Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Splintered Lies


Author: Diane Adams and RJ Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781614956723
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The death of his wife and unborn son in an auto accident devastated Joe Christie. His grief is made worse when it’s discovered his wife had been exposed to an inhibitor drug that would have adversely affected the baby, had he lived. Knowing this hurts both him and his wolf, making their desire to kill hard to control.

Nick Alexander might be Joe’s best friend but he’s loved him since they were kids. He only stepped aside because he wanted Joe to be happy, but now Mara’s gone and Joe needs to heal and move forward before his grief kills him. They might be in the middle of a case but Nick’s determined to regain Joe’s love, but first they have to stay alive.

Splintered Lies is the final release in Diane Adams and RJ Scott’s In the Shadow of the Wolf trilogy. With the ongoing storyline and recurring characters, you should read the books in order.

It’s been awhile since the release of book 2 and I was beginning to give up hope but I can now say I didn’t wait in vain. Splintered Lies is a good addition to the series and wraps up the various loose ends and relationships found throughout the story. Yes, I admit I’ve managed to come up with more questions about the future of the characters, but like all things—it must come to an end.

There were difficult moments in the first two books but Joe grieving over the death of his wife and son seems worse. He still has feelings for Nick, making him feel disloyal to his dead wife. The whole book’s a well written emotional rollercoaster filled with pain, anger, grief, guilt and danger. The only real bright spot in this complicated plot is near the end with Corbin and Mark. Even Joe and Nick’s relationship is filled with pain and angst for most of the story. So much so, I wondered if the authors could believably resolve it. I’m happy to say they managed to successfully weave the mystery subplot into Joe and Nick’s unconventional romance and came out with a satisfying ending. Enjoy.

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