"Finally the truth will be revealed."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted March 26, 2016
Thank goodness. I couldn't wait any longer for DARK
HEARTS book three—the final book—in the
Trilogy. The puzzle has been getting more and more
convoluted and complicated. There isn't a soul in Mystic,
West Virginia who isn't a possible suspect—except for
the dead bodies. Dead bodies that just keep popping
in some cases quite literally. All and all a nail biter
for the reader and of course the local law officials.
Sharon Sala penned the crime of the century novel in
three equally intriguing parts, and now with DARK HEARTS
we finally get to know—who did it.
Sam Jakes is returning home—battle scarred
psychologically and physically—with regrets too
to mention. Sam is summoned
by his brother Trey. Their mother is dead and their
sister Trina is in critical condition. Someone gunned
In this small town there is a killer, and this killer
has targeted very specific people. Trey had just begun
to get suspicious about the connection between the last
two victims. Both had graduated with his mother from high
school. They all were involved in a tragic car accident
the night of graduation. And for some truly unknown
reason someone has decided to kill those who survived
the crash. Trey and Sam's mother is the latest victim.
In the beginning, the deaths were looked at as suicide or
work related accidents. But there were suspicious
circumstances. Now with this
latest incident, there is no way to avoid the obvious.
These people were killed, and that means there is a
murderer amongst them. Someone they all know—probably
for years. Someone who for some reason has decided to
seek vengeance against these people many years after that
Crazy—impossible to believe, and yet...Trey has his
cut out for him. Anyone he would suspect is a
friend or neighbor. And to complicate matters Trina might
be the only witness to have survived these murders.
Keeping her alive is utmost in Trey's mind and preventing
the killer access so he or she can finish the job is
crucial. Sam and Trey are going to have to use all and
any of their resources to get to the bottom of this
mystery. And now they've discovered another body. Is
there any connection between this corpse and the case?
Sharon Sala puts us directly into the mind of the
murderer all through DARK HEARTS. We see each incident
through his mind. Sala lets us know he is there among all
the good citizens of Mystic. They know him. All the more
creepy and sinister. Hide in plain sight. Brilliantly
DARK HEARTS finally puts this strange horrible case to
rest, but Sharon Sala makes us wait till the bitter end to
reveal the killer's identity. In the meantime we make
random decisions about guilt and innocence. But the
ending is sure to surprise most of us armchair
detectives. Secrets and Lies is a fabulous trilogy
replete with numerous twists and turns about a seemingly
innocent accident that evolves into a serial murder. The
way Sharon Sala uncovers clues and information is
ingenious, and you will have to read DARK HEARTS to
witness that first hand. As I did in my reviews for the
first book WILD HEARTS and the second COLD HEARTS, I
highly suggest reading all three in this trilogy starting
from book one. WILD HEARTS sets you up. COLD HEARTS gets
you thinking. DARK HEARTS you finally discovers the truth.
Some lies never stay buriedâ€¦
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
When Sam Jakes returns home to help his brother solve their
murder, two things shake him to the core. This crime is
clearly the work
of a serial killer who has struck twice before. Andâ€¦Lainey
still in town. The woman he walked away from without an
ago has just walked back into his life. She still holds a
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
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