Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cold Deception (Dark Mountain #1) by D.B. Tait

Secrets, lies, deception. That's what it takes to stay alive.

At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. Ten years later, she's ready to put the past behind her and get on with her life. But someone won't let her. Someone will do anything to drive Julia away, including murder.

As the body count rises, Julia is forced to accept the help of Dylan Andrews, a cop with dark secrets of his own. Unfortunately help has a cost. Dylan is digging into Julia's past, uncovering secrets she is desperate to keep.

Julia must keep Dylan at a distance, or else risk her own safety, and the safety of everyone she loves…

For 10 years, Julia was in prison for a crime that she admitted to doing. When she was released, she returned to her old town. Some people thought her past action was justified, but others saw her as a cold murderer. She has her secrets... Unfortunately, some people won't let go of the past.

"In my experience avoiding the truth is never a good move. It always comes out, sometimes in the most inconvenient ways."

Detective Dylan is in the middle of solving a drug crime, and he is adamant that Julia's knowledge is the key. In the beginning, he's cold to Julia because he didn't think that she had the right to act as a "judge, jury, and executioner." They slowly warm up to each other, but he knows that Julia is holding some major secrets.

The chemistry between Julia and Dylan was wonderful. There were some moments where I thought Julia was an idiot, but DB Tait does a great job on explaining how Julia rationalized her decisions. I wouldn't say that this made my heart race, but it did keep me on my toes. I am definitely going to read the next book in the series.