Cold Hearts is the second book in the Secrets and Lies series and the follow up of Wild Hearts. I will warn you now that there is a storyline woven through out all three books and I don’t recommend reading them out of order or as stand alones. Sala’s books often focus on reunited lovers and this book isn’t an exception. I enjoy the way Sala always finds a new way to tell the tale of two lovers torn apart by circumstances, or manipulation, and still finding their way back to each other in the end. If Sharon Sala had written Romeo and Juliet we would find the lovers reunited twenty years later and working through their angst. Sala also has a gift of telling a story where you start to suspect the suspense elements but a last minute twist throws the whole story into a different light. There are moments that catch the reader off guard and make you reevaluate everything you’ve read in a new light. I don’t want to say more for fear of giving the twist away but I found it really interesting.
Lissa Sherman is having a rough time lately. She’s being stalked, her car was used as a murder weapon, and something shady is going on in her town. Thirty-five years ago four friends went out joyriding and an accident left one of them dead and the rest with amnesia. Now, someone is killing off the remaining friends from that night. When Lissa’s car is used as a murder weapon, Lissa is forced to reach out to Mack – the man that left her behind – and tell him not only has his father died. Mack comes home to find something more is going on and though at first thought to be an accident the more he digs the more he realizes that his father’s death wasn’t an accident at all. With a murderer loose in the town and a stalker in the mix it’s going to take everything Mack has to keep Lissa safe.
There's only one way to keep secrets buried…
If only it had been something else that brought Lissa Sherman and Mack Jackson back in touch after so many years. Something—anything—other than the murder of Mack's father. Even worse, Lissa's car had been used as the murder weapon.
Thirty-five years ago, four friends went out joyriding and ended up in a terrible accident that left one dead and the others with no memory of that awful night. Now two more people, including Mack's father, have been murdered, and if the lone survivor knows why they're being targeted, she's not talking.
Even as Lissa and Mack find themselves drawn together in the midst of tragedy, the mystery deepens when someone comes after Lissa, too. Is the danger to her tied to the other deaths, or are two killers at work in town? Now Mack has to fight an unknown attacker as well as his feelings for Lissa, but it may be that he can't win either battle.