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Liars' Legacy

(A Jack and Jill Thriller #2)

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They were born in the shadows. Schooled in espionage. Taught to kill and trained to disappear. In this captivating masterwork from bestselling author Taylor Stevens, elusive twins Jack and Jill take the global spy game to electric levels.

The assassin broker is dead. The power void has left the network he controlled without restraints, and the world's deadliest killers
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Hardcover, 339 pages
Published December 31st 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Maureen Carden
"……and in the end turn the murky dangerous world of assassins into a free for all. An assassins ball so to speak. It would be fun to watch. From a distance, a very great distance.” I’m quoting from my review of Liars' Paradox, the first book in Taylor Steven’s Jack and Jill series.
I was right, for in Liars' Legacy the death of the broker, the controller of most of the world’s assassins-for-hire has turned the assassins’ world into a killing free for all. This on the part of the assassins
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Linden
It was hard for me to get into this book—I found the myriad of characters and the byzantine plot confusing. Then I wasn’t really sure who were the good guys (were there any, really?). Everyone was ostensibly on someone’s hit list, or looking to kill someone else. The main characters, twins Jack and Jill, were raised by a psychopath, and are now trying to locate the father they have never met. Stevens is a good writer-- I read all of her Vanessa Michael Munroe books-- but my perception is that ...more
Allison Brennan
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
UPDATED: Here's the link to a longer review at Criminal Element: Review of Liars' Legacy by Taylor Stevens

I literally could not put this book down. Started it on a plane. Finished it the next day. I loved the first book in this series, LIARS PARADOX, and this is even better. Taylor Stevens goes deeper into Jack and Jill’s motivation and fears, their wants and conflicts, all while never letting up on the pace or twisting, original plot. Intense, violent, fast-paced, and totally fun. Unlike some
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Judy Lesley
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wonder if one of the espionage training facilities for spies and assassins is still located at Langley? Because if it is, I feel like I could walk right in and take the written test to become a card carrying spy with a Masters in assassination just from reading the first two books in the Jack and Jill series. These books are intense; action begins on the first page and doesn't pause for breath the entire way through. Now, if you were a friend asking me about this second book in the series I ...more
Cathy Geha
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Liar’s Legacy by Taylor Stevens
Jack & Jill Thriller #2

Though I ended up loving this book it took almost halfway into the story to finally figure out what was going on even though I had read the first book and the book description. When I finally “got it” I could not put the book down and read through the night.

What I liked:
* Jack, Jill and Holden: Intriguing intelligent and lethal people that I want to know more about.
* Jack is a bit of an enigma and yet I do like him...he seems more of a
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Judy Odom
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Liar's Legacy starts off strong and the action continues to the last page.

I loved it.

Jack and Jill are trained killers, they are twins and they live their life like no other.

It was a fun fast paced read !! Cant wait for book 3. Sign me up !

This is book 2 in the Jack and Jill series, though you could read it as a standalone, you would get more out of Liars Legacy if you read book one.

Thanks to Net Galley and Kensington books for another great read in the Jack and Jill series.
Sonya Berger
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!!! Absolutely loved this book. Thrilling, fascinating, powerful are just a few of the adjectives to describe this book. The storyline was fast paced and exciting. The interaction between Jack, Jill, Chris and Kara was great and gives me endless possibilities for what can happen with this series. Can't wait until the next one.
Tom Mc Kenna
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad Jack's sister sabotaging him for entertainment was thwarted in book 2 with Holden's intercession. It made for a much more smoother running thriller with the team performing more cohesively. This book earned every one of its 5 Stars.
Doug Yonce
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of spycraft, alliances, betrayals populate an excellent story that travels all over in a deadly game of hide and seek. Childhood angst also plays an important role as Jack and Jill do much more than fetch a pail of water. i received an advanced digital copy from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Darrell
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the complexity of all of Ms. Stevens' stories! There are so many interwoven plots and subplots (in this case 7). Each plot intertwines to produce a magnificent story.

Liars' Legacy centers around the twin siblings, Jack & Jill. They have spent their entire life in turmoil. From a young age, their mother developed and drove them to be the best and fiercest. The goal was to outthink, outwork and overcome all obstacles that could possibly threaten them. They were trained to be the
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Steven Zacharius
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great book in Taylor Steven's Jack and Jill series. Jack and Jill are trained twin killers; trained by their insane mother. This book is a complex thriller with multiple assassin teams hunting each other. It's helpful to know the background story of Jack and Jill from the prior book, Liars' Paradox, but nevertheless, this was a great story.
Beth
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is the second book in a series. It works as a stand alone but I think I would have been less confused if I had read the first. To say this book is about espionage would be an understatement. It reads like an espionage, assassin, evasion-from-detection how-to manual. It was a good read but I will say it was a difficult read for many reasons. First, it took 49% of the book to set up a pivotal meeting and it took me that long to figure out what was going on. There were so many assassin teams ...more
Marilynn Farmer
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So I've read a few other reviews of this book, including people who were sent ARCs in exchange for a review (I am not one of them). The words I read most often in those reviews were some version of "this is confusing." After reading Liars Legacy for myself, I have to agree BUT with a coda to the other reviews: this is a THRILLER, people, not a cozy mystery. You are SUPPOSED to be confused. A thriller usually starts off bang in the middle of the action or incident of some sort, and from then on ...more
Jill Elizabeth
Jan 30, 2020 marked it as done-with
Shelves: gave-up-on
I absolutely loved the first book in the series and was so excited when I saw that the second was available. I started reading it, eager to dive back into the crazy world of Jack and Jill and Clare, only to find myself utterly and completely lost in a mire of names, assassin teams, governments, secrets, lies, red herrings and every other possible trope known to man... They were all jumbled together and I couldn't make head nor tail sense of any of them.

In and of itself, an abundance of
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Chuck Barksdale
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book for this honest review.

Jack and Jill are back in the second book in Taylor Steven’s new series (after Liars’ Paradox). These 26-year-old twins have been trained by their mother to always be on the run and to protect themselves from any difficult situation. This second book is as much a continuation of the first book as it is a sequel. In following what was discovered at the end of the last book, the twins are on their
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Joel
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've decided I really like this new series by Taylor Stevens. This is the second installment and its getting better and building momentum. Its the story of twins who were the offspring of two spys, one Russian and one American. Their relationship was broken and the mother raised the twins in a manner that gave them the skills they would need to survive in a world in which they would be hunted by assassin's throughout their lives. The twins have a love/hate relationship that includes an ability ...more
Shannon Robinson
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This *could* be read as a standalone, but if I'm being honest the action starts RIGHT FROM THE OPEN and it's complex with several players, and I feel like you would be more comfortable sliding right into the story if you read Liars' Paradox first.
Otherwise the first 1/3 of the book might be a bit confusing as you try to figure out the main players, as it picks up just past where the last book finished, which I LOOOVE.

In the first book, I found the main characters more intriguing, interesting,
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Karolyn Sherwood
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Taylor Stevens' books aren't for everyone, but if you like "high-octane psychological thrillers," LIARS' LEGACY is a page turner!

The second installment in Stevens' Jack and Jill series, LIARS' LEGACY picks up right where Liars' Paradox leaves off. Jack and Jill (who are known by a myriad of different names) are killer-for-hire twins who travel to Europe to meet the father they've never known. Their psychotic assassin mother may or may not be behind their secretive journey. What we know for sure
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Janeadams Adams
Dec 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is one of the most confusing thrillers Stevens has ever written. The action never lets up but it's unclear exactly what's going on, who the bad guys and girls are and who's the target of the multiple teams of assassins deployed to Frankfurt,Berlin, Prague, and ultimately an amusement park in San Antonio. A brother and sister pair who've been raised by a justifiably paranoid mother whose lessons in survival have kept them alive long enough to search for the father they've never met are the ...more
Lauren P
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Liar’s Legacy” is a fast-moving storm of a book! Filled with Steven’s usual delights of action and intrigue, the story line takes you places you just don’t see coming. À la Clancy’s “Clear and Present Danger”, Stevens takes a few opening chapters to introduce all the players, who then coalesce into a hard-charging (and rather unpredictable) adventure. My suggestion: Read Liar’s Paradox first, and then read Liar’s Legacy. Then READ THEM BOTH AGAIN because you’re sure to have missed something! ...more
Grace Koshida
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Twins Jack and Jill board a flight to Berlin hoping to meet Dimitri, the father they've never known. What they do not expect is that two teams of American operatives are on the same flight to stop them. Often estranged, the twins are caught up in a deadly chase across Europe, back to the United States, and into an unholy alliance with a third assassin named Holden.

This was another thrilling, action-packed read in the series.

I received an eARC from Netgalley and Kensington with no requirements
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Bill Howard
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read all Taylor's books, starting with the Informationist and she never fails to amaze me with her writing style and imagination. This new Jack and Jill series is full of action and intrigue. The premise is unique and the execution is flawless. The first book, Liars' Paradox was great and the newest Liar's Legacy builds on this world of intrigue. The non-stop action has twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

If you are looking for realistic thrills, any of her books will fill
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Nancy Hartill
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jack and Jill are driven to meet their father, Dimitry, but the flight from Dallas to Frankfurt has too many players out to kill them. The Broker is no longer pulling the strings, so why are there 4 Americans, at least one Russian, and another after them? It is a lethal game of cat and mouse and not fun to be the target. The worldwide chase is one, and the American team players are questioning the motives of the war room. This is an edge of your seat chase and all stops are pulled to get to the ...more
Victoria
I really enjoyed this sequel to Liars' Paradox! It picks up just about immediately after the events of the first book's conclusion and like the first one, is action-packed from start to finish! The training that the twins' mother/mentor gave them helps them navigate the aftermath of the first book as they begin to track down their birth father.

But, this one adds plenty of plotting from outside agencies - namely between Russia and the US. New, but likable, characters are introduced. This really
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Terry Slaven
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I’ve read all the books by this author. The characters all are fantastical, and I accept that as a condition of the guilty pleasure I get from reading them. This plot is extremely complex and somewhat difficult to follow until you are well into the story, and have figured out who’s who — a task because the characters are alternately viewed from the perspective of other characters. Still, I found it a satisfying read.
R Hrizuk
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, 2020
Liar's Legacy is the second installment in the Jack and Jill Thriller series. Jack and Jill are flying to Russia to find their biological father. The Russians want to use them and the Americans want to kill them. They are caught in the middle and must figure a way out. The book is full of twists and turns, suspense and action. It is a good thriller. Can't wait till we see where the twins go next.
Amy
Jan 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
I am finished with this series. This book had a convoluted story line, lots of running around, subterfuge and no real substance. I honestly have no clue what happened. A waste of characters and a potential great followup to the first book. Sorry I wasted my time but I surely thought it would get better. It did not.
Pam
Jan 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
I read the first Jack and Jill mystery. It was good but I am really waiting to see the revival of Vanessa Munroe books. I tried to read this new one but it is told from different POV's and so many characters within those chapters and really no puzzlement or suspense to keep the reader reading. I will see if the author goes back to her Munroe series.
Julie
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fast-paced novel by Ms. Stevens that makes politics seem even more so like a big game. Who is pulling the strings for real and who thinks they are pulling the strings?

Looking forward to the next one.
J Wells
I truly have no idea what to rate this book, it really just "was". I have been a fan of Stevens since The Informationist, and usually devour her books. This one fell flat and I hope it is just a sophomore slump for this series.
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TAYLOR STEVENS is a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers. Her books, known for high-octane plots populated with fascinating characters in vivid boots-on-the-ground settings, have been published in over twenty languages. THE INFORMATIONIST, first in the Vanessa Michael Munroe series has also been optioned for film by James ...more

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A Jack and Jill Thriller (2 books)
  • Liars' Paradox (A Jack and Jill Mystery #1)
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