Twisted Truth

  • Title: Twisted Truth
  • Author: Melinda Leigh Kate Rudd
  • ISBN: 9781543659887
  • Page: 214
  • Format: MP3 CD
  • Twisted Truth When Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired he faces a familiar sight a double homicide However he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement The terrified child refuses to
    When Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired, he faces a familiar sight a double homicide However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement The terrified child refuses to speak, but Seth knows he is the key to something sinister.Reluctantly, Seth calls the only social worker he trusts with the traumatized boy his wife Carly is recovering fWhen Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired, he faces a familiar sight a double homicide However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement The terrified child refuses to speak, but Seth knows he is the key to something sinister.Reluctantly, Seth calls the only social worker he trusts with the traumatized boy his wife Carly is recovering from her own trauma suffered on the job, but she can t turn away from this case, not from another child in trouble With torrential rain bearing down, threatening to isolate their little town in a killer flood, Seth and Carly know the best way to keep the boy safe from danger is to take him back to their farm.But danger is as relentless as the storm And it s following them all the way home.

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    About Melinda Leigh Kate Rudd


    1. Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker A life long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book The process was much fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career Melinda s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers She is a RITA Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate She s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and taught women s self defense She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination Find out about Melinda by visiting melindaleigh.


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    1. Detective Seth Harding receives a call of possible shots fired and rushes to the scene only to make a gruesome discovery, two victims have been gunned down in their home. As the property is being searched another shocking discovery is made when they find a young boy being held in the basement chained up. The child obviously is completely afraid of the detectives as they try to free him from his prison so Seth calls in his wife who works for CPS. Carly is still reeling from a previous case but kn [...]

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    2. Having never heard ofMelinda Leigh (I know shame on me!) this novella seemed like a perfect taste test of her writing. A double homicide with a surprise find, a child chained in the basement, this sounded like my kind of book. So I ignored the fact that it's listed as a romance (ARGH! Get it away from me!) and instead focused on the mystery and thriller categorisation (WOOHOO!) and dived in. This was fun!I don't know about you but I innately trust a book that has a sentence like "Small Town Rul [...]

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    3. Shots Fired! Detective Seth Harding is called to the scene of a double homicide a young couple killed in their bedroom. It's a horrific scene and questioning neighbors, no one knows much about them.Checking the perimeter of the house, Harding finds an outside entrance. He is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement. The boy has obviously been there a while and although he doesn't speak, he is terrified.Were his parents the murder victims? Was he being held for ransom or worse? Did t [...]

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    4. For a short novella, Twisted a Truth packs a lot of suspense and emotion into this small package! When I've completed a long, overwhelming book I like to take a breath with a short story or novella, something not quite so heavy. Twisted Truth was the perfect choice. It is an introduction to the next series that authors Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliott will publish together and is a continuation of the Rogue series. However, you don't need to read any of the previous works to enjoy this thriller! [...]

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    5. I don't know understand how I forgot to post this review but oh well! It gave me an opportunity to read it once againTwisted Truth is the first book from the Rogue Justice series but a novella from The Solitude Oregan series.This is my first Melinda Leigh book so I felt a little out of place but honestly that didn't last long.I actually liked this book quite a lotIt's fast paced and full of suspense. considering the fact that it's a novella, it was quite captivating. I think the only down side f [...]

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    6. Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.The Solitude, Oregon Series is at 10 books and counting. They are in sets of two, one written by Melinda Leigh and the other written by Kendra Elliot, both authors are fantastic in their own right and absolutely awesome together. The Melinda Leigh books have the same ongoing couple. For "Twisted Truth" it is husband Seth Harding, a detective, and wife Carly Taylor, with Child P [...]

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    7. Twisted Truth was an enjoyable romantic suspense novella that's light on the romance but packed with action and suspense.Detective Seth Harding responds to a shots fired call where he is horrified to find a child chained in the basement of the home where a double homicide occurred. Seth knows there's more to the case than meets the eye and calls in his wife Carly, a social worker, to care for the terrified child. Carly is recovering from a case gone wrong a month ago, but she knows she can't wal [...]

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    8. I want to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review.Title:Twisted Truth(Rogue Justice #1)Author: Melinda LeighPage Count: 110 pagesPublished: 10/31/2017Synopsis: Detective Seth Harding is brought to a familiar scene of a double homicide. Shockingly, he finds a terrified little boy chained in the basement. Seth knows that something very sinister is afoot but the child refuses to speak and divulge any information. Seth has to reach out to s [...]

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    9. Novella - Another good Melinda Leigh read. Looking forward to the next.

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    10. I liked this series. Far too short but The story does feel complete. I listened and I got confused with the side characters. I think I have that figured out. Can’t wait to see where it goes next.

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    11. I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This mystery book was said to be the start of a series, so I was intrigued. But it turned out to be a spin-off series and it felt like it. I could tell that the characters had had stories before this one and it didn’t feel like it was for a first time reader.Other than that, the story was pretty okay, short and effective. But I figured out most of the twists before the main characters, I also solved everything before they did [...]

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    12. "Small Town Rule #1: There's always room for pie." Since my motto is "There's always room for dessert", I knew I would love this book and the characters in it. This is a short read but it was fast-paced. A double homicide, a small boy chained up in a basement, a torrential rainstorm. From beginning to end, it was packed with adrenaline pumping action and suspense with some humor thrown in. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book.Thank you Netgalley and [...]

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    13. Suspense, a little boy chained in a basement, and a pygmy goat named Prince Eric (I love Eric).Omg this novella had it all going on.I swear Melinda's books and novellas keep on getting better and better. Love reading anything by this author, and she's make the telephone book intense.Fantastic read, and I highly recommend it. This series of novellas need to be on your tbr list.Thank you netgalley and Montlake Romance for letting me read an advanced copy. I can't wait to see what the follow up nov [...]

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    14. 3.5 starsApparently this is an ongoing series that comes in 'set' that started back in 2014. Nonetheless, I really have no problem of jumping into it. Sure, there were 'clues' about the characters experiencing tragedy or a significant event but it didn't make the story confusing.Detective Seth Harding stumbles into a little boy being chained in the basement on a scene of double homicide. He then calls his wife, Carly, who also works as social worker to help the traumatized boy - and it seems tha [...]

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    15. When Detective Seth Harding responds to a shots fired call, the last thing he expects is to find a child chained in the basement and his seeming kidnappers murdered in their bed. But, who is the child? But rescuing from his, now deceased, kidnappers is just the beginning, the child is still in danger and by helping him Seth is also putting his own family in the line of fire.Melinda Leigh is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me, every book of hers that I have read I have really enjoyed and Twi [...]

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    16. 3.5, maybe 4 stars.To be honest, after reading the blurb, I was of two minds about reading this story. While I like Leigh's novellas, and most of the blurb sounded interesting, I was hesitant about reading about a child chained in a basement. I gave it a shot though and Leigh handled it well. She doesn't get graphic though she doesn't gloss over his conditions and she wasn't exploitative."Twisted Truth", though only a little over a hundred pages, was fast-paced, exciting, intense, and heartbreak [...]

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    17. When Detective Seth Harding responds to a shots fired call, the last thing he expects is to find a child chained in the basement and his seeming kidnappers murdered in their bed. But, who is the child? But rescuing from his, now deceased, kidnappers is just the beginning, the child is still in danger and by helping him Seth is also putting his own family in the line of fire.Melinda Leigh is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me, every book of hers that I have read I have really enjoyed and Twi [...]

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    18. DisappointedThis book was simply too short. Relevant details were merely glossed over. It made for an overly predictable and cliche read. At least it was offered as a kindle unlimited.

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    19. 2.5 starsMelinda Leigh just isn't for me it seams.

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    20. 4 stars!*Twisted Truth is a short and suspenseful novella that packs quite an emotional punch. With a fast pace and developed characters, this romantic suspense story is rather light on the romance but has a tense and eerie atmosphere. The beginning hooks you right in, and the execution of the plot is intriguing and well done.Melinda Leigh sets up the beginning of a really interesting story. The writing is good and very easy to get into, as it keeps you on your toes and trying to figure out what [...]

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    21. It’s wonderful to re-visit the little town of Solitude, and visit with Seth Harding and his wife Carly, but then death and evil never rest and so neither does Seth and his team and Carly.Responding to a double homicide and finding a child chained in the basement is not something Seth was looking forward to. More than ever, bringing Carly in to help with the child is just as painful, with Carly recovering from a trauma. But justice never rests, and where a child is involved, Carly will move hea [...]

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    22. This novella is the first part of a two part collaboration with Kendra Elliott, a continuation of the Rogue River/Solitude Oregan characters. Detective Seth Harding responds to a possible shots fired call and makes a gruesome discovery of two people gunned down as they slept. Upon further search, they are horrified to find a young boy chained up in the basement. Seth calls in his wife Carly, a CPS worker, to take care of the terrified boy. Carly is suffering her own trauma from a case that ended [...]

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    23. I was intrigued by this novella as it is listed as romance, but the blurb sounded more like murder mystery/suspense. Well, it is mostly murder mystery/suspense and the romance doesn't appear until the end, which is fine with me as I really don't care for romance books. Don't let the fact that it's a novella put you off as this little book is a fast paced, action-packed story with wonderful characters. I'm looking forward to the next novella in the series, Truth Be Told by Kendra Elliot.My thanks [...]

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    24. A double homicide and a young boy chained in the basement kick off this fast paced suspense in a all new Rogue novella. Detective Seth Harding along with his brother in law Bruce, who is now a rookie cop with the Sheriff's department, are first on the scene. After finding the boy Seth calls his social worker wife Carly to come and help with the boy. The pace of this book was non stop. Trying to figure out who the boy was and all the clues and danger that leads to kept you flipping the pages. Alo [...]

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    25. Excellent all around - - Characters, Crime drama, Psychological elements, Family and a wild humorous saves the day Goat named Prince Eric!! Can't go wrong with this book for a quick can't put down exciting good guys to the rescue narrative. Leigh must have been hiding from me because this is my first glimpse of her writing skills. Now that I have found her she will appear on my kindle again. "A copy of this book was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Co [...]

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    26. With this addition to the spine tingling Rogue series, I just want more and more! Small, close knit town, a large loving family and Prince Eric 🐐 this title makes a great addition to the series! Thank you Melinda and Netgalley for the advance read! *on to Kendra's now!

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    27. There is a lot packed into this short read, and is the epitome of small town living. Seth Harding is a detective with the police department. His wife,Carly Taylor, is a social worker with CPS, and they have an 8 year old daughter, Brianna.Carly’s deceased father was the chief of police.Zane Duncan is married to Carly’s sister, Stevie, and is the current Solitude police chief. Stevie is a policewoman.Bruce Taylor, Carly’s brother, is a new rookie in the police department. Carly’s mom, Pat [...]

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    28. Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du siteReviewed by RinouReview Copy from the PublisherTwisted Truth is a short story introducing the Rogue Justice series of which the next volume, Truth be told, will be written by Kendra Elliott, another big name in romantic suspense. Both authors already collaborated on a serie named Solitude, Oregon, and Rigue Justice seems to be the sequel.In this first volume we meet again Seth, Detective, and his wife Carly, from the social services, together on the sa [...]

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    29. Melinda Leigh’s Novella TWISTED TRUTH grips the interest of her readers from the first page of her fast-moving story set in Solitude, Oregon. In her new Rogue Justice series, Leigh continues developing the characters introduced in the Rogue River Series. She keeps readers aware of members of the Taylor Family and their spouses and adds additional growth to each essential character. The author’s first Justice Book focuses on a double murder, a young boy being held captive, manipulation, and b [...]

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    30. In this novella the author keeps us on the edge of our seat with a duel murder, a kidnaped child, the danger of attack and the mystery of how it all fits together. It is a fast paced, suspenseful read full of exciting action, danger and has great characters. Even though this is the first novella in the Rogue Justice series, it contains many of the characters we have grown to know and love in the other Rogue series’. Seth and Carly’s relationship continues to grow in strength, it is tender an [...]

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