by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .
Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars-even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.
Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.
With twists and turns that will take your breath away, LETHAL LIES is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.
Ths LETHAL LIES by Rebecca Zanetti is the second book in the Blood Brothers series, a spinoff of her wildly popular Sin Brothers series. While I have yet to read the Sin Brothers series, the Blood Brothers series combines, suspense, romance, and a little sci-fi to feed my inner nerd. Fast-paced and action-packed I devoured LETHAL LIES.
Heath Jones, a private investigator with the Lost Bastards Investigative Agency, has been working a case involving the Cooper Killer. Anya Best crosses paths with Heath when thugs claiming to be Marshalls show up on her sister’s doorstep. Heath ends up saving her, but also revealing that her sister has been taken by the Cooper Killer. When her sister ends up dead, she taunts the killer and exposes Heath. Now he and his brothers are in danger, but that won’t stop him from protecting her.
Dark, gritty and intense Zanetti wove a tale that will hook the reader. Both Heath and Anya have baggage but are drawn to each other. I loved how stubborn they both were. She to catch the killer, and him to protect her. Both are smart, strong, and determined. It was interesting watching them butt heads and begin to work together.
I struggled a little with the romantic connection. It wasn’t an earth moving romance filled with swoons, but as the author peeled back their layers I felt myself rooting for their happily ever after. I expect instalove in this genre, but feel Zanetti failed to make me swallow the little blue pill. Despite Heath being a bit of a knucklehead, we avoided a lot of unnecessary drama.
Zanetti did an excellent job of balancing all of the threads. The Cooper case has exposed them to the Sheriff, and Dr. Isobel Madison, the women who genetically altered them. I thoroughly enjoyed how the two suspense threads were woven together. There were plenty of twists in the Cooper Killer case. Zanetti delivered heartstopping moments and plenty of action. The suspense was fantastic and told in such a way that it had me on edge. This more than made up for the so-so romance.
LETHAL LIES offered us more details about the brothers past, their biological parents and more. We get a few updates from the Sin Brothers which only further enticed me to start that series. The overall arc, brothers, and perspectives of the villains make this a must read series.Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti offered a dark, gritty and intense tale Click To Tweet
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