When true crime writer Olivia Cruz disappears with no signs of foul play, her new boyfriend Lincoln Sharp, suspects the worst. He knows she didn’t leave willingly and turns to attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger to find her before its too late.

As they dig through Olivia’s life, they are shocked to discover a connection between her current book research on two cold murder cases and the suicide of one of Morgan’s prospective clients.

As Morgan and Lance investigate, the number of suspects grows, but time is running out to find Olivia alive. When danger comes knocking on their door, Morgan and Lance realise that they may be the killer’s next targets.


This is the sixth book in the series of the Morgan and Kruger series, I felt at a little disadvantage not having read the previous novels in the series. Something I will be rectifying as I have now purchased the other five books. I do like to read romantic suspense novels, so i knew I would enjoy this as much as I enjoy any other type of crime novel. It’s nice to read something lighter occasionally in between the more gritty books. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, as it is a new case. However, as I have said this is book six in the series, and I personally prefer to read books in order, but that’s just me.

This is a really good read with lots of twists and turns from start to finish keeping you engrossed. Morgan is an attorney, Lance and Sharp are the PI’s in the company. You really get to know and love the characters in this which is what I like, to feel a connection like you know them as real people. Sharp needs help, as his new lady, reporter Olivia Cruz has gone missing, it is believed she has been kidnapped. But why? Olivia had been doing research into a past client of Morgan’s who had committed suicide, could this be the connection? It seems they aren’t short on suspects.

The story is gripping from start to finish, keeping you guessing until the end with the big reveal. There are tears, laughter, and action what more could you want in a book. As well as trying to find Olivia, Morgan and Lance are making their final wedding plans. Morgan is also juggling being a parent.

I can honestly say this book seemed well researched with references to laws and language and terminology used. It is a very fast paced read. Really well written, great characters, all round a great read. I would highly recommend, although maybe read the first five first as I know I want to know more about the relationships.

I give this book five out of five stars.

I would like to thank netgalley and Montlake Romance publishers for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

This book is out for release on the 17th September 2019 as paperback, ebook or audiobook.


#1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal best selling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A lifelong lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity when her youngest child entered first grade. During the next few years, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a novel, and decided the process was way more fun than analysing financial statements. Melinda‘ should debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel By the International Thriller Writers. She’s also garnered Golden Leaf and Silver Falchion Awards, along with two nominations for a RITA and three Daphne du Maurer Awards.

She holds a second degree black belt in Kenpo Karate; teaches women’s self defence; and lives in a messy house with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs, and two rescue cats.

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