Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh

September 13th, 2023 Kimberly Guest Post, Review 14 Comments

13th Sep

Sophia Rose is joining us today with another Bree Taggert romantic suspense novel, Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh. Come see why the seventh novel was as good as the first.

Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh
Catch Her Killer
by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #7
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
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Sheriff Bree Taggert and those she loves become the target of a family’s deadly revenge in a chilling novel of suspense by #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

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.

To complicate matters, Bree’s best friend, Dana Romano, walks into her date’s home and finds him shot in the chest. Dana 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.

While Bree and investigator Matt Flynn work off the books to clear Dana, Bree’s family receives deadly threats. A second dead body and a shocking piece of evidence link the two cases. Bree and Matt must find the killer fast—before either case takes another deadly turn.

Sophia Rose’s Review

I don’t even pay attention these days to the blurb or the title when I spot that it’s by Melinda Leigh and it’s in her Bree Taggert series.  I’m well beyond auto-buy at this point and would be more shocked if I wasn’t a hundred percent into the latest release- and I was.  I tried to hold back and relish it slowly, but nope, I two-sat Catch Her Death.

Catch Her Death is the seventh entry in the Bree Taggert series that is loosely connected to the earlier Scarlett Falls and Morgan Dane series.  Each book presents a new case, but carries on the character and relationship development to previous books.  And, fun times for Morgan Dane fans, she gets a few solid scenes in this latest.

Catch Her Death has a blockbuster opening when Bree and several members of her department serve a warrant and get a pretty ugly customer off the streets.  Yay for Greta the K-9 and Officer Collins’ getting their first big call-in to duty.  But, while Bree’s getting threatened by the puss-pocket’s equally evil family members for taking down one of theirs, Dana’s date night ends in a blood bath.

Bree, Matt, the sheriff’s department and their families are all put on alert as danger comes from more than one direction and they have to solve two cases to keep everyone safe.  I love that 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- people to care about who are hostages of fate.  Matt is standing solid right there with her.  In this book, it was grand to also get some scenes from Bree’s ex-detective partner now nanny, Dana getting a chance at happy with Matt’s retired MMA fighting older brother Nolan during a tough, vulnerable time for Dana.  I hope to see patient Nolan win her over as the series progresses.

I loved seeing how both cases were whittled away at bit of evidence and witnesses and strong police work including lots of K-9 action along the way.  I read this in the height of summer and the biting chill of an upstate NY winter was perfect seasonal setting for cooling me off and causing complications for Bree to save the day.

All in all, I was flipping pages and on a reading terror as the suspense grew steadily to the surprising twist and the big finish.  Those who enjoy getting lots of depth with good policing action to their romantic suspense set in a rural county with an engaging cast should give this series a go.

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About Melinda Leigh

Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

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About Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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14 Responses to “Catch Her Death by Melinda Leigh”

  1. Katherine

    This looks so good and this is an author I’m really looking forward to reading! I can’t wait to pick up one of her books. I like that this series is loosely linked to her other series.

    • Sophia Rose

      I stumbled upon the first Morgan Dane book and really appreciated the way she laid out her mystery and the characters’ background. It has carried over nicely into the Bree Taggert series. 🙂

  2. Carla

    I also love the Bree Taggert series and look forward to the K-9 presence in this book. It sounds like the non-stop action I love. Great review Sophia Rose.