I love it when I find a mystery with intrigue, suspense and all the good things that go into a good suspense novel, without all the things that are so prevalent in mainstream novels.    And when it includes a little romance buy a REAL MAN?   Count me in!

Previously, I had reviewed the first two novels in the Guardians of Justice series, Fatal Judgement and Deadly Pursuit.  Like all great trilogies, you can read them independently and in any order you wish.   There will be a few very minor nuances where you might think “Oh, THAT’S how that happened.” but mostly regarding relationships between the characters from book to book.  Each book is an individual, stand-alone mystery.

From the publisher,

The police say her father’s death was suicide. But Kelly Warren says it was murder–and she has new evidence that she believes proves it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn’t put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when Kelly ends up in the emergency room with a suspicious life-threatening medical condition, the incident strikes him as more than just coincidence. Digging deeper, he discovers she’s linked to a long-ago crime. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

I love that I’ve never quite read the storyline before (and I’ve read 1000’s of books, mainstream and otherwise) and the characters were likeable.  The weaving of the story was skilled and she did a great job giving motivation for the characters and their actions while still leaving you wondering what ELSE was going on.   Great interbook cliff hangers, I guess you could say.   It was another of those books I read in a tortureous two days — I hate dragging out good books!

If you like a good romantic suspense novel, Lethal Legacy (and the whole Guardians of Justice series)  is a fabulous read!   Romantic, suspenseful, well written and the faith was woven through it, not a club over the head.  I recommend it highly!!

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Jen S.



Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.   This post also contains affiliate links.

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