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Lethal Journey

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  28 reviews
RomCon®'s 2014 Readers' Crown Winner!(Thriller/Suspense)

Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York's most influential crime syndicate.

For three decades, Gino Valdina has led New York's Valdina crime family. Since his recent indictment for murder, the leadershi
ebook, 153 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by KC Publishing (first published November 28th 2013)
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Duchess Nicole

Loved Reflection by Kim Cresswell so I'm stoked to read this!!


At a fairly short 153 pages, Kim Cresswell wastes no time jumping into the meat of this fast paced story. The opening scene is of DA Lauren Taylor and her father in a limo following a dinner birthday and the subsequent wreck that follows. The kicker is that they didn't just wreck...they were run off the road by a ubiquitous black van. And the kicks keep on coming. Soon Lauren realizes that the numerous attempts on her life are linked to
High tension, high intrigue, and an angry mob boss put young Assistant DA Lauren Taylor on the defensive as she prepares for the biggest courtroom case of her life. All she has to do is stay alive long enough to put the head of one of New York’s biggest crime families behind bars, and the jury is out on whether she can pull that off. Her greatest ally is a man she knew and loved long ago, who shredded her heart as his own demons of guilt tried to drown him in an alcohol induced haze. Lethal Jour ...more
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
ARC provided by publisher and author for a honest review.

Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell is a winner. This romantic suspense story has all the elements a good book should have. The book is well written. The main characters are well developed and come to life. The secondary characters are realistic and are a huge support to the characters and plot. The plot is original, well executed, and fast paced. The overall flow of the story is fast paced, intense, and full of surprises. The sexual chemistry
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
***I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***

Lethal Journey is a short crime novel that is incredibly intriguing and fast paced. Lauren Taylor is an attorney working in the District Attorney’s Office. She is the lead attorney prosecuting a very well know mafia boss accused of killing his wife. Lauren has a lot to prove as her father is the lead District Attorney, and he will be retiring soon, not to mention the rivalry between her and the other male attorney, Troy. As t
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this book!

The action is very riveting. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out "who done it". Just about the time I thought I had it there would be a twist or turn or another character thrown into the mix that blew my theory out the window. In the end, I had it right, but didn't know for sure until it was explicitly stated. Then there was even a twist to THAT!

The characters are so personable. I felt deeply connected to all of them but my heart truly found oneness w
H.M.C. H.M.C.
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love a good crime thriller, and Lethal Journey is certainly that! The fast pace keeps you turning pages, and the suspense builds beautifully in Kim Cresswell’s latest work. And who doesn’t love a story involving the mob?

Lethal Journey follows DA Lauren Taylor, prosecutor for a notorious member of the mob, who needs to be silenced, and quick. When her father and ex-lover become entangled in the web, it becomes a whole lot more interesting.

Character development took a little while to get into,
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a very surprising story with an ending that will blow your mind. No one seems to be innocent from friends of the family to business associates everyone seem guilty. The author puts so many twists and turns your head will spin as you try to work out who did it and who will be next on the killers list. The author gives you flash backs of Lauren that she would rather forget that pulls you in making your heart break for this family. There was death in her family at a very young age, she has ...more
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Shaz X
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Full review at Sharon's Book Nook!

*Copy of book provided by the Author in return for an honest review.*

Lethal Journey is a fast paced action packed novella that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

At only 153 pages in length, it dives straight into the action immediately and just when you think it is going to slow down it speeds back up again. It is well written and the mystery keeps you guessing until the very end. The story is told via a dual point of view between Lauren and Eric and gives a gr
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Note : This review was first published @ Readers' Muse

A lady lawyer and mafia – an enticing combination isn’t it? But does this combination ring a bell. It would if you had read “Rage of Angels” by Sidney Sheldon. The summary truly would make you believe that Kim (The writer) is obviously a wannabe Sheldon. But hey never judge a book by its cover. A seasoned reader will never do that unforgivable mistake and I am happy I didn’t either.

The book (or novella?!) was pleasantly surprising. The writer
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Amazing!!! Full review to come

Also Reviewed on my blog All the Bookish Love

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I love a good romantic-suspense novel and I was so happy that this one exceeds the expectations I had for it. I’m used to a suspense novel that only gets intriguing by at least the 15th page. Lethal Journey is not one of those books. I was pulled in from the get-go and couldn’t stop reading no ma
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Lovers of romantic suspense and thrillers with thoroughly enjoy Kim Cresswell’s novella Lethal Journey. Cresswell effectively tells her story, alternating points of view between District Attorney Lauren Taylor and Detective Eric Brennen.

After years apart, former lovers Lauren and Eric join forces to bring down Gino Valdina, the leader of a crime syndicate. Lauren wants to put Gino behind bars because her father wasn’t able to do it while he was
Glenda Findley
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fast-paced romantic action packed novella, Lethal Journey grabbed my attention from the first paragraph. An exciting ride all the way to the end.

The book synopsis describes the tale well, so I don't find it necessary to recap the tale here in this review.

I enjoy Kim Cresswell's tight style of writing with slowly revealing characterization throughout the story, some through dialogue. She has an ability to write excellent scene and action description allowing the readers imagination to soar. Le
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cresswell`s latest story is intensely suspenseful and extremely emotional. She draws on real life events, even if they aren`t those most of us encounter everyday, to create an unforgettable tale. Cresswell uses medical and legal jargon to enhance her story. You are immersed in the world of the DA & of the crime syndicate of New York.

The characters in this novel are all quite well developed. I appreciate how you can really see them fighting against their pasts to be the people that they want to
Book Junky Girls
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Lauren is about to start the trial of her career prosecuting mob boss Gino Valdina for the murder of his wife. As the trail date looms closer mysterious threats, tragedy, and a love from her past wreck havoc on her life. Can she find out who is out to get her any why?

This is a Great mystery read. I enjoyed how everything came together at the end to wrap up the whole story. The characters were very well written with great back stories the helped you feel like you knew just who they were
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I remember the very first book series I ever fell in love with 20 years ago. That series is still alive and well today - Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta Series, I still gobble up a new Kay book release. So I DEFINITELY love a good crime story, and Lethal Journal is without a doubt a GREAT crime story.

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Teresa Gomez
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story but it was a little short for me. I wanted more. :) I really liked the fast paced story and all of the twists and turns. I think the mystery of the story was really well written and the story would go really face and then slow down and lets you catch your breath before it takes off again. The two characters Lauren and Eric tell the story from their point of views and it's not hard to follow. I really liked it and would definitely recommend.
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know a book is great when you can't put it down, even when you need to go to the bathroom. You're trying to read faster to find out what is going on. This short story had all of that packed into it and more. Lauren and her father find themselves being run off the road. Was it because of the upcoming mafia trial they are prosecuting? Lauren's ex Eric is a NYC homicide detective who enters the picture, to help figure things out.
My heart is still pounding... very thrilling and suspenseful!
Cathy Geha
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kim Cresswell grabs your attention from the very first page of the book. She writes well, builds suspense in layers and creates believable characters. The relationships in the book between Eric and Lauren, Lauren and her father, Eric and his partner are all well developed and have the reader feeling he or she knows each individual personally. The twist at the end is one I wasn’t expecting and manages to tie this novella up with a bow.
InD'tale Magazine
This is an action-packed whodunit, that’s been done before.

Read full review in the 2014 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The cops. The mob. The district attorney. Lethal Journey is an intricate and suspenseful thriller that offers an action packed thrill-ride with stunning revelations and a nail-biting conclusion!
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ADA Lauren is trying to succeed where her dad, District Attorney, had failed many years ago...put mob boss Gino Valdina behind bars for good. However, after being run off the road, Lauren realizes that she may be up against more than the mob...think dirty cops and others. Enter former flame, and homicide detective, Eric! The pair try to put past differences aside and work together to keep Lauren safe and find out who's behind the attacks on her and her father. When the dust finally settles, will ...more
Trisha Perry
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Taylor, Manhattan D.A., has lost everything. Prosecuting Gino Valdina has cost her everything she has held dear. Gino will do anything to save himself and so will Lauren, and Lauren is about to find out things are even more crazy than she thought, but she will find help in unexpected places.

This was a great action filled, suspenseful story. I love Ms. Cresswell's writing and have read/listened to many of her other books and enjoyed every one of them. I always feel as though I am part of t
Mary Daniels
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! Haven't stayed up till 2 to finish a book in a while! It kept me guessing the whole book on who was trying to scare and kill Lauren! After all the heartache Lauren and Eric deserve to be happy. I never would of guessed who it was, but they got what they deserved! Thank you Kim for another great read!
Paula Genereau
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing. I'm having trouble putting it into words without giving anything away. You should read this book. Awesome is not close to it

Hurricane readers book review gave me this book for a honest review
Roxanne Dugger-Martinez
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the Hurricane Readers Review group.
4.5* This was an enjoyable romantic suspense book. I like Kim Cresswell's writing and loved the Whitney Steele series and this was right up there with them. You won't be disappointed.
Greta Branas
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It's action packed and had me in the edge of my seat! If you like suspense thriller you need to read this. I highly recommend this book!
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Kim Cresswell resides in Ontario, Canada and is the award-winning author of the action-packed WHITNEY STEEL series.

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions. The TV series based on Kim's upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural series: Deadly Shadow (May 2018), Invisible Truth, Assassin's Prophecy, and Vision of Fire.

Kim signed a 3-book German translation de

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