Lethal Lies Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti (REVIEW)

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Review of: Lethal Lies Audiobook
Rebecca Zanetti

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On July 12, 2017
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Lethal Lies Audiobook

By: Rebecca Zanetti

Narrated by: Karen White

Published by: Hachette Audio 05/16/2017

Lethal Lies Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti

Lethal Lies Audiobook Sample

Lethal Lies Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

So this is the second book in the Blood Brothers series. It is a spinoff of the Sin Brothers series. While, I think you can read Blood Brothers without having read Sin Brothers, I think starting with the original series would be helpful in understanding the villains and world Rebecca Zanetti has created. If you do decide to start with this series, I do recommend starting with book one, Deadly Silence. The suspense from book one is carried on into this story.

So the Blood Brothers (aka Lost Boys) are a group of genetic enhanced boys that grew up together in a boys’ home. While they are not related, the formed a bond that is thicker than blood. They carry the scar to remind them of the oath they all took to become blood brothers for life.

These boys are now all grown up and are running a PI Firm. This helps to fund them while they search for Sheriff Cobb and Dr. Isobel Madison. They’ve been helping an FBI agent in searching for a serial killer known as the Copper Killer, for his love of redheads.

Anya has been getting pictures and messages from the Copper Killer from the beginning. She called in her sister, Loretta, who’s also an FBI agent, to help her. However, Loretta is taken by the serial killer and eventually she turns up dead. Anya is now out for revenge. She throws herself out there as bait and outs Heath at the same time. Now the Blood Brothers are on the run, not just from the serial killer, but also need to find some place where Dr. Madison and Sheriff Cobb won’t find them.

This was another fun story in this series. My favorite part of this series are the characters. I just love all the characters in this series (and the original series, Sin Brothers). Rebecca Zanetti writes characters that I truly love and care about. I stress when I think they are in danger. I’m sad when they’re sad. I even love the villains (or at least I love to hate the villains in this series).

The suspense is another thing that I love about this series. I love the mix of action scenes along with the build up suspense that Zanetti is able to write for these books. She puts these brothers into some really tight spots. Even with their enhanced abilities, she doesn’t make things easy for them.

While I enjoyed the romance, it isn’t the best part of this book. It isn’t that I don’t like the romance between Anya and Heath, it’s just that the amazing characters and suspense overrides the romance part of the story (at least for me). I love how Heath and Anya come together and their strength together, even as things are dangerous for both of them.

Lethal Lies Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

I love Karen White’s narration of this series. She picks great voices for the different characters. Like how she voices Dr. Madison, who sees everyone as a scientific experiment. That woman is a sociopath. One of her soldiers, Daniel, is a completely different type of crazy that she does a good job with too. She is the voices of this series for me.

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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Narrator Karen White

Narrator Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included in Audiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

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I like to thank Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Great review! You’ve reminded me to put this back on my reading plan soon. I’m really glad I started listening to the original series and then this one. Karen White does a wonderful job.

    • Thanks. Karen White is amazing. I just love her so much. Glad I could give you the reminder. It makes me not feel so bad for posting my review so late. I had a ton come out all at once and then there were all the audiobook month posts, I got way far behind on posting reviews. 🙂

  2. I kind of like it when the romance gets overshadowed by other good parts of the story.

    • I’m the same way. I don’t mind romance, but it isn’t the reason I read the stories that I read. It is more like icing on the cake. 🙂

  3. Great review Melanie, actually romance is my icing on the cake LOL
    I’ve heard so many good things about this author, she is definitely on my wish list.

    • That is exactly how I feel too. Rebecca Zanetti has some really great stories. I’ve been reviewing her Scorpius Syndrome series too (post-apocalypse/zombie-like, but not quite).

    • I really love these books. I hope you get a chance to try them soon.

  4. I don’t mind when it overrides the romance especially when it is b/c the other stuff is so good. This sounds like a book I need to read. I’ve been wanting to try one of her books.

    • If you want to try Rebecca Zanetti, I highly recommend the Sin Brothers (this series is a spin off). She has a ton of great stuff though.

  5. One of these days I am going to try this author and the fact that Karen White narrates makes me put them up on the wishlist a little higher. 🙂

    • Karen White does several of her series. I would recommend starting with the Sin Brothers and this spins off from that series. Both are really fun.

  6. I love the action in these and yes, I really get into the brothers and how the feel about stuff.
    One of these times I need to see what its like in audio. I’m curious about the baddies in particular because they are such extreme types.

    • Karen White does an amazing job on the narration. I can’t imagine reading these books (though I’m sure I would love them that way too).

  7. I need to read more of her work and actually I think I might have at least one or two in my tbr. I really enjoyed her paranormal series. I didn’t realize there was a paranormal element to these. Sounds good to me. Great review!

    • There isn’t a ton of paranormal to this series. I describe it as romantic suspense with a hint of paranormal. The boys are genetically enhanced, so they have great hearing, think faster, etc. They were supposed to become super soldiers.

  8. I will really have to try this author, I keep hearing great things about her books!!! I need more time!

    • I know. If we could all just become professional readers, that would be great. LOL I hope you get a chance to try these some time.

  9. I really enjoyed this one a lot. I had just binged through the related series and listened to Deadly Science. I got a signed paperback copy at RT (before it was released). I was excited to meet her. Karen White does do a great job. And I was thrilled to get the audio for review. Anne

    • This is a series that would be fun to binge. I just love these boys so much.

  10. Another author I’ve been meaning to try! Glad this is a good one. Maybe I will start here with her work then. 😉

    • You could start with this series or the Sin Brothers (which would be my recommendation). The Sin Brothers is the original series and this is a spinoff. You can read this one without having read the first, but I think you would enjoy it more, reading this after the first series. I hope you enjoy.

  11. She is a good one. I had fun with book one then skipped this one for time. I’ll have to grab it up later this month. Audio might be the way to go 🙂

  12. I really should pick up more of her books. This sounds quite good. Thanks for the great review.

  13. I’m so happy you loved this one, Melanie! I think this whole series plus the one it was spun form are really well done. Zanetti knows her suspense, and her world-building is spectacular.
    I just may have to get these in audio so I can listen on my way to work after summer 🙂
    Great review!

    • These are so much fun. I love this series and Sin Brothers too. They are my favorite from Rebecca Zanetti. I love Scorpius Syndrome too.

  14. I need to read more rom sup….srsl! SOooon

    • I do like Romantic Suspense, especially if there are really good characters involved.

  15. Sounds like the suspense and action really captured your attention in this one Melanie!

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