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Burning Lies by Helene Young
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Jul 03, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: aww2012, aussie-author, romance, romantic-suspense, rural-lit
Read in June, 2012

Burning Lies is the third tantalising romantic suspense novel released by talented Australian author, Helene Young. Another great instalment in this loosely based series where the lead female is a customs pilot and has a major role in solving the investigation that ensues in Queensland’s northern tropical region.

An arsonist is wreaking havoc in a rural town outside of Cairns during an already ferocious fire season. When Kaitlyn Scott moved into town with her son Dan and her mother Julia and joined the local fire brigade as a volunteer it wasn’t just to help the community, save houses and their livelihood but it was more personal. She’s guilt ridden over the fire that was allegedly started by her husband five years ago that ultimately took his life, her father’s and their family home.

Ryan O’Donnell is an undercover cop who moves in next door to Kaitlyn and has a role in uncovering the arsonist but must keep his identity hidden. Kaitlyn immediately suspects that Ryan isn’t exactly who he says he is but she is drawn to him despite her unresolved hurts. Ryan is cocky and flirty but that’s the side of him that forms part of his pseudo identity, there’s also a side of him that is caring and maintains strong values.

It’s not long before Kaitlyn’s past comes back to haunt her and there’s some evidence to believe that perhaps her husband isn’t dead, perhaps he is behind the current fires in the area. Kaitlyn as a character has many layers of depth which slowly unravelled from the strong, independent and headstrong woman to a more vulnerable, emotive woman who becomes open to relying on others and trusting someone, Ryan.

As a love interest, Ryan is a loveable guy who is playful, sexy and committed to protecting Kaitlyn. Another side of him emerges through his relationship with Kaitlyn, the side that he has repressed because of the nature of his work. Burning Lies has plenty of action and suspense which is fast-paced right up until the very end. I love Helene’s writing style and character development and can’t wait to see what she has in store after this series. I’ll definitely have to get a printed version of this book to sit alongside Young’s first two novels, Wings of Fear and Shattered Sky. I highly recommend this series!
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Helene Young Thanks for the 5 stars, Jayne! So glad you enjoyed this story as well.

And welcome back!!


Lauren Murphy Helene wrote: "Thanks for the 5 stars, Jayne! So glad you enjoyed this story as well.

And welcome back!!


Thanks Helene! Burning Lies well deserved the 5 stars!

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