Blog Tour: Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)
Series: Blood Brothers, #2
On Sale: May 16, 2017
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD
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.
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The second book in author Rebecca Zanetti’s Blood Brothers series, Lethal Lies is a complex and engaging romantic suspense read that completely sweeps you up into its world. And given that this story deals with some enhanced abilities, criminal psychology, and the hunt for a serial killer, I was all in right from the start. Of course, it helps that the book is also masterfully written and wholly entertaining.
I loved the themes of family and friendship in Lethal Lies because it added a lot of emotional depth to a complicated suspense plot. It also allowed the characters to act and react based on their feelings about the story events, and all of those actions and reactions felt intrinsic to the characters. Which made me love Anya and Heath and their romantic chemistry all the more.
Heath Jones, along with his brothers, Denver and Ryker, run Lost Bastard’s Investigative Services and it’s their latest case, the hunt for the Copper Killer, that has Heath teaming up with Anya Best, a criminal psychologist with a personal stake in catching the killer. Anya’s refusal to back down proved a good challenge for Heath and created a lot of great moments between them, which made reading about them in this story a blast.
Action-packed with plenty of romance, suspense, and mystery, Lethal Lies is a dynamite romantic suspense read that you won’t want to put down. It has a great cast of characters and is such a compelling story. Highly recommend reading it!
5 “Must Read” Stars
*Print ARC provided by Publisher*
You can read my review for the first book, Deadly Silence, here
From LETHAL LIES by Rebecca Zanetti:
She swallowed and met his gaze. “All right. Let me get this straight. We’re going undercover to flush out a killer who’s obsessed with me, and you’re offering to play at being my man for real with no strings or future?” She hoisted the bag onto her shoulder. “That’s some ego. Are you that good in bed?”
“Yes.” And that was definite interest in her eyes.
She clicked her tongue. “I’ll keep your offer in mind.”
“You do that.” He maintained a low and calm voice. “While you’re considering, let’s look at the situation. You have publicly made me your fiancé in order to draw out a killer, which means I have to act as such. Any halfway intelligent law enforcement officer or private investigator would keep his redheaded fiancée very close after the stunt you just pulled. If you’re not with me, the killer is going to be very suspicious.”
She stilled, expressions crossing her face rapidly. “That’s a good point,” she said slowly.
Yeah. Sometimes reality helped him out a little. Plus, the killer had a hard-on for her, and he must already have plans to take her at some point. She’d just upped the timeline. “In addition, you need protection around the clock now, and I’m willing to provide that. So while you’re keeping my offer in mind, we’ll be staying in the same hotel room or same apartment.” He made sure he had her full attention. “While we plan the wedding, of course.”
Her challenging smile thrilled something inside him. “That’s fair.”
He stepped back to give her some space. “Good. Are you ready?”
“Yes.” She looked around the room. “I do have to ask. What if I didn’t agree with you about your keeping secrets from me? Considering people shoot at you, and I’m going to be at your side, it seems fair that you tell me who these people are.” She cocked her head to the side and focused back on him.
“I have more immediate concerns than being fair,” he said smoothly. “You brought me into this mess.”
A frown drew down her eyebrows. “Listen. I want an answer about you.”
“I just gave you one.” At her mulish expression, he searched for better words that wouldn’t end in an argument.
Suddenly, the door blew wide open and bounced loudly off the table. “Anya!” he yelled, jumping for her.
THE BLOOD BROTHERS SERIES
DEADLY SILENCE, #1
LETHAL LIES, #2
TWISTED TRUTHS, #3
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PRAISE FOR REBECCA ZANETTI
“4 1/2 stars! Top pick! This is a true thriller that will keep readers frantically flipping the pages as death and danger come at the protagonists from several directions. Zanetti’s brilliance at storytelling is on full display…When it comes to high-octane thrillers, they don’t get better than Zanetti!” —RT Book Reviews on LETHAL LIES
“Zanetti balances the adventure and menace of Zara and Ryker’s lives with a relatable romance. The result is a story that’s sexy and emotional, and filled with a rich look at love in all its forms.” —The Washington Post on DEADLY SILENCE
“Budget your time, readers, because this is one that’s hard to put down.” —HeroesandHeartbreakers.com on DEADLY SILENCE
About Rebecca Zanetti
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.
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