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Murder Notes

(Lilah Love #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,924 ratings  ·  537 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…

As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Montlake Romance
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Putting this review into words is very difficult right now because the only thing my brain is doing is screaming "I need more!"

This book takes you on twists and turns through secrets and murder, and I loved every second of it. It follows Lilah Love, a FBI agent with a big secret, as she heads back to her hometown after being led there by a killer. Told completely in Lilah's POV, it weaves a tale so suspenseful you'll catch yourself checking your locks and
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I have no idea how to put into words all the feelings I had when I read this book.
Seriously, all over the place..... In many good ways, let me add....

When I first started out reading this, I am not a person that reads a lot of suspense, Murder, and mystery books so I was optimistic starting this one out. With saying that, this book is exactly those things. A lot of mystery, multiple murders, and an overload of suspense. It has several hot as hell men, current lovers, past lovers, ex-partners, c
Lisa Jones
Dec 10, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)


MURDER GIRL, book two in the Lilah Love launch duet is LIVE! I am SO freaking excited for this book! It is my favorite of the first two books in the series, so I can't wait to see what you all think about it.

Also, don't forget that if you haven't read book one, MURDER NOTES, it is still on sale for $1.99 right now!

She’s an FBI profiler. He’s a crime lord’s son. Both are bound by a devastating secret. New York Times bestselling
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionI don't know where to begin with this review. I kind of just want to say it was AMAZING so go forth and read it ASAP (or rather in March, when it's published *lol*). I can't believe I was so late to the game with this author. Every single book I have read since I discovered her (four) have been outstanding and this one was no different in that respect. I have no idea how the author expects me to just sit here patiently waiting for book two??


So deets...this wasn't really a romance book. I would
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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One of the best starts this year to a new Romantic Suspense series with fantastic characters and Lisa left me hanging!

MURDER NOTES (Lilah Love, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones had me quickly turning the pages and falling into the story to the exclusion of all else. Lilah Love is an FBI profiler with an extremely abrasive personality, foul mouth and a secret that could destroy her career. Also, she loves, but refuses to allow i
Alex ♈
Buddy read with Leonor

My 1st buddy read with my bestie, actually my 1st buddy read at all!

We chose the book carefully, we paid attention to the blurb and to the premise – and what can be better than a badass heroine?! – well, we thought we did it right, but it turned out to be a big disappointment.

Our review and our rating refers mostly to the romantic part of the story.
We don’t discuss author’s writing and the suspense aspect, which wasn’t that clear for both of us, but let’s shift it to our la
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
POVs: Singular, first-person
Writing style: 3/5
Likability of heroine: 4/5
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Lilah Love is a twenty-eight year-old FBI profiler working on a murder investigation in California when she’s entrusted by her boss to travel to New York to draw parallels to a case being investigated there. Upon her arrival, she receives word that another body has been found and she makes
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Lilah is a 28 year old FBI profiler living in Los Angeles.

Something bad happened in her hometown in the Hamptons a couple years ago, but now she's living an okay life as a successful agent away from the town, her family and her ex - her Dad is the mayor, her brother is the police chief and her ex is the son of the town's 'crime lord'.

But a series of dead bodies lead her back to Long Island. And it's not a coincidence. Something, or rather someone is leaving clues that are connecting the killings
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Classic Lisa Renee Jones' writing, if you have read any of her previous books, you know what I m talking about. It's captivating and thrilling with gradation of tension as it build up towards unfolding of the plot...and then you have still long way to go...

i'm keeping this short and short LOL as i am way overdue with this...

***ARC provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
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I am a big fan of suspense and I loved Lisa Renee Jones' "Inside Out" series, so I figured I would give this one a go.

Now, even though I love me some murder and suspense, I am also a big fan of romance and I have to say that I found this one a bit lacking in that department. That said, this is just book 1 in the series, so I still have hope

This story is about Lilah, who works as profiler for the FBI.  A murder investigation takes her back to her "hometown", where she hasn't been for ages...and
Natalie The Biblioholic
Murder Notes was unlike anything I’ve ever read from Lisa Renee Jones, and I’ve read almost all of her books. This compelling and captivating story was more thriller than romance. FBI profiler Lilah Love is on the hunt for a serial killer that she’s not quite convinced is a serial killer. Her quest to capture the perp ties into a traumatic event from her past and she finds herself surrounded by people she’s not sure she can trust. Which isn’t really saying anything as she doesn’t trust easily. ...more
Jan 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
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💝 ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Holy Moley this was an incredible read!!! I almost passed this book up because I wasn't sure it would be my thing. After I started seeing some glowing reviews I decided to try it. I am so glad that I did because I would have missed out on a very compelling story.

Our main girl, Lilah gotta love that name, was a fantastic heroine. She's FBI. She's strong. She's independent and she's haunted by an event that happened two years ago to change her life forever. She's thrust back to her hom
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and the Crazy)
Buddy read with Alex.
Thank you Alex for reading this book with me. 😘😘

I don’t even want to write a review for this book. So I’ll just copy and paste my buddy’s review.
4 stars.
Definitely a page turner. A dark mystery/thriller/romance that is fed to you through FBI profiler Lilah Love's eyes. The way this story is written, feels like the author is dangling a carrot for her readers that remains perpetually out of reach (a little maddening at times but it very much captured my interest) . Tell me more!!!!
This book (she says sarcastically) doesn't even have the courtesy to end with a cliffhanger it just tails off mid-scene so fortunately for me I get to read book
Carlene Inspired
I find myself joining all the other reviewers in saying, "I need more and I need it now!" The queen of leaving us hanging has done it again!

Detective Lilah Love is used the jokes about her name, she's used to the horrors of brutal crime scenes, and she's used to being alone. A pile of bodies all murdered in the same way call her back home to the Hamptons, a place she isn't used to being around people she isn't used to seeing. Determined to track down the killer she begins gathering data, only to
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Awesome read! I am going to be hooked on this series for sure!
* Word of warning - definite traumatic triggers in this book
I have long been a fan of Lisa Renee Jones and it is always exciting for me to pick up a new book by her. She is an amazing writer that has the ability to just reach into your soul and blow you away with her unique style and complex character development.

Her stories are an amazing testimony to her obvious deep love for what she does. I think I even los
Helen Power
I finished this book yesterday as a part of Instagram's mini-readathon - #8intwo. I couldn't put it down! The main character is bad-ass, and the plot was very fast-paced. I do take issue with the fact that although this is the first in the series, not much is resolved. There are major cliffhangers. While this is a minor spoiler, I feel I owe it to the readers to warn you. I hope the second book comes out soon!

Full review coming soonish...

3.5 stars, rounded up because of the bad-assery.

Thanks to
Shannon Moore
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been stuck in such a funk lately, I think it's only necessary to blame those winter blues. It's cold and gross outside and I want to do nothing but sleep and eat soup. Plus, I've started a new job so that's taking up more time that usual, and I just haven't felt like reading. At all. Its been about six weeks and I've finished a grand total of one book. That makes my little heart sad. One night, I just needed something completely different to try, because it seemed like every book I picked ...more
Mandy White
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it
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FBI profiler Lilah Love is called to a scene at Santa Monica Pier where a dead body has been found. The scene is similar to others around the country and a tattoo on the dead mans body is the same as that on Lilah attacker many years ago in The Hamptons where she grew up. On this information Lilah is sent home to investigate when another body turns up. As she works the case those closest to her come under the microscope.. could it be that her family are involved?

I enjoyed this book but I didn't
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This mystery was a really good one. I loved the MC whose a female and one of the top 10 FBI profilers in the country. Her name isn't exactly a match to her job description. She is Lilah Love, 28 years old, and she has quite an interesting group of family and friends, lovers and ex-lovers, and colleagues. When she is investigating a murder (the 2nd in the same number of days) she gets sent to her old hometown of the Hamptons where brother Andrew is chief of police (and they do butt heads), her fa ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it

Utterly addictive.
A total page turner that will have you hooked till the very end.

Murder Notes is a gripping tale that revolves around secrets, murder, and the dangers of an old flame. There's no much romance in it, and even though I'm a romance lover, I didn't miss it at all. Lisa Renee Jones seduced me with secrets and blood and made me forget all about romance with all the twist and turns she hit me with.

This story gave me whiplash and had me needing a drink. After every cha
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones is the First book in the Series called "Lilah Love".
Lilah is a successful FBI Profiler and works hard in the job she loves. But some new murders have clues that are leading her back to her home town and a secret that she has been keeping. The more she gets into who is the murder the more she finds that the murder is leading into her. Back in her home town not only leads her back to her family but to a ex boyfriend named Kane Mendez, whose father was a part of th
“I don’t bite unless you tell me to bite, beautiful. You know that.”

As I turned the final page of this book, I was reminded of the time I first discovered Lisa Renee Jones’ work. The Inside Out Series was my introduction to Lisa’s ridiculous talent and MURDER NOTES, book #1 in her new Lilah Love Series, gave me those same giddy vibes. This was an absolute THRILL to read! It kept me on my toes, and had my mind turning with every swipe of the page. I knew the minute I began this journey, there w
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am a huge fan of murder mysteries and detective stories, but for some reason I never read them. When I had the chance to read Murder Notes, it sounded like it was going to be an intriguing, action-packed thriller and I couldn't wait to read it.

Lilah Love is trained to get into the minds of killers and track them down. That's why she's so good at being an FBI agent. But when a series of murders link back to her past and her hometown, Lilah knows she has to go back home and investigate. She is
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
One of the best reads for when you need a little shake-up in your reading.
Nothing gets me going like a good old-fashioned mystery. Give me a cop on a mission and I am your girl. Murder Notes is smart, thought-provoking, and thrilling. All the things I want in a book.

Do yourself a favor and GET THIS BOOK!
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Murder Notes is a fast-paced, action-filled suspense / mystery / romance with a kick-ass heroine, and a lot of men who think they know better.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Murder Notes starts with a nightmare from Lilah's past, only to propel both her and the reader to the present. With several execution-style murders. The dead do not appear to have anything in common - maybe apart from the fact that Lilah is the one who profiles their cases. In order t
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


I have read and enjoyed books by Lisa Renee Jones before, so when I discovered she wrote a Thriller I decided to give it a go. Just like with every new series, it takes me time to get used to the new world and characters. The pacing of this story was fast, there was a lot going on during certain moments. Lilah Love has a lot to handle with her personal struggles/demons, family problems, and series of murders. She is a FBI profiler, ho
There is blood in the ocean.

I am so C O N F L I C T E D.

On the one hand I really liked the book, hence the 4 stars, but I'm not sure I'd recommend it.
Why? Because it ends with a cliffhanger.
I had a bad feeling when I was at the 93% mark and nothing was nearly near resolved. The mystery continues in book #2 Murder Girl (which I can't wait to read).

The main reason I loved this was the protagonist, Lilah, she was a badass with a dark side. Although she's a profiler, we as readers, saw very littl
Anne Milne
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I forgot how much I like murder mystery books but don’t be fooled because this story has so much more going for it.

Lilah Love <—— kick ass name btw is an FBI profiler on the case of what she believes is an assassin. The bodies are piling up and one brings her back to her home town. Lilah left town for reasons that are slowly revealed the further into the story we get. Throw in her first love Kane and things get very complicated.

There is an undercurrent of danger throughout the whole book, t
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