Book Review: Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJones

Book Review: Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJonesMurder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones
on March 27, 2018
Genres: Dark Romance
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As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.
Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?


“Death simply becomes me. In fact, some might say I’m so fucked up that I do death better than I do life. And while death is attracted to me, my own is not appealing.”

Wow. Wow. Wow. This one was all kinds of nothing I expected. Lisa has outdone herself, honestly my favorite by her, the first in this romantic suspense series. Lilah Love is an FBI profiler. She’s a no nonsense heroine that holds her own. She’s the best in her field, and thinks like a killer. She has to, in order to become them catching them before their next victim turns up in a pool of blood. She’s kind of fascinating. Complex and complicated.
Lilah’s instincts are seldom wrong, and trust isn’t something she’s familiar with. A plot full or twists and turns, secrets and lies, and a series of dead bodies that lead her home to the Hampton’s, the hometown she desperately never wanted to step foot in again.  The town where her father is mayor, her brother the local police chief, and her ex is Kane Mendez, the one and only crime lord of the infamous Mendez Cartel. I couldn’t read fast enough, I wanted to figure this out and see who’s name, or who’s body came up next. The layers were captivating, the characters riveting. Murder Notes was well paced with great word smithing. I’m absolutely in this one for the long haul. Well done Ms. Jones.

“For the guilty, it’s all about denying your own ability to do such a thing, and denial can be a slow, brutal sword that carves you inside out.”


About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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