Audio: Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 @CrisDukehart ‏#BrillianceAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted March 19, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 13 Comments

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Audio: Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh @MelindaLeigh1 @CrisDukehart ‏#BrillianceAudio #LoveAudiobooks Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Series: Morgan Dane #5
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 19, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 34 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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When a retired sheriff’s deputy is shot to death in his home, his troubled teenage stepson, Evan, becomes the prime suspect. Even more incriminating, the boy disappeared from the scene of the crime.

Desperate to find her son, Evan’s mother begs PI Lance Kruger for help. She knows her son is innocent. Kruger and defense attorney Morgan Dane want to believe that too, but the evidence against the boy is damning. Just as the trail goes cold, another deputy vanishes. His shocking connection to Evan’s stepfather throws the investigation into chaos as Lance and Morgan fear the worst…that Evan is the killer’s new target.

With so many secrets to unravel, will Lance and Morgan find him before it’s too late?

I requested this immediately when I saw it, since I am up to date with the Morgan Dane series . It is on Kindle Unlimited, with the audio version also.  Secrets Never Die is another new and dangerous case with children in the crosshairs as our team is still recovering.

Sharp, Morgan, and Lance continue to outwit and intelligently investigate better than the law enforcement.  They have a better rapport with witnesses and victims with their compassionate, quick minds.   The pace was brutal as they tried to save the innocent. The area is having difficulty finding a new sheriff who is qualified and capable.

I enjoyed their personal developments also.  They are putting an addition on the house, working on parenting,  recovering from the flu, and trying to plan their wedding.  Sharp is struggling to recover. He is also trying to define his feelings about Olivia.

I love these stories so much!  Now I have to wait for Save Your Breath (September).  In the meantime, I can go back for the earlier Scarlett Falls series, set in this world.


Cris Dukehart is the expected voice here for me.  The voices for males and females are comfortable, with distinct ones for different characters.  I was able to enjoy the performance at 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination.

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Posted March 19, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 13 Comments

13 responses to “Audio: Secrets Never Die by Melinda Leigh

  1. Oh, yep, same here. I had to have this as soon as it was available. It was another exciting one and I am so glad she released two Morgan Dane’s this year. 🙂

  2. I will check out the first books in this series, since this sounds like something right up my ally! glad you enjoyed it