The Last Dig

The Last Dig

by Constance Bretes

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Overview

Bones, bodies, and a love rekindled.

Paleontologist Caroline Priest is shocked when she finds a dead body at her dig site. When she calls it in to the sheriff's department, her former boyfriend, Rand Callahan, comes out to investigate. The evidence quickly starts to point to Caroline being the killer, and Rand has no choice but to arrest her.

It's clear to Caroline that she's been set up, but by who and for what reason? While Caroline is out on bail, Rand rekindles his relationship with her as they try to solve the mystery before it's too late.

Content Warning: contains some sexual content

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149774692
Publisher: Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 211 KB

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The Last Dig 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
mimipeggy More than 1 year ago
*     Romance, Murder, Mystery --  Love that combination.   Caroline, a strong and determined paleontologist, working a dig in her hometown meets back up with her high school sweetheart.  Rand, the town sheriff, has to get the evidence to clear her of a crime during her dig;  and her high school sweetheart.  Her crazy ex scheming to have her arrested for a crime she didn't commit.  This book was a great read with romance, murder, mystery, an evil ex-husband, and a lost love.    If you enjoy any of these in your books you will definitely enjoy this book.  Constance will not disappoint you with this book.     
GetYaWings More than 1 year ago
I'd call this a romantic mystery with a simple yet sturdy plot, though predictable. When the book opens with a group of paleontologists stumbling upon human remains, the plot keeps calm. A sort of adventure without the high-speed action that some mysteries have. I do enjoy the sort of pissed-off banter between the exes - it beats out the longing making for a refreshing surprise. The private thoughts of the characters' perspectives we are treated to make the outcome highly predictable - but to be fair, I tend to predict everything. I enjoy the fact that a murder mystery was tied in here, rather than just the romance.
revetisse More than 1 year ago
The Last Dig is a short romantic tale about a paleontologist, Caroline Priest, running a summer dig in an area just outside the place where she grew up. When a body is discovered on the dig site, she is worried enough that someone died out there. When the man who dumped her as he went off to college turns up as sheriff to investigate and essentially shuts down her dig, she’s pissed off. But anger turns to consternation, fear, and near-despair as she gradually comes to learn someone is setting her up for these killings, and her former boyfriend may believe the evidence, not her. This book is a romantic mystery with heavy emphasis on the romance. While Brete’s writing style seems to suit the romance, it is far more natural when she’s letting her characters follow their innate personalities. The romantic sections - particularly the steamier ones - seem almost too practiced, too smooth, too - existential almost, if you can call such scenes that. Because of that they flirted with being formulaic and not giving a description of real, personal passion. While other passages had some awkward and clunky moments, they actually seemed more real for it. There was also an overabundance of unnecessary detail, small actions that actors call “business” meant to convey life around the central scene. However, too much of it appears, which calls attention to it and interrupts the flow of reading. The book needs a little more editing to solve problems like those mentioned above, and to eliminate things such as the paragraph I found toward the end that was identical to a paragraph earlier in the book. There is some good characterization here, as well as dialogue. I definitely liked the potential I sensed between the two main characters, and especially that the protagonist Caroline had real brains in her head. I feel though, that this book may be a draft short of where the author wanted. It’s an okay light read with the potential to be better.
EMedler More than 1 year ago
Half-mystery, half-romance, The Last Dig was an enjoyable read delivered in a somewhat dry and unemotional way. A good plot which took the action steadily forward, a couple of decent protagonists, and well-timed tension are the redeemable points. Also, police procedures and related scenes seemed knowledgeable and well-documented. All in all, this was a book I enjoyed. If you love mystery with a touch of revenge, you’ll appreciate The Last Dig too.