About the Book
Book: Lethal Cover-Up
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: July 27, 2021
Some secrets are dangerous…
But uncovering the truth could be deadly.
Border patrol officer Madison Steele knows her sister Leah’s fatal car crash was no accident. Someone’s willing to kill to cover up a pharmaceutical company’s deadly crime of distributing tainted drugs. Now they are after Madison to tie off loose ends. But with her high school sweetheart, Canadian police constable Tucker Reed, at her side, can Madison expose the company’s deadly plan before she becomes the next victim?
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After receiving a chilling phone call moments before her sister's fatal car crash, Madison knows that Leah's death wasn't an accident. Police constable Tucker Reed, Madison's high school sweetheart is placed on the case, can they catch the killers before their deadly pattern continues?
An action packed read, that starts on a sad note. Her sisters death brings Tucker back into Madison's life, as she struggles to make sense of the twisted web that her sister was trying to uncover. I liked Madison and Tucker's relationship, and how Tucker encourages her to not give up on her faith. They have great interaction and chemistry throughout.
Overall a well written, and highly entertaining read, with great characters and emotional depth. Madison is going through a lot of tough things, dealing with a lot of loss, and I really liked how Tucker was there for her and supportive throughout. There is a lot going on, the plot is well balanced, between the strong backstory and the current danger. A fantastic fast paced read.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About the Author
Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.
More from Darlene
The Hidden Staircase, The Secret of the Old Clock, The Sign of the Twisted Candles—these were just some of my favorite Nancy Drew books. I couldn’t get enough of them growing up! My family often saw me with my nose stuck in one of Nancy’s many tales. When I was finished with those, I’d sneak my brother’s Hardy Boy books and devour them too. This is where my love of writing and of a good mystery/suspense began.
Creating stories in the romantic suspense genre was a natural journey for me. I had always wanted to be a policewoman after watching Charlie’s Angels (they even kicked butt while wearing high heels…what could be better than that?!), Cagney and Lacey, Police woman, Murder She Wrote, etc. My love for all-things-mystery carried into my adult life. Who doesn’t love Sydney Bristow and Kate Beckett?
I enjoy creating strong female characters in a law enforcement role. Madison Steele fits the bill head on as she works to bring down a ruthless pharmaceutical company. While she has nerves of steel, I also wanted to make her vulnerable. In the beginning Madison loses her long-lost sister in a heart-wrenching crash. One she knows was not an accident. This thrusts her into a deadly pursuit of the perpetrators with her estranged high school sweetheart, Tucker Reed, by her side.
I wrote this book during the tough year our world faced living in the unknown. Madison and Tucker are stuck in their own fears but eventually find hope. Hope in the unknown and hope in knowing God is in control and with us—no matter the circumstances. We just need to know where to look.
I hope you enjoy reading Madison and Tucker’s story as much as I loved crafting it. I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me through my website www.darlenelturner.com and also sign up for Darlene’s Diary newsletter to receive exclusive subscriber giveaways.
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