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About the Author :
#1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s garnered numerous writing awards, including two RITA nominations. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and the Bree Taggert novels, Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, and Right Behind Her. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self-defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets.
Title: Her Second Death
Author: Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert
Page Count: 48 pages
Release Date: December 7, 2021
Publisher: Amazon Original Stories
When a man is shot in the head, Bree Taggert and her new partner, veteran detective Dana Romano, respond to the call. They break the news to the victim’s ex-wife and learn the estranged couple’s five-year-old daughter was supposed to have been with him. What starts as a murder investigation quickly morphs into a desperate search for a missing child. The case stirs memories of Bree’s own traumatizing childhood. To find the little girl, Bree will have to relive her own terrifying past.
I must confess that I hadn’t heard of Melinda Leigh before so I didn’t know anything about her or her characters until this novella.
Albeit being very short, even for a short story in my opinion, I really enjoyed the writing style of this author.
A very easy read that definitely gives the reader a glimpse of what to expect when reading a full blown book with these main characters, who are very likeable.
Worth reading as, for me at least, it made me wanting more as it was a very engaging and fast paced experience.
I’ll certainly be picking up more books by Melinda Leigh!
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