I’ll Never Let You Go (Morgan of Nashville, #3)
by: Mary Burton
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Source: Kensington Books: Zebra via NetGalley
Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.
Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. He sets a lure for the murderer, and a fresh body is discovered. Now Olivia must face the impossible—could the butcher be back, this time to finish the job?
As a frigid winter isolates the ranch, only one person can help Olivia: Cole McDonough, a writer, adventurer, and ranch heir who stirs long-dormant feelings in her. But this time, Olivia’s determination to shut out her past may destroy more than her chance at love. It could cost her her life.
I’ll Never Let You Go was a very well laid out romantic suspense. It’s the third book in the Morgans of Nashville series. I haven’t read the other books but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I was very impressed at the level of suspense that is permeated throughout this book. I’ll Never Let You Go centers around Leah Carson who was stabbed 23 times by her law enforcement husband Philip Latimer 4 years prior. Miraculously, she survives and Philip supposedly dies in a car accident. It’s a few weeks away from their wedding anniversary and strange things are starting to happen. While looking into a possible corrupt cop, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Alex Morgan ends up going out on a date with the cop’s new friend who just so happens to be Leah Carson. Several bodies start to drop including the cop being investigated. All signs point to the possibility that Leah’s dead husband is responsible.
The twists and turns in this book are hard to predict and keep things very unsettling. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, you’re wrong. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. It’s been awhile since I have read a suspense novel this good. The characters are very well written and I was truly invested in what happens to them. Leah portrays a strong woman that fights very hard to regain her footing after spending the past 4 years still looking over her shoulder. Alex Morgan is a very focused and confident investigator even though no one else in law enforcement likes him because he investigates cops. They are eventually pulled together like magnets and Alex does everything he can to protect her and unravel the mystery. Bringing the other Morgan siblings along for the ride, shows just how strong a family filled with cops can be. I just may have to go back and read the other books in the series to get to know them better.
**Received a copy from Kensington Books in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**
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