Book Review: WHERE ANGELS REST by Kate Brady

Series: Mann Family, #1
Publisher: Forever
Released: November 20, 2012
Source: Review copy from the publisher

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.

Sheriff 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.


Erin 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 escape the violent crime and scandal that turned his life upside down. Even though he doesn’t want to believe a serial killer is hiding in plain sight, he can’t deny that Erin’s claims sound reasonable, especially when dead bodies start turning up in Hopewell.

WHERE ANGELS REST had a fast-paced, well-constructed plot with plenty of logical red herrings to keep readers guessing at the killer’s identity and motivation. This book is labeled as romantic suspense, and in my opinion it was more focused on building up the suspense rather than the romance (which suited me fine). Still, I thought Nick and Erin has great chemistry which added some nice heat to the story.

WHERE ANGELS REST is a chilling, unputdownable thriller! I’m not sure I blinked at all during the last 16 chapters of this book. I’ve enjoyed both books I’ve read by Kate Brady, and, of course, I’m looking forward to the next!

Rating: 4Β½ Stars

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.