Sheriff Bree Taggert Returns in Melinda Leigh’s ‘Lie to Her’ [REVIEW]

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Online dating can be murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A small-town sheriff. A serial killer on the prowl. As the two face off and the body count rises, who will win this deadly game of cat and mouse? Find out in Melinda Leigh’s sixth Bree Taggert novel, Lie to Her.

Melinda Leigh's LIE TO HER

In upstate New York, Taggert and her family find themselves in a serial killer’s crosshairs. After two bodies are found in just as many days—one that of a digital marketer found bound and smothered in his backyard—the only evidence linking the deaths is a dating app.

Both victims are not altogether innocent. As their dating profiles show, they have both left behind a trail of brokenhearted, angry women. And yet, this case isn’t as clear cut as it may appear at first glance.

The list of suspects grows even as the killer’s rage mounts. Now Taggert and her boyfriend, retired criminal investigator Matt Flynn, race against time to capture a demented psychopath with a score to settle before anyone else turns up dead.

Leigh gets inside the head of a killer frighteningly well, writing about the crime scenes with gruesome detail and showing readers that the line between sanity and insanity is far too thin.

She also does a fine job fleshing out Taggert’s character, describing her personality foibles with compassion, grace, and understanding, all while revealing her psyche to us with realistic self-talk about loosening the reigns of control over her subordinates.

By the time readers close Lie to Her, they will find themselves applauding Taggert’s determination, grit, and fortitude as she serves and protects not only her community, but her friends and family as well.

If you haven’t read the award-winning Melinda Leigh, you’re missing out. This woman knows how to write!

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Melinda Liegh is the #1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of She Can Run, an International Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel, She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight Novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, Right Behind Her, and Dead Against Her in the Bree Taggert series.

Melinda’s garnered numerous writing awards, including two RITA nominations; holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate and has taught women’s self-defense; and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets.

To learn more, visit and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Goodreads.

By Melinda Leigh
292 pp. Montlake. $28.99
ISBN 978-1-5420-3066-3

Purchase Lie to Her direct from Jathan & Heather Books or anywhere else fine books are sold.

Melinda Leigh
Melinda Leigh
(Photo by Jared Gruenwald Photography)

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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