Lethal in Love: Episode 5

Michelle Somers
Lethal in Love: Episode 5
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Random House Australia
Release Date
September 2015
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Lethal in Love is a steamy romantic suspense about an instinct-driven detective and a sexy, scoop-hungry reporter, both on the hunt for a sadistic killer.

Jayda Thomasz is a sassy homicide detective who never lets her emotions get in the way of a case. So when a serial killer re-emerges after 25 years, the last thing she expects is to catch herself fantasising over the hot, smooth-talking stranger who crosses the path of her investigation.

Seth Friedin is a reporter chasing the story that'll make his career. When he enters the world of swinging for research, he never imagines he'll be distracted by a hard-talking female detective whose kiss plagues his mind long after she's gone.

Past experience has shown Jayda that reporters are ruthless and unscrupulous. But when the murders get personal, will she make a deal with the devil to catch the killer? How far will she and Seth have to go? And do you ever really know who you can trust?

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The action and revelation picks up in Episode 5!

The story really moves forward in this episode with crucial revelations about a key person. My interest flares up after a lacklustre Episode 4.

If Jayda could just let down the chip on her shoulder, she would be a much nicer person, as can be seen here. Her relationship with Sean also moved forward in this episode, though she's still vacillating between having revealed too much to him and wanting to backpedal. But I guess this is normal of any person in a new relationship, especially if you aren't sure if you could trust the other person.

Jayda also sometimes has this leap of thought that caused her to arrive at a revelation (not only here, but also in other episodes) that seems out of the blue because I don't see the dot connection. It would've been nice if we could see how she arrives at such a conclusion.

One other complaint about the writing structure is how when Jayda comes upon a shocking scene, for example, a dead body of somebody or something she recognizes, we'd read about her feelings first, then we get to read why she was having these feelings. I think the order is jumbled there. I think we should read first about what she had seen, then we read about her reactions/thoughts/feelings. Then, we can understand why she's having those thoughts/emotions. And maybe have them together with her. Otherwise, the reader is left scratching her head in confusion. This is not TV.

That said, I'm looking forward to the last installment and finding out who's the villain!
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