Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: The Last To Die by Kate Brady

A ruthless killer hides in plain sight, portraying the ideal citizen while hatching a horrific plan. Sins of the past have come to light and now the time is right for revenge. Six desperate women will be brutally murdered as punishment for the secrets they've kept hidden..

Detective Dani Cole is devastated to discover that a young woman viciously killed in a local park was someone whose life she'd helped redeem. Her investigation becomes even more personal when it leads her to Mitch Sheridan, a renowned photojournalist. The two share a painful past...and an attraction that sparks as they race to find the killer. But danger is much closer than anyone imagines. For in the shadows, this calculating criminal has a new target: Dani Cole.

About the Author:
My writing career began in the closet, where--thankfully--my first several novels remain. As a full-time choral conductor and assistant professor of music education, I didn't consider going public with my fiction. It was strictly clandestine and only a hobby.

Then the needs of small children convinced me to switch to part-time teaching. For the first couple of years as a mostly stay-at-home-mom, it was all I could do to complete the metamorphosis from domestically-challenged career woman to culinary-queen and housework goddess. (Okay...Some transitions are never fully realized.) But later, when the kids got old enough to be in school for six hours a day, the characters in my head found time to come out again. Murderers, cops, victims, lovers. I started writing down everything they did and said, then finally decided to see if anyone but me wanted to read about them.

Now, I lead a double life. Some days are spent in the university classroom or at the rehearsal podium; others spent chasing villains on my laptop.

So what do I do when I'm not creating music teachers or psycho murderers? (Two unrelated populations, I assure you.) With a husband, two children, and way too many furry, feathery, and scaly things, there isn't a lot of time left. It's enough to keep up with the jobs, the house, the yard, and the family schedule, and hope no one on my laptop gets murdered when I'm not looking.

My review:
Kate Brady is quickly making me become a lover of the suspense novel. I couldn't put this book down in wanting to read just one more page to find out what was going to happen. I found my heart racing as I was swept up in the action and turns and twists of the story. I am having a hard time in knowing just what to say about this book without giving away the details or please just go out and buy this book. You will not be disappointed.

I have five copies of this book to giveaway. Please leave a comment below with your email address to enter. Winners will be chosen on Sunday, September 12.


  1. Oh, my gosh, I'm honored by your kind review of LAST TO DIE. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the opportunity to get the book out there to your readers.

    Today is one of the days when I'm a music professor, but in between classes and rehearsals I'll be checking in with this site. I'm looking forward to visiting on and off throughout the day.

    Thanks so much for having me!


  2. Mystery is my favourite type of book to read.
    This book has a great storyline.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  3. Great giveaway which sounds compelling. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. This one sounds really good. This is my favorite genre, I would love to read it.

  5. I am a fan of romantic-suspense and Kate's name caught my attention recently with her RITA win. I have been looking forward to "The Last To Die," your review solidified that it is a great action packed read!

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  6. Thanks for your interest. I hope you enjoy the book!


  7. This sounds like a great read!!
    How awesome is it that Kate commented on your review!!!
    I would love a copy of this book. Please enter me. Thanks

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

  8. This sounds like a real page turner..great review
    please count me in for the giveaway

  9. thanks for the chance to read this suspence novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. I'm a huge mystery reader...well I'm not huge, thank goodness..but my reading list is. This is a new to me author and the book sounds right up my alley. It's going on my wish list if I don't win a copy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at

  11. I'm a suspense lover! Please enter me in!

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  12. Thank you all for the great response to this posting today! And most especially to Kate Brady for dropping in to check this out. I can't begin to tell how excited I am that she took the time to comment.

  13. Thanks for the chance! I loved One Scream Away and am looking forward to reading this one.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  14. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. I have not read any of Kate's book yet and this one sounds like a great mystery.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  16. I love a strong female protagonist!

    headlessfowl at jteers dot net

  17. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lusteewench at gmail dot com

  18. Please enter me. Book sounds really good.

    niteofblu at gmail dot com