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(Lies & Deception #1)

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Fighting for justice...

A seemingly innocent meeting in a café.

A slowly executed seduction.

A softly whispered demand to wear red to an upcoming benefit.

When Investigator Katherine Collins discovers new evidence in a six-year-old murder, the significance is terrifying. Suspicious of ADA Stephen Chandler’s involvement, Kat succeeds in avoiding him until the night of the b
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published March 19th 2017
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Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Suspenseful as all get out

This was one emotional roller coaster ride. I am not still sure what to make of it all. I felt one way through it all then I was conflicted. I will easy I hope there is a second book with these amazingly intriguing characters. I need more.
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
But no matter what the outcome, I will blame you for tonight until the day I die.”

New York author Heather Walsh began her career as the owner of an accounting firm after earning a B.S. in Accounting from The College of Saint Rose and a Master’s in Educational Technology from Columbia University. Now she has turned to writing sexy novels of romantic suspense, striving for that perfect balance between the two. Or as Heather phrases it, ‘sinfully suspenseful.’

Heather’s writing style is spicy, flows
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Frustrating story

It took me way too long to finish part one of this story. Overall the story idea was good and had potential to become very good, solid, and gripping story. Unfortunately the execution is disappointing. There are few things that I found frustrating.

To begin with the writing style was just over the top, too descriptive, to the point it was just tiring. There is no need to describe every single action, feeling and move in poetic form. Also there was attempt to give both heroes POV
Kayti Raet
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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In Deception, the first in romantic suspense duology by Heather Walsh. While on a first date Investigator Katherine Collins is witness to a brutal assassination attempt where she may have been the intended target. Shaken and with her date Ethan now in the hospital Kat looks into the case and discovers evidence that may lead to an old murder, a murder that she has a personal stake in.
Trapped in a tightening web of lies and deceit ADA Stephen Chandler is the only one s
Shanell Meek
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Suspense, romance, murder, mystery! What more can you ask for?!?

Heather Walsh has truly mastered the art of spinning a romantic suspense mixed with murder mystery thriller! From the moment I started this book I was completely engrossed in exploring the twists and turns and uncovering the connections between Kat and Stephen. Walsh gave her characters such personality that I felt like I knew them personally. I wasn’t expecting to be so captivated that I couldn’t bear to put this book down for a mo
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although this book begins with a bang, the first thing this reader happened to notice was the author’s amazing way with words. Her sentences flow perfectly and made me want to keep reading even when I didn’t have the time to. Of course, the action packed scenes will also suck you in and lead you on a thrilling trip that will make you want more. The author mixes in a touch of romance and eroticism to keep things fresh, but these elements aren’t so overpowering that you feel like you’re stuck in a ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Deception (Secrets, Lies, and Deception #1) by Heather Walsh is a gripping romantic suspense thriller right from the start. The contemporary writing style mixed with a touch of the erotic makes for a great mix that entices the reader. There is a lot of action even from the opening scene and this tone stays consistent throughout until the end of the book. When Kat comes across new evidence in a six year old murder, the results are scary to say the least. With a lot of sexual tension between Kat a ...more
Carol 27
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was an extremely well written romantic suspense. The story had the right amount of mystery, tension, action, romance and passion. I enjoyed how the story gradually unfolded and kept me guessing throughout. The triangle (no, not a ménage) between Kat, Stephan and Ethan was brilliant! I’m still not entirely certain of Ethan’s place in the big picture – I think he’s hiding something. I’m looking forward the second book – Betrayal. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volun ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A romance with a twist of deceit and a touch of thrill

This is a fast paced romantic thrill rude designed to take you on a journey of love, deceit, fear, and many other emotions. Great character development and the plot was awesome. This is a edgy fun writing style with potential to be a great author. This book has everything a romance should have and there is an underlying sexual attraction that drives Kat and Stephen. Would reccomed this one for a night of relaxation.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Secrets, lies and deception explains this book well. Just add some steam and spice and you are set! Well written story line as well as well rounded characters. I really enjoyed this book and would happily recommend!
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A first book hurrah

I enjoyed this book and in my opinion this author has a bright future. A couple of suggestions. Proof the finished product as there were quite a few errors where the wrong tense was used and condense your plot as this book got a little long in some spots. Overall a really good piece of work!!

Trish Jackson
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just wow!

These characters were so real and their drama so heartbreaking. Kat and Stephen were made for each other, but what about Ethan? He seems to genuinely love Kat as well...The twist at the end was great. Can't wait to read the next book.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written storyline that pulled me in from the very first page and the well defined characters kept me totally hooked until the turn of the very last page!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

This ... I have no words. This was such an amazing read, I finished it in one sitting. Truly, it lived up to its title. Can't wait for the next book.
Isabella Jacobs
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great story, the book had me gripped from the beginning. The author builds the tension nicely (sexual and otherwise!). It centres around Kat, Stephen and Ethan (at odds with each other, both professionally and personally). I really liked this book, hurry up Heather and write the sequel!
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow! This was my first book from this author and I enjoyed it very much. All the twist and turns just kept me captivated. The ending just gutted me. Can't wait for the next book.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Fantastic book!!! I loved the storyline!!
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Heather Walsh
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Heather Walsh writes sexy novels of romantic suspense, striving for that perfect balance between the two. Prior to beginning her writing career, Heather owned a successful accounting firm. Soon her love of numbers returned to her love of words, providing her with an opportunity to explore her creative side, because, as she would say, “Creative accounting is so not a good idea!”

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