Sophia Rose is here with the sixth romantic suspense novel in the Bree Taggert series. Lie to Me by Melinda Leigh features a gutsy and smart detective. Grab a cup of tea and check out her thoughts…
by Melinda Leigh
Series: Bree Taggert #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Lies from the heart lead to a dangerously intimate case for Sheriff Bree Taggert in #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novel of revenge and fatal deceptions.
When a digital marketer is found murdered in his backyard—hands bound and face smothered by plastic wrap—Sheriff Bree Taggert and criminal investigator Matt Flynn respond to the call. Their investigation focuses on the man’s dating-app profile and the word liar carved into his forehead.
One day later, the killer strikes again.
Both victims are players in the internet dating scene. In their wake, they leave a trail of hurt—and angry—women. But Bree and Matt aren’t convinced the motive is as simple as it appears. Everyone they interview seems to be lying or hiding something.
As the list of suspects grows, the killer’s rage escalates, and he leaves a personal and deadly warning for Bree. They must act fast. Because someone Bree loves is targeted as the next to die.
Sophia Rose’s Review
As Christmas nears and Bree is worried how her nephew and niece are going to deal with their first holiday without their parents, she and Matt get the call to a new weird murder scene and it looks like a ‘woman scorned’ might be a lethal if old adage. Melinda Leigh is a gifted romantic suspense author who continues to deliver each and every new release.
Lie to her is the sixth of the Bree Taggert romantic suspense series. The relationships between Bree and Matt and their extended family and friends makes this a good series to read in order even if each book presents a new and twisting murder mystery to solve.
Blending home life and new career where Bree has moved from being a big city cop to a country small town sheriff to care for her murdered sister’s children on their home farm and striking up a relationship with Matt, a former K-9 Sheriff’s deputy turned sheriff’s department contracted investigator, Bree and Matt along with Todd and the rest of the department are confronted with a baffling crime and a clever well-planned killer.
The reader knows a little more than the investigating team because the opening chapter and a few along the way are from the killer’s point of view. For instance, the victim in the first chapter is a guy who lies to the women he dates through a dating app about his job and pretends to want a relationship only to get into the women’s panties before he ‘catch and releases’ to keep playing the field. He meets a gruesome end from someone set on revenge. Bree and Matt work out that the guy being a player is a strong motive, but then so is expensive illegal reptiles that are found to be involved.
This time, the case gets close to home for Bree and she needs to solve the case to save someone close to her because the killer has decided to kill two birds with one stone when revenge against a list of certain people includes payback to a sheriff who is getting too close to the truth.
I enjoy how these stories blend a good personal story for Bree and Matt including their relationship and time with the family along with a smart police procedural murder mystery. The series is connected to earlier Scarlett Falls and Morgan Dane series, but can be read alone featuring a gutsy, but smart woman cop and her dedicated, respectful and equally smart partner who also happens to be her love interest. Romantic suspense fans really need to slip this book/series onto their stacks.
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Rachel @Waves of Fiction
I really need to read this series seeing that both you and Anne love it so much. I’ve enjoyed her books in the past. Fab review, Sophia!
Yes, I’m definitely well-caught and loving every release. Definitely want you to read this series, too, Rachel. 🙂
I hope to get to this series one day.
I really enjoy these and look forward to seeing what you think when you get the chance.
I have this author on my list to read at some point because these books always sounds so good.
It will be fun to see what you think when you get the chance, Mary. 🙂
I like that it has both professional and personal sides to Bree.
Same here. Makes for a more well-rounded, interesting story.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I loved this one too.
I love the anticipation I get for each new one in the series.
I like the premise of this book, and thank you for letting us know that even though this series is connected with previous ones, the books in this one can be read on their own. Romantic suspense is a genre I enjoy, so I will keep this book in mind 😊
Happy to help with the suggestions about reading. 🙂 This is a fab series I’m happy to push on everyone. 🙂