The Perfect Murder by Brenda Novak is the 6th and final book in the “Last Stand” romantic suspense series. Publisher: Mira Books (Harlequin), October 2009

For more than a year, Sebastian Costas has been trying to unravel the truth behind the murder of his ex-wife and son. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, he’s convinced that her second husband—a cop—committed both murders, then faked his own death. Now Sebastian has followed the slimmest of leads to Sacramento…and that’s where he finally gets the break he needs. Jane Burke, an investigator with The Last Stand, calls him in connection with a separate crime—a crime that could lead him straight to the man he’s been looking for.

Once married to a serial killer, Jane has spent the past five years rebuilding her life. And with Sebastian she finally has a chance at happiness. But the man they’re after is after them, too. For him this has become a personal battle, one he’s determined to win. Whatever it takes…

We first saw Jane in Trust Me where she was the victim. Now Jane is a strong independent woman who takes on her first case – the kidnapping of two sisters. Sebastian is in California looking for the man who murdered his ex-wife and son. Are they looking for the same man? I enjoyed the story with the mystery of how to catch this man and the blossoming awakening of Jane and the new relationship she’s forming with Sebastian. My rating: 4 stars

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