Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What Lies Behind by J.T. Ellison (Dr. Samantha Owens #4)


Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author J. T. Ellison delivers another riveting novel featuring the incomparable Dr. Samantha Owens

Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a routine police investigation in her neighborhood has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she jumps at the chance and immediately realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide—a crime of passion—is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play…

As Fletch and Sam try to understand what and who they are dealing with, they are summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. It's up to Sam and Fletch to uncover what lies behind the deception as the threat of bioterrorism is exposed, and her boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, may be in the line of fire.

Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against very powerful people at every stage in the investigation. No one is who they appear to be and with every minute that passes, the danger escalates. It's Sam's most complex case yet and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.

My review: What Lies Behind by J.T. Ellison (Dr. Samantha Owens #4)


Lot of drama, mystery, action  and terror.  Some swear words, and violence.  You don't who to trust or where it is going to go.

Dr. Samantha Owens is the main character.  She is teaching and newly working with FBI.  She is no longer a medical examiner.  A crime has taken place close to her home.  She spies on it. 
Samantha texts her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher to see if he got the case.

Xander Whitfield is now working as a personal security.  They are out of town.  He has to bring his old talents back in use.

Darren Fletcher meets with Samantha and tells her a little about the crime while at breakfast. While eating Sam gets a text asking her to step in as a FBI Agent and go to the briefing for him while he is out of town.

Samantha and Fletcher walk through the crime scene and with in minutes she tells him that it was not what it looked like but a double murder.  Also finds deadly viruses in the apartment.

There is a lot of murder, and assassins and terrorists that keep them all busy.  You don't want to put the book down till the end.

The setting for most of the book was Washington D.C. and currant year.

I have read all four Dr. Samantha Owens books and like her.  She is a strong female character that has gone through a lot. I want to see more of her.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin.  I agreed to give a honest review of What Lies Behind.

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