Dark Hearts is the thrilling conclusion to the Secrets and Lies Series by Sharon Sala. Once again Sala expertly explores the dynamics of small towns, close families, lost love reunited, and dark deeds. Sharon Sala balances suspense and romance with skilled practice. For readers who were left with a bit of a cliffhanger in the second book this final foray into the lives of the Jakes family will bring a satisfactory conclusion. Finally all the secrets and the murderer are revealed. I enjoyed this book and once again can’t help but put Sharon Sala on my auto buy and reread list.
Sam Jakes is dealing with recuperating from horrendous injuries and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Years ago he left the woman he loved back in his small hometown and though he had meant to return he felt his injuries prevented them having a life together. He let her go. Now with the death of his mother he’s forced to return to his small town and help his brother investigate her murder and the mysterious murders committed by someone over the past few months. This brings him face to face with the woman he left behind years ago, the only woman he will ever love, and now with a madman on the lose and a mystery to solve he’s going to have to work hard to earn her forgiveness and keep her safe from a serial killer.
Some lies never stay buried…
Betsy Jakes was having nightmares, nightmares that could solve a decades-old mystery. And for someone in her small town, that meant she had to die.
When Sam Jakes returns home to help his brother solve their mother's murder, two things shake him to the core. This crime is clearly the work of a serial killer who has struck twice before. And…Lainey Pickett is still in town. The woman he walked away from without an explanation years ago has just walked back into his life. She still holds a grudge—and his heart.
As Sam digs deeper into the murders and thirty-year-old secrets begin to emerge, he finds himself racing against time not only to catch a killer but to keep Lainey, the only woman he'll ever love, from falling victim, too.