Friday, December 15, 2017

[Review] Liar, Liar by Winter Austin

Title: Liar, Liar
Author: Winter Austin
Series: McIntire County #4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 30, 2017

A cowboy sheriff and a by-the-book FBI agent team up to to solve a string of murders and arson in this satisfying, slow-burning McIntire County series finale.

Returning to Eider, Iowa, wasn’t in FBI agent Liza Bartholomew’s game plan, but when word reaches her that an elusive scam artist she’s been tracking for years was spotted there, she heads south. Vengeance for his victims and her career are on the line, and she won’t rest until justice is served.

However, Eider’s sheriff makes for one big roadblock. Between the fallout over his recent close re-election, two gruesome homicides, a rash of arsons, and personal grief weighing on his soul, the last thing Shane Hamilton has time for is a determined FBI agent in his county.

But when it becomes evident that the crime wave and her case are intertwined, Shane makes a bold move that flies in the face of his longstanding vow: He gets close to Liza to share professional and personal secrets.

As the body count mounts, Liza and Shane find themselves and everyone they love in the immediate crosshairs. What will they sacrifice to stop the cold-blooded killer in time?


4 Stars!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, suspense, and heartbreak. 

I recommend reading the below before this story
Atonement (McIntire County #1)
Born to Die (McIntire County #2)
Sins of the Father (McIntire County #3)

This is Liza and Shane’s story. Shane has a ton of secrets that he wants hidden. When there is yet another murder he wonders if he is just getting to old for all this activity in his town. When Liza comes strolling back into his town he wonders what for. He is not fond of the FBI since Boyce stirred up so much trouble. Liza has her own issues. She has secrets she does not want out and she needs to solve this case, so she can leave her job. When the case gets crazier by the day they have to wonder if they will ever solve it. But when she thinks she has it figured out the event turn, and the suspects change. There is a time when all the truths and secrets come out, but will she live to have justice? Or will one wrong move cost her everything? Do Shane and Liza have a future or will he walk away from her because he thinks she needs it?

I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read. 

I recommend this book.

Winter Austin resides in the Midwest with her Beta hero, four mind-boggling kids, and a bevy of pets. When she’s not trying to kill her characters in some form or fashion she can be found in the kitchen creating another culinary delight.

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