A RACE FOR SALVATIONFor the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life but the one person she can t save is the one who matters most In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn t commit Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring himA RACE FOR SALVATIONFor the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life but the one person she can t save is the one who matters most In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn t commit Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him to justice A COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTIONSheriff Nick Mann moved to rural Ohio hoping to forget the tragedies of his past When Erin shows up in town, bringing scandal and unwanted media attention with her, Nick knows she s trouble No one believes sleepy Hopewell could harbor a serial killer until residents begin to disappear Now as Nick untangles the dark secrets plaguing his town, he can t help falling for the beautiful woman with the warm heart and iron will And, as the days tick by, the truth becomes clear Erin is hunting a vicious murderer one whose only escape is to silence her forever.
Where Angels Rest A RACE FOR SALVATIONFor the past decade psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life but the one person she can t save is the one who matters most In only seven
4.5 starsErin Sims has fought for eleven years to clear her brother of a murder conviction. Now he's given a stay of execution, Erin has just seven days to uncover new evidence. The man she believes to be the real murderer has been tracked to a small town in Ohio, with a new identity and an assumed name. Not prepared to wait for the local police to check the man's identity, she travels to Hopewell, Ohio.Nick Mann has been sheriff in Hopewell for five years, returning to his hometown with his dau [...]
4.5 StarsThis is the first book I've read by Kate Brady and it won't be the last!Dark and full of twists and turns, this book grabs you by the throat from the prologue and never lets you go. Breathtaking and intense, a suspense book that has you guessing and looking constantly over your shoulder. Dr. Erin Sims has spent her whole life looking after her little brother. She now has only 7 days to save him from death row. She is willing to sacrifice everyone and anyone in her quest, that for the pa [...]
The heroine was amazing, she was so strong after all she had been through as a girl and then fighting for her brother all these years. The hero well had this guilt over what had happened to his wife because of him and took her under his wing. I guessed pretty early on who the killer was though but I still enjoyed the book.
Kate Brady's style is very similar to Sandra Brown, but I must admit that I almost like her more than SB!There's an edge here that is missing in SB books. There's a darness and a feeling of helplessness that I enjoy in my romantic suspense.Also I love a weel defined villain and here it is the case! The tight time-line the heroine, Erin is running on makes for a brethless read! The descrition od the hero, Nick is so very well done!!! I must say that I'm getting bored with descrition of the hero t [...]
The first book in the series Mann Family by Kate Brady. Erin Sims has been trying to save her brother from the death penalty for 11 years and time is running out. She has a week to find evidence in Ohio or her brother's sentence will be carried out. In Ohio Erin meets Nick Mann, small town sheriff. Nick is reluctant at first to listen to the crazy lady. Eventually more information comes to light and more people are ending up dead. Will Erin be next?Learning who the killer was wasn't that much of [...]
Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsErin’s brother Justin was convicted of a murder that she knows he’s innocent of. She’s managed to get him a one week stay on his upcoming execution to prove that the murderer is still out there. She believes a man now going by the name Jack Calloway is the one responsible and she tracks him to Ohio in the hopes of finding evidence against him, or at least enough evidence to bring doubt into the case to in turn help her brother. What ends up happenin [...]
4.5 StarsI've read Kate Brady before and I was excited to finally get this one in my hands. I wasn't disappointed. This was a terrific balance of suspense and romance - loved it!
It’s been a couple years since my last Kate Brady fix and let me state emphatically that Where Angels Rest was well worth the wait. I devoured it and loved every fan-freaking-tastic minute of it. The plot was riveting and pulse pounding and keep me reading well past my bedtime.It’s a monumental task but 7 days is all Erin Sims has to prove per brother Justin’s innocent. Erin steadfastly refuses to believe her brother committed the murder of a Senator’s daughter and she’s sure she knows [...]
This would have been an easy 5 stars if there was an epilogue. I felt like the story just stopped. Great plot, awesome characters.
For the past twelve years, dr. Erin Sims has tried (in vein) to get someone, anyone, to reexamine her brother’s case. Justin didn’t kill anyone, yet he was sitting on Death Row, waiting for execution. Now, Erin has finally found the real murderer, hiding in plain sight, running a B&B in a small town in Ohio under another name. Unfortunately, that only gets her brother a stay of a weekFor the sheriff to determine the man’s true identity.But Erin has no intention of sitting on the sideli [...]
Rating: 4½ StarsErin Sims will do anything to save her brother from death row, and for over a decade she's worked tirelessly to prove he was falsely convicted of murder. With her brother's execution just one week away, Erin travels to a rural Ohio town, where she believes the real killer is hiding.Sheriff Nick Mann is not thrilled when Erin steamrolls into town making shocking accusations about one of Hopewell's prominent citizens. Nick left Los Angeles for the backwoods of Ohio hoping to escap [...]
I've read and admired Kate Brady's previous books, and looked forward to this one eagerly. It didn't disappoint. Brady introduces a new set of characters, the Mann Family, who are apparently going to be the center of a new series. This first book begins with Nick Mann, former LA Homicide detective, now Sheriff of his small hometown in rural Ohio. Nick is a terrific character -- handsome, smart and with just enough tragedy in his past to make him hesitate when it comes to loving someone new. Ente [...]
I won a copy of this book through a First Reads giveaway. I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by just how good the writing was in this book. The plot moved quickly, the mystery was fairly complex and inventive, and the characters were complicated in their history and personality. The only downside for me was that I guessed the identity of the perpetrator at the time that he was first introduced, so the revelation of the answer to the mystery did not take me by surprise. However, [...]
WOW!!! This book was a page turner, there were no slow points. I found myself reading faster and faster with the suspense building up. So good
I must confess, I’m not the biggest fan of romantic suspense as the hero saves damsel plot is irritating (not to mention the problematic nature of such) and find it predictable. However, I do hop around and sometimes I’m in the mood for a criminal case + relationship drama. Where Angels Rest’s blurb sounded interesting enough so I looked through the reviews to decide. As usual, the positive reviewers were nice while the negative reviewers were crucial. The reviewers who found the romance u [...]
This is a definite must read for romantic suspense/thriller readers! First book of this author’s that I have read and it most definitely will not be the last!! I had to recommend it to my sister and co-worker. Happy dance over finding a new author to read!!
Kate Brady is my new second favorite writer after Sandra Brown. I’m going for the second of the Mann Family-Luke Mann’s story.
**This review was written as a duo book review for both Mann Family books currently available. Read the full review at Ani's Book Abyss | Series Review: Mann Family.Book #1: Where Angels Rest | Rating: 3.5 StarsBook #2: Where Evil Waits | Rating: 4.0 StarsSeries Average Rating: 3.75 StarsAt the end of the paperback for Where Evil Waits, there is an excerpt for a book called Where Danger Hides--the book is supposedly about Alayna Mann who makes an appearance in Where Angels Rest as an attor [...]
I found this book to be well wrote but unable to hold my attention and make me care much about the story line. The romance between Nick and Erin felt almost like an afterthought to the author. There just didn’t seem to be a lot of heat associated with them. While I appreciated the suspense aspect of the book the romance was lacking. I could get behind both of the characters not wanting to get involved but once the characters grew I was hoping they would both show a bit more emotion. Nick for h [...]
Nick Mann likes his quiet job as Sheriff in small town Ohio, he lived life in Los Angeles long enough to appreciate a quiet night on patrol. He is raising his daughter and knows being a widower can get lonely but that is a small price to pay for security. Erin Sims has not known a minutes rest since her brother was wrongly accused of murder. Erin has been on a vendetta to track down the real killer and bring him to justice before her brother is executed. The problem is the man Erin knows is the [...]
I was so surprised by this book. I did not expect to be as sucked into the plot as I was.This book took me on so many twists and turns on who was doing all the killing. I'll admit, it took me quite some time to figure it out. This story was so well written, we meet so many characters that what often becomes overwhelming and hard to follow in other books, draws you in and fills in the story for you with this book. So amazingly suspenseful, I loved it.I really liked Erin. She was a strong woman de [...]
Lots of mystery and suspense with a hot headed Sheriff and a woman desperate to save her brother from being executed. Erin Sims brother has been on death row for 11 years. She has spent those 11 years trying to prove he didn't do it. On the eve of his execution she manages to produce enough evidence for the Attorney General to give a 7 day reprieve to check out the evidence she has found. She had always believe one man was the murderer and she had hounded him for 11 years until he changed his na [...]
The last eleven years for Erin have been all about proving her brother isn’t a murderer. She needs to prove to everyone he’s innocent and put the real killer behind bars. Unfortunately for Erin, everyone seems to be working against her and her brother only has moments before his life will be over.With the suspect in her sights, she follows him to his new home under a new name. Determined to prove he’s the killer, she tries to make him confess. As she arrives in small town Hopewell, she’s [...]
I’ll get it out of the way right up front. This does have that insta-love kind of thing going on here since the time line of this story lasts only about 7 days (14 if you count the time skip at the end, but I’m not being picky here). That said, because there is so much that goes on in those seven days, I’m willing to overlook that because it does mostly work here. Still not my favorite thing in a story, but it doesn’t kill this for me. Because the timeline for this is so extremely short, [...]
4 STARS(I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)."A RACE FOR SALVATION For the past decade, psychologist Erin Sims has been helping victims of violent crimes move on with life . . . but the one person she can't save is the one who matters most. In only seven days, her brother will be executed for a murder he didn't commit. Convinced she knows the identity of the real killer, Erin is determined to find the man and bring him to justice.A COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION Sheriff N [...]
Psychologist Erin Sims is granted time for one final attempt to save her brother from execution. She’s convinced the real murderer has changed his name and moved to Hopewell, Ohio. The local sheriff, Nick Mann, is busy chasing demons from his own past and needs convincing to take Erin seriously. It’s only after the accidents, vandalism, and disappearances begin that he uses all of his resources, from the past as well as the present, to expose the serial killer and his motives.Ms. Brady’s c [...]
Erin Sims has 7 days to act on new evidence and stop the execution of her younger brother. She rushes to rural Ohio to find the man she is sure is the real killer and uncovers more horror than she ever expected.I enjoyed this romantic suspense novel. Although the crimes are horrific, they are not described in too much detail. I like that the book focused on the people in the story more than the crimes. I really liked Nick Mann, the sheriff and love interest. He has a compelling back story and is [...]
This is going to be a MAJOR spoiler, sort of, but the reason this wasn't given 5 stars? The epilogue. I think it could have been longer (says the girl who just read 446 pages). I wanted to see a huge reunion between Justin and Erin. I wanted her to spend weeks, maybe even months, with him. I wanted her to be in a long distance relationship with Nick, and I wanted Hannah to have a say in the relationship. I wanted to see it grow. Instead we get "oh the brother's out. Now to talk to nick again", a [...]
NTM author KB really packed a powerful suspense punch in this book. Luckily I have the 2nd one already good to go. Amazingly good read. The romance was light, but the sparks between Erin and Nick was singing my fingers. The only niggle was the ending when Erin's meets her brother for the first time after 12 years. After all that we don't even get to see them hug and what did her brother mean by his statement? So I hope we get his book and we get a deeper explanation. Other than thathella good re [...]
This was a fun read! I enjoyed the pace, I enjoyed the characters, I enjoyed the intrigue. While I was able to figure out "who done it" before the official reveal, it was a GREAT reveal. The characters were alive, and I really wish that there were more to their story! This is a great vacation read doesn't require much thought and yet you find yourself guessing all the way through! It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon after having worked 10 day's in a row!