About the Book:
The follow-up to Where the Blame Lies—Where the Truth Lives is a gripping, page-turning, romantic thriller that will leave you gasping for breath.
When the director of a local mental health hospital is found murdered and mutilated, Homicide Detective Reed Davies is first on scene. What was done to the body is gruesome. Inexplicable. But Reed is dealt another curveball when he finds that the doctor who discovered the victim is someone Reed is intimately familiar with—a woman with whom he shared one passionate night weeks before.
Dr. Elizabeth Nolan is somehow tangled up in the crime, and even while Reed must now question her possible involvement, he can’t help being drawn to the beautiful, enigmatic woman.
As more bodies appear and the devious killer terrorizes Cincinnati, a shocking connection begins to emerge, one that not only involves Dr. Nolan, but Reed himself. A connection more twisted and elaborate than he can imagine. Now Reed must hunt the monster down, a killer who will stop at nothing to see his diabolical plan to its final, deadly conclusion.
Thanks to the author for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Mia Sheridan really surprised me with this thriller. It is grittier, more suspenseful and more complex than what I expected, Although this could be read as a standalone, the story begins in ‘Where the Blame Lies’. This book is a little darker but still captivating.
Homicide Detective Reed Davies is on a hunt to capture a serial killer. There are many interconnected characters and events, and the mystery even involves his personal life.
Dr. Elizabeth (Liza) Nolan is also connected somehow with the recent events, and with Reed. They have a one-night stand early in the story, but then also become involved with solving the crimes terrorizing the town. Liza also suffered from a very dark childhood, and she is working through her past trauma even now as an adult.
“Some people are warriors. Soul warriors. There’s something stronger, less … breakable about them than others. You can knock them over, but they’ll just keep getting up. Again and again.”
This is a very twisted story at times and doesn’t shy away from the more explicit side of police investigation. Although this is a crime thriller, there is most definitely a captivating romance involving Reed and Liza which builds beautifully throughout the book. And you can always count on Mia Sheridan for a lovely and very happy ending for her main characters, no matter how twisted the main story is! All in all, a fast-paced romantic thriller that had tons of twists and surprises.
“Somewhere in there, Reed, in the midst of all those twisted pathways and shadowy corners is…where the truth lives.”