Independent and tenacious journalist Vivian DeMarco is back in Walton, Georgia, for one reason — to do her job and get out. When her boss suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances, Vivian’s only hope for finding the truth — and the next big story — is small-town law enforcement’s lanky poster boy, Deputy Ryan Frost. But the deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes. False leads, incriminating emails, and someone called the Watcher force Vivian to fight for answers — and her life.
Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters has it all. Danger, suspense, romance, and murder are on these pages. The cast of characters are the perfect fit for this story. A young woman comes back not planning to stay long…and ends up staying forever. She feels lost at first, but due to her boss, Vivian feels like she belongs there again. It’s not too soon before danger pops up. Vivian is informed about a big story. One that can be a career breaker. Only she finds out that informant is dead and the story is lost. But then enters a man she once knew. Chemistry breaks out and the risks escalate as they work on solving the mystery.
Vivian is a take action kind of heroine. She’s smart and kind. I enjoy watching her as she found her way. Finding where she belongs, a new love, and a forever home. Plus, she finds a new career. Next, there is Ryan.
Ryan is the typical alpha hero is clearly besotted with the heroine. He can’t think straight when he’s around Vivian. However, he knows she’s in danger and together they make a great team. Ryan is determined to keep Vivian alive and to catch the murderer.
Overall, this was a perfect read. A romantic suspense novel I recommend to all readers.