Series: Morgan Dane #1
Setting: Scarlett Falls, NY
Reading Challenges: Cloak and Dagger/Medical Examiner Challenge
A #1 Amazon Charts bestseller and Prime Reading’s most read book of 2018.
In this multimillion-copy bestselling series from #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh, former prosecutor Morgan Dane faces the most personal—and deadly—case of her lifetime.
After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
Say You’re Sorry is book one of the Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh. Morgan is a widow who lives with her grandfather and is raising her 3 kids. Her husband died in combat and Morgan is still trying to get back to “normal”. She has decided to return to her career as a lawyer and accepts a job at the local prosecutors office in Scarlett Falls, NY. Before she can begin her job as a prosecutor, her babysitter, Tessa, is murdered brutally. Her boyfriend is implicated and arrested. But Morgan doesn’t believe he is guilty and gives up her job as a prosecutor to become his defense attorney.
I loved Morgan’s girls. She has 3 kids and they are very sweet. You see glimpses of how they are dealing with life now that their father is gone and its heartbreaking at times. Morgan struggles with the decision to leave the prosecutors office because she feels she could never be a defense attorney as a career; she could never represent someone who was guilty. Lance’s mother is a fascinating character as well and I hope we get more of her in future books. She and Lance run into all sorts of trouble while trying to find the real killer and there are no shortage of suspects. There is a thread of romance between Morgan and Lance but its slow for obvious reasons.
Overall, Say You’re Sorry is part classic whodunit combine with a touch of suspense as you get slight glimpses into the mind of the real killer (even though you don’t know his identity until Morgan does).
Medical Examiner Challenge:
- Victim: Tessa
- Cause of death: Homocide
- Manner of death: stabbing
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone (it is book one of a series focused on Morgan Dane)
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
authors like Mary Burton, Lisa Regan, Kendra Elliot, …then you will probably like Say You’re Sorry!