Sunday, March 10, 2024

BLOG TOUR - Her Last Hour


She can hear the faint lapping of waves nearby as she tries to open her swollen blue eyes. But all she can see is darkness, there is nothing but the suffocating sand that surrounds her. As her consciousness fades, she wishes she had never trusted him…

Ruby Evans is abducted on her way home from volunteering at a nursing home in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Detective Casey White’s heart breaks for the inconsolable mother. Terrible memories flood back of when her own darling daughter was taken twenty years ago. Pushing her own pain aside, Casey vows to find Ruby and bring her home.

After desperately searching the road where Ruby was last seen, Casey receives a letter from someone claiming to be the kidnapper. In cursive red letters, she is warned that she has less than twenty-four hours to find Ruby alive. And when forensics reveal the letter was written in blood, Casey knows this isn’t a hoax.

Working around the clock, Casey is devastated when her team hit another dead end, and she’s shattered when Ruby’s body is discovered buried on the beach—she’s too late.

Now looking for a twisted killer, Casey is shocked when she receives a call from an evil predator she put behind bars ten years ago. He says he knows who the killer is, and will help Casey in exchange for his freedom. Casey refuses, but when she receives another letter, she is forced to reconsider. Because the killer promises the next victim will be someone much closer to her, and the clock is ticking.

With only hours left, Casey has to decide if she’s prepared to free one evil monster to catch another, and if she doesn’t, will her loved ones pay the ultimate price?

An absolutely addictive crime thriller that will have you racing through the pages! Fans of Robert Dugoni, Lisa Regan and Kendra Elliot will be totally hooked.


Title:   Her Last Hour
Author:  B. R. Spangler
Series:  Detective Casey White #11
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  276
Date of Publication:   March 7, 2024
My Rating:   5 Stars

Detective Casey White has a witness to the kidnapping of a teenager named Ruby Fields. There is an Amber Alert issued. As not only is Tracy Fields part of Casey's team, she is Casey's child, who was kidnapped while she was a only a few years old, she feels a connection to the missing teenager. Even though Casey looked for Tracy for years, it still gives Casey chills that she gets to work alongside Tracy, who is now a crime scene investigator. This past between them makes Ruby's case even more sensitive to Casey.

When a literal message in a bottle is delivered stating that there will indeed be a murder victim, likely Ruby Fields, it becomes a race against time. Can Casey and her team find the killer before he sets his sights on yet another innocent victim? There is more than needing to be answered. Casey knows that there must be a special meaning in that message. 

With regard to Casey's personal life, she is in a wonderful relationship with Jericho Flynn, who works for the Marine Control.  The couple now have two foster children they had saved and there is an adoption hearing pending.

What an amazing series by B.R. Spangler. This is one series that might be best read in order as Casey's life over the years has changed. When considering her relationship with Tracey, Jericho, their two foster children and her team, the continuity does a fine job creating a wonderful backdrop for a thoroughly engaging series. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


By day, B.R. Spangler pushes pixels, typing lines of code. When he's not developing software, or elbows deep in hardware, he is writing stories, plotting thrillers, or reading.

B.R. Spangler lives in Virginia with his wife and kids, as well as five cats, a parrot, a finch, a lizard.


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