best friend and live-in caregiver of her nephews Dana Romano walks in on the murder of her new boyfriend Ian. Dana is also attacked by the intruder and is severely injured during her struggle to help Ian.

As if things weren't complicated enough, the evidence of the crime point to Dana as the culprit rather than the actual suspect. As Bree and her partner Matt focus their effort in finding who is the one threatening her family, Matt's brother Nolan helps Dana's informal investigation into Ian's murder. When another totally unrelated murder occurs, with almost the same kind of trace evidence as Ian's case, the team turn their focus towards Dana's past cases.

With many leads turning up different suspects, this informal team race against time to catch the culprit who has been threatening the family and also Ian's murderer.

Melinda Leigh has proven again why she is the bestseller she is. She has the ability to take the reader into these people's lives and bring them close to our minds. The biggest strength of her story telling is that she engages the emotions of the readers along with their intellects. The reader is made to care about the people the main protagonists care for; and when they are threatened, we feel as angry as they do.

As always, this book was an enjoyable reading experience. It had a lot going for it with the two pronged investigation into two culprits. The only problem I felt the book had, and it is very small, is that the murderer's motive didn't seem that strong enough, for him, to go to the lengths for revenge that he went on to. Nevertheless this book is an excellent addition to the series and I can't wait to read more of Sheriff Bree Taggert.

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Series: Book 7
POV: 3
Spice: 🫑

This was a really fun small-town mystery with cute moments among friends and family. Now this is my first time reading Melinda Leigh and well I plan to read the other books in this series. I thought Sheriff Bree Taggert and Dana Romano were strong and independent heroines. The suspense started from the beginning of this book and didn't light up until the end which I enjoyed. I am not going to lie the twist did surprise me.
Now when it came to the romance I thought it was sprinkled verses being the main focus.
I do recommend going in blind and it could be read as a standalone.
What to expect:
❄️ Police Process during an investigation
❄️ Murder
❄️ Stalking
❄️ Romance Suspense

Thank you NetGalley and Montlake for the ARC of Catch Her Death in exchange for an honest review.

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Oh my, another nail-biting thriller by Melinda Leigh. I always enjoy her books. They are gripping, captivating, engaging, and exciting. Sheriff Bree was used to ominous threats. They had committed a grave mistake by crossing her border, invading her private space, and threatening her family. When these threats morphed into murder and attempted murder, she went on full alert and became the hunter.

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Love this series, loved this book! I always race to start a new book in this series when I get my hands on it. It’s always such a delight to reunite with the characters and see what’s up with the crew. I loved that we got a deeper dive into Dana in this book! The case was perplexing and I was hooked from the beginning. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

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I really enjoy this series.
I was stumped with the mystery and how the two crimes were connected.
I didn’t see the new prospects for Dana but I fully approve.
Greta is a force to reckon with and I love her almost as much as I love Brody. She chomps on people with no hesitation.
I can’t wait for the next adventure!

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Sheriff Bree Taggert’ is at it again with another delicious serving from author Melinda Leigh. Whilst Bree has apparently some sworn enemies in the Ekin family, Bree also finds herself worried about her best friend, Dana Romano who has been shot after a fight with an unidentified intruder in her boyfriend's house.

Bree has to work with the local police (who show signs of incompetence), but this only adds to this terrific book.

Lots of twists with Bree trying to find the killer, and it is not who you think it is!

Thanks to Net Galley and Montlake for the chance to read and review.

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Melinda Leigh's Catch Her Death is the Seventh installment in the authors Bree Taggert series. Randolph County Sheriff Bree Taggert is back on the job and feeling the pressure. First, after Bree’s takedown of cold-blooded murderer Travis Ekin, his family vows revenge. Travis’s mother and brothers are every bit as violent, and Bree is in their crosshairs. To complicate matters, Bree’s best friend, Dana Romano who retired to live in Grey's Hollow with Bree to help raise her sisters kids, walks into her date’s home and finds him shot in the chest.

Dana, who was a Philadelphia police officer & Detective for 25 years, tangles with an unidentified intruder, but he escapes through the back door. The crime scene is in another police department’s jurisdiction, and the lead investigator focuses on Dana as the prime suspect. With Dana recovering from a concussion, threats to the family, a drug bust, another body and a missing dementia senior who may have witnessed a serious crime, Bree and Matt have their hands full.

Bree and Matt must find the killer fast—before either case takes another deadly turn or someone Bree loves is caught in the crossfire. Bree also has a personal issue to deal with. After years of being a cop, and after solving the murder of her sister ending up as Sheriff, she now has to figure it any of it has been worth it. After all, Bree has dozens of enemies who are eager to get rid of her and install some one who is a corrupt as the former Sheriff.

*Thoughts* So, this book actually starts out with the introduction of a new character named Deputy Laurie Collins. Laurie and her new dog partner Greta have successfully completed K-9 training and are now on the job thanks to some finagling by Bree. Greta ends up being one of the stars of this book along with Dana. Dana has become a major part of Bree's extended family which also includes Matt Flynn, her brother Aaron, and his family. Dana getting a chance at happy with Matt’s retired MMA fighting older brother Nolan during a tough, vulnerable time for Dana. Bree is super good at her job, but she still has step-back moments when she feels the vulnerability of finally having a love life and family. Especially when it comes to Luke and Kayla whose mother was murdered a year ago.

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Once again, the author, Melinda Leigh, had me sitting on the edge of my seat. I have loved, for the most part, the books in the Bree Taggert series (see my review for Lie to Her ~ Bree Taggert #6). And this was a wonderful addition to the series and was back in line with the intense mystery and edge-of-your-seat action that I have come to expect from the author. The characters are well developed and you will come to be invested in their lives. I enjoyed that this one focused more on Dana, Bree’s ex-partner from her days in homicide before moving to Scarlet Falls, NY. These two women are tough cookies and their friendship continues to develop and to see how much they care for each other is touching. You get to see Bree and her significant other, Matt, work together as they sift through clues. I loved watching Collins and her K-9, Greta, work together. The end of the book will catch you by surprise and have you wondering how you didn’t see that coming. Can’t wait for the next adventure with Bree, Matt, Dana, and hopefully Matt’s brother, Nolan.

Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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When I chose this book to read I hoped I wasn't making a mistake. Why? I would be jumping into a series, but not having read any of the other books first. But I was worrying for nothing, it was great and easy to follow. There is quite a few people that pop up in the story BUT it was so well written it wasn't confusing at all. Add in some great animals as well, especially that one K-9 Greta with her handler Collins. What a great K-9 Greta was, more versatile than anyone expected.
Bree and Matt Flynn are great as a team both personally and professionally. I enjoyed that so much. Even down to Matt being so good with the kids that Bree was raising. That would be Bree's murdered sister's children. That would be 16 year old son, Luke and 6 year old Kayla. They added a richness to the story, as a family and as Bree tries to protect them when they are threatened. Dana has been helping Bree and her family as a nanny but so much more as they view her as family too.
Another "team" that I enjoyed was, Dana and Matt's brother Nolan Flynn. They are good friends who support each other but there's some love sparks there too. I loved that Nolan was a "patient" man about that.
You want a intense story, with surprises as the dangers mount and some romance too? This story has it and was way better than I hope for. The biggest surprise comes towards the end. You'll never guess who is after Dana and why. I always love that in a story. Plus I loved how things ended at the end with all of the families.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

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Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh is the seventh entry in her excellent series featuring Sheriff Bree Taggert and her eclectic blended family. Bree and Matt Flynn, her investigative and romantic partner, are on the trail of the killer of a local cosmetic surgeon as well as the vengeful family of Travis Ekin, whom Bree had busted previously. In addition, Bree’s family is being threatened with harm, which increases her stress and commitment to keeping her family safe. The clues pile up, the local police chief Hanover has blinders on, and it is up to Bree and Matt to untangle the mystery of how it is all related and catch the killer, with the help of new K-9 police dog, Greta.
The powerful heart of the series is the interwoven dynamic of Bree’s family—her niece and nephew who she is raising—the warmth and love of their horses, who serve as steady, calming elements-–and the camaraderie of Matt and Bree, as their romance slowly evolves.
While this is a very strong police procedural with plenty of action, it is also an insightful look at the human side of law enforcement personnel and their family life, as loving and complicated as anyone’s, yet hopeful in its simple joys.
I highly recommend this entire series!!

Thank you to Montlake and NetGalley for the ARC. This is my honest review.

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