- Montlake Romance
- Release Date
- March 2018
- Book 3 of Morgan Dane
Contemporary Romance, Lawyer/FBI Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he's lived under the weight of that disappearance—until his father's car is finally dredged up from the bottom of Grey Lake. It should be a time for closure, except for the skeleton found in the trunk. A missing person case gone cold has become one of murder, and Lance and attorney Morgan Dane must face the deadly past that's risen to the surface.
For Lance, the investigation yields troubling questions about a man he thought he knew. But memories can play dirty tricks. For Morgan, uncovering each new lie comes with a disquieting fear that someone is out there watching, because someone is killing every witness tied to this decades-old crime. Morgan and Lance follow in the shadows of a relentless killer and walk right into the cross fire.
Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Feb 08, 2018 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
25 people found the following review helpful
Melinda Leigh's Morgan Dane books are always gripping and suspenseful, locking you down with a twisty case and protagonists who work together so well that you can't help but love them. I've enjoyed every one of those as much as I loved Morgan and Lance, and Ms. Leigh certainly doesn't disappoint with BONES DON'T LIE, with a case that strikes too close to home for Lance.
Every time I think Ms. Leigh can't do any better, she manages to surprise me once again, starting with pushing Morgan/Lance (somewhat) quietly to the top of my best fictional couples list. Individually, Lance and Morgan are fascinating, complex characters; together, their connection to each other simply feels like a solid entity that is the only constant in this maelstrom. In fact, the tense, unfolding murder mystery is contrasted with the respect and love Morgan/Lance had for each other, even as their slowly maturing relationship is tested with a significant discovery linked to Lance's unresolved past.
The romance is slight, given that Lance and Morgan are already involved, so the focus in BONES DON'T LIE is solely on the murder mystery which is, in itself, remarkable and creepy in its own right as it makes you question all you know about law enforcement and the contradictions so inherent in human personalities.
Still, I inhaled every line that detailed Morgan/Lance's interactions--Ms. Leigh infuses so much depth and subtlety in crafting these characters--that it's merely a foregone conclusion that this pairing would only come out stronger and better for it. I love Morgan's unwavering sense of justice, her own protectiveness towards her children as much as I love Lance's ability to listen and pull back while not compromising his own integrity and honour. Reading about the other characters in the Scarlet Falls series made me only giddier, though that merely reinforces just how much I need more of Morgan and Lance.
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