Independent and tenacious journalist Vivian DeMarco is back in Walton, Georgia, for one reason--to do her job and get out. When her boss suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances, Vivian's only hope for finding the truth--and the next big story--is small-town law enforcement's lanky poster boy, Deputy Ryan Frost. But the deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and Vivian finds herself fighting for not only answers but also her life. False leads, incriminating emails, and someone called The Watcher force Vivian to confront the secret of her past and decide: How much is she willing to risk for the sake of a headline?
Author Natalie Walters welcomes you back to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name--but no one knows your secret.
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Wow! That was intense. That ending though. Kept me on the edge of my seat!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Great story! Likable characters like Ryan and Vivian made it easy to read.
Keep up the great work!
Exciting and romantic
Deadly Deceit is Natalie Walters’ second book in the Harbored Secrets series (following Living Lies). In this story, reporter Vivian DeMarco has returned to Walton, Georgia and is writing for the Gazette when her boss and friend Harold tragically and mysteriously dies. In the wake of his passing, she discovers that Harold was being blackmailed by someone known only as the Watcher. Deputy Ryan Frost has also returned to Walton from his training at Quantico and is investigating Harold’s mysterious death when he becomes reacquainted with Vivian. As they agree to work together to find answers, they discover more victims of the Watcher’s blackmailing scheme. As they search for clues to the Watcher’s identity, they find they must be ready to protect those they love as well as their own hearts.
I found Deadly Deceit to be full of action, excitement, and emotion. Just as Living Lies dealt with the topic of depression, Deadly Deceit dealt with abandonment, the trust issues and feelings of inadequacy that can result from it, and the impact it can have on relationships. I appreciate that the author tackles issues that are a real struggle for so many people and, through her writing, is able to offer encouragement and hope. I also found the characters to be relatable and likeable and the story line to be full of excitement and romance. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Deadly Deceit.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.