- Random House Australia
- Release Date
- September 2015
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?
Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
Aug 25, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
51 people found the following review helpful
We finally arrive at the long-awaited conclusion to this serial. I sort of guessed who the villain could be (one of several suspects), but I couldn't have guessed why he did what he did.
Was it believable? I think so, though why anyone would devote most of their life to something like this is a mystery.
Overall, my review of this book would be:
The mystery of the villain and his justification was revealed to my satisfaction, along with some unexpected bombs that managed to surprise me in Episode 6.
I'm not that satisfied with the development of Seth and Jayda's relationship. I think Jayda is too hard on Seth, while Seth is grateful for any crumbs that Jayda is willing to give him. Also, toward the end, Jayda has a beef with Seth that caused her to draw away from him. However, I think it was never resolved/addressed.
I think this story would've been better if it had been packaged as one book instead of six episodes, as it would've resulted in a tighter, maybe more suspense-filled story. I felt some of the episodes were drawn out to fill the page/word requirement for each episode. This is my first serial and I am now in the middle of another, and maybe that's too few to form an opinion, but I have to say that books are not TV. TV series may work with an episode being released each week, but I don't get the same satisfaction when I'm reading a book episode. And while, yes, I like and am used to reading long books, length is not the problem, because I've read novellas and short stories, and some of them were very well done.
Oh, and may I say that I learned a new word "judder" in this story, and at the same time, due to its numerous usage, I grew to hate it?
Overall, my rating for this read is 3.5 stars, rounded to 4 stars.
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