Friday, January 24, 2020

The Last Sister

Congratulations to "Martha L.", the winner in Kendra's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize!

Elliot skillfully unravels layers of intersecting stories, each one integral to the overall story of the Mills family and their small-town secrets. Readers will want to see more from this author.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Part budding romance, part compelling backstory, part prescient tale of racism: provocative on all fronts” – Kirkus Reviews

Kendra Elliot has sold over 7 million books, hit the Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller list nine times, and is a three time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award. Since 2012, she has written eighteen novels, eight novellas, and sold rights for her Mercy Kilpatrick Series to Warner Bros. Television with Ellen DeGeneres’s company, A Very Good Production, signed on to produce the TV series.

Now, Kendra Elliot returns with her most thrilling series of novels yet. In the new Columbia River suspense series, she will reveal an intriguing cast of characters from the Portland, Oregon FBI Field Office, who investigate crime throughout the Pacific Northwest region. The first book, THE LAST SISTER (Montlake; January 14, 2020; $24.95), features FBI Special Agent Zander Wells — a character who made appearances in Elliot’s Callahan & McLane series. “Readers have begged me for a book about FBI Special Agent Zander Wells, and I finally did it,” says Elliot. 

Twenty years ago, Emily Mills’ father was murdered, and she found his body hanging in the backyard. Her younger sister, Madison, claims she was asleep in her room. Her older sister, Tara, claims she was out with friends. The tragedy drove their mother to suicide and Tara to leave town forever. The killer was caught. The case closed.

Ever since, Emily and Madison have tried to forget what happened that night – until an eerily similar murder brings it all back. It also brings FBI special agent Zander Wells to the Oregon logging town. As eager as he is to solve the brutal double slaying, he is just as intrigued with the mystery of Emily’s and her sisters’ past.

When more blood is shed, Zander suspects there’s a secret buried in this town that no one wants unearthed. Is it something Emily and Madison don’t know? Or aren’t telling? And Tara? Maybe Emily can’t bear to find her. Because when Tara disappeared, she took a secret of her own with her.

With vivid characters, an intriguing plot, an atmospheric Pacific Northwest setting and an edge-of-your-seat ending, THE LAST SISTER is her best work yet.

Kendra Elliot has landed on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list multiple times and is the award-winning author of the Bone Secrets and Callahan & McLane series, as well as the Mercy Kilpatrick novels. Kendra is a three-time winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award, an International Thriller Writers Award finalist, and an RT Award finalist. She has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on classic female heroines such as Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, and Laura Ingalls. She was born, raised, and still lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her family, but she looks forward to the day she can live in flip-flops. Visit her at

By Kendra Elliot
Montlake; January 14, 2020
(Mystery | 336 pp. | Hardcover: $24.99, ISBN#: 978-1542006729; Kindle: $5.99, ASIN#: B07SLZ9LMN; Paperback: $12.95, ISBN#:  978-1542006705)

Kendra is giving away a copy of THE LAST SISTER as well as copies of two of her previous bestsellers, VANISHED and A MERCIFUL DEATH to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST January 25th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway.  US RESIDENTS ONLY.


  1. This book looks great. And the whole series would be amazing to win. Thanks for the chance to win

  2. I love spin-off series! I must say, your books pull me in to the story.
    Thanks for the chance!

  3. I was able to nab The Last Sister off NetGalley as an ARC and it was fabulous!! I cannot wait to read the other two sisters' stories and hopefully get more of Emily and Zander. Thank you for the chance.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading this and the rest of the new series.

  5. Looking forward to reading Zander's story.

  6. Mystery and suspense were the books I grew up on. There is something challenging and rewarding in trying to figure out the solution before it is revealed. I have heard of Kendra Elliot, but have not yet read any of her books. The Pacific Northwest is a perfect setting. It has its own atmosphere which lends itself to a good mystery.

  7. This book sounds really great! I'd love to win this one.

  8. Sounds intriguing.

    Karin A.

  9. Thank you so much for the opportunity

  10. Looking forward to this book. I love all her series.


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