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Secrets Never Die

(Morgan Dane #5)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger fight for the innocence of a young murder suspect—if only they could find him.

When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.

Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for h
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Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Throw in a police procedural-type story and I know Melinda Leigh can make it shine. Leigh’s Morgan Dane juggernaut—into its fifth book here—keeps rolling on and shows no sign of abating and for good reasons.

Morgan and Lance tackle a case that has gotten law enforcement into a tizzy: the murder of a retired deputy sheriff, his missing stepson and the current inclination of the authorities to blame it on the latter. The setup is admittedly formulaic (and a little anti-climatic as well) but noneth
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"
“Secrets Never Die” is a fast-paced and well written thriller with the incredible complex characters who have been captivating us since the first book of the Morgan Dane series.
Familiarity and empathy with the central characters – Morgan, Dane, Sharp, and their extended family and friends - are strong elements in Melinda Leigh’s series, drawing the reader into the story, but the new characters in this story are so compelling: the br
Book Lover
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lance now lives with Morgan and her family. They are awakened in the wee hours of the morning by the mother of one of Lance's at risk kids on the hockey team he coaches. Her husband is dead and her son is missing.

Sharp is still recovering from his injuries. He continues to frown at Morgan's coffee and donuts while pushing his healthy lifestyle on her. It's amusing. Watching him dance around Olivia is entertaining. I really like her for him. She is a strong female character, which Leigh is good a
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Nov 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc, mystery
#1 Say You’re Sorry: ★★★★
#2 Her Last Goodbye: ★★★★
#3 Bones Don’t Lie: ★★★★
#4 What I've Done: ★★★★


I can't believe I got an ARC for this.

ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a good book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I love the characters! But there were so many issues and errors in the version I was given it was difficult to read and irritating. I hope they are fixed before publication.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Melanie Hodges
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Somehow, this series just bets better with each book! The cases they investigate are intense and have great suspense involved but once again, I find myself rooting for Morgan and Lance as a couple.

I honestly hope this series goes on forever as I’ve become so invested in the characters and just can’t imagine having to say goodbye,

This is another excellent book, which can be read alone but I highly recommend reading the whole series because it’s so good!
Amanda Payton
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is so good! I can’t wait for more
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page.

The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real.

i would highly recommend this author and this book.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: detective

Desperate to find her son who is missing and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband Tina calls her sons coach to help find him.

As with all cases, detectives profile suspects and scope the crime scene for clues. Michelle provided a well thought out story using all police strategies during this crime scene investigation. Police procedure was followed and a storyboard was created to organized the facts.

As the story progresses Morgan and Lance insert themselves into the case working with t
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Putting to words how fantastic this book is won't be easy, but I'll try.
This book was AMAZING! I'm not kidding.. I was on the edge of my seat, and totally clueless to who the bad guy was right up until the author revealed who it was.
Gripping, edge of your seat, nailbiting excitement from start to finish.
I am always in awe of how exciting Melinda Leighs books are, and this one was off the charts. You won't be able to put it down once you start to read it. My heart was in my throat for most of th
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Secrets Never Die is another story involving private investigator Lance and his now fiancée, attorney Morgan. Now living together with Morgan’s 3 children and her grandfather their relationship is as deep and loving as ever.
They are phoned in the middle of the night by the mother of Evan, a hockey player in the team Lance coaches. Evan has gone missing after his stepfather is found dead at home. Not having any faith in the local sheriff she asks Lance to help find her son.
So starts an exciting n
Rabid Reader
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a heart stopping murder mystery that has you on the edge of your seat, but I think what I like best about this whole series are the characters. I loved the undertones of attraction between Sharp and Olivia in this story. You can feel the heat growing between them and Sharp’s resistance to it is amusing, especially as Olivia seems totally aware of it and plays on it well. Lance’s adaptation to being a parent is heartwarming and the growth of his relationship with Morgan and her girls is b ...more
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Secrets Never Die by author Melinda Leigh is another Morgan Dane thriller not to be missed! Morgan and Lance are called in the middle of the night to come to the home of a friend, Tina. She came in from her shift in the early hours and found her husband Paul dead and her teenage son Evan missing. Lance had worked with the troubled Evan and wants to find him quickly. The sheriff has suspicions that Evan could have been the shooter, but Lance knows the most likely scenario is that Evan is running ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Secrets never die is a roller coaster of action. After witnessing the murder of his stepfather Evan flees the scene believing the shooter is a cop, and upon discovering his body and with nowhere to turn his mother Tina enlists the help of Morgan and Lance to try and find her son and prove his innocence. The hunt intensifies when the body of teenager turns up badly beaten and tortured and the plight of Evan becomes a race against time to save him before the same fate befalls him. With the help of ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Five book into the series and Morgan Dane and Lance Kruger have become the “it” couple of solving mysteries and crimes.. But in an interesting twist Lincoln Sharp and reporter Olivia Cruz seem to be vying for that spot themselves.

The crime is a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot dead in his home. The person of interest is his stepson. His mother is the one that calls in Lance and Morgan for help knowing her son is innocent but as the story moves along is it clear to see the secrets of the past th
Tarrah Marie
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great addition to the Morgan Dane series. Melinda Leigh is always solid in her writing and plot development. Her characters are strong and dynamic enough to carry through this long-standing series. While this book, itself, is the fifth installment of the Morgan Dane collection, it can be read as a stand-alone. Leigh always does a fantastic job at bridging the gap between each book with enough contextual information to allow the reader the freedom to pick up with the series at any given p ...more
Dawn Byers
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review -
I love this book -it kept me turning the pages with all the excitement and intrigue of a good book.
Evan comes home from visiting his dad to find his stepdad shot and a man standing over him with a gun - he takes off running and is shot -
So many secrets - Will they find Evan before the shooter finds him? And why did the shooter kill his stepdad?
Barbara Lack
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding Lance and Morgan book. There are lots of breath stealing scenes. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I received an advance review copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.

Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for help. She knows her son is innocent. Just as the trail goes cold, another deputy vanishes. His shocking connection to Evan’s stepfather throws the investigation into chaos as Lance and Morgan fear the worst…that Evan is the killer’s new
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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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  • Her Last Goodbye (Morgan Dane #2)
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  • What I've Done (Morgan Dane #4)
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