Two Lethal Lies by Annie Solomon
- Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Forever; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446178454
- ISBN-13: 978-0446178457
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Product DescriptionReview: This was wonderful suspense that kept my attention from beginning to end. The romance was heartfelt and added to the story which I liked as a change from some books with sexual scenes that are too long and distract attention from the mystery.
A love to die for...
On the run since his daughter was born, Mitch Turner has concealed a truth so dangerous, its discovery could jeopardize both their lives. But when a series of shocking murders hits their newfound home, the trail leads straight to Mitch. With the police out for blood and his daughter ripped from his arms, he has nowhere to turn--until a beautiful stranger offers her help.
Neesy Brown has made mistakes in her life, yet she refuses to believe this mysterious man is a killer. There's a strength in his broad shoulders that draws her to him and a weariness in his eyes that she longs to ease. As the murders tear her small town apart, she vows to help Mitch find his missing child. But a cunning predator is pulling them deeper and deeper into his fatal game. And the price of losing is the child--and the future--they could both share...
Mitch Turner is a reluctant hero. He is on the road with his 12 year old daughter and stops to rescue another young girl who jumps from a bridge. It is clear that Mitch doesn’t want to stay in town and doesn’t want any attention. It is also clear that his daughter, Julia, is anxious to stay in one place, near a new friend and go to a regular school for a change. Julia is a good character as a precocious and gutsy girl who wants some roots and is at an age to use a bit of threats and pushing boundaries.
Nessy is a curvy waitress at the diner where Mitch takes a grill cook job. She has a history of picking the wrong type of men. Even though she has sworn off men she finds it hard not to be interested in Mitch, especially after she watches him step in between an abusive husband threatening his very pregnant wife. Nessy is sure that Mitch has to be a good guy considering the way he takes such care of his daughter and helps others too.
Even though Mitch is in a small town the local journalist gets a picture out that starts trouble. When the murders start it isn’t long before Mitch is suspected and arrested. No one wants to listen when he begs them to protect Julia. Nessy can’t believe that this nice guy is guilty of murder and kidnaping. Even though she has agreed to take Julia home with her, Nessy has no choice but to let her go with the movie star gorgeous man who shows up with an Order of custody.
Now Mitch and Nessy have only each other to stave off the loneliness they have experienced for years and to search out and rescue Julia. The search runs them from Chicago to Florida and finally to Mitch’s home place in New York, always one step behind the deceiver who has Julia. I liked how the author used some interesting settings including the underground tunnels at Disney World and a gothic like mansion in New York.
The mystery is built one level at a time; first in tension and then as the truths are slowly revealed exposing the pieces of the puzzle. The last 50 pages are all out suspense and action as you come face to face with the danger and fear that Nessy, Julia and Mitch may not survive the monster. If you like good suspense this is one you should read!