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New Release Review! COLD WICKED LIES by Toni Anderson (Cold Justice: Crossfire #3)

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A young woman is found murdered on a remote mountainside, and top FBI Negotiator Charlotte Blood must go head-to-head with her stubborn, sexy, Hostage Rescue Team counterpart to unravel the mystery. When blame falls on a secretive survivalist group, the stakes turn deadly…and Charlotte discovers that she’s the one tangled in COLD WICKED LIES.

The newest riveting thriller by New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson. 

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OMG, I freaking loved this book!

Cold Wicked Lies is the third book in Toni Anderson‘s Cold Justice: Crossfire series, a spin-off of her Cold Justice series, but if you’ve never read anything at all from any of them, it’s not a problem–this one could work just fine as a standalone. It’s always fun to encounter favorite series characters again, of course, but you don’t have to know anyone in the universe before you start this one.

Maybe because even if you do know everyone in Ms Anderson’s books so far? Novak and Charlotte might make you forget them even exist…

Yeah, they’re that good 😀

Seriously, this book is managing to single-handedly get me through one of the crappiest weeks I’ve had in quite a while. Being able to escape into Blood (her last name) and Payne (his first)’s world made me forget all the BS that was happening in mine, if even for a little while. Focusing on their relationship problems (and boy, did they have problems! This is one time the non-communication thing actually worked, and wasn’t dragged out needlessly) distracted me from mine. And the danger that they inevitably got into put everything else out of my head, at least until they were safely out of it.

Heck, this book makes me want to go grocery shopping again. And that’s saying something. Maybe not right now, mind you, but someday.

In short, Cold Wicked Lies made me remember why it is that every time a Toni Anderson book crosses my path, I pounce on it like a lion on a gazelle. They’re made to be devoured, and I can only hope it did it justice (pun maybe intended?) this time!

Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

About the author:

Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson’s books have won the Readers’ Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers’ Best.  

Originally from a small town in Shropshire, England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko. 

Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fifteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She also got to shove another (police) car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy. Basically she has way too much fun!

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