One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One)

One Last Step (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) Summary

“First read by this new upcoming author and she has a winner with this series. Suspenseful from beginning to end.
--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“I was pulled in from the very start…in my mind it played out just like a movie.
--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“Absolutely loved this first in the series from start to finish. Fast paced and easy to follow with a storyline that was tense and exciting, I found it hard to put down.”
--Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

ONE LAST STEP (A Tara Mills Mystery—Book One) is the debut novel in a new FBI mystery series by debut author Sarah Sutton.

Two hikers go missing along the Appalachian Trail, leaving only a bloodstained forest behind them, and when another hiker collapses on someone’s porch in New Hampshire, murdered by crossbow, the local police realize they have a serial killer on their hands––and need to call in the FBI.

FBI Agent Tara Mills is young, brilliant and new to the force. With a promising career in front of her, she faces the ultimate test when she is assigned the case. It soon proves to be more challenging than she ever could have imagined––an impossible riddle that leaves even her seasoned partner stumped.

Meanwhile, something about the case stirs a darkness within her––a tortured past that even her long-term boyfriend doesn’t fully understand. As nightmares consume her, she only hopes that her past will not come back to ruin her once again.

As more hikers go missing, and with her job on the line, Tara finds herself on a race against time as she combs through the forest’s trails. Peeling back each layer, she soon realizes that she is up against a true diabolical mastermind. And just when she thinks she has it all figured out, her instincts lead her to the most shocking truth of all.

Book #2 in the series––ONE LAST BREATH––is also now available!

Book Reviews


Outstanding!5 star

This novel is a great example of story telling. I really like the depth of the character Tara. Her deep seated frailty and the strength of her will and determination.55



Loved it! Couldn’t put the book away...I was enamored! Can’t wait to read the second book...55

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One last step4 star

Very interesting and keeps your attention. I read this book in one day. I plan to read the next in the series soon.45


One Last Step5 star

Great read very suspenseful. Love reading how they get into the minds of criminals and sometimes figure how they work.55


Scarred and a rogue4 star

A new FBI agent suffers from nightmares about her mother’s death and panic attacks. She is on her first case defying rules and regulations as she follows her instincts to catch a serial killer. Will her experienced partner help her? Will her panic attacks jeopardize her ability to function under intense pressure?45


Awesome Book5 star

This is a great read. I didn’t want to put it down. It didn’t take long to get me intrigued on what would happen next. I haven’t read an entire book in a long time. I can’t wait to read the next one!55


Excellent story.5 star

Well thought out and written. Full of suspense and quality writing.55


One Last Step4 star

Hiking in the woods will never feel safe again!45


Formulaic & Typos3 star

Story itself is ok, if not formulaic. Lots of typos & errors.35


Great mystery5 star

Loved this mystery couldn’t put it down. Read it all in one day.55

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