Friday, August 13, 2010

Two Lethal Lies by Annie Solomon [Review]


 4 out of 5 Robots!
Two Lethal Lies
Author: Annie Solomon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 9/28/10
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever
ISBN-10: 0446178454
ISBN-13: 978-0446178457
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Dewey

Review:
Although I admit that Romantic Suspense may be my favorite genre, sometimes they tend to follow a pretty distinct pattern leaving the ending somewhat predictable. However, Two Lethal Lies had an extremely gripping prologue- one that instantly grabbed me. I read the entire book in one sitting. The story was a thrill ride from the beginning to end that had me holding my breath waiting for the next twist of events. 

The story introduces a rough-edged, somewhat mysterious Mitch Turner and his daughter Julie who for the past 11 years have been on the run for reasons known only to Mitch himself. The horrors of Mitch's past are constantly revisited as they resurface throughout the plot and threaten to separate him from the one reason he has given up a normal life... to protect little Julie. It doesn’t take long for what he’s been running from to finally catch up to him and once again he finds himself in a desperate battle to rescue Julie from the horrors of her own flesh and blood. As the past haunts Mitch, it pins him as the villain making his attempts to get Julie back to safety almost impossible. Fortunately help comes from unlikely places... But can Mitch handle all the extra trouble that accompanies the extra help? 

I've got only one complaint! So lets get it out of the way- I wish there had been more focus on the police. There is an 11 year manhunt for our hero, Mitch, yet there was very little given about the FBI agent that allowed the case to consume his life before he is shipped off to another division. It would have been great to learn more about this side of the story.

The characters were intriguing, not the normal cookie-cutter hero or heroines. Their imperfections make them real, forcing me even further into the story. Two Lethal Lies was brilliant, finding a way to cleverly combine a heartwarming story with gruesome murders and even romance. It is fast-paced, emotional and has a secondary cast with big personality that added to the emotional roller coaster. Definitely a good book and I recommend it to any romantic suspense fan!

3 comments :

  1. Supposed to rain all week - just the weather for getting into a book. This one is going on my TBR list.

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  2. email subscriber
    most of todays newsletter arrived in a light blue font that was unreadable. Love Solomon's books so I came to the site to read your review.

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