Monday 11 January 2016

Last Dance (Sharyn Howard Mystery #1) by Joyce & Jim Lavene


When the prom queen is found brutally murdered, Sheriff Sharyn Howard recalls that a similar murder occured on the night of her prom ten years ago. her father was the sheriff of Diamond Springs and the man he sent to prison for the murder now sits on death row awaiting his execution. But, Sharyn's convinced there are too many similarities between the two murders and that the true killer is still at large.  (summary via Goodreads)

Sharon Howard takes over being Sheriff of Diamond Springs, a position held by her father and grandfather.  When a student is found dead in the school parking lot the morning after the prom, the Sheriff cannot help but notice similarities to a case from 10 years ago when her father was Sheriff.

Throughout the investigation Sharon cannot shake the feeling that they are missing things and things just don't add up.  Against everybody's advice, she reopens the 10 year old case of  Leila Bentley's death even though a man is on death row charged with her murder.  With the help of the coroner, Nick, they convince the others that it is worth looking into.  Even when they pick up an employee from the school for the murder of Carrie Sommers, the Sheriff is still not convinced.

You will LOVE this book,  The story is well written and captivates you as soon as you begin reading it.  You will keep like you are a resident of Diamond Springs who wants justice for the 2 murders.

Review by Missi S.

1 comment:

  1. You have captured my attention..going to add this one to my goodreads right now!