Murder Notes (Lilah Love, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"The devil is in the details."
Being a Criminal Minds addict and an armchair profiler I enjoyed the hell out of reading Murder Notes. The story is told in Lilah's POV, and there's no denying she's badass. But she's also damaged. Her demons are chasing her and her nightmares are worse than the bloody crime scenes she works as an FBI profiler. In true Lisa Renee Jones style, she weaves a web of secrets and lies leading to an epic finale that we can only imagine in these early stages. As she lays the groundwork and introduces the players my imagination is going wild and my excitement is out of control as I anticipate what is coming next.
Lilah has been away from her hometown for two years. She's running from her past and keeping herself occupied with solving cases. Not even her co-workers understand her ability to get into the heads of the killers to analyze their behavior and read between the lines. There's only one person who has ever understood her, and she left him behind. She left everyone behind. She doesn't want anyone asking questions or reminding her of what happened.
Kane is her past, but he doesn't stay there once her job takes her back to her hometown. You'd think that their two years away from each other would make them strangers, but it doesn't. They still know each other's secrets and have the ability to speak without words. She tells him she hates him. But even I know she's lying.
Of course, I want all my questions answered NOW! But I knew going in that the author would tease me within an inch of my life and leave me hanging. She's known for doing that, and the fact that I come back for more every time proves that she's damn good at it, and that I'll keep doing it. I can't wait to go back to "Otherland" with Lilah Love when Murder Girl is released. The line forms here...