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5 stars for Read Between the Lines by Sheila Kell #romanticsuspense #giveaway #bookreview #mustread

Title: Read Between the Lines

Author: Sheila Kell

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Ardent fan to serial killer


From Romantic Suspense BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING Author | What happens when someone goes from bestselling author to suspected murderer because of their writing? In Sheila Kell’s highly anticipated novel of treachery, secrecy, and romance, Cassie and JD rush to find a killer while their growing relationship is threatened on two fronts.


Cassie McKay and JD Walker are in a fix again. This time, Cassie’s author friend is suspected of murder.


What stirs the FBI’s suspicions is that the killings are playing out exactly as she wrote them, but before her book is published. It’s up to Cassie and JD to clear the author’s name before it’s too late.


As Cassie and JD attempt to find the killer, cope with Gus’s odd affliction, recruit one of JD’s exes, argue with Cassie’s former FBI husband, and more, they continue to navigate their new relationship throughout these obstacles.


Read Between the Lines is the second book in the Coastal Investigation series. If you enjoy thriller whodunits, you’ll love this installment of Sheila Kell’s new romantic suspense series.


My Review:


What happens when a reader takes an author’s murders in a book as commands to prove his love?


Sheila Kell has crafted a riveting story detailing just that in the second book of her Coastal Investigation series.


Cassie McKay and JD Walker need to find the person who’s killing people in the exact same way as the murders best-selling Missy Sauvage has written.


Wait. There’s a twist. The book hasn’t even been published yet.


Wait. There’s another twist. Cassie’s ex, Mike, leads the FBI investigation in this case, threatening to upset the growing romance between Cassie and JD.


The story is told from three points of view: Cassie’s, JD’s, and the killer’s. The inclusion of getting into the mind of the person committing the crimes ramps up the suspense. We get a glimpse of his motive. We also have information the investigators don’t: hints at his next moves.


Read Between the Lines is more than a suspense, though. It’s a story of second chance love, family, and friends. The crew at Coastal Investigation is a tight-knit group and the subplots allow the reader to share in the concern they have for each other.


Every character Kell creates is believable, from JD’s son to the killer. Her ability to show us each person as an individual is second to none.


I recommend this book, even if you haven’t read the first. But just be careful, because once you read it, you’ll be hitting that buy button for its companion.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Runs January 10 – February 25, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on February 26, 2024.


Author Biography:


Sheila Kell writes about the romantic men who leave women’s hearts pounding with a happily ever after built on memorable, adrenaline-pumping stories. Her debut novel, His Desire, launched as an Amazon #1 romantic suspense bestseller, later winning the Readers’ Favorite award for best romantic suspense novel.


Having left behind her days in the United States Air Force and time as a University Vice President, she can usually be found nestled in the South Mississippi, where she lives with her cats. When she isn’t writing, you can find Sheila with her nose in a good book, dealing with the woodland critters who enjoy her back patio, or wishing she had a genie to do her bidding.


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Reviewed by: Terry


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