Sunday, August 14, 2016

Secrets and Lies by Shirlee McCoy

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Secrets and Lies
by Shirlee McCoy

ISBN-13: 9780373447589
Mass Market Paperback:
224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Attacked in her classroom, widowed teacher Ariel Martin's only thought is for her unborn child. When her student's brother, rookie K-9 officer Tristan McKeller, saves her life, she's grateful. She knows Tristan won't rest until she's safe, but the only person who would want to hurt her is dead. With her and her child's life on the line, she'll have to trust Tristan with her secrets if she wants to finally get the fresh start she's been desperately seeking.

My Review:
Secrets and Lies is a romantic suspense novel. It's the fifth in a series, but you don't need to read the previous novels to be able to follow this one.

Tristan is having trouble parenting his young sister and admires how well Ariel handles her. Ariel's dealing with the fall-out of having married a man who was secretly both crazy and criminal, discovering she was pregnant just as the divorce went through, and his death in a fiery car accident. She's drawn to Tristan because she wants to feel safe and not alone....which is understandable, especially as someone's trying to kill her.

I could see where the plot was headed long before the main characters, so there were no surprise twists. The suspense mainly came from the attempts to kill Ariel. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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