Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lie By Night (An Out of Darkness Novel) by Cathy Marlowe with Review

Lie by Night
by: Cathy Marlowe
Release Date: 3/24/14

Genre: Romantic Suspense

When Emma Bailey’s brother disappears, leaving her in possession of dangerous information, there’s no one she can turn to for help. Her desperate search for her brother leads her to a remote island where she discovers the one man who can help her is a man she can’t trust.

Cole Stevens is on a mission to bring down the drug mastermind who threatens to destroy the lives of his family. His plans take an unexpected turn when Emma runs head first into his investigation. Not only is she a danger to his heart, but her brother is one of his key suspects.

Cole and Emma reluctantly join forces to unravel a web of deceit that reaches deeper into their lives than either had imagined. As the lies unravel they will be forced to choose between fear of betrayal and their willingness to put their emotions on the line in order to save the people they love.  

Tagline: Can their web of lies protect them from the truth?

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My Review: 4 1/2 stars 
I was really surprised by this book. I was expecting something completely different, but this was really good. I liked the intrigue, suspense and damn, the sexual tension was cranked up high. Cole and Emma have a bit of history, and it's really not good. Cole works for a Security company that's trying it's best to stop a very dangerous, criminal mastermind. Emma is looking for her brother, Jacob, who has gone missing. Emma and Cole get thrown together when Emma shows up unexpectedly, and they are thrown into this web of lies, mistrust and half-truths. It's a pretty complicated story, so I'm not really going to try to explain it, other than to say it was really good. I loved Emma and Cole together, and was glad when the truth came out. I loved the story line, and while it was complicated, it was very well written. By the end of the book, you know who everyone is and their connection to what has happened. Cathy did a fabulous job of keeping me not only entertained, but glued to the pages to find out what would happen next. Because there were some serious plot twists going on in this, just when you thought you knew - nope. I loved it, because I don't like predictable when I'm reading, I like to be kept on my toes. Cathy did a great job of doing just that. 

Author Bio:
Cathy lives in Missouri with a huge chocolate lab whose crazy antics occasionally appear in her books. She’s blessed with a supportive husband and three wonderful children. When not writing, she coaches soccer and works to create a safe world for children. She loves dark chocolate mint M&Ms accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee, and smart stories that touch the heart while making you laugh, cry and stay up all night turning pages.
When her children were young, she wrote stories for them. Her daughter encouraged her to pursue publication, presenting her with a card that read “God is cheering for you and so am I.” This sign of support has been a source of inspiration for her throughout her writing career.
She believes in the power of each of us to change the world, by word and by deed, in big ways and small.
Her first published novel, Lie by Night, was a winner in the Entangled Smackdown Competition held during National Novel Writer’s Month. A romantic thriller, Lie by Night will be available in March 2014.

Twitter: @Cathy_Marlowe

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