Rebecca Zanetti comes to the blog today with the second in the Blood Brothers series, a spin-off from the Sin Brothers, but working alone to bring all the tension and action you’d expect from her worlds. Narrated by Karen White, please read on for my review of
Heath Jones is a private investigator working on unmasking the Copper Killer and keeping his own name, and his investigative agency Lost Bastards, and himself, out of the spotlight while he does what he came to do. He and his “blood brothers’ Denver and Ryker have gotten some new information that brings their ‘specialness’ into focus with Ryker’s new woman Zara, and they’ve all been looking a bit more into their pasts as they continue to care for and protect the Lost, Broken and perhaps forgotten. But Anya Best is neither forgotten nor lost – although she is broken, but she instantly has Heath’s guard up – determined to protect her, find her sister taken by the Copper Killer, and find a way to keep Anya under wraps when her determined and occasionally stubborn heedlessness for her own safety gets in the way.
Heath – so broken yet so determined, and even attracted to Anya – but more than anything he is going to see she is safe – even if that means the two will butt heads. Frequently. Anya is adorable and utterly stubborn, with a real chip on her shoulder about appearing to need anyone or anything as she is determined to find her sister and unveil the killer. She’s not immune to Heath’s charms – as knuckleheaded as he may be at times, but she’s also not willing to NOT use her own good ideas to bring the threats into the light. When they finally realize that perhaps together they could do more than apart, a tentative friendship begins, and Anya’s use of the media unfortunately brings them into public notice by both the sheriff and the doctor: integral people in Heath’s life and the struggles he and his brothers went through. This isn’t an insta-love, protect me, damsel in distress while he ‘Prince Charmings” his way about the slippery slope of sharing his feelings and building a connection. No, this is a story where both Anya and Heath reveal bits about themselves in often painfully heart-stopping moments, that lets the connection build as we see they are made for one another.
Narration for this story is provided by Karen White, and she brings each character to life, allowing the ‘villains’ to feel slightly greasy and mal-intentioned, with Heath’s rather alpha-bluster and discombobulation when facing Anya and actually talking rather than ordering is clearly present and adorable. Anya is what one would expect from a woman who is tired of everything piling on and this last thing was just The LAST straw that she intends to softly manage. She’s bold, and while her determination is fueled by a bit of raging at the unfairness (and her fear) of her sister being snatched, there’s also a softer caring side that is apparent in that jumble of emotions. Fast paced, twisty and full of moments that will make you gasp – White handles all of the emotional impact and allows it to breathe and develop – giving listeners a true ‘hand on the throat’ build to a climax that is perfectly timed and appropriate. I can’t wait for the next.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: Lethal Lies
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #2
Also in this series: Deadly Silence, Twisted Truths
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Paranormal
Narrator: Karen White
Published by: Forever, Hachette Audio
Published on: 16 May, 2017
Source: Hachette Audio
Audio Length: 13 Hours,
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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.
A copy of this title was provided via Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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