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Bones Don't Lie

(Morgan Dane #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  16,188 ratings  ·  672 reviews
Shocking evidence hits close to home for attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger as Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s acclaimed series continues.

Private investigator Lance Kruger was just a boy when his father vanished twenty-three years ago. Since then he’s lived under the weight of that disappearance—until his father’s car is finally dredged up from
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Published March 13th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Bones Don’t Lie by Melinda Leigh is the third installment of the Morgan Dane series. The series is probably best classified as romantic suspense as the main characters are slowly forming a romantic connection but the books focus way more on the thrills and suspense and are not full of the steamy moments known in that genre but a cleaner read.

Each book in the series has featured a new case for the main characters to become involved in investigating so it would be possible to understand on their o
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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BONES DON’T LIE (Morgan Dane #3) by Melinda Leigh is another thrilling addition to this series!

One mystery that has influenced Lance Kruger’s life for the past twenty-three years was the disappearance of his father, Victor Kruger when he was just a boy. His mother’s mental instability completely collapsed and he took on more responsibility than any child should.

Lincoln Sharp, Lance’s current partner in their P.I. firm has always ca
Maureen Carden
Don’t mistake Bones Don’t Lie for a romantic suspense cozy despite the loving families, the sweet romance and the stalwart friends. This is a hard-hitting heart-breaking thriller with plenty of terrifying moments.
Morgan Dane has returned to Scarlet Falls after being widowed two years ago. She has returned with her three young daughters to live with her father. After a career as a prosecutor who has joined the dark side as defense attorney, taking an office in the private investigation firm belo
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

The Morgan Dane Series is one of those rare breeds that delivers a fantastic mystery plot while growing a sweet romantic relationship. Sorry, you romance fans, this one is strictly PG, but the mystery more than makes up for the missing hot romance.

Lance Kruger has spent the last 23 years wondering what happened to his father, Vic Kruger. Lance's friend and partner, Sharp, has l
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Bones Don't Lie was an exciting and fast-paced read with amazing characters and a plot that will keep you guessing from start to finish.

For twenty-three years, Lance Kruger has lived with the consequences of his father's disappearance. When his father's car is pulled from the bottom of Grey Lake it should be what finally leads to closure after all these years except for the fact a skeleton is found in the trunk. Now a missing person's case is a murder investigation forcing Lance to que
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Well thank the heavens. This book actually satisfied my reading palette. It wasn’t as predictable as I expected it to be. Though I figured it out, I didn’t right away. Kudos. I like Morgan and Lance and look forward to more of their adventures. Though I miss Mack’s brother. I loved him the best. This isn’t a sexy times book and honestly I don’t mind one bit. Give me plot and adventure over smut any day. Though smut done well with an excellent plot is good at any time.
Book Lover
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I love this series!

Lance Kruger has been haunted by the disappearance of his father 23 years ago when he was only 10. His mom has mental health issues and he’s been protecting and taking care of her since then. Lance is such a solid guy. He’s a hottie, physically fit, reliable, loyal, caring, big hearted, sincere, yet also has a slight touch of the alpha protective male.

Lincoln Sharp, Lance’s current partner in a PI firm, was the cop on the case. He was relentless looking for Lance’s dad.
"Bones Don't Lie" is book 3 in the Morgan Dane series by Melinda Leigh. Twenty-three years ago when Lance Kruger was ten years old, his father Victor Kruger went missing, and there were no clues why. Until a car was brought out of a local lake belonging to Victor Kruger that trigger events that affected, Lance Kruger, Morgan Dane, Lincoln Sharp and Jennifer Kruger lives forever. The readers of "Bones Don't Lie" will follow the twist and turns in Lance, Morgan and Lincoln investigation.

I enjoyed
Melinda Leigh’s 'Morgan Dane' books are always gripping and suspenseful, locking you down with a twisty case and protagonists who work together so well that you can’t help but love them. I’ve enjoyed every one of those as much as I loved Morgan and Lance, and Leigh certainly doesn’t disappoint with ‘Bones Don’t Lie’, with a case that strikes too close to home for Lance.

Every time I think Leigh can’t do any better, she manages to surprise me once again, starting with pushing Morgan/Lance (somewha
Anna's Herding Cats
Whew boy! Bones Don't Lie was one heck of a read as Lance's past is brought front and center with the discovery of a vehicle that's been sitting in a lake for 20 years.

The Gist: Lance's father disappeared decades earlier without a trace. Until now. His vehicle has been found in a lake and holds even more questions than answers. And might very well put Morgan and Lance in danger.

I continue to enjoy Morgan and Lance. They just fit as a couple. It was nice seeing things advance a little more with
Mary M
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh or less

Amazon gives no clue that this is a romance novel. It is listed under mysteries. I don’t read romance novels because, obviously, I don’t like them. This one is probably no worse than many of them but it is a very poor excuse for a mystery/thriller. Very politically correct-everyone eating protein bars and drinking green smoothies when they aren’t explaining to each other how in love they are. I know there is a market for this kind of thing, but I’m not it. I feel I got ripped off. I w
Jessica Berry
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I like this series. Melinda Leigh weaves a good mystery, and she doesn't shy away from gore and evil.

I love the characters.

Every woman would be happy to have a Lance in her life, am I right?

And Morgan Dane is definitely a fearless advocate. But, and I have to say it as a fellow lawyer, lawyers, especially criminal lawyers, don't just handle one case at a time, unless they're death penalty post-conviction relief lawyers or something of that nature. That would be nice, wouldn't it? So, of cours
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

An old car dredged from a lake digs up an old case and fresh pain for private investigator Lance Kruger. It's his father's car and it has bones in the boot.  Lance always knew that when his dad went out to the grocery store when he was a child but never came back that something terrible happened to him; he would never have abandoned his family. H
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series keeps getting better and better! Bones Don’t Lie is the 3rd book in the Morgan Dane series. Morgan Dane is an attorney and single Mom. After her husband died in Iraq 2 years ago she returned home to be close to her family. Lance Kruger is a private investigator and Morgan’s boyfriend. Lance has always wondered what happened to his father that went missing 20 years ago. He never believed his father would’ve just left him and his mom. A car has been pulled from a lake that belonged to ...more
Gloria ~ mzglorybe
Aptly titled, this 3rd installment of the Morgan Dane series focuses on Lance’s background. Lance is Morgan’s BFF and romantic interest who is now with Sharp Investigations after a bad bullet wound to his leg ended his career as a police officer. If you haven’t read the other two books this can be read as a stand alone, but in order to get better acquainted with Morgan, a military widow and attorney with 3 little girls, it is recommended to start with book 1.

Lance’s father Vic went missing in 19
Book Him Danno
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have yet to be disappointed with anything Melinda Leigh has written. Her characters are well developed and continue to grow as the series progresses. Every character dead or alive as a reason and purpose to be in the Morgan Dane series.

Readers will be pulled in from page one until the last page giving readers everything they have come to know and love from Melinda Leigh's writing. She bring characters from different series and we read as they have changed and grown since readers read them last
Diana Davidson
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better! Melinda Leigh is a romantic suspense master and her genius continues with Bones Don’t Lie. This is Book 3 and wraps up the underlying mystery for the Kruger family. It also deepens the relationship between Lance and Morgan. This happens so organically and is handled skillfully and beautifully. It was just perfect.
There was a lot going on in this book! I’m so impressed at how the author channeled the ever evolving storylines into an explosive end
What's it say about me when a murder mystery by Melinda Leigh is like a warm, cuddly blanket?

3.5 stars. Honestly, there isn't anything that I don't like about this book. It features mature, non-dumb characters who actually communicate, has multiple povs (including the guilty party) that keep things interesting, and is written around an interesting and twisty cold case. I did not figure out the identity of the murderer, hence the half star higher than usual rating for Melinda Leigh's book. I do w
Kelly Nicole
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
This was AWESOME! Each book has beeb better than the last! Cant wait for the next one to come out!
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: leigh-melinda
Fantastic murder/mystery romance! I just loved this series! Melinda Leigh is definitely a "go to" author for me!
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Bones Don’t Lie by Melinda Leigh is the third installment of the Morgan Dane series and the best so far. This series touches so many genres from crime, romance, suspense and even family relationships/dynamics thrown in. Each book in the series has featured a new case for lawyer, Morgan and P.I.s Lance Kreuger and his boss to investigate. This book is Lance's story. I would suggest that the reader start at the beginning of this series as there is a lot of character development and information abo ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third in the Morgan Dane series, and what an exciting thriller it is. The book is filled with repeat characters. As in so many other series I’ve read, I’m getting quite attached to the Dane family. Morgan, her three daughters, Grandpa Art, boyfriend PI Lance, PI Sharp, and Jenny, Lances mother. Lance and Jenny have been dealing with the disappearance of Vic (husband and father) for 23 years. Suddenly a break in the cold case. Lance, Morgan, and Sharp are determined to finally get the ...more
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Bones Don't Lie, the third book in Melinda Leigh's Morgan Dane series, picks up at the end of Her Last Goodbye.

Lance Kruger, both a PI and Morgan's boyfriend/partner, has played a major role throughout the series. He's introduced in Say You're Sorry as a police officer turned private investigator following an injury in the line of duty. As we get to know Lance, we find out that his father disappeared several years ago, and Lincoln Sharp, Lance's boss at Sharp Investigations, was the lead
Kathy Martin
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For twenty-three years Lance Kruger has been wondering what happened to his father. He left one evening to go to the grocery store and never returned, leaving ten-year-old Lance to care his mother who had and has a variety of mental illnesses including anxiety and agoraphobia. Lance was mentored by Lincoln Sharp who investigated the disappearance and has since formed his own private investigations business. After Lance was shot in the line of duty, he left the police force and joined Sharp as a ...more
Charlotte Lynn
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am always amazed at the skill of an author to take a storyline, add side stories, twists and turns while still managing to make a complete story. Melinda Leigh is so very talented. The story of the missing father intrigued me, then she added in the stalker, and some new murders tying it all together perfectly. There were clues that led me to believe that I knew who was guilty of the various crimes and how the stories would all come together. I am happy to report that I was not quite the PI I t ...more
Caitlyn Lynch
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Third in this bestselling series, if you haven’t read the first two, I don’t recommend starting here.

Can you tell I started here? I feel like I didn’t get to know Morgan all that well, particularly since although she is the protagonist, probably half the book was told from the point of view of either her boyfriend, Lance Kruger, or his partner in investigation, Lincoln Sharp. Morgan doesn’t even appear until Chapter 3. With so many PoV hops, it’s occasionally difficult to know who is where and w
CD {Boulder Blvd}
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is book #3 in the Morgan Dane series which has quickly become a favorite of mine. I love the characters of Morgan and Lance, their families and their friends. And the added plus is in each book there is a well developed suspense plot.

In this one, when Lance's father's car is pulled from a lake, the mystery of his father's disappearance gets new clues and a renewed effort by Morgan and Lance to discover what happened to his father. As they follow up on new clues as well as question old inve
Crystal Marcela
Why are they getting worse?!

I was so looking forward to this book since it was going to be the story of Lance's dad. But I was left feeling, "that's it?"

May contain spoiler *****************************

Okay how many times is Morgan going to get chocked? It's like the writer can't make up her mind, is Morgan so week she gets chocked every book? Or is she so strong that she is a threat to everyone and that's why she gets stalkers?

It's getting repetitive and when Morgan fell not once but twice wh
Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
I found this series (Morgan Lane) via my buddy read. ( )What I like most about this series (outside of the procedural) is the gradual development of the characters, their relationships, and their family environments. Bones Don't Lie reveals a lot about Lance's past and the mystery of his father's disappearance. I guessed the "bad guy" early but that didn't take away for the story or the tension. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
Melissa Borsey
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to go out on a limb and call this the best romantic suspense book of 2018! Melinda Leigh has written a great series with likeable characters and the suspense oozes through each chapter until the shocking conclusion! I thank Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this great book! Higjly recommend!
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE ...more

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Morgan Dane (6 books)
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  • Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane, #2)
  • What I've Done (Morgan Dane, #4)
  • Secrets Never Die (Morgan Dane, #5)
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