Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Last Sister by Kendra Elliot. Thank you to Over the River PR for inviting me to participate. Check out my review and let me know what you think.
Twenty years ago, Emily Mills’ father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends.
The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.
Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night – until an
eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the
Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as
intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.
When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town that no one
wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And
Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her. Because when Tara disappeared, she took a
secret of her own with her.
This is my first Kendra Elliot novel and I really enjoyed it. The Last Sister is a murder mystery, police procedural with quite a bit if deputy to the plot and engaging characters.
This starts out a bit slow, a bit predictable and then Kendra Elliot pulls a fast-one on readers and starts dropping twists and turns, and picks up the pace. All I can say is, push through, because when the story does pick up, it’s fantastic.
I found the setting in a quaint, hometown made this feel more relatable and authentic. The story focuses on the family of the victims and the law-enforcement response. I found it well-done, clearly researched, making it realistic feeling.
A quick read, with a good plot and authentic characters. I’m looking forward to more from Kendra Elliot.
*I received a free copy of this book from Over the River PR, in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Kendra Elliot has landed on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list multiple times and is the award-winning author of the Bone Secrets
and Callahan & McLane series, as well as the Mercy Kilpatrick novels. Kendra is a three-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award, an International Thriller Writers Award finalist, and an RT Award finalist. She has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on classic female heroines such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Laura Ingalls. She was born, raised, and still lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her family, but she looks forward to the day she can live in flip-flops. Visit her at www.kendraelliot.com.
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