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Living Lies by Natalie Walters: Book Review by Loraine Nunley #bookreview

What is this book about?

In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name—but no one knows your secret.

At least that’s what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.

Lane must work with Walton’s newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she’ll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.

My review:

This story grabbed me right at the start and held on for dear life until the end. These kind of stories are not good for my sleeping patterns since they cause me to stay up way past my bedtime. I really liked that about this one.

This was a great mix of suspense and romance which can be difficult for an author to pull off. I loved the immediate attraction between Charlie and Lane. Adding the danger of a killer on the loose and I was hooked.

Lane deals with depression and I thought it was handled very well especially from a Christian standpoint. Depression is one of those problems that can be viewed as un-Christian and taken lightly by others. It is not a disease to be taken lightly and I liked that the author gently reminds us, through Lane, that we are all flawed, yet loved deeply by our Creator.

I found Charlie to be a great offset to Lane’s vulnerability and enjoyed watching him show his affections for both her and her son.

What I enjoyed most about this book

The good balance between the suspense and the romance.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The romance was more on the tender side. I liked that, but it sometimes slowed the pace of the story more that I wanted.

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes. This was a really good romantic suspense and the author handled a sensitive issue very nicely. I find it hard to believe this is a debut book for this author. This is the first book in this series and I’ve already started on the second one.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Natalie Walters, author website

-Loraine Nunley

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