Two Lethal Lies

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A love to die for...

On the run since his daughter was born, Mitch Turner has concealed a truth so dangerous, its discovery could jeopardize both their lives. But when a series of shocking murders hits their newfound home, the trail leads straight to Mitch. With the police out for blood and his daughter ripped from his arms, he has nowhere to turn—until a beautiful stranger offers her help.

Neesy Brown has made mistakes in her life, yet she ...

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Overview

A love to die for...

On the run since his daughter was born, Mitch Turner has concealed a truth so dangerous, its discovery could jeopardize both their lives. But when a series of shocking murders hits their newfound home, the trail leads straight to Mitch. With the police out for blood and his daughter ripped from his arms, he has nowhere to turn—until a beautiful stranger offers her help.

Neesy Brown has made mistakes in her life, yet she refuses to believe this mysterious man is a killer. There's a strength in his broad shoulders that draws her to him and a weariness in his eyes that she longs to ease. As the murders tear her small town apart, she vows to help Mitch find his missing child. But a cunning predator is pulling them deeper and deeper into his fatal game. And the price of losing is the child—and the future—they could both share...

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TERRIFIC PRAISE FOR ANNIE SOLOMON AND ONE DEADLY SIN:

"You'll want to sleep with one eye open and keep the light on after reading One Deadly Sin. Delivers the one-two punch of thrill-a-minute danger and unforgettable characters."
—Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author

"A book you won't want to miss. Engaging characters, tight plot, and plenty of sizzle."
—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author

"An electrifying thriller...Solomon just gets better with each new outing!" —RT Book Reviews

BLACKOUT:

"Hooks you from the first page and never lets you go...Rising fast to the top of the romantic suspense genre, Solomon doesn't disappoint."
RT Book Reviews

"An enticing read...Solomon's latest is twisty and diverting, with well-written action sequences and a winning lead." —Publishers Weekly

LIKE A KNIFE:

"A nail biter through and through. Absolutely riveting."

New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446178457
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

A native New Yorker, RITA-winning author Annie Solomon has been dreaming up stories since she was ten. After a twelve-year career in advertising, where she rose to Vice President and Head Writer at a mid-size agency, she abandoned the air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps of her professional life for her first love—romance. An avid knitter and mother of a daughter attending college, she now lives in Nashville with her husband. You can visit her Web site at www.anniesolomon.net.

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Two Lethal Lies


By Solomon, Annie

Forever

Copyright © 2010 Solomon, Annie
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780446178457

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The man gazed down at the body stretched before him. She’d been a pretty thing. A bit scrawny, perhaps, but with the makeup removed and her face in sleep’s repose, she had the bare, otherworldly look of an angel.

Then again, he always saw his brides that way. Sisters of Mercy. Chaste, docile, patiently awaiting the intimate piercing that would join them forever.

He stroked her arm, caressing the limb from the shoulder all the way down to the wrist, watching the play of vein and artery below the soft skin. The sight thrilled him—as much for its own sake as for what he knew was coming.

He tried to prolong the moment, to control his breathing and the rising excitement. Before he’d learned to have power over his impulses, he’d squandered the precious fluid. Even now he could wait only a few seconds. Compelled, he found the blue vein still pulsing in her arm, gently, carefully squeezed the needle in, and began the ritual. As the bags filled with the deep claret blood, his heart filled with a fevered, zealous devotion. In that moment, he would have done almost anything for the creature in front of him.

He crooned a soft hymn as he drained her. Brushed the hair back from her pale, pale skin. Sweet child. Sweet, sacred child.

There would always be things in this world that could not be explained. Just as there would always be people who tried to explain them. A bad childhood. A bad set of genes. God’s will. He smiled. Or the Devil’s.

But the fact was, the most important things had no explanation. Life and death were true mysteries.

But as humans, we weren’t just empty bottles whipped down the road by the wind. We could take action. We could spurt seed into a fertile womb or steal air from healthy lungs.

In this way we became the myth ourselves. The Creator. The Destroyer. The One Who Acts.

Not because we hate or love, but because we can.

There was no better reason for doing what he did.

Because he could. Like God, the ultimate actor.

Just as it has pleased God throughout the ages to slaughter the innocent, it pleased him to watch the life seep out of his silent sacrifice.

When it was done, and her heart had stopped, he secured her gift in the cooler, dating it carefully.

Then he kissed her serene forehead and her bloodless lips, picked up the blade, and carved out her eyes.



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Excerpted from Two Lethal Lies by Solomon, Annie Copyright © 2010 by Solomon, Annie. Excerpted by permission.
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  • Posted August 8, 2010

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    Two lies add up to one great book from start to finish

    Mitchell "Mitch" Turner has been successfully on the run with his daughter for the last 11 years keeping her safe and staying under the radar. Mitch does not tell Julia that the reality of all this running was a result of his brother Dutch who is perfect on the outside with a monster living on the inside. Mitch witnessed his brother's evil and knows what a psychopath he is and that the only pleasure Dutch receives in life is destroying anyone or anything that Mitch cares about. Once Julia was born Mitch knew that he could not let Dutch hurt her so running and hiding in the shadows, doing everything in his power to keep his daughter safe and away from his brother was his only goal in life.

    Julia was tired of hiding and when they settled through a set of coincidences in the town of Crossroads she bargained for time to make friends and go to school. Mitch knew the danger this settling could create but he had to give her a few months to be a kid and know the life other children lived. Working to make ends meet Mitch became a short order cook and there met Nessy Brown who was everything innocent and pure about life that had hardened him. She flirted enough to give him the message she was interested and Mitch knew that his answer should be no but he could not resist the temptation to know again the wonders of another's touch.

    Just as things seemed to be going normal for Mitch and Julia a knock on the door changes everything and all the secrets come spilling out and the lies Mitch has been telling for so long are exposed. Accusations fly and every alphabet agency with a bad attitude and holding long unrelenting grudges want a piece of him. The local police think he murdered a reporter, the FBI think he is a serial killer and everyone in town is accusing him of horrific and terrifying crimes that Mitch swears he never committed. But being on the run for so long does not show innocence but guilt and his brother is now back in the picture and his accusation is the worst of all since he says Julia is his child and that Mitch kidnapped her.

    Mitch knows that he can't keep Julia safe behind a prison cell so with luck and bad weather on his side he begins his escape and starts tracking down where Dutch took Julia and tries to figure out how to get her back - alive. With Nessy on his side and serving up a dose of reality and love he follows the clues that his brother is leaving knowing that time is not on his side and the end result will not be a happy trip to Disney World if he does not get to Julia immediately and free her from the devil's grip.

    Wow what a ride this book is and one you do not want to get off of. Every time you have the situation figured out you are taken on another road that is even more exciting that the last one and the tenacity of Mitch and Nessy's relationship is one for the ages because they have everything thrown at them and still never give up on one another. Thanks Ms. Solomon for writing such an amazing tail of the darkness in life and the light that brings us out of it.

    Mary Gramlich is The Reading Reviewer located at www.marygramlich.com

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2010

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    Annie literally is the queen of suspense. The characters were real, the plot was intense and the romance was oh-so-steamy. You won't want to put it down!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2010

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    The romance takes a needed back seat to the exhilarating Cain and Abel war between the brothers

    Mitch Turner knew his brother Dutch was a vicious psychopath who gave the appearance of being a kind person. When his daughter Julia was born eleven years ago, he knew his monster sibling would go after his niece. Thus Mitch took Julia and ran away with her.

    However, Julia is tired of running and wants to go to school and make friends like other tweeners do. Reluctantly, Mitch stops at Crossroads, Tennessee so his beloved daughter can have some normalcy. He becomes a short order cook and meets Neesy Brown. They are attracted to one another, but soon he is exposed as a killer by the Crossroad cops and a decade long serial killer by the FBI. Dutch insists Julia is his child; kidnapped by Mitch. The endangered child is given to her artist uncle while her real father is incarcerated. Mitch escapes and with Neesy at his side searches for his insane but clever sibling in order to save the life of his daughter.

    The romance takes a needed back seat to the exhilarating Cain and Abel war between the brothers. Fast-paced from the moment father and daughter stop in Tennessee, fans anticipate the sibling showdown. Although Mitch's escape (from detention) depends too much on coincidence, readers will appreciate the fraternal war as the stakes are Julia and Neesy.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

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    Too Good To Miss

    Author Annie Solomon is a native to New York, a RITA-winner, and has been dreaming up stories since she was ten. After a twelve-year career in advertising, where she rose to Vice President and Head Writer at a mid-size agency, she abandoned her professional life for her first love, romance. Other titles include: Dead Ringer, Like A Knife, Dead Shot, Tell Me No Lies, Black Out, One Deadly Sin, and Blind Curve. An avid knitter and soap opera fan, she now resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and daughter.

    Mitch Turner has been on the run since his daughter was born, concealing a truth so horrifying it could endanger not only both their lives, but anyone they dare to associate with. After accidentally getting involved with a family in Tennessee, Mitch finally gives in to his eleven-year-old daughter, Jules, and agrees to stay temporarily in the quaint community. But when a series of murders occur in their newfound home, leading straight Mitch, and his daughter is ripped from him, he only has one person to turn to. Neesy Brown has made her share of mistakes, especially in the male department, but this one tops them all. Except she's having a hard time believing the quiet, charismatic man, who loves his daughter so much, can be who they say he is. Mitch knows it's too dangerous to lean on Neesy, but she's vowed to help them, and his deep-buried emotions are surfacing, causing a rippling attraction they can't deny. As a cunning predator pulls them deeper into his sick game, the price of losing could be all Mitch holds dear.

    I gotta hand it to Annie Solomon, she's an author who knows her conflict like no other. It adds tension, dimension, and page-turning intensity. Starting in Tennessee, moving to Florida, and ending in New York, the setting was well-crafted and researched, drawing you into the surroundings. The hero and heroine were believable, wanting me to root for them all the way. The villain was as masterful as he was demented. I still have chills. But behind all that was a sweet, emotional tale about two broken souls in need of redemption. Brilliant. This book had a strong secondary cast as well, adding to the emotional punch. A must read!

    Kelly Moran,
    Author of SUMMER'S ROAD
    and Reviewer for Bookpleasures

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