ONE LAST LOOK
by Linda Lael Miller

January 2006
ISBN: 0-7434-7050-8
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Life had not slowed down for attorney Clare Westbrook. Her fiancée Tony Sonterra had agreed to become the police chief in Dry Gulch, Arizona, Clare’s best friend was having a marital crisis, and...Clare was pregnant.


Trouble seemed to find Clare and Tony on a regular basis. Tony’s new job involved finding “coyotes” – those who bring illegal immigrants over to the States and then kill them. It was a dangerous web for Tony alone, but Clare being Clare, was right along side him the entire way. After a car accident, she found herself offering to help an abused woman and child at no charge. But the woman ended up dead and her little girl was missing. When Clare was asked to take the job of county prosecutor she accepted. It would enable her to investigate the abuser of the dead woman and could lead her to the missing child.


Dead bodies keep piling up around them while Clare and Tony try to lay the groundwork for their upcoming marriage. The danger increased as they raced against time to right the wrongs against innocent people.


In this third and final installment of her trilogy, Linda Lael Miller writes an action-packed romantic thriller with a bit of the supernatural thrown in the mix. Clare is a strong heroine with a dogged determination to help those who cannot help themselves. Tony is her perfect match in every way. His patience is an indispensable quality that helps him understand what Clare needs.


I’ve not read the first two books in this trilogy. There were times I did feel as if I was missing something the other books could have explained, but that didn’t hinder me from enjoying this fast-paced thriller. What did bother me was the recurring use of omnipotent taglines after Clare’s decisions or actions. It never failed to throw me out of the flow of the story. Other than that, One Last Look was a good read.


Reviewed in July 2006 by Rho.

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