Her husband's a dangerous criminal.
Yet Maria Fraser has turned a blind eye to his activities and other women for the past fourteen years.
Now all that is about to change.
When her husband is murdered, Maria finds herself working closely with Detective Jack McKenzie. For his part, McKenzie comes to see her as a real woman and not the glamorous arm-candy her husband had insisted in presenting to the world.
McKenzie likes what he sees.
Is he falling for the most important witness in an ongoing murder investigation? Can he unravel the lies and expose the secrets to uncover the truth?
Or, will his growing relationship with Maria take him down the same path as her husband?
Secrets and Lies, book 1 in Enemies of the City from Karen Frances is LIVE and in KU
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Secrets and Lies by Karen Frances was gripping and intense and I can't wait for the next book.
This isn't my normal kind of read, I don't normally go for crime, suspense kind of reads but I am so glad I did and I will be coming back for more. Everything was balanced just right, I was quickly enveloped in the story through the ease of the authors writing and the action, suspense and hotness kept me hooked.
Please note this cannot be read as a standalone and I read this through my kindle unlimited, so I will eagerly be awaiting book 2.
Maria Fraser, wife of the notorious gang lord. The woman who has turned a blind eye to many crimes over the years. The woman who has lost herself.
I was instantly hooked on this book. After years of marriage Maria discovers her husband for the monster he is when she stumbles across an interrogation in the basement of one of his clubs and what she see's gives her not only chills but leaves her in disbelief and disgust at the monster she married and shares a bed with.
When Maria's husband is murdered and other murders begin to happen Detective Jack McKenzie keeps a close eye o Maria but after interviewing her in hospital can't help but feel pulled towards her. There's attraction for both of them until it leads to more.
"We live in different worlds, but with his skin against mine and his soft kisses trailing my neck, you’d never know we shouldn’t be together. This is a secret that can’t be shared. Not ever".
A risky relationship, a forbidden relationship i the eyes of the law, a suspect and Gangsters wife but the attraction is too strong for both of them.
"For the first time in my life, I willingly surrender myself to a man. I’m allowing him dominance over me and my body. This time, I’m not a victim. I’m not weak. I’m full of passion and burning desire for a man who I know could ruin me."
I will be eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this story. If this was a complete story I have o doubt that I would have given this 5 star.