Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Review: Deadly Secret by Tara Thomas




My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I can't wait for the finale!

The Sons of Broad series keeps getting better and better as Bea Jacobs and Knox Benedict become the next ones to become embroiled in the mystery surrounding the Gentleman.

Unbeknown to everyone, Bea and Knox are secretly married. Knox is the upstanding brother of the Benedict family and this information alone is out of character for him. However, as deadly details unfold the pair are also pulled into the tangled web of deceit and murder.

Although I'd already worked out the discovery revealed at the end of this novel, it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the narrative so far. Ms Thomas has done a wonderful job of incorporating all the characters we've met previously, keeping them relevant as uncovered clues begin to fit together like a jigsaw. All the while retaining the focus on protagonist couple.

I love how the story draws you in as each new clue and twist presents itself. Some of the information is predictable, however, it doesn't lessen the overall appeal and kept me engaged and guessing the whole time. I love it when the narrative actively enticed me into trying to solve the clues while I wonder if I'm on the same train of thought as the author...or not!

Not surprisingly, I can't wait for the final conclusive instalment of this compelling series featuring Kipling and Alyssa and tentatively wonder if I've correctly guessed the identity of the Gentleman.

***arc received courtesy of St Martin's Paperbacks via NetGalley***

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In this next novel in the stunning romantic suspense Sons of Broad series from Tara Thomas comes a novel of deadly games and uninhibited passion. In the sultry streets of Charleston, one family, ruled by its powerful, take-no-prisoners sons, has risen to the top. But a ruthless serial killer is out to destroy them…and everyone they hold close…

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Knox Benedict is known as the Saint. He’s the upstanding son of the Benedict family, the moral backbone, the one who sets his entire life by the world of rules and constraints he’s created for himself. But Knox Benedict has a secret. A secret that has unleashed the intense passion, the fierce hunger that lives deep within him. A secret he’d live and die for. But a deadly enemy of the Benedict’s is about to take Knox’s hidden life and fling it out into the open…and in the process, begin a dangerous game.

Bea was never supposed to be Knox Benedict’s wife. They were rivals, locked in a dead heat on opposite sides of a negotiation table, supposed to fight tooth and nail. Instead, she took one look at those smoldering Benedict eyes and knew there would be no loving anyone else. But when Bea’s investigation into Benedict industries leads to an attack that leaves her for dead, Bea knows she has to follow through with what she’s started – just as Knox knows he must keep his secret wife safe, even if it means sacrificing everything he knows.

As an enemy strikes closer and closer to Bea with every waking day, Bea and Knox must race to uncover the truth, before it’s too late.