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Murder Notes Review | Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jonesby Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Lilah Love #1

on March 27, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
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As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.

Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Novel Thoughts

Murder Notes is a story full of secrets, black spots and deception. You don’t know who to trust, who is corrupt and who is truly has Lilah’s back and that’s just her family and former friends.

There is so much in play in Murder Notes that you aren’t really sure which way to look, who to point the blame on. Lilah’s ex lover is protective, but I don’t know if that’s a good thing with his cartel connections. Her dad is all about appearance and politics and something is just off there. The entire situation is a total cluster to be honest. You head is whipping in a million different directions, you are looking over your shoulder looking for people lurking in the shadows or are they hiding in plain site?

At this point we have more questions than answers and yes this is a cliffhanger and no… nothing was resolved. The story arc has been split into two books and I’m anxious to find out what will happen next. Find out who we can trust and who is trying to run Lilah back out of town and who is behind her having to back after she ran away all of those years ago.

All of that said I really enjoyed the plot of Murder Notes, but I found it very difficult to like Lilah. She is jaded and hard and cold. I can understand to a point why she is that way, but even the inner monologues didn’t give me any insight that made her more likable to me. She tended to be a bit redundant and would go over the same things like she believed she needed to be hard and tough all of the time. Even though she is a profiler for the FBI, I would like to have seen a softer side, see her be more honest and vulnerable.

I will definitely be reading the next book, because frankly I’m really intrigued and I am dying to know what will happen next!

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