Erin Simms has spent the last ten years trying to catch the murderer that set her brother up and has resulted in him being on death row. In Where Angels Rest by Kate Brady, Erin has managed to track down a key missing suspect but she only has a week to get new evidence before her brother will be put to death. Rushing to the small town where this suspect is, Erin must convince the small town sheriff to help her but as she is leaving town, she is run down by a car and realizes that getting her brother off might result in her own death.
Sheriff Nick Mann spent years on the LA police department dealing with the worst of the worst before one of the mob members killed his wife and severely injured his daughter. Moving to the small town where he grew up seemed like the right decision, even if on his worst day he has to deal with wildlife. Then Erin comes into his town, upsetting everyone and suddenly the bodies are starting to pile up. Nick must figure out what is really going on and why he is so attracted to the strong-willed Erin.
Okay, it has been awhile since I stayed up late to finish a book but Where Angels Rest kept me glued from the first page until I finished the last page at 2:00 am. Brady’s suspense and mystery were fabulously done but it is her short descriptive paragraphs about minor characters that really blew me away. With a few short sentences she is able to give a fabulously detailed picture of the character without making the reader feel overwhelmed or confused. I loved Erin, who stopped at nothing to protect brother, even when everyone else was against her. I REALLY loved Nick, especially after I read that his motto to get elected sheriff was “Not in Nick’s town”, meaning he doesn’t allow bad stuff to happen to anyone he considers under his protection. This is one of those stories where I started it intending to read a few chapters and didn’t allow anything to interrupt my reading. I will be getting the rest of the series and eagerly look forward to Twice Dead (Nick’s brother Logan’s story).
**Be aware there is a lot of use of the F* word in the novel.
You can read an excerpt here.
Sheridan Reading Order
Twice Dead (available 2013)
Title: Where Angels Rest
Author: Kate Brady
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 464
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.