Lie by Night: An Out of Darkness novel

Lie by Night: An Out of Darkness novel

by Cathy Marlowe
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Lie by Night: An Out of Darkness novel by Cathy Marlowe

Lie by Night by Cathy Marlowe

When Emma Bailey's brother disappears, leaving her in possession of dangerous information, there's no one she can turn to for help. Her desperate search for her brother leads her to a remote island where she discovers the one man who can help her is a man she can't trust.

Cole Stevens is on a mission to bring down the drug mastermind who threatens to destroy the lives of his family. His plans take an unexpected turn when Emma runs head first into his investigation. Not only is she a danger to his heart, but her brother is one of his key suspects.

Cole and Emma reluctantly join forces to unravel a web of deceit that reaches deeper into their lives than either had imagined. As the lies unravel they will be forced to choose between fear of betrayal and their willingness to put their emotions on the line in order to save the people they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622661985
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/24/2014
Series: Out of Darkness
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 397,572
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Cathy lives in Missouri where she enjoys the beauty of four seasons with a huge chocolate lab who is everybody's baby, and a small, neurotic rescue dog only a mother could love. She's blessed with a supportive husband, an amazing daughter and two wonderful sons. She started writing children's stories when her daughter and sons were young and she wanted stories for them that both empowered and entertained. Today she writes novels that weave humor and angst into page turning stories that surprise readers while touching their hearts.

When not writing, she coaches soccer, works to create a safe world for children, and designs development solutions for organizations. She loves dark chocolate mint M&Ms accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee, likes the theory of exercise more than the reality, and believes each person has the power to change the world.

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Lie by Night: An Out of Darkness novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Mennina1 More than 1 year ago
Emma's closest relative her brother has gone missing. She receives an note telling her to go to an island. She goes there to rescue him and in stead finds Cole. She realizes in a short amount of time the Cole is also searching for her brother, but she isn't sure if Cole is friend or foe. Cole is using any way possible to take down a drug criminal that has hurt him and his closest family. He thinks that Emma's brother is possibly involved with this drug lord and is a key suspect. Cole and Emma have a history with Emma believing that Cole slept with her brothers fiance. There is such a strong connection between them but she can never betray her brother. Can she trust Cole? Great book. They are searching for Emma's brother as well as trying to find this drug lord who was recently released from a mental ward. There a lot of ups and downs in the book and Emma's character struggles with trying to fight her feelings and then trying to decide if she can trust Cole whom she is falling in love with. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Emma and Cole story is an adventure from the beginning to the end and finding love along the way.
BethILMOMNCA More than 1 year ago
Don’t judge a book by its cover! In this book, there’s a strong element of suspense that is hidden by the hot guy on the cover.  An intriguing plot with unexpected events as Emma desperately searches for her brother with, or in spite of, the frustratingly charming and handsome Cole. Captivating plot, convincing dialogue, and characters you’ll care about.  I love Nora, but I liked Lie by Night even better than the Nora Roberts suspense I read after it!
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
Great read - just the right mix of everything I like in a romantic suspense! "Six months ago hadn’t been their time. Now was not their time. Perhaps their time would never come. That didn’t stop him from wanting it to…" When Emma Bailey’s search for her missing brother literally lands her in the arms of Cole Turner, the man who betrayed her and her brother six months earlier, she has no choice but to turn to him for help, even though she knows she can’t trust him, or her heart. Cole Stevens thought he had met “the one” in Emma Bailey six months ago, but when Emma catches Cole with her brother’s girlfriend in his hotel room, he knows he’s ruined any chance with her he thought he had. When fate lands her in his arms again, right in the middle of his current investigation, he can’t fight the attraction he feels towards her, but he knows he can’t trust her, or his heart. This was such a fabulous read! I’m a big fan of romantic suspense, and this story had just the right mix of everything I like – a sexy hero, a strong and sassy heroine, lots of action, tons of tension, steam and heat between the H/h, some good snarky banter, and a plot that kept me turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. I love when a story keeps me guessing until the end, and this book kept me doing just that! This was such a well written book that left me wanting more – more of the backstory on Cole and the people he works with, more about Emma’s brother Jacob, and lots more of sexy Cole! Cathy Marlowe has produced one fabulous debut novel and I can’t wait to read more in this Out of Darkness series! I received a copy of this book from the Publisher for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently read Lie By Night and it was a fun and intriguing read. I absolutely loved it. The action begins from the very first page. When the story starts, we learn that six months earlier, Cole and Emma have had an electric meeting, one which they both know is magical, but circumstances (and certain forces) have driven them apart. Now they've reconnected in a very exciting way, dependent on each other, but not trusting each other, either. I found myself not only rooting for Cole and Emma to realize what they mean to each other, but for each to achieve their individual goals, and for Zach and Lizzie (Cole's good friends and another wonderful couple) to be safe from the clutches of the evil Alistair, a truly nasty villain who is debonair but evil to the core. There is humor, romance and passion, espionage and tons of adventure in quite a few exotic places. This was a fun, easy read, perfect for the summer.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Emma and Cole have amazing chemistry. I loved being on the edge of my seat, in suspense, while waiting for Jacob to surface throughout the book! At the same time watching Emma and Cole get closer and closer to igniting the flame threatening to burn between them. The hypnotic poison and gas were brilliant! The plot is very cleverly written. (You'd never know this is the author's first novel.) Character development was great! I did not like Cherise! I know that's very catty of me but COME ON!!! She played her role perfectly! If I were Emma I would never let that woman around Cole again! She is untrustworthy! Grant wasn't my favorite character either. Joey, on the other hand, was pretty great. The only problem I had was with the end of the story and the epilogue. The epilogue should have been the end and the HEA should have been the epilogue. Regardless, it was still a fantastic story! I look forward to reading more from this very talented and new author. I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The description of scenes has you envisioning every step as if you could taste the air around the character. A well thought out book. Personally the cover to the book is just fine, afterall it is heavily based on a developing romance and what better than a sexy man on the cover. I enjoyed the story line and the twists and turns along the way. If you like a romantic thriller that isnt heavy in sexual content then this book is for you. Enjoy the adventure!!!
ToryMichaels More than 1 year ago
This was a rockin' fast-paced ride from the get-go. I really enjoyed the suspense and trying to figure out how they were going to catch the bad guy. I found the sexual tension between Cole and Emma to be great and can understand why she might not trust him (she thought she'd found him with another woman some months earlier, just hours after he had hit on her). I enjoyed the bad guys and their plotting, along with some of the tricks they used to hopefully stop the heroes from catching them (it ultimately fails - and I don't consider that a spoiler simply because, well, it's fiction...the good guys almost always win). Interesting use of chemistry and perfume that I wouldn't have ever considered. I did figure out that point before the characters did, but that's only 'cause I was outside of their heads and could see the bigger picture. Emma - truly devoted to her brother and who can blame her? They're all each other have. I hope my girls one day will go as far as she did if big brother ever needed their help. Cole - totally get where he's coming from, though I wanted to smack him for a while with some of his distrust of Emma (then again, under the circumstances, that distrust was understandable - she was keeping secrets from him). A great secondary cast and I'm looking forward to seeing more books in this series. 4-star review! Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
Lie by Night is an Out of Darkness novel by author Cathy Marlowe and the first of her work that I have read.  The cover alone had my attention and the story kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end. Emma Bailey was used to not knowing where her brother was, what type of mission he was off doing, or how long he would be gone for but one thing she always knew was that he would call her every Sunday.  After all, they only had each other as family.  So it was extremely unnerving when she didn’t get that Sunday phone call.  Even more unnerving was the package she received from her brother for her birthday a couple of days later.  Enclosed in the package was a cryptic note telling her not to trust anyone along with some important looking information.  Without a doubt she knew he was in danger and she knew she was the only one that could save him. So she did what any sister would do…packed her bag and went in search for him. Right in the middle of his top-secret investigation into one of the most dangerous operations headed by one of the most devious men, the last person Cole Stevens expected to see was Emma Bailey.  But here she was in a very dangerous spot…literally.  After saving her from her precarious position, he now realizes there is no was she is leaving his side.  For too many reasons to count.  One being she needs help finding her brother, the brother he has a suspicion may be a part of the operation he’s trying to squash.  The operation that has already hurt too many people.  Cole wanted to make sure no one else had to suffer…especially Emma. Each with reservations about working jointly, Emma and Cole decide that maybe working together could actually be beneficial to taking down an operation that time and time again has proved to be infallible.  But as time passes, and they spend more and more time together, their relationship threatens to grow from old acquaintances to so much more. The story line in Lie by Night was intricate and weaved with deceit, drugs, danger, disloyalty, and murder.  It was also weaved with love and compassion.  All of that created a great balance and it kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next.  There were a lot of players in the plot that I was unsure of and that kept me guessing and I really enjoy that aspect of a romantic suspense.  Cole and Emma were well matched and were equally stubborn and yielding when it mattered.  Overall, I was pleased with all facets of this story and the last few chapters had me almost speed-reading because I was so nervous!  My lips are sealed but know that it was intense and, ultimately, very satisfying. Thank you, Cathy, for a fantastic and suspenseful read!
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review*** How far would you go to find your brother or sister? Would you put yourself in potential danger to find him or her? Would your faith and trust in them continue to stand firm despite the mounting evidence that says otherwise? For Emma, the answer is yes to every one of those questions. And you know what? I loved that about her. Despite everything and everyone she faces in her search for her brother Jacob, she is still willing to do whatever it takes to find him, she is still willing to believe her brother is not who everyone says he is. Cole was an agent through and through. For that, I couldn’t blame him for the way he looked at Jacob. With the evidence stacked against him, what else could he do but act in accordance with the law? He’d been through hell once when close friends of his were targeted by the same madman he believes Jacob works for. The love, affection, and protectiveness Emma felt for Jacob is what Cole felt for his friends. Cole and Emma battled constantly throughout this story, each trying to persuade the other of Jacob’s innocence or guilt. Their frustration with each other, with their lack of persuasion powers really showed in the way they come across during those heated moments. I could hear mildly irritated voices raise in volume until they were yelling, snapping at each other. Their arguments circled around the same thing but their passion in what they believed to be true didn’t waver. From the opening line to the end, every word of this book drew me in, made me a part of Cole and Emma’s lives, gave me a front row seat to the action, suspense, and romance. The twists Ms. Marlowe wrote were–wow!–amazing. Some were completely unexpected. But every part made for one hell of a story that I loved from beginning to end.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
What a roller coaster of a ride!  The twists and turns, who can you trust, what is the next step?  Great action story and intense journey for Emma and Cole.  Their immediate connection to each other was nullified through deception and betrayal.  It was a fantastic book to read and watch them grow confidence in their ability to trust.  Their love for each other was sweet and the way they knew each other was incredible.  I loved the way the author took them on a ride and worked all the situations out.  The secondary characters were good and I would so want their backstory, especially Zach and Lizzie, to see how they came to be.  Hopefully we will get more on Grant, Cherise and Jacob.  The only thing I would have liked was a little more to the ending and a little more on Jacob. I did receive this book in exchange for an honest review.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Emma is hunting for her brother who disappeared. He left her with some dangerous information that others would kill to have. She finds herself on an island looking for clues. She finds she isn't alone and a man from her past is there. Cole will do anything to bring down a drug mastermind. His family is in danger and it is up to him to save them. He isn't sure if he can trust Emma and Emma isn't sure about him either. They have feelings for each other but those will be put to the test as trust is always in question. Emma is willing to put herself in danger to save her brother and will stop at nothing to find him and prove he is an innocent. She liked Cole before had things happen that made trust a big issue. She is afraid to share all she knows and has to learn. Cole just wants his family safe and to keep the mastermind from getting to them again. He has made a few mistakes but will do anything to keep from doing them again. He cares for Emma and he has to learn as she does that they can help each other. I really enjoyed this book as the characters were a joy to get to know and to see them slowly form a real relationship with trust and love. They both make a few mistakes along the way and they face lots of danger as well. Emma has something they want and they will do whatever it takes to get that from her. She does great at staying strong and keeping her wits about her. She is smart and uses her brain even in situations where she could have just let jealousy get the best of her. There is lots of heat between the two and they are amazing together. If you like a great action packed and intriguing book be sure to pick this one up.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Emma Bailey is on a mission to find and rescue her brother, Jacob. She meets Cole Stevens who is also looking for him and to see if there is any connection to his deadly adversary. Now her life will never be the same. Danger and intrigue are their constant companion. They may have opposite goals but they need to work together. Can they trust each other enough to get the job done? He is driven and she is stubborn. Add to this their potent sexual attraction and you have a combustible relationship. Is there any chance at a future? This is Cathy Marlowe's first published novel and it's wonderful. What an exhilarating and suspenseful adventure! The characters are amazing. I love a strong, confident woman who can stand up for herself and Emma is certainly that. Cole is her perfect match. He is stubborn, determined and resourceful. Also, they are a passionate couple who share a fiery attraction. The book has great dialogue and colorful secondary characters. Lie by Night is a well-crafted and cleverly plotted story that kept me entertained. I definitely looking forward to more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guys, I really try to be diplomatic about these things but I'm not going to be able to do it. Here's all you need to know. The relationship, the story, and the fact that this professor decided that she would go to a remote island to save her military trained brother is just laughable. Emma is on the hunt for her missing brother, Jacob. On the island she runs into Cole, a man who she met six months before for one night. He was also friends with Jacob but only for like a week? Like I said, super far-fetched. Emma and Cole reluctantly team up together. Although Cole was initially on the island for different reasons. Everything seemed very far-fetched. The main relationship was lukewarm. And it wasn't believable to me. It was very back and forth. But Cole and Emma both felt some sort of connection the first night they met six months ago. Even though that night Cole ended up staying with another woman. Now, I'm not here to dictate what you should or shouldn't read. But I will say that this book wasn't anything that I'll remember or even think about again.