Dark Hearts

Dark Hearts

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by Sharon Sala
     
 

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Some lies never stay buried…

Betsy Jakes was having nightmares, nightmares that could solve a decades-old mystery. And for someone in her small town, that meant she had to die.

When Sam Jakes returns home to help his brother solve their mother's murder, two things shake him to the core. This crime is clearly the work of a serial killer who has

Overview

Some lies never stay buried…

Betsy Jakes was having nightmares, nightmares that could solve a decades-old mystery. And for someone in her small town, that meant she had to die.

When Sam Jakes returns home to help his brother solve their mother's murder, two things shake him to the core. This crime is clearly the work of a serial killer who has struck twice before. And…Lainey Pickett is still in town. The woman he walked away from without an explanation years ago has just walked back into his life. She still holds a grudge—and his heart.

As Sam digs deeper into the murders and thirty-year-old secrets begin to emerge, he finds himself racing against time not only to catch a killer but to keep Lainey, the only woman he'll ever love, from falling victim, too.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Secrets and Lies is a fabulous trilogy replete with numerous twists and turns about a seemingly innocent accident that evolves into a serial murder. The way Sharon Sala uncovers clues and information is ingenious, and you will have to read DARK HEARTS to witness that first hand." -FRESH FICTION on DARK HEARTS

"Sala is a master at telling a story that is both romantic and suspenseful.... With this amazing story, Sala proves why she is one of the best writers in the genre."

-RT Book Reviews on Wild Hearts

"Skillfully balancing suspense and romance, Sala gives readers a nonstop breath-holding adventure."

-Publishers Weekly on Going Once

"Vivid, gripping...this thriller keeps the pages turning."
-Library Journal on Torn Apart

"Sala's characters are vivid and engaging."
-Publishers Weekly on Cut Throat

"Sharon Sala is not only a top romance novelist, she is an inspiration for people everywhere who wish to live their dreams."
-John St. Augustine, host, Power!Talk Radio WDBC-AM, Michigan

"Veteran romance writer Sala lives up to her reputation with this well-crafted thriller."
-Publishers Weekly on Remember Me

"[A] well-written, fast-paced ride."
-Publishers Weekly on Nine Lives

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778318774
Publisher:
MIRA
Publication date:
03/29/2016
Series:
Secrets and Lies Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
43,766
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Sala is a native of Oklahoma and a member of Romance Writers of America. She is a NYT, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, WaldenBooks mass market, Bestselling author of 85 plus books written as Sharon Sala and Dinah McCall. She's a 7 time RITA finalist, Janet Dailey Award winner, 5 time National Reader's Choice Award winner, 4 time Career Achievement Award from RT Magazine, 4 time winner of Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence.

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Dark Hearts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Awesome trio loved all three
Anonymous 8 months ago
ReadsWithGranddaughters More than 1 year ago
I loved this final book in this Secrets and Lies series. Wow! I also loved the whole series and how book one and two are not resolved until the end of book three. This is Sam Jakes and Lainey Pickett's story, as well as the continuation of the main characters and story line. This small town of Mystic, West Virginia is full of secrets and lies, just like the name of the series. I won't give away anything and highly recommend that if you have not read Wild Hearts and Cold Hearts, that you have all three books and read them one after the other. It has a rapid pace and never lets up in its excitement and suspense. It takes the love of family and friends along with support from the town to help stop this mayhem that started from an incident that happened in the 1980s. What a thriller!
DelynnDR More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in the Secrets and Lies trilogy and what a great perfect ending it was,this is everything you could want in a book second chance at love,a mystery and the love of your family.Sharon Sala is the queen of romantic suspense and she never dissappoints.Absolutely loved it highly recommend the trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has everything you need in a suspensful romance novel. The last of three - part "Hearts" series, it is a story that is sad sometimes, so very sweet most of the times and im really going to miss the Jakes family....hated to say goodby to Sam as well as Trey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a heart breaking and heart warming way to end a series! Love her books!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A series' conclusion, that left me breathless. Absolutely fantastic romantic suspense, where the romance and mystery are twined together perfectly. Since the book one, the author has given some clues to the reader who might have been behind the heinous, senseless murders in the small town in the mountains of Virginia. Even when part of the story is told from the murderer's point of view, the true identity still manages to surprise. The story is flowing off the pages so seamlessly, it was impossible to put down, until the case was solved. The fear and tension in the town are palpable, the frustration of the law enforcement high, since there seems to be no evidence to point out to any direction. The tragic murder of their mother, brings the recluse son, Sam to the town. He had his reasons to stay away, the reasons no one truly understood, until they meet him again after a decade. The scars the war left on him, are not only outside, but the PTSD flares up, when you least expect, and he wanted to keep his loved ones safe, from himself. The reunion with Lainey is oddly beautiful in its brutality. It shows that no one is safe from the tragedies of life, and puts both Sam and Lainey on the same line immediately. I absolutely loved them together, how the angst and drama of their circumstances was enough, and the author just lets them love and cherish each other, after the long separation. Their honesty, loyalty, and love for each other was stunning, and so graceful. All the characters in the story are well built, and have levels of depth, that made them alluring. They are the kinds of people you want to spend your time with, and get to know them, lovable, charming, and utterly captivating. In the midst of the thrilling and heart-stopping mystery, that leaves several families devastated, two broken souls finally find their way back to each other, if only they can stay alive, to have the second chance with each other ~ Five Spoons