Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Review: Legacy of Lies by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Publisher: Love Inspired
Released: Sept. 14, 2010
217 pages
About the Book:

Evidence from a decades-old murder is the last thing Nicole Keller-Mattson expected to find in her grandmother's backyard. The finger-pointing and accusations aimed at her family were easier to predict. Everyone in Ellendale is eager to blame the Kellers—but after an attack leaves Nicole's grandmother in a coma, only Nicole can clear the family name. With the assistance of police chief Rich Hendricks, she stands a chance of solving the mystery…if she's willing to accept Rich's help. Nicole lost her husband in the line of duty—trusting another cop is too painful. But not trusting Rich could be deadly.


My Rating & Thoughts:    

Nicole finds bones of a baby in her grandmother backyard; the discovery opens a decades old missing baby case. Nicole wants to know what happened and did her grandparents do something she could never imagine them doing. As she searches for answers she fears her grandfather betrayed her grandmother, but because he has passed away she can’t question him. Meanwhile Nicole and her grandmother are attacked leaving her grandmother in coma, unable to answer any questions. I really liked Nicole, she was determined to find answers even when she was scared about what the answers may reveal. Police Chief Rich is determined to get answers and really hopes Nicole’s family is not involved as he is attracted to her and would like to see if they have any chance at a relationship. So many questions come up. I really enjoyed following these characters while they try to figure out what happened 50 years ago and how it connects to the present-day events. Who is still around that wants to protect this secret? I was so invested in needing to know. I was shocked when it was revealed who was assisting the mastermind. One thing I really liked about this story was that even though Nicole and Rich are attracted to each other from the moment they first meet things are kept on a professional level while working the case, the potential relationship does not develop until after the case was solved. 

Favourite Quote: 
“I've never known faith and questions to be mutually exclusive. When we stop asking questions, we stop growing spiritually - or any other way.”
(I purchased my copy of this book; opinions expressed 
in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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