#BookReview: A Season To Lie by Emily Littlejohn

a season to lieAbout the Book

In Emily Littlejohn’s follow-up to her acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, a twisted killer stalks his prey in the dead of winter.

On a cold dark night in February, as a blizzard shrieks through Cedar Valley, police officer and new mother Gemma Monroe responds to an anonymous report of a prowler at the local private high school, The Valley Academy. In her idyllic Colorado small town, Gemma expects the call was just a prank by a bored teenager.

But there in the snow lies the savaged body of a man whose presence in town was meant to be a secret. And a disturbing message left by his killer promises more death to come.

This is only the beginning . . .

Nothing is as it seems in Cedar Valley and stories, both fact and fiction, ensnare Gemma as her investigation moves from the halls of an elite academy to the forests that surround Cedar Valley.

Against a backdrop of bleak winter weather, stymied by those who would lie to protect what is dearest to them, Gemma hunts a ruthless killer before he strikes again in A Season to Lie.

My Review

I do love me a good thriller, and got the vibes right away that I was going to enjoy A Season To Lie. I was easily pulled into the story, and the drama kicks off right away. I could tell that there was a novel prior to this (Inherit the Bones) because some of the back story was brought up, but this was easily read as a stand alone for me. I will say it made me want to read the first book for sure, because I really enjoyed Emily Littlejohn’s writing. Plenty of twists and turns, questionable characters, and a solid mystery that I didn’t piece together until just before the ending played out. I would recommend if you enjoy thriller style reads.

4 stars

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