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Dead Against Her

Dead Against Her
Melinda Leigh By (author)
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Amazon/Brilliance Publishing

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5.5 X 8.3 in
303 pg

FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
FICTION / Psychological
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Sheriff Bree Taggert’s downfall is part of a killer’s cunning design in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of murder, lies, and revenge.

Called to an isolated farm to check on an elderly widow, Sheriff Bree Taggert finds a brutal double homicide. One of the victims is Eugene Oscar, the bitter and corrupt former deputy she recently forced out of the department.

Working with criminal investigator Matt Flynn, Bree discovers that she isn’t the only one who had a troubling history with Eugene. But someone doesn’t want Bree digging up the past. She becomes the target of a stranger’s sick and devious campaign calculated to destroy her reputation, career, family, and new relationship with Matt. To make matters worse, she’s the prime suspect in Eugene’s murder.

When her chief deputy goes missing while investigating the case, Bree refuses to back down. She won’t let him become the next victim. His life and her future depend on finding a killer nursing a vengeful rage.


An Amazon Best Book of the Month

“Bree Taggert is everything I love in a heroine.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of The Third to Die

“Melinda Leigh knows just how to blend poignant family drama with edge-of-your-seat suspense. As the heroine of this thrilling new series, Bree Taggert will capture your heart.” —Laura Griffin, New York Times bestselling author

“Not since Walt Longmire have I been so enthralled by a character! Sheriff Bree Taggert is tough, flawed, and I want to see more of her!” —Debra Webb, USA Today bestselling author of Trust No One

“A feast for crime-novel fans.” —Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Fast paced and riveting, with the complex and compelling lead homicide detective, Bree Taggert…destined to be a hit series.” —Karin Slaughter, international bestselling author

“Leigh’s vulnerable yet strong lead characters add depth to an exciting new series.” Library Journal

“Leigh has a genuine talent for creating believable, appealing characters and realistic dialogue.” Kirkus Reviews

“Full of twists and turns that leave the reader on the edge of their seat.” Crimespree Magazine

“Readers will cheer Bree every step of the way.” Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

#1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers, and she’s garnered numerous other writing awards, including two RITA nominations. Her other books include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight Novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, and Right Behind Her in the Bree Taggert series. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self-defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets. For more information, visit