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Secrets Never Die

(Morgan Dane #5)

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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  10,630 ratings  ·  572 reviews
The #1 Amazon Charts bestselling series continues as 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
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Paperback, 321 pages
Published March 19th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Sumit RK
Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh is the fifth book in the Morgan Dane series. Each book in the series features a new case, so they could be read as standalone novels.

Morgan Dane is the lead character in the series, a defense attorney and a mother of three, working with her former high school boyfriend turned P.I Lance Kruger.

When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. The fact that the boy disappeared from the
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Maureen Carden
Well crafted as are most of her books, Melinda Leigh embarks on the fifth Morgan Dane/Lance Kruger mystery with Secrets Never Die. Morgan and Lance are settling into domestic life together since becoming engaged and Lance’s house burning to the ground.
Lance experiences a grueling introduction to fatherhood with Morgan’s three little girls coming down with a very messy variety of the flu. After the girls seem recovered, Morgan and Lance have hopes of a full night’s sleep. Wish on mes amies, wish
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Carrie
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh is the fifth installment of the thrilling romantic suspense Morgan Dane series. Each book in the series features a new case to solve so they could be read as standalone novels if choosing to do so. However, there is character development that carries over book to book so it’s always best to read the series as a whole. This series is also a spin off of another of the author’s but I have not read the first and never noticed anything missing from these novels or ...more
Anita
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, mystery
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Mystery and Suspense and a plot that kept you guessing to the end. One thing you know for sure is that this book will hold you attention and keep you guessing.

Attorney Morgan Dane and PI Lance Kruger will always fight for their family and Lance considers his hockey team "his kids". When one is accused of killing his stepfather, a retired sheriff's deputy, Morgan and Lance
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Robin Loves Reading
Morgan Dane is a defense attorney. She works along with Lance Kruger who is a P.I. The two are newly engaged and were once in a relationship when they were in high school. When a teen boy is the primary suspect in the murder of a sheriff's deputy, Morgan and Lance investigate the death and try to prove the boy's innocence.

Morgan and Lance are finally settling into domestic life, and have just dealt with the difficult scenario of Morgan's three little girls dealing with the flu. Just as things
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Melanie
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Secrets Never Die was another phenomenal installment in the Morgan Dane series with an intriguing case and a few unexpected twists along the way.

After a retired sheriff's deputy is found shot to death in his home, the police are determined to nail his killer. Their prime suspect? Evan, the victim’s teenage stepson who disappeared from the scene of the crime. Convinced her son isn’t the killer, Evan’s mother asks PI Lance Kruger to find her son. Lance doesn’t believe Evan is guilty
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"Avonna
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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SECRETS NEVER DIE (Morgan Dane Book 5) by Melinda Leigh is a romantic suspense/PI mystery. I cannot get enough of Morgan, Lance and the whole cadre of secondary characters. The only reason I put this book down was because I had to go to work.

Tina Knox comes home from work to find her husband, a retired sheriff shot dead in the den and her teenage son, Evan missing. Tina calls PI Lance Kruger for help because her son is on Lance’s
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Maureen Carden
Well crafted as are most of her books, Melinda Leigh embarks on the fifth Morgan Dane/Lance Kruger mystery with Secrets Never Die. Morgan and Lance are settling into domestic life together since becoming engaged and Lance’s house burning to the ground.
Lance experiences a grueling introduction to fatherhood with Morgan’s three little girls coming down with a very messy variety of the flu. After the girls seem recovered, Morgan and Lance have hopes of a full night’s sleep. Wish on mes amies, wish
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julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 Say You’re Sorry:
#2 Her Last Goodbye:
#3 Bones Don’t Lie:
#4 What I've Done:

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3 stars.

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“...you don’t fuck around.”


Secrets Never Die is a steady and interesting read, with an engaging mystery and quite a bit of tension. In this new addition to the series, the focus stays on the investigation, with the romance taking a backdrop to the plot as the pieces fall together (rather conveniently) to solve the novel’s mystery arc. There isn’t much character or relationship development, but the
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Dísir
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
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Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I requested this immediately when I saw it, since I am up to date with the Morgan Dane series . It is on Kindle Unlimited, with the audio version also. Secrets Never Die is another new and dangerous case with children in the crosshairs as our team is still recovering.

Sharp, Morgan, and Lance continue to outwit and intelligently
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Veronica  Bellaorev Books
This was another great installment from Morgan Dane’s Series. I love the way Melinda Leigh develope every one of her stories. All the details of Morgan’s cases and life situations are impressive.

In Secrets Never Die we continue the life of Lawyer Morgan and PI’s Lance Kruger and Lincoln Sharp. Another unexpected murder takes this team to action. This one been more close to Lance’s heart. While dealing with all the work drama and constant annoyance from the sheriffs department, we get to have
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Erth
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Book Lover
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cyndi
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great one!
Maria
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
"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
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Caz
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aar, arc, mystery-thriller
I've given this a B at AAR.

This fifth book in Melinda Leigh’s series about defence attorney Morgan Dane, her partner – PI Lance Kruger – and his boss and their mutual friend Lincoln Sharp, focuses on a tautly written mystery plot involving a murder and a missing teen while also taking an insightful look at the challenges of parenting young children and finding a practicable work-life balance.

WhenSecrets Never Dieopens, we meet sixteen-year-old Evan Meade as he’s returning home – later than he
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Carolyn
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leigh-melinda
This author is an automatic buy for me. I have all her books. They are great. This latest installment in the Morgan Dane series is no exception. Murder, mystery, romantic suspense. Lots of tense moments. I never know what to expect. Can't wait for the next one!
Reen
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Secrets Never Die is the 5th book in Leigh's Morgan Dane series. Leigh's central characters Morgan, Lance, Sharp, and their family and friends are like family you look forward to reconnecting with. In this book, we also meet Ethan, a player on Lance's hockey team, his mother Tina and girlfriend Rylee. Tina's husband and Ethan's stepfather, Paul, is murdered in their home on a night that Ethan misses his curfew. ...more
Alice Bye
4/5
Well this got complicated hella fast, but it was a fun ride going along with the book and trying to figure out who the murderer was, and I totally failed at it. As always I love the two MCs.
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Laila Nelke
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm totally hooked in this series! It's suspenseful until the very end. Melinda Leigh done amazing job creating and developing those fabulous characters. I loved to see how their relationship grows along the investigation of another murder that keeps you guessing, questioning and not trusting anyone.
Can't wait for the next book of series looking forward to see what author has up to their sleeve for Morgan, Lance, Sharp and Olivia!
⚜️Trea
FTC DISCLAIMER: I RECEIVED AN E-ARC FROM THE PUBLISHER THROUGH NET GALLEY. I VOLUNTARILY OFFER MY HONEST REVIEW OF THE BOOK, THOUGH IT IS NOT EXPECTED OF ME! RECEIPT OF THIS BOOK IN THIS MANNER DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW!

This series started out great to me, and just keeps getting better! I couldn't put it down! The suspense was top notch, and I loved how the author wove in little bits of romance to keep things going on that front as well!

I really enjoyed
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Another awesome installment to this series. It’s definitely a one clicker series. The narration was good too. I like that I didn’t particularly know who done it until it was obvious. Part of the enjoyment to mysteries is the guessing game for me. I really have no complaints with the story. I’m torn between 4 and 5 only because this story didn’t have that shout over the rooftops appeal, but at the same time very enjoyable. So I’m going to give it 5 because it’s been a while where a book checked ...more
Minx
Secrets Never Die is the fifth installment of the Morgan Dane series and it was a well-rounded crime mystery that kept me wondering what was going to happen next a good part of the time. This series has three established main characters, lawyer, Morgan Dane, and private investigators, Lance Kruger and Lincoln Sharp, who have a rhythm together that really helped in understanding the crime and made solving the mystery go quite smoothly.

While reading this book I could tell that there was a history
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Pelusa Rivera
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a part of a series and she gives a fairly good accounting of who is who, I personally like to start from the beginning. In this book we have the originals and honestly the main characters of Morgan and Lance who are a couple and work together and their relationship just keeps growing. They were awoken at night by a friend who let them know that her child was missing and the dad was found dead at home. Next comes the conflicts and chaos that resume but Morgan and Lance will work hard to ...more
Sophia
A teen boy comes home to a nightmare and is now on the run as a murder suspect. Intrepid Morgan and stalwart Lance believe in his innocence and go on the hunt for the true killer. The blend of pulse-pounding suspense, family, and romance are as addicting as ever in this latest Morgan Dane read by lights out series narrated, Cris Dukehart.

Secrets Never Die is book five in in a series of thrilling romantic suspenses that work best read in order for the series long relationship development between
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: s-bv-library
A solid entry in the Morgan Dane series. I enjoy the main characters in this series as well as the plots.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
This is the fifth book in the Morgan Dane/Lance Kruger mystery series. Secrets Never Die finds Morgan and Lance settling into together since becoming engaged. They are living with Morgan's grandfather, her children and her nanny as Lance’s house burned to the ground in a previous story.
When the phone wakes them in the middle of the night, it is Tina Knox, who has come home from work to find her new husband, a recently retired deputy sheriff, shot and killed in her home. Her son, Evan is
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Laura Martinez
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspenseful till the very end. I enjoyed listening to this book. It had me guessing and trusting no one. I found myself enjoying this series a lot more than the others and that may have been bc there wasn’t a whole lot of romance. I do see some Romance in the future with the upcoming nuptials, and Sharp and his new lady. If you like a good mystery series pick this series up!

I listened to the audiobook and like always Cris does an amazing job narrating and bringing the story alive for me.
Megan  (The Moody Mama Reads)
Melinda Leigh never disappoints. Ever. Secrets Never Die was everything I expected it to be; jaw-dropping, mind-blowing and unputdownable.

This is book five in the Morgan Dane series and Leigh does a wonderful job making each book in the series a standalone, allowing you to start this amazing series at any time.
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#1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker who learned that writing books is way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous writing accolades, including two RITA Award nominations and an ...more

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