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Last Dance (Sharyn Howard Mystery, Bk 1)
Last Dance - Sharyn Howard Mystery, Bk 1
Author: Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene
When the local prom queen is found murdered in the high school parking lot, Sheriff Sharyn Howard gets a double shock. The crime scene, complete with the victim laid out in pristine fashion, is eerily similar to another prom-night murder that occurred ten years before. Sharyn's father was sheriff at the time and caught the perp, who's no...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373267477
ISBN-10: 0373267479
Publication Date: 4/2010
Pages: 252
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Mysteries
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Last Dance (Sharyn Howard Mystery, Bk 1) on + 198 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great start to an interesting series--it is actually an older book by these two but I found it compelling and all the characters likable! The mystery itself was good--realistic. The fact that Sharyn is the sheriff makes it a no nonsense cozy--by that I mean, no stupid scenarios by an amateur. I liked her compassion and willingness to be open-minded despite the pressure placed on her--some of the pressure wasn't explained really well but maybe it is expanded in later books! Looking forward to the next one!
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Helpful Score: 2
I found "Last Dance" by Jim and Joyce Lavene to be a fairly good mystery, although there was not a whole lot of character development except in the main protagonist, Sharyn Howard, the "new" sheriff of Diamond Springs, NC. She has hard legacy to live up to since her father and grandfather were both sheriff of the small town before her.

Things heat up when the body of a popular and pretty high school senior is found on the high school parking lot after the prom. The manner of death and the way the body is left are very similar to a 10-year-old case that Sharyn's father handled and sent a man to death row for committing.

A good mystery that is a bit predictable, but enjoyable nonetheless. I'll read more in this series, The Sharyn Howard Mystery series.
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reviewed Last Dance (Sharyn Howard Mystery, Bk 1) on + 1942 more book reviews
Very good story, liked the characters and their interaction with one another. Good mystery, easy, fast read. Looking forward to the next books in the series. Wanting to see the characters develop. After reading more of this series, I recommend that it be read in order.
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Good book and a very quick read- I read it in just two days. I liked the plot and the main character, the sheriff. Enough suspects and other tidbits to keep you guessing (although I did guess who it was!).
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Sounds like a great plot and that's all the book is. No fleshing out of any of the characters, scenes or ideas. Written on a 6th grade level. Very very disappointing.