Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How Secrets Die by Marta Perry

As Laurel Ridge embraces a stranger hungry for answers, a sinister truth is awakened.

A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light, but the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother's sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can't stand.

Protecting his town is Mac Whiting's top priority. Everything else, including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace, is secondary. But as Kate's search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac's protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.


About The Author

Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.
Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania valley. They have three grown children and six beautiful grandchildren, and when she's not busy writing her next book, she's usually trying to keep up with her gardening, baking for church events, or visiting those beautiful grandkids.

My Review

Kate Beaumont does not believe her beloved brother committed suicide and has gone to Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, where his heart last beat, and try to put some meaning to his sudden death. This is the third book in the Laurel Ridge series, and it definitely can be read alone, but we are reunited with many of the characters that we grew to know from the previous books.
This story also focuses on Nat’s brother Mac the Chief of Police, and we find out just how much he loves his hometown, maybe more than his growing feeling for Kate? Things rather go South for Kat, when she becomes a target, and it seems that someone wants her to leave town, or maybe more sinister, they want to kill her.
She is digging up secrets that some people in this town want left buried, and will do everything they can to make it so. Whom can Kate trust? It seems every time she goes someone or to meet someone something happens.
If you enjoy a good suspenseful mystery this one is right up your alley, a great summer read.
I received this book from the Publisher HQN books, and was not required to give a positive review.

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