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Fatal Accusation

(Fatal #15)

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A deadly serious affair...

The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair. More shocking still, campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son--while the First Lady was undergoing secret cancer treatment.

When a high-profile
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Published December 17th 2019 by Hqn
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Corina
I’m a huge fan of the Fatal series, and Sam and Nick are one of my all time favorite couples.

Fatal Accusation was actually a perfect book to enjoy more Sam and Nick time.

The book picked up only two weeks after the last one ended, so emotions are still high from Sam’s father’s death, but everyone is rallying and coming together.

Overall the book had everything I loved about this series, lots of time with my favorite characters, great banter, chemistry, relationships that matter, and some tensions
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Syndi
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually know Miss Force works for romance. In Fatal Accusation, it is actually more detective story. There is small portion of romance in it. The POV is a thrid person and more from Sam's. I did not read the previous book. So I am not too familiar with Sam and Nick relationship.

In Fatal Accusation, Nick is more in the background. Even with that I can tell that Sam and Nick romance is epic. I love how they get each other back.

I usually read romance with a bit of suspense in it. And it tooks
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Nicola
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
4.5 stars.

Cue the happy sighs...Nick and Sam... Samantha and Nicholas...

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Scandal and murder are on the agenda as Sam and Nick each deal with the after effects of the President being unable to keep his little Commander in Chief in his trousers, all whilst coming to terms with events we’ve witnessed in previous books bubbling away as well as wrangling a house full of kids and secret service agents. And, with an abundance of red-herrings and romance, they’re as strong as ever.

description I’m always happy to
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Mei
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
Well, as I said in my review of the previous book: this book is too much repetitive and gushing!

We get to see how much Sam and Nick love each other; love their kids; how much each secondary character love their own love interest; how much all the good guys/girls are revolted by infidelity...
Honestly, it was just too much!

As I understand the police work, they got to see some of the worst parts of human beings, so I suppose that they wouldn't be so upset about what happened here, but here they
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Anne OK
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Coming in December 2019 is Book #15 in Marie Force's "Fatal Series." And this series is still going strong -- never ceasing to capture my attention and heart. "Fatal Accusation" is a powerful story with an edge-of-your-seat crime for Sam and her team to solve, as well as moving continuing storylines forward. All your favorites are back with some great laughs, a few of those darn sad tears still hanging around, and as always, a package full of surprises that will delight readers. It's for sure ...more
Mags
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fatal Accusation is a cracking read, and quite honestly, I didn't imagine this series could get any better. But boy was I wrong, as Sam and Nick return to face another crisis in the administration, and the increasing likelihood of Nick becoming President.

Whilst Sam, still reeling from Skips death deals with a murder that has the potential to cause monumental consequences for both her and Nicks careers. As well as coping with the fallout from the investigation into her dad's shooting, the arrest
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Sandy S
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 17, 2019

A deadly serious affair…

The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair. More shocking still, campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son—while the First Lady was undergoing secret cancer treatment.

When a high-profile murder case hits Sam’s desk, she’s shocked to uncover a connection to
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Diane
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another installment hit out of the park! Although I pretty much guessed who the bad guy was from the moment he was introduced in the book, it was still a good police procedural with some red herrings tossed in! For anyone that likes this series, you will love this addition - guaranteed!

5 stars and 2 thumbs up!

From the Blurb: A deadly serious affair...

The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is
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Amber Hughes
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
**4-4.5 stars**
Kristen Howell
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sam and Nick are always great!!

Even as a definite non-romance reader, I can hardly wait for each Fatal book to come out. I absolutely love the characters and feel invested in their stories. Fatal Accusation did not disappoint as a new crime unfolded which included the White House drama! Also the bonus epilogue was so sweet!
Dawn Gee
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite series continues

This is one of my all time favorite series (being over 50 years old I've read thousands of books too). The murder was intriguing and suspenseful as Sam and the rest of her squad try to find a killer who strangled a loving mother. The police procedures are interesting to follow along. Sam and Freddie have some good banter scenes. They're all still learning to cope with their lives without Skip Holland. The book leaves me wondering what Ramsey is up to and what will happen
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Nicole Luiken
Read in one day. Great dialogue, an interesting mystery, and lots of tension from the will-he won't-he Vice presidential role. Sam is funny and smart and her husband Nick is a sweetheart.
Sandy S
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 17, 2019

A deadly serious affair…

The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair. More shocking still, campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son—while the First Lady was undergoing secret cancer treatment.

When a high-profile murder case hits Sam’s desk, she’s shocked to uncover a connection to
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Anne - Books of My Heart
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The Fatal series is one of the best in the romantic suspense genre, with the same couple throughout all the books. I love the various characters who have been developed in their circle of family and friends. The point of view is primarily Sam's, who is a homicide lieutenant in Washington DC. Her father used to be Chief Deputy
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Erin Lewis
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Star Review of Fatal Accusation (Fatal # 15) by Marie Force

AUDIO REVIEW:

A great addition to the series and the narrator Eve Kaminsky did a great job bringing the story to life for me.

There is always a worry that when it is book 15 in a series, that the books could get repetitive, nothing could be further than the truth.I do not believe that anyone new to these books would have trouble following the story, however I would encourage you to go back and read the previous books as and when you have
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Sabine
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
They keep coming and coming and are still highly entertaining and very good. I do hope there won't be another Nelson scandal because I think two are enough and we will see if President Nelson really can hold on to his presidency until the end of his term. I'm not sure I like how less Nick cares for ever being president as he would make one of the best, so I really hope he changes his mind in the future. With all what is going on in the Washington PD, I feel like Sam could need a change of ...more
Michele
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars
See the full review at HarlequinJunkie

Danger, lies, murder, and scandals galore, Fatal Accusation was a thrilling new novel in Marie Force’s ever popular Fatal series. And oh what mayhem she threw Nick and Sam’s way this time!

If you’ve been keeping up with each installment in the Fatal series, you know that the previous book, Fatal Reckoning, was an emotional roller coaster that had readers darn near sobbing. This installment, I must say, even though Sam, Nick and their
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
Fatal Accusation by Marie Force is book 15 in the Fatal Series. This continues the story of Sam and Nick. I haven't read some of the previous books so I made this into a standalone book but I do feel I would have enjoyed this more if I had read them in order. This was an adventurous story of murder and mayhem. I did enjoy this book enough that I want to go back and read the others. I do recommend this book but I do say you should read the series to get the full enjoyment of their ongoing story.
Artisin59
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does not disappoint! Damn I love these books! This is Marie Force at her very best. I love her other series’ but the fatal series is the best written and no contrivance. Good original characters. Sam and Nick are the couple we all want to strive to be in their love and trust in each other. The story is gritty and action packed and emotional. Sam is her usual tough cookie self. I would follow them till their old age if Marie let us.
Ann
Loved the bonus epilogue. Its about time!
Sandra   Cunningham
I just love The Fatal Series. Thank you Marie Force for bring Sam and Nick characters to life for me and I hope you don't mind me using a highlight from your book.You are a Wonderful writer and one of my favorite author.

“Hey, sailor. Give a girl a ride home?” Samantha. He slid across the seat to her and took her into his arms, holding on tight to the love of his life. “This is a nice surprise.” “I figured it was the least I could do after you took one for the team.” She drew back so she could
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Sherry Patrick
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's so great to be able to catch up with Sam & Nick again and Marie definitely didn't let us down with this book. I would give it 10 stars - at least - if I could. Sam and Nick are one of my favorite couples of all time and I just love Marie Force's Fatal series.

I started this book last night and I did not want to put it down in the wee hours this morning but I had to sleep unfortunately for work. This book is set a little after Skip's death, Sam's father, and she is trying to deal with
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Lisa Gibbs
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sam and Nick are up to their eyeballs in stress yet again due to another presidential scandal that has Nick worrying about being pushed into becoming the next President. He does NOT want that to happen and Sam does everything she can to prevent that when she lands the case that will have the people calling for the President's resignation.

It all started when Nick got word of the President's affair with campaign staffer, Tara Weber but what is even more shocking than that is that fact that she
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Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
First came the leak that President Nelson had an affair with his marketing consultant during the last campaign. Then, came the shocking fact that a child had just been born that could be Nelson's son. After all the scandals discovered in recent months, this one could be the one that finally forced Nelson to resign his office. This has Sam and Nick in a panic! Their lives are so full of joy with the family they have. Moving to the White House and Nick as president would be terrible for them!

As
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Victoria Sturlini
AS USUAL ANOTHER FABULOUS STORY!!!!

I love Sam and Nick, Scotty, the twins, the whole Fatal Series team so much!!!! This book was once again like revisiting family!!! I love the interaction between all of the main characters; the humor, the loyalty, the unwavering support, and just plain affection they all have for each other!!! Every time I finish reading a new book in this series that I have been waiting impatiently for, I go back and reread the first book in the series where it all began!!! I
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Lynette Ottley
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Romance continues

I truly enjoyed reading book fifteen of The Fatal Series and must confess to being addicted to the series as I have read the previous fourteen. Marie Force is a phenomenal writer. Her words flow smoothly and eloquently on every page, thus making my reading easy and a pleasure.

Sam and Nick continue their demanding jobs, which are further complicated when a scandal breaks accusing the US President of having an affair and fathering a child, whilst his wife is having cancer
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Cheryl
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this was another great entry in a series that just keeps getting better. Sam is still grieving the loss of her father, Skip. And, she and her team are completing the paperwork to seal up the arrests for his death. At a dinner party with friends, Nick gets a call that the news is reporting that President Nelson had an affair during his recent campaign and that he fathered a child with the woman. This causes great upset for Nick and Sam as it appears Nelson may have to resign. A high profile ...more
Maricar Amit
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommend this book!!!!

It is hard for me to give a review, specially on Marie Force’s Fatal Series. I feel like I kept repeating myself but no way around it. Marie did it again!!!

I love all Fatal Series and this one is no different. I couldn’t wait to read (yes, no sleep yet). I wanted to know how Sam was dealing with Skips death because they were so close. Even though Sam hasn’t recovered yet on losing Skip, she is trying to move on with the help of her hot husband Nick, family and
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Tabitha
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fatal Accusation Is Fantastic

There are only three Authors that I literally count down to the days to their new book releases. One of them is Marie Force and her Fatal Series. I have a very bad crush on Sam, Nick and their family, because I absolutely cannot get enough of them. I wholeheartedly Love to read about Nick and Sam's love romance, the journeys they all have encountered, along with the trial and errors which they endured along the way, and the people who surround them who makes them who
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Linda
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this series. A sure sign of that is once I start reading the latest installment, I don't want to stop until the crime is solved.

This time around, a dinner party with friends is interrupted by the latest Presidential scandal. It seems the President had an affair with a staffer during his re-election campaign. She's just had a baby which may or may not be his plus adding to the ick factor is that the affair occurred when the First Lady was being treated for cancer.The calls for his
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance and erotic romance. Her series include the indie-published Gansett Island, Treading Water, Butler, Vermont and Quantum Series as well as the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books.

Her books have sold more than 9 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen
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