Good book--I did not realize it was the "pre-quel" to one of her books I had already read or I would have read it first!!
I love books where I don't have to wait for chapter after chapter to get to a good part, and LETHAL LIES definitely delivers to my tastes. Chapter one starts off with a bang, and the action, adventure, suspense, mystery, and passion never slow down after that.
Investigative reporter Chelsea Logan is finally ready to file the story of a lifetime. Life in Serenity, Maine, has always seemed quiet and calm to outsiders, the kind of small town where anyone and everyone would love to raise their family. Hadn't she moved back to accept a job at the local paper, living in the house she'd grown up in, believing that she'd finally found the right place for herself and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Jessie? Chelsea soon learns, though, that all is not what it seems in Serenity, and she's finally ready to go to the Chief of Police, Ty Savage, with her allegations before her story hits the paper.
Her middle-of-the-night trip never reaches fulfillment, however, when Chelsea plunges off of a deserted road and into the river below. All too quickly, Chelsea Logan and her unfiled story are history-just the way that a certain someone has planned it. Since she never got to Ty, never had her story on the front page of the River City Gazette, person or persons unknown in Serenity are now breathing easier.
Easier, that is, until Faith Pelletier returns to town. Chelsea's cousin and best friend, Faith uses the need to take care of Jessie as her reason to return to the hometown that she swore never to step foot in again. But she knows the truth-she doesn't believe that Chelsea's death was a suicide, and there are too many unanswered questions surrounding not only her friend and cousin's death, but the circumstances surrounding it. What exactly was Chelsea doing driving down a dark and deserted road after midnight? Who was she going to see, and why?
As the placid calm of Serenity, Maine, is shattered by a world of violence, drugs, and scrupulous men and women, Faith knows that she's on to something-something, some reason, that contributed to her cousin's death.
With Ty Savage, a man that she's always secretly been a little in love with, the only one to turn to with her suspicions, Faith realizes that she might be in danger, not to mention Chelsea's daughter, Jessie. As secrets are revealed, as passions build, as the danger in this once-peaceful small town comes to a head, LETHAL LIES will have you on the edge of your seat.
Ms. Breton has written a winning romantic suspense story with a twisting, turning story line and truly remarkable characters. With LETHAL LIES, you'll have a hard time guessing what will happen next, and that is one sign of a great mystery story.
Great book. Great author. A definite must read.
Chelsea Logan never gets to file the story that would have shocked the town of Serenity, Maine to its core. She dies before she has a chance, and her death is ruled a suicide, but her cousin Faith does not think that it is, and is going to try and find out why.
Not as good as Breton's "Mortal Sin," but a good romantic suspense thriller. She is able to keep you guessing til the end as to who the villian is. Nice romantic interplay between heroine Faith and Hero Ty with an interesting group of secondary characters.
Faith Pelletier knows her cousin wouldn't commit suicide and she starts asking questions no one wants to answer. She turns to Ty Savage for help but can she trust him.
Nice light whodunit with a dash of romance. Fair warning, if you enjoy stories with more erotic elements to the bedroom scenes this is not the book for you. The liaison in the book was fun and funny. Not sure if the author meant it as funny....
LOCAL REPORTER'S CAR PULLED FROM ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER.. Chelsea Logan never gets the chance to file the story that would have shocked the blue-collar town of Serenity, Maine, to its core. Her death is ruled a suicide, but her cousin Faith Peletier knows Chelsea better than that. Faith returns to their hometown and begins to ask questions-- questions that no one wants to answer. And it's not long before she uncovers soome nasty little truths about life in this fading mill town... As Faith closes in on a web of drugs and violence, she is forced to turn to police chief Ty Savage for imformation. After all these years he still gets under her skin, but should she trust him? As the circle of deceit draws ever tighter, Faith must outwit a faceless enemy who will stop at nothing to have her silenced.
Not as good as her other books in this series. This dealt with a serial killer and was darker and more sadistic than her usual plots.
After a fatal gamble ends Chelsea Logan's investigation and life, her cousin, Faith is called back to the 'hick' town in which they both grew up, ostensibly to take over the care of Chelsea's daughter, Jessie. However, the loose ends Chelsea left in the air demand that she do more. Knowing her cousin would not kill herself, Faith searches for the truth behind Chelsea's death, which places her in the same danger her kinswoman was in before her murder. Racism, drugs, and scandal form a web of danger that entangles not only Faith, but Jessie and police chief, Ty Savage, a man Faith has loved on some level for decades.