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The Scent of Lies: Mystery with a Romantic Twist (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
Novice private eye Emily Parker is determined to prove herself and nail her first big case. Failing to uncover the real killer means her client's life is basically over…and so is her budding career. Emily finds her biggest obstacle is the handsome cop who refuses to back down.
Detective Colin Andrews catches killers to forget his tragic past. When a pretty PI challenges his hunch about his prime suspect, he can’t close the case or get the gorgeous rival off his mind. But if he’s not careful, his growing feelings may prove to be a fatal distraction.
As Emily and Colin’s clash brings them closer, can they uncover the truth before a murderer kills off any chance at a happy ending?
The Scent of Lies, by New York Times bestselling author Debra Burroughs, is the first book in the highly rated Paradise Valley romantic mystery series. If you like captivating characters, simmering intrigue, and a twist of sweet romance, then you’ll love this engaging romp.Get your copy of The Scent of Lies to see if this novice private eye and her big-city detective can outwit a killer today!
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- ASIN : B0089UCP88
- Publisher : Lake House Books (June 6, 2012)
- Publication date : June 6, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 1861 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 207 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #34,002 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When Delia’s husband is murdered and she is accused of killing him, Emily now takes on Delia’s murder case to try and clear her new friend. This is when Emily meets Colin the new police detective. He is a tall, muscular, handsome man and sparks fly instantaneously. However, they both try to keep their distance for personal reasons and professional. The chemistry between these two characters is great. At first they try and fight it, but they realize they can’t and this brings them closer to each other as they start to work together to solve this case, even when it threatens Emily’s life.
I love this book. The characters are funny, witty, and strong. The friendships between the women are unbreakable and they are all there for one another. There are no graphic sex scenes or graphic violence in this book and the author states that you will not find this in any of her books, which I feel makes this book even better. Evans murder is not solved in this book, but it is kept in the background and not forgotten. Questions kept arising to cause Emily to doubt how much she really knew about her husband, and while some of these questions are answered in this book, the bigger ones are left for later.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes romance books where there is mystery, suspense, a handsome and strong police detective, and a strong female lead. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. This book is well written with detailed scenes and plot work. I was not disappointed in this book and don’t think you will be either!
Emily Parker is a young widow whose husband, Evan Parker, Private Investigator, was murdered in his own office 6 months ago. While looking for answers into his death, Emily discovers more questions. Was he really the man that she thought he was? When she is asked by a client of Evan's, Delia, to investigate Delia's husband, she is interested and encouraged by her close circle of friend's to take over Evan's P.I. business. Then Delia's husband is murdered. To complicate matters, Emily is introduced to the sexy new police detective, who is convinced Emily's first client is guilty of murdering her husband. Emily must fight for her client before Delia goes to prison for a crime she didn't commit. Or did she? Emily fights to prove Delia's innocence as she also tries to fight the budding attraction to the new police detective; who is trying to keep Emily alive long enough to see if she could be the one to mend his heart.
Ms. Burroughs has the beginning to a winning series with The Scent of Lies. The reader is immediately rooting for Emily, for her to solve the case, get the answers about Evan's murder, and for the new romance building for her. She has several strong female characters and men that support them rather than feel threatened by their resolve. Not all of the answers are given, it is the beginning of a series after all. The reader is given enough to pique the interest to continue reading the series, but not a gratuitous major cliffhanger that makes the reader feel cheated at the end. I highly recommend The Scent of Lies. I will be reading the entire series of Paradise [...]
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The storyline became confused when Anna visited Ricardo - she was screaming and shouting but wasn't heard by Marcela or Delia and when Marcela spoke to the police she didn't say that Ricardo had said he would answer the door as he was expecting someone from work. I read to chapter 10 where Emily's legs tired as she climbed stairs but 'she felt a sense of importance in what she was doing...' and decided enough was enough, I couldn't waste any more time reading such dreadful drivel. I am deleting all of this author's work from my kindle, thank goodness they were free.
Great characters that draw you in to find out more, as quickly as possible.
Believable story and characters, will definitely read more. Well written
Would definitely recommend, go and buy it now.