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.
Suspense is the name of the game here with more than a healthy dose of romance but the author has cunningly woven her story in such a way that she keeps you guessing. Readers who've followed this storyline know full well there's a reason why Heath and his brothers keep a low profile and it's a very real threat that's never too far away. Yet here we see Heath pulled out into the open and exposed by Anya, a woman determined to find a killer. The so-called Copper Killer has hurt Anya in the most truly evil way and she's through being sweet and is ready to do whatever it takes to bring him down even if that means setting herself up as bait!
We actually have a plot within a plot here that twists with a red herring. You won't quite believe how Ms Zanetti has joined the dots as she smoothly blends the past of these characters with the harsh reality of a serial killer on the rampage. It makes for a slow burn story that kept me turning the pages just knowing that when the action came it would be shocking.
Characters? Hmm, I did like Heath but he at times felt a little too quick to react and given his childhood there are reasons for his uber protective stance but I was conflicted as to whether he was quite as fleshed out as previous characters. I loved him with his brothers but his intense feelings towards Anya just didn't quite gel for me. Perhaps he just wasn't alpha enough for me?
Anya seemed like a mixed personality at times. Intelligent, coping with being alone, vengeful, and yet, I wanted to shake her. If I'd just lost people close to me, I'm not sure I'd be moving on so quickly. Her life has been turned upside down and yet she just casts googly eyes at Heath, challenging him at every opportunity. Yes, he's big, bad, and hot but I just didn't understand her attitude, although I freely admit grief can make people react in the strangest ways.
I'm guessing you've realised this isn't my favourite book in the series but I can reassure you that the Copper Killer gets caught so the next book is about to go in a whole new direction. Those who work in the shadows are getting ever closer to recapturing their 'soldiers' and yes, these total psychos actually enriched this story. So, the romance wasn't my favourite but it's fun catching up with the myriad of characters that connect to bring these books to life. Denver’s book is up next and I strongly suspect that it's going to be a battle royale and I say bring it on!
Lethal Lies was provided for me with no requirement to review. I've voluntarily read it and I believe my thoughts and comments are a fair expression of my opinion.