Last words was a great story filled with suspense. I hate a mystery where you have no guesses as to who the culprit is and then there is a big revealing scene that doesn't really add up...I prefer a mystery where subtle clues are given to the killer, but nothing too revealing, and this book fit that description. The pace was fast, kept me turning the pages until I had it finished. I expected a little more romance since it is labeled romantic suspense, but the hinted undertones were intriguing. Great summer read, I can't wait to check out some of her other books.
The usual great story by Mariah Stewart! 2nd in the "Last" series. You won't be disappointed.
I don't normally read suspense, but I couldn't put this one down. Good plot, very interesting characters--if you enjoy romantic suspense, this is a winner!
Love the way this author tells a story. No meaningless page-fillers, just the gruesome facts! I had an inkling about 1/2 way through the book who the serial killer was, but wasn't absolutely sure till the very end. Read it in a day!!
very good fast paced book. F.B.I. agent Mia Shields is sentto a small New England town to help[ hunt for a sadistic killer. What she finds is Chief Gabriel Beck and a town full of possible killers. Can she and Beck sort it out before she loses her life?
This is the second book of Stewart's trilogy about the Shields family...all FBI special agents. Mia Shields teams up with Police Chief Gabriel Beck to find a killer in a bayside community in Maryland. The developing romance between Shields and Beck does not take away from the story's mystery. The book is entertaining and a quick-read!
Mariah Stewart gives us the second of the tales of the Shields family. Mia is the sister of Brenden who murdered Dylan in one of her previous novels. She has been unable to conquor the feeling that she should have known what was going on and stopped the murders. Her family has been FBI for many yrs and her father and his brother have several children in the FBI.
Mia Shields is the only daughter in a family of five, her other four brothers are FBI also. Now she is living in Conner's house in the country. Conner is her cousin and the brother of Dylan who was murdered by her own brother. Her inability to deal with the stresses caused by the murder have pushed her to the brink of burn-out. Now she is coming off two horrible cases, and she thinks nothing could be as bad as those, however, the murderer killing young women in St. Dennis, Maryland comes very close.
Gabrial Beck, the chief of police, of St. Dennis, has asked the bureau for help and Mia is not quite what he expected. Beck's father was the previous chief and helps part-time now. The first murder is not in his town but the next girl he finds himself, the killer has placed her body encased in plastic in the back seat of his car.
Both he and Mia realize this is no beginner and that there has to be a trail of bodies somewhere. As the bodies mount the evidence of a local killer emerges.
Although there is a romance in the book it does not take away from the horror of the way the victims are killed. I very much enjoyed this book and so far each of her novels has been a keeper.
Mariah is a great writer and I have enjoyed most of her books. I would recommend this as one of her better books.