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Where the Truth Lives

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When the director of a local mental health hospital is found murdered and mutilated, Homicide Detective Reed Davies is first on scene. What was done to the body is gruesome. Inexplicable. But Reed is dealt another curveball when he finds that the doctor who discovered the victim is someone Reed is intimately familiar with—a woman with whom he shared one passionate night we ...more
Kindle Edition, 484 pages
Published March 30th 2020
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Schnatterinchen No, it is not. I highly recommend reading Where the Blame Lies first in order to understand the plot in its full depth since a lot of the characters i…moreNo, it is not. I highly recommend reading Where the Blame Lies first in order to understand the plot in its full depth since a lot of the characters in Where the Truth Lives play an important role in Where the Blame Lies as well. You will appreciate the story so much more if you read both books in the correct order. Both are fantastic reads, though, so your time will not be wasted reading Where the Blame Lies first.(less)

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Arini
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#1 Where the Blame Lies — 5 Stars
#2 Where the Truth Lives — 4.5 Stars

Not everyone is brave and unafraid but I do believe that we should get a scare exercise every once in a while. And what better way to do it than by having your favorite serial killers spooked you into next week? This book is as good of a place to start as any.

This author, she gets me, for this book is a masterpiece. One that’s filled with gore and bloody mayhem, makes the hair on your body stood on end, and gets your crimin
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Bibi
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, dark, suspense
My oh my.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
❤️5 STARS❤️

What a ride, Mia Sheridan takes the reader to an emotional roller coaster!This is an addictive and captivating story!I find the set up brilliant and the characters lovable.

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“Some people are warriors. Soul warriors. There’s something stronger, less … breakable about them than others. You can knock them over, but they’ll just keep getting up. Again and again.”

There are so many things I loved in this story.I couldn't put it down the story was intrigued.It's heavy with angst , suspense and
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NMmomof4
3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a good suspenseful romance that builds off of the previous book, Where the Blame Lies. I didn’t realize that the characters and storyline would be so intertwined with the previous book, but I thought it was a great way to give some closure to that one while having the mcs in this one get their HEA. It was more on the suspense side vs romance which often bothers me in this sub-genre, but I didn’t feel all that bothered by it because the mystery and suspenseful
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Reed Davies is a homicide detective for the Cincinnati police department. His current case is trying to catch a psychopath that always seems to be one step ahead. The serial killer’s latest victim is discovered at a local mental hospital where he unexpectedly crosses paths with a gorgeous woman he spent an unforgettable night with a couple weeks ago. There was something vulnerable and captivating about her that drew him in, and he hadn’t been able to stop thin
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Jennifer
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/ 5 stars

Where the Truth Lives is the amazing follow-up to Where the Blame Lies. It is a romantic thriller.

This book has both a male and female pov as the main narrators. The male POV is Detective Reed Davies. The female POV is psychologist Liza (both 3rd person POVs). The story takes place in Cincinnati.

My main question when starting this book was how does it connect to Where the Blame Lies and would we see Josie and Zach? And when does this book take place (i.e., how many years after Where
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Radd Reader
“All people moved between darkness and light into those gray areas between the two, the only difference between any of them being the degree in which they walked in shadow and how far they traveled into murkier depths. Sometimes an evil man acted as a hero, and sometimes a victim became a tormenter. Criminals exhibited unexpected grace, and honest men had moments of great weakness."

"From darkness had come light, a luminous ray of strength and virtue that shone brightly on the dim corners of t
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You don't have to know about Where the Blame Lies to enjoy this book. BUT - since our hero this time is connected to people from the first book, I would really suggest you read the first book first!

Reed is 28 years old and a homocide detective in Cincinnati.

He's just been called to murder at a psych hospital.

And the doc who found the dead guy?? Reed's one-night stand from a couple of weeks ago. Liza. The girl he still hasn't gotten out of his head.

Liza. We heard some very scary and dangerous
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Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio – 5 Stars
Story – 3.5 Stars

This was a romantic suspense with a higher focus on the suspense than the romance. Normally I’m not too crazy about the romance taking a backseat in the story, but this time, I was wishing it was packed in a trunk and completely eliminated. I found it to be an annoying intrusion of an otherwise very engaging suspense/thriller story. If the romance had been as gritty and the thriller it would have worked great, but it was yet another case of a heroine dealing with
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Korrie’s Korner
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
I’m truly not surprised at the talent that Mia Sheridan possesses. She truly can write any kind of genre that’s out there, and do it far beyond well. Since reading Where The Blame Lies I’ve been wanting more of this type of genre. Mia gave it to us, picking this story up several years later from where the previous book left off. Gruesome murders, suspense, a love story, wounds healed, fears faced, and souls mended—Mia gives us everything and more! This isn’t for the faint at heart. Very gruesome ...more
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4.25 sort of sequel stars

I'm still digesting this one..... RTC
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Betül
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
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- 4.5 stars -

Where the Truth Lives is a great follow-up to Where the Blame Lies. I was already impressed by Mia Sheridan's ability to write a romantic suspense, so I was pretty excited when she announced that she was writing another book in this subgenre. This book takes place in the future and focuses on Homicide Detective Reed Davies and Dr. Elizabeth Nolan, but you'll get to see what the previous main characters are up to. The story was very in
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Pam Godwin
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful, gutting, twisty-turning, unpredictable love story! The mystery will keep you suspended on the edge, flipping pages, and biting your nails. Oh, it plays out so brilliantly, with the perfect amount of heart-in-throat tension. A tender romance threads through the pitch dark story--dark in the way a thriller should be. The tragedy, the bittersweet justice... This book will stay with you. I highly recommend.
❦ jazmin
Sometimes an evil man acted as a hero, and sometimes a victim became a tormenter. Criminals exhibited unexpected grace, and honest men had moments of great weakness. There was a strange, terrible, beautiful, complicated universe inside them all where nothing was simply black or white.


This book was on a whole new level than the last one. The case and the murders were far more complex, and multiple crimes were solved in the end.

Let’s start with the ending because I’m still reeling. It was hon
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Nana
“Somewhere in there, Reed, in the midst of all those twisted pathways and shadowy corners is…where the truth lives.”

This author definitely surprised me. The bilogy "Where" is without a doubt one of the best suspense, crime, romantic novels that I have read, and although my favorite book is still the first, this one was also very good, a very addictive story, and full of mystery, action, secrets, but also, love, faith, kindness and with some incredible characters, imperfect but that precisely mad
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Antonella
I wanted to DNF this book a couple of times..well the start of the story was good and engaging but along the way, I just wasn't in it... so many serial killers and the last 10% of the book so many things happen that I just didn't care about..
2,5 stars
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
This. Was. So. Good.

Gahhhh! Good gravy. I don’t even consider myself a fan of romantic suspense. I don’t seek it out. I don’t gravitate toward it.

I do, however, seek out and gravitate towards books written by Mia Sheridan, and this chilling, multi-layered, utterly unputdownable masterpiece is the exact reason why. Whether she’s toying with my heartstrings, delivering breath-stealing emotional punches, or sending my brain (and my pulse) into overdrive as it tries to put together the puzzle piec
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JESSI ☾
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If there is one thing, I love more than a swoon worthy romance it is a swoon worthy romance with a bit of murder mystery. Toss in a hot detective or cop and I am 100% in. Seriously though, who doesn't love a protective guy in a place of power?? Maybe it is just me.

Where the Blame Lies was one of my favorite books of 2019 so you can believe when I saw that Mia Sheridan was coming out with a book two in the Where series I knew I had to read it. Where the Truth Lives is a perfect continuation of WT
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❐ Overall Rating 4¾ | Narration 4¼
❐ Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Callie Dalton
❐ Listening Length: 12H 22M
❐ Where…#2
❐ Romantic Suspense
❐ Heavy on the Suspense/Mystery/Thriller
❐ Light on the Romance
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This was really quite good. I loved how it tied in with the first book...this one being Reed/Logan’s story (Josie’s Baby). This was a very intricately plotted story...I’m surprised by how much I liked this duology. One that fed both my need for a suspenseful police procedural and my need for a litt
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Stacie
3 1/2 "Heaven and Hell" Stars!

I didn't love it, love it like I did Where the Blame Lies but still very good suspense, I adored Reed, and Liza was such a strong woman. I liked it! Happy reading!
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Selma
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs
I'm completely blown away by this captivating, gut-wrenching and thought-provoking story. What a nerve-wracking and emotional rollercoaster this was! Mia Sheridan's poignant and gripping writing touched the deepest recesses of my heart and soul and I'm left here spellbound and in awe of this author's incredible and unsurpassed talent. Where the Truth Lives is a romantic thriller and the follow-up to Mia's Where the Blame Lies which was one of my top favorite reads of 2019.

This unputdownable sto
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Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
HOLY HELL! I think my heart skipped a beat!!! Mia Sheridan outdone herself with this one. Honestly, there really isn’t anything she can’t write!!! BIG BOOK HANGOVER NOW!!
Okay, romantic suspense isn’t a genre I normally read because I am a total chicken shit when it comes to the idea of murder, death, and all the gory details. But let me just say, where the Truth Lives blew my mind and I was totally captivated. It’s a perfect mixture of mystery and romance that I found myself unable to put down.
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Cami
5 Caleb Stars!!!!

I’m going to admit right now had Jenny Jo not pressured me into reading this book I would NOT have done it. I am waaaaaaaaaay too much of a chicken and this book is absolutely out of my comfort zone.

I will also admit I am VERY GLAD I read it.

This book is a heavy read with complicated emotions and many twists and turns. Some of it I knew what the reason was but some of it caught me completely off guard. And even with all the seriousness of a thriller there were a couple laugh o
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Catherine Cowles
There is something so incredibly special about Where the Truth Lives. It is more than crime fiction, more than a romance. I was completely engrossed in those elements of the story. They both entertained me and tugged on my heartstrings. But it is this unique gift that Mia Sheridan has that took this story into the truly extraordinary category. Sheridan makes you look at the hard parts of the world through a different lens. When I read this book I felt both challenged and encouraged. Where The Tr ...more
Wil Loves Books!
Just awesome

Is there anything that Mia Sheridan cannot write? I don’t think so. This book, a follow up to Where the Blame Lies explores a new mystery (this one 20 years after the events in WTBL. Loved the main characters, Reed and Liza, and love that we get to see more of Josie and Zach and we get some overall closure. Also love the whole crime-suspense storyline. The audiobook narrated by two of my favorites, Callie Dalton and Teddy Hamilton is all sorts of amazing. Definitely recommend this s
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Quinn's Quippy Quotes
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, own
**Slow Claps**

B R A V O Mia, bravo. I honestly didn't think this one was going to be as good as the first, but it completely surpassed my expectations!! Wow. This was incredible! Why does Mia write thriller all the damn time!?!?! I need like 3 Mia's to keep up with all the genres that she is exceptional at. Absolutely amazing.
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Carol
4 stars.
Will review soon.
Marissa
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mia Sheridan can without a doubt write suspenseful thrillers! The same woman that melted my heart with soulfully sweet books like Archer’s Voice and Kyland, made that very same heart race with fear and pumped my veins full of terrifying adrenaline. Her ability to switch gears is masterful and as with Where the Blame Lies, I loved every minute of it in Where the Truth Lives.

“...all people moved between darkness and light into those gray areas between the two, the only difference between any of t
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CosmicDancer
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

This was a tough book to get into in the beginning, but once I pulled through those first chapters, the reading turned far more pleasing.

In this case we follow Josie's son, Reed, and his love interest Liza. I liked their romance, even if it started a bit backwards.

I generally love thrillers and police procedures but in this case I was a bit bored with it.
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