Danielle Reviews Dead Don't Lie by L.R. Nicolello

You can run from the past…but you can never truly hide…

Detective Evelyn Davis delves deep into the minds of monsters for a living. She's the best psychological profiler in the Seattle P.D., with a talent that comes from heartbreaking experience. When Evelyn was just eighteen, she received word of her family's murder in the form of a horrifying video. Fifteen years later, tracking down other psychopaths is the only thing that brings her some peace.

But now two local families have been wiped out. Though the chilling crime scenes suggest murder-suicides, Evelyn believes a serial killer is at work. So does Special Agent Marcus Moretti, whose easy charm and fiercely protective instincts are breaking down all her defenses. Evelyn needs to put aside her emotional attachment to find the madman stalking her city—but with each discovery, this case becomes more personal. She's starting to suspect the killer wants her—and he is edging closer with every step, ready to make Evelyn pay a devastating price….

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Review

I am a huge fan of crime shows.  My husband laughs because I'm obsessed with Investigation Discovery. When I came across Dead Don't Lie on NetGalley, I knew it was right up my alley. To be honest, I had low expectations for this book.  I don't know if it's because I'm in a slump or since I've been sick but nothing is really working out for me lately.  I'm really tired of reading the same story over and over and I've been craving something different.  This book gave me that!  I was pleasantly surprised within the first few pages of Dead Don't Lie.  The story immediately grabbed my attention. Sure, there were slow parts but overall the story held my attention and when it ended I was drained!   I wasn't prepared for the emotional roller coaster I was being taken on.  For a debut novel, I was impressed by the risk the author took and appreciated the story that much more.  The writing just got better as the story progressed. 

Evelyn Davis is a woman who has been through much more than most of us could ever handle.  Her family was murdered when she was younger and instead of letting it destroy her, she allows it make her stronger.  Sometimes with strong female characters they come across brash and arrogant but that wasn't the case with Evelyn.  Sure, there were times when I wanted to scream at her because she is so stubborn but her character also has a giving and apologetic side which I enjoyed.  As far as the supporting characters went, I also enjoyed them.  They were well developed and I felt connected to them throughout the story.  

Overall, I really enjoyed this one.  The story is more weighted towards the suspense than the romance and a little on the darker side.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.  

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