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Publisher Description

The final book of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling Rose Gardner Investigations series. 

When a body shows up south of Henryetta, Rose knows trouble is on the horizon. Rufus Wilson worked for the county crime lord, Skeeter Malcolm, and she soon discovers Wilson had a special skill set—he could crack safes. 

Now everyone is looking for Wilson’s girlfriend, including Rose, and it doesn’t take her long to realize Wilson’s murder might actually be connected to something else, something bigger. Hardshaw Group, a Dallas crime syndicate, is meeting a South American drug cartel in the county, only no one knows the time and place. 

Denny Carmichael’s drug empire has a lot to lose if they move in, so now he’s calling in the favor he insists Rose owes him—find him the time and location. Or else. 

Rose is a hair’s breadth away from losing everyone she loves, including her six-week-old daughter, and she’ll do anything she can to save them.

Crime & Thrillers
January 12
Denise Swank

Customer Reviews

Shoshobuster ,

A great wrap up to the series

It’s hard to believe it’s over, but I can’t believe how great of an ending it is. Rose has been on such an adventure and grown so much. I love how many books are in the series. All as good as the next. I seen some people writing that they cried at certain points in the book, and I thought why would you cry. I now understand why and I too cried. Again such a great book you are hooked as soon as you start reading and it just gets better and better you struggle to put the book down.

I was introduced to Rose in 2017 after a ectopic pregnancy and was made to bed rest. I always loved reading but as I grew up life took over and I forgot how much I loved it.
I was going through books and stumbled across Twenty eight and a half wishes. It was fair to say I was hooked and I’ve read most of Denise’s book which are all amazing in there own way.
If you are a Denise or Rose fan please give her other books ago if you haven’t already and you will not be disappointed.

Samis2 ,


This book was so amazing, I didn’t get the ending I wanted but the ending fit so perfectly. Thank you Denise for bringing Rose into my life almost 10 years ago. I’m forever thankful you shared her story with us.

Cameron682 ,

Series Finale

Boy oh boy....that was one epic finale. I have been on this ride with Rose since the beginning and I have seen her grow from a naive youngster who endured hardships at home to a confident and capable woman who could hold her own in any situation. There have been a few times throughout both series that I wasn’t sure I was liking where Rose was going, and I stand by those but I do feel this ending is where she should be. I loved her becoming a mother and settling on the farm with her choice in beau. This book, as with the others, is fast paced and will keep you on your toes trying to work out all those loose ends and coming to terms with all the outcomes. This is a fabulous series for all mystery lovers. You will get plenty of laughs, cry along the way but you will fall in love with a great bunch of characters that will stay with you forever. Thank you DGS for giving us Rose and her entourage.

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