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Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones

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Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…

As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?

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Review

This is Lisa Renee Jones back to her very best.

I’ve read a lot from this author this year, and have found that some of her stories draw me in more than others. Her intermediate series tend to be fairly generic, but it’s releases like this that make me excited. Weaved throughout with mystery and strong characters, my brain was working overtime to unravel the difficult relationships and past of Lilah Love, establishing how the events of this lead’s past formed the flawed character we follow.

It was refreshing for less of the emphasis to be on the BDSM-lite erotica which pads out some of Jones’ other works; rather, there was just a touch of romance here, the focus being on the mystery and relationships between this group of characters. Something to suck one in on a winter’s day by the fire—and a sequel to look forward to.

~Evelyn (4/5)

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