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

· A Tara Mills Mystery Book 1 · Sarah Sutton
302 reviews

About this ebook

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!

“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

Ratings and reviews

302 reviews
Donna Cockcroft
March 18, 2021
Just couldn't read it. Protaganist comes off as incompetent and very lacking in self confidence due to her past emotional trauma, and with such baggage, I seriously doubt this woman would ever have been hired by the FBI (at least I hope so) which just made the story hard to get into, and the baggage is brought up A LOT!
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Kitty KeyPurr
April 29, 2021
Well written and engaging. The only issue I ran across was that the author seemed to forget the secondary characters throughout the book..kind of wedging them in here and there. Perhaps there will be more inclusion in the following books in this series and I look forward to reading another to see.
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Sheana Rodger
May 4, 2021
Repetitive characterisation, sudden logic leaps, shoddy detective skills, and an assumption that the reader won't recognize a suspenseful moment and needs to be told in each scene what to think
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About the author

Sarah Sutton is author of the TARA MILLS mystery series, which includes ONE LAST STEP (Book #1), ONE LAST BREATH (Book #2), ONE LAST UNVEIL (Book #3) and ONE LAST LIE (Book #4).

Sarah has always been fascinated by the mystery genre and loves to write suspenseful books with complex characters. Sarah would love to hear from you, so please visit to email her, to join the mailing list, to hear the latest news, and to stay in touch!

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