Last One to Die is one of those books that will suck you in, keeping you captivated until the end, especially with the added twist.


The Description

Detective Nikki Cassidy Series: Book 2
Publication Date: April 2, 2024


Ten days ago, straight-A student Jessica Staley ran away from home. Now her lifeless body lies pale and still in an empty parking lot, her unblinking brown eyes staring up to the night sky…

FBI agent Nikki Cassidy’s heart pounds as she takes in the short, dark hair and delicate features of fourteen-year-old schoolgirl Jessica Stanley. It’s another unsolved murder in Groveton, Ohio, just like her sister, Caitlin, fifteen years before. Her family beg her to keep her distance, but Nikki knows she can’t walk away.

What if her sister’s killer is back?

Talking to Jessica’s heartbroken family, Nikki learns that she wasn’t happy at home. Just days ago, she packed a few belongings into her school backpack and left, never to be seen alive again.

Determined to give Jessica’s family the answers she never found for herself, Nikki works around the clock, trawling hours of CCTV footage from the scene. And just when she thinks she’s close to uncovering the truth, a chilling email arrives that confirms her deepest fear. There are more victims, Nikki. Can you ever stop me?

This killer is playing a dangerous game, and he has Nikki in his sights now—one wrong move and she could be his next victim. She’s determined to unmask the monster who has tortured her hometown for decades. But what if the killer is someone close to her? What if it’s someone she loves?

Fans of Lisa Regan Robert Dugoni and Kendra Elliot will absolutely love this gripping new series from Dana Perry. Prepare to stay up all night!

The Review

Detective Nikki Cassidy returns for a second heart-throbbing crime thriller as she goes up against a devious opponent determined to outsmart the skilled FBI agent.

Author Dana Perry makes it easy for readers to jump into the series with Last One to Die. Weaving key details from The Nowhere Girls, the author sets the groundwork for a new case involving a teen murder victim.

The challenge lies in it being a cold case of about two decades. As Nikki and her team head to Pennsylvania to dig up evidence, readers are reminded of the previous case that had a personal twist for Nikki.

She tries to move forward, knowing there are still unanswered questions related to her sister’s murder. Her determination and laser focus set her apart from others, but her career has left her without a steady relationship.

When a new murder occurs in Nikki’s Ohio hometown, this time with a familiar bouquet of roses, Nikki finds the investigative tables turned, making her the target.

Add in some romance with a police chief and chilling messages from the killer to boost the psychological impact. Nikki and her team think they have the murderer in their sights. Or do they?

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About The AuthorI am a New York City author who writes mystery thrillers under the pen name of Dana Perry – and also as R.G. Belsky.




Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Last One to Die is one of those books that will suck you in, keeping you captivated until the end, especially with the added twist.5-STAR REVIEW: LAST ONE TO DIE by Dana Perry