Deadly Intentions – Lisa Harris – Revell – Published 6 August 2019
Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim’s husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.
Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn’s theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife’s life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn’s team–and what their end game is–before it’s too late.
Deadly intentions by Lisa Harris is a fantastic thriller. It reads like one of my favourite TV crime shows, with just the right amount of action, intrigue, nail-biting they’re-not-going-to-get-out-of-this-alive tension, and just a touch of romance.
Caitlin knows something is wrong in the research science lab where she works. Three people have died in apparently unrelated ways, yet now, with the last death and the sharing of a secret, Caitlin suspects there is more to the deaths. But someone is following her and if she can’t discover who is behind the deaths, own life may be in danger. Unsure what else to do, Caitlin turns to Detective Josh Solomon, husband of the first victim. But if they are going to work together, she’ll have to convince him she’s right about her theories first.
Deadly Intentions is a thoroughly enjoyable book. I loved the action, loved the mystery and the race to not only find the killers but prove innocent Josh and Caitlin. The mystery storyline is twofold, with both murders and the threat of a biological weapon to uncover. It’s a complex and quick-moving plot, with plenty of suspects and reason to doubt everyone.
Lisa Harris’s writing style is immediately captivating and places the readers in the heads and hearts of her two main characters. Josh and Caitlin make a great team. They have a nice chemistry and they tag team in the investigation really well. I loved that Caitlin comes from outside the detective/police work world, yet her research background makes her a good investigative partner. While there is some romance between them, their attraction simmers in the background of the story. I actually really liked that they take their time to admit this to each other and consider the implications.
I highly recommend Deadly Intentions and I look forward to reading more of Lisa Harris’s titles.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Christian – Suspense.
Themes: Murder, biological weapons, viruses, romance, detective, romance.
Advisory: References to murder and violence.
Published: 6 August 2019 by Revell.
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 320 pages.