Dirty Little Secrets

A J.J. Graves Mystery, #1

Liliana Hart livens up the death business for her coroner in this fantastic mystery. J.J. (Jaye) Graves is so easy to relate to, she’s just like the girl-next-door, that is if you live next to the mortuary which she runs. I loved that you could take her at face value even though she struggles to keep her feelings and fears to herself. She’s just so very genuine and far from perfect. I adored her authentic reactions to the sexy author who shows up wanting to pick her brain. Brody is the type of man who would over-heat most women and short-circuit their mind and tongue. Jaye’s best friend Detective Jack Lawson reveals so much about her personality and he is fantastic in his own right. He’s the town’s most sought after bachelor and an unrepentant player. I love the closeness these two have because of their long-standing relationship. The residents of Bloody Mary are a wonderful cross-section of small-town America and provided distraction from the murders and amusement from their interfering. I’m so happy this book was number 1 of the J.J. Graves Mystery series because that means I’ll see more of this fascinating crime solver and her neighbors.

As a mortuary owner and the coroner for King George County, Virginia J.J. Graves is no stranger to dead bodies. She is however not familiar with serial killers and that is exactly what she has to deal with. Thankfully she is not alone in her quest, her best friend Detective Jack Lawson is determined to catch the killer. But soon the body count is rising as is J.J.’s temperature when a gorgeous mystery writer shows up. Can she get justice for the victim and satisfy her body’s desires?


Book Blurb for Dirty Little Secrets

J.J. Graves has seen a lot of dead bodies in her line of work...

She's not only in the mortuary business, but she's also the coroner for King George County, Virginia. When a grisly murder is discovered in the small town of Bloody Mary, it's up to J.J. and her best friend, Detective Jack Lawson, to bring the victim justice.

The murders are piling up...

So when a popular mystery writer shows up on J.J.'s doorstep with plans of writing his new book about the Bloody Mary Serial Killer, J.J. has to decide if he might be going above and beyond the call of duty to create the spine tinglers he's so well known for. The sexual attraction between them only clouds the issue.

And passions are rising...

J.J and Jack discover each victim had a shocking secret, and the very foundation of J.J.'s life is in danger of crumbling when it turns out she’s harboring secrets of her own—secrets that make her a perfect target in a deadly game.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 4.00