Jackson Young and Fletcher Doherty are back in London and on a mission—to bring to light the murky underbelly of the Charles Payne media empire and, in doing so, get justice for the murder of Tallulah Payne.
It’s not a simple task though. They need proof. They need people to speak up. And they need to keep their hands off each other long enough to track down the other manipulated Lotus Flowers, convince them to come forward and find a way to bring it all to the public. Not so easy when they’re up against the most powerful men in London who are determined to separate and silence them by any means possible.
It’s a race against time, with a deadline not only on their story or their growing relationship but on their entire lives.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter but clearly defined.
This is the final book in C.F. White’s London Lies trilogy. You’ll want to listen to Fade to Blank and Hide to Seek first. As such, this review may contain spoilers to the first two books.
Things absolutely come to a head during this book. Jackson & Fletcher uncover even more in their mission to discover who murdered Tallulah and Chris. The deeper they dig, the more they realize this involves a greater conspiracy than they ever could have imagined. White sets a perfect pace that keeps you wanting to listen without interruption – this is a fantastic mix of thriller, mystery, and suspense with steamy romance.
It’s hard to believe that the entire series only covers mere weeks because she packs so much in. While it is a short time period, because we get to know Fletcher and Jackson so well as individuals and as a couple – the HEA is completely believable. I also adored the epilogue and the future White unfolds for this unlikely pairing.
Of note: Because it had been a few months – I relistened to the first two books again right before and this is the kind of trilogy you can listen to more than once and discover new things. Truly enjoyable.
Piers Ryman wraps up this series with another fantastic narration. His performance is so consistent from the previous books, you could easily binge this and not tell he ever took a break in between books. I continue to be impressed with his effortless switch between voices and accents.
I purchased the ebook, however I did receive a free copy of the audiobook from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
About the author:
Brought up in a relatively small town in Hertfordshire, C F White managed to do what most other residents try to do and fail–leave.
Studying at a West London university, she realised there was a whole city out there waiting to be discovered, so, much like Dick Whittington before her, she never made it back home and still endlessly search for the streets paved with gold, slowly coming to the realisation they’re mostly paved with chewing gum. And the odd bit of graffiti. And those little circles of yellow spray paint where the council point out the pot holes to someone who is supposedly meant to fix them instead of staring at them vacantly whilst holding a polystyrene cup of watered-down coffee.
Eventually she moved West to East along that vast District Line and settled for pie and mash, cockles and winkles and a bit of Knees Up Mother Brown to live in the East End of London; securing a job and creating a life, a home and a family.
After her second son was born with a rare disability, C F White’s life changed and it brought pen back to and paper after having written stories as a child but never had the confidence to show them to the world. Now, having embarked on this writing journey, C F White can’t stop. So strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride
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My Favorite Quotes
It was as though there was an invisible thread holding them together and not allowing for the professional distance they’d once had. – Bring to Light by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #RomanticSuspense #Mystery #LondonLies #TrilogyTweet
Nothing existed except Fletcher. And him. Together. – Bring to Light by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #RomanticSuspense #Mystery #LondonLies #TrilogyTweet
I’m game for whatever you want. I’m yours. Wherever you want to take me. – Bring to Light by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #RomanticSuspense #Mystery #LondonLies #TrilogyTweet
Fecking eejit – Bring to Light by @CFWhiteUK #Audiobook narrated by Piers Ryman #MM #RomanticSuspense #Mystery #LondonLies #TrilogyTweet