Published by Lyrical Liaison on December 11, 2018
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Cold, hard facts are what make or break a case for the FBI. But when there’s evidence that one of their own has been turned, there’s more on the line than the truth. There are personal bonds that can be stretched to the limit . . .
After blacking out, a discharged weapon and hazy memories put FBI profiler Cynthia Deming at the scene of a crime: the execution of six federal witnesses against the mob. The one and only person she can turn to for help is her best friend, Boston forensic pathologist Charlie Foulkes. It’s a relationship that no one on her team knows about—and it’s about to be tested by danger and desire . . .
Charlie knows that Cynthia is no killer. But as they embark on a shadow investigation to clear her name, evidence surfaces implicating him. With the conviction of a mob boss hanging in the balance, they’ll have to uncover who’s framing them to take the fall, and what lines they’re willing to cross—in their professional and personal lives—to prove that nothing will tear them apart.
~~Reviewed by Monique~~
When Cynthia Deming wakes up at eight in the morning in a strange room, disoriented and confused, she knows something is definitely not right, and she immediately thinks of Charlie Foulkes, her best friend. She eventually makes it home, and who but Charlie would be waiting for her! Upon hearing her story, Charlie vows to do everything he can to protect Cynthia, but then he’s the one who’s in even bigger trouble.
As a lifelong reader of thrillers and romantic suspense novels, I
Charlie behaved more like a law officer than a forensic pathologist, but to be honest, they both acted like amateur sleuths, and Cynthia’s actions made it impossible for me to picture her as a federal agent. On the bright side, the author paints great visuals; the pace is steady and brisk; the writing is solid, and the editing top-notch. Deadly Past will require a healthy dose of suspension of disbelief from die-hard suspense novel readers, but if you’re in the mood for a friends-to-lovers romance with a couple of other tropes thrown in