Title: Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets #2)
Author: Natalie Walters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publishing Date: Nov 5, 2019
Length: 336 pages
About the Book:
When journalist Vivian DeMarco’s boss dies under suspicious circumstances, her only hope for finding the truth is Deputy Ryan Frost. The deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and someone called The Watcher forces Vivian to decide what she’s willing to lose for the sake of a headline.
After devouring Natalie Walter’s debut novel Living Lies (click HERE to see review), I’ve been impatiently waiting for her next release. With a slew of twists and turns mixed with plenty of action, Deadly Deceit is a book you won’t want to put down.
The book started out with a bang, instantly gripping the reader with suspense. There was a bit of a lull for me as the relationship with Ryan and Vivian started to develop mostly because I was so anxious to find out more about the case, but I did like the fun things the author had them do together and the witty banter between them. Once it was back to the action though I was fully sucked in and stayed there until the end.
One thing I have found that Natalie Walters does very well, is taking little details of a character’s past and using them in much bigger ways later on. I can’t share any details of this because I don’t want to spoil anything, but you’ll see for yourself once you read it too.
Even though this is the second book in a series it could also easily be read as a standalone. The primary characters from Living Lies are present in this novel, but not in vital roles where you’d feel lost in any way. I recommend the first one just because I enjoyed it as well, but it’s not a requirement to understanding this one.
I really enjoyed this read and I’m already looking forward to the next in the series. I highly recommend to romantic suspense fans 🙂
*I received a copy of this book through the publisher. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.