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And so we say goodbye to Morgan Dane and Sharp Invesigations
September 17, 2019
Bear in mind that when I say Morgan Dane I mean Morgan, her three girls, Gianna, and Grandpa and Sharp Investigations includes Linoln, Lance, and Lance’s mom, Jenny Kruger, and now we have to include Lincoln’s lady friend, Olivia Cruz. For the first time since I started reviewing books I must tread lightly. I want so badly to say something that would spoil the book for someone else, but I promise to try my best not to do so.
If you have to bring a series to an end, this is the way to do it. That makes me want to ask, why do you have to bring a series to an end? The clients of Morgan Dane, Esq. and Sharp Investigations are going to go on and on and with all of her clinics, seminars, and studies on the subject of crime, surely Melinda Leigh could find a way to write more stories about Morgan Dane, Attorney at Law, and Sharp Investigations. I’m not ready to say goodbye, so much more could happen. But then I don’t get to make that decision.
I was into this book from the beginning. Olivia Cruz, Lincoln’s lady friend, is returning home from a visit with her parents, quite late and trouble awaits. The next day, Olivia’s mother calls Lincoln to find out if he knows why Olivia didn’t come pick her up for her doctor’s appointment that morning. Lincoln and Lance go to Olivia’s house to see if she is sick or hurt. Olivia made it home from her parents but then it appears she left again. Did she leave on her own or was it under coercion? It is at this point Lincoln loses his objectivity. Unfortunately, as a police officer and private investigator, he has seen too many cases where a person went missing and it didn’t end well.
While Lincoln and Lance are at Olivia’s house trying to determine what happened to her they find signs that she did not leave willingly. The cover on her bed is strewn all over the bedroom, very uncharacteristic of Olivia, one of her fingernails is broken off in the facing of the garage door, along with some blood smeared on the facing. Then they find a set of earrings scattered on the garage floor. But why, who, where? They know the when because they know when she last talked to Lincoln. Why did she leave, was she meeting someone she needed to talk to for her book? Was she forced to leave?
The end of this one will surprise you and if you are like me you will see parts that need another book to flesh out. Personally, I think Morgan Dane and crew should be recurring characterss. C’mon Melinda, write about them now and then. The heck with your publisher, after reading this book we know what publishers can be capable of doing. We want to read interesting books and you definitely write interesting books.