Monday, May 27, 2019

Review - Bold Lies

Title:   Bold Lies
Author:  Rachel Lynch
Series:  DI Kelly Porter #5
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Canelo
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  313
Date of Publication:  May 27, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

An investigation leads Kelly back to her former command… and the ex who betrayed her

A brutal murder in the Lake District.

A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s west end.

Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to DI Kelly Porter to follow the trail – all the way to the capital.

Back amongst old colleagues and forced to work alongside her calculating ex, DCI Matt Carter, Kelly must untangle a web of deceit that stretches into the highest echelons of power. A place where secrets and lies are currency and no obstacle is insurmountable.

The Detective Kelly Porter Series: Dark Game Deep Fear Dead End Bitter Edge Bold Lies


DI Kelly Porter is in a good place in her life. She is in a relationship with Johnny, who works for mountain rescue. Kelly and Johnny work together on certain cases. However, the most recent murder case that Kelly is on leads her back to London - and to face her ex, DCI Matt Carter. Kelly's case is critical, so dealing with Matt at the same time certainly is not easy.

Beyond dealing with Matt, Kelly is shocked to discover that the horrid murder, which was actually a double assassination involving a secret lab, has far reaches involving incredible deceit. No doubt this raises many questions that Kelly must unravel.

Bold Lies is the fifth book in the DI Kelly Porter series. I adore this series! I have read all four previous titles and have really come to know Kelly and the other supporting characters. This series keeps on getting better and better and this indeed was my favorite. I really loved how Kelly had to deal with such a serious case, while balancing her old relationship with someone that she was forced to temporarily work with. I must admit to worrying about Kelly's relationship with Johnny. This is simply an example of the layers that Rachel Lynch adds to her stories.

For an excellent addition to your reading library, I highly recommend this entire series. The first four books in the series are Dark Game, Deep Fear, Deep End and Bitter Edge. I am quite eager for this series to continue.

Many thanks to Canelo and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years.

A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.

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