SECRETS NEVER DIE

SECRETS NEVER DIE L.C. LEWIS
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L.C. LEWIS
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Tallie Brown's life has never made sense. Raised in isolation by her mother, Julia, Tallie was dragged suddenly and without explanation from one third-world outpost to another until life normalized seven years ago when Julia took a position on a mountaintop in the Pacific northwest. But when Julia unexpectedly dies, Tallie uncovers clues suggesting that Julia had a secret life. Journalistic phenom Jackson James is still recovering from the devastating mistake that flatlined his promising career. Now he's paying the price, working as the editor of a syrupy community rag in a posh D.C. suburb. But when the very man who destroyed him drops a tantalizing lead about a potential D.C. scandal, the reporter sees his chance for redemption and sets off to chase the story. Jackson's investigation leads him to Cutler's Ridge, a dying Virginia coal town, and directly into the path of the mysterious and beautiful Tallie. As these two mistrustful loners follow their leads, their stories begin to intertwine until they reach an alarming conclusion something terrible happened in Cutler's Ridge. As they doggedly pursue the story, the town's cold reception spirals into threats and danger, proving that there are those who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden forever because secrets never die.

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A slowly-building suspense that will keep you turning pages to the climatic end.
4 out of 5
Wishful Endings
Location: AZ
Date: July 26, 2019
SECRETS NEVER DIE is one of those stories that starts with questions and then takes you on a goose chase as the heroine tries to find answers in a small town where no one wants to help her. The suspense gradually builds to a climatic ending. Suspense readers will find much to enjoy about this story. Tallie is one of those characters easy to relate to on a lot of levels, but also a little removed due to her upbringing. She's very intelligent, beautiful, and talented, but socially inept and somewhat unmoored. He mother has left her with so many questions and on unsteady feet as she tries to piece together what she is supposed to find. I would have liked her character to be a little more steady as I felt she was sometimes on the brink of being unstable, but I also got why she was the way she was. Jackson is also really easy to relate to and is a great character. I enjoyed seeing things through his journalist eye as he tries to figure out what is going on. It is interesting seeing how their friendship develops, as well as a few others they meet, and how there is just a hint of romance (not enough to really call this romantic suspense). As a reader, you constantly following bread crumbs that seem to lead nowhere, building frustration for trying to figure out what happened that coincides with the climax of this story. The feeling of unease is always present. Everyone is a suspect. You're never quite sure where it all is going and what will happen in the end. There are all these pieces that need to be put together. I appreciated that the author never just gives the answers until the end, that you only know what the characters know. As noted previously, it can be frustrating as you're strung along. I did want a little more danger and a more complex plot in places. The ending had a few holes that didn't work for me, but otherwise, it was well done. In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed reading this! It's a slowly-building suspense full of clues that readers try to make sense of right along with the main characters. It's gripping in places, emotional in others, and ends sweetly once the truth comes out. Recommended to suspense readers. Content: Some violence applicable to the story, but would consider this clean. Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.
Recommended
Crazy good suspense book
5 out of 5
Cathy
Location: UT
Date: July 24, 2019
A good suspense book is one of my very favorites to read! I loved the way the author did this one. There are several points of view that you get to see the story from. You get to see it from the point of view of Julia, that’s Tallie’s mom, Tallie and Jackson. All these points of view make the story more interesting. And help it to make more sense. There were lots of things about Tallie that I liked. I liked the way she was smart. She had learned a lot of things through not only schooling, but through the way she was raised by Julia. They spent their whole lives on the run. But that’s not really something Tallie really understood until after Julia died. Julia sent Tallie on a mission after she died, a mission to find out where she came from and the secrets that surrounded her life. Jackson has his own secrets. I liked the way his secrets drove him to be a better person than he had previously been, to change. That’s really what we’re all looking for in our own lives. The reader doesn’t see much of the story through Julia’s point of view. Only the first chapter is her. But I learned from her that there’s always a way to fix your mistakes. Even if it’s hard. She tried to fix hers, even though she was already dead. The plot of this book has so many twists and turns. I loved the way I never knew just what was coming next. And there’s no way I would have ever guessed just how all the characters were connected. I loved reading this one!
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Intriguing
4 out of 5
Andrea
Location: UT
Date: July 23, 2019
3.5 Stars Secrets Never Die was a quite intriguing. I really didn't know what to expect from this unknown-to-me author, but Laurie Lewis did a great job of creating a story and characters that kept me wanting to turn each page. Tallie's upbringing was pretty sad. Her mother was very emotionally disconnected. She taught Tallie many skills, but the most important thing (love) was something Tallie never felt. I wasn't really sure what to think about Jackson initially, but he grew on me. Cutler's Ridge was a town that I wouldn't want to spend time in. The people came off as a bit crazy, and so many were full of secrets. I really had no idea how everything was going to tie together, and there were lots unforeseen of twists and turns-perfect for a suspense novel. This was a fast, clean read. I would read more from this author.
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Don’t Wait! Read Now!
5 out of 5
Charity Jacob
Location: Magna, UT
Date: July 14, 2019
Secrets Never Die by Laurie Lewis is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. I was captivated since the very first line until the very end. Great characters, great mystery, and a great ending. This book was mind boggling good. The author left hoping for more, because you want to continue to follow the lives of these characters. I for one can’t wait to read more from her. I highly recommend this book to all readers everywhere!
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Secrets Neverr Die
5 out of 5
Stella Potts
Location: Mesa Arizona
Date: July 12, 2019
All I can say about this book is just Wow! What an awesome book! Absolutely one of the best suspense books I have read. The book follows Tallie Brown from a mountain top in the state of Washington to a town in the East. When her Mother dies unexpectedly she leaves Tallie a letter telling her that she can make a new life for herself or go to Cutler’s Ridge and dig up the past. There she meets Jackson, a newspaper reporter who is in search of a story that will redeem his mistakes. Tallie is on a search to find out who her Father is. Together they team up to find the secrets of the past. There are so many twists and turns in this puzzle that it will keep you guessing throughout the book. It grabbed me on the first page and didn’t let go. This is the first book in a very long time that has kept me up late to finish reading it. I highly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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A great mystery\thriller
5 out of 5
Mara H
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: July 11, 2019
When Tallie Brown's mother (Julia) dies in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington Tallie finds a letter from her with two choices--"establish yourself in a new place with a new career. You can start fresh, be anything you want, with no past and no baggage." or another option, "Do you want to find answers to the questions you were afraid to ask? Start with the photo. You'll figure the rest out." A file folder with a letter and a faded photo from 21 years ago taken in Cutler's Ridge have the power to send Tallie on a journey that will bring emotional upheaval, and change her life in a way she can't possibly imagine. It's the start of a hunt for answers to questions Tallie has had most of her 22 years. Jackson James is working at a small local paper in Kensington, Maryland trying to get back on track after a devastating decision ruined his promising journalist career. A mysterious phone call from the someone he never wanted to hear from again sends him to Cutler's Ridge, where he crosses paths with Tallie Brown. For such a small, insignificant little town there are a lot of secrets. Wow!! This is my first book by this author and it was spellbinding. The mystery and suspense start in the first chapter, but the answers don't come until the last few chapters, and even when the questions are answered the suspense doesn't stop. I've never read a book with so much intrigue, where almost everyone has a secret. I'm not sure how much I can say in my review without spoiling anything, but if you enjoy suspense this is a great book. I didn't want to stop reading because I had to know how Tallie finding out the truth about her past fit in with the reason Jackson was sent to Cutler's Ridge. I NEVER would've figured it all out. WARNING: You may not want to start reading this book at night--you'll never go to sleep.
Recommended
LOVED IT!
5 out of 5
Shauna
Location: UT
Date: July 2, 2019
This book is AMAZING and will take you on some twists and turns to find all the answers. Be prepared to be riveted to each page. Such fun writing! I loved how the ending came together. Do no miss out on this one.
Recommended
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