The best crime thrillers have main characters who are tough, action-oriented, and vulnerable. Morgan Dane is no exception. The daughter of a cop, she’s tough when she needs to be. She’s comfortable with weapons and doesn’t have a problem physically defending herself. But inside, she’s hurting. Bad. And that’s what made me follow her to the end.
Losing your life partner is bad enough. But when a young girl she cares about is found brutally murdered, well. Your average person might go off the rails. Not Morgan. She’s committed to truth and justice, even if it means throwing away a chance at a high-profile career.
Lance, a trusted friend, helps to ground Morgan. He stays with her as she navigates a web of lies and bad intent in a small town. Everyone there wishes the kid arrested for the murder were guilty already so they can mourn the victim and move on. But Morgan isn’t having any of it. She’s convinced Nick is innocent.
Like Morgan, Say You’re Sorry is tough when it needs to be. But it’s also soft and afraid. Morgan might be flawed. But on her worst day, she’s a hero worth rooting for.
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After the devastating loss of her husband in Iraq, Morgan Dane returns to Scarlet Falls, seeking the comfort of her hometown. Now, surrounded by family, she’s finally found peace and a promising career opportunity—until her babysitter is killed and her neighbor asks her to defend his son, Nick, who stands accused of the murder.
Tessa was the ultimate girl next door, and the community is outraged by her death. But Morgan has known Nick for years and can’t believe he’s guilty, despite the damning evidence stacked against him. She asks her friend Lance Kruger, an ex-cop turned private eye, for help. Taking on the town, the police, and a zealous DA, Morgan and Lance plunge into the investigation, determined to find the real killer. But as they uncover secrets that rock the community, they become targets for the madman hiding in plain sight.
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