New Release & Review – Unlocking Lies by Kennedy Layne @KennedyL_Author @inkslingerpr

Book & Author Details:

Unlocking Lies by Kennedy Layne
Publication date: May 22nd 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense

Unlocking_Lies_1600x2400About the Keys to Love Series

Their homecoming wasn’t so welcoming. Four brothers and one sister each gave twelve years of their lives to serve their country and fulfill their family’s legacy of service. As each of them return to their home of record, they weren’t prepared for what awaited them—an unforgiveable sin that has been hidden for twelve long years. Secrets and lies are concealed in the dark shadows of the very town they were raised in, and the Kendall family will have no choice but to rely on one another to unravel the sinister evil that they all hold the keys to unlock.

About Unlocking Lies

Secrets and lies have a way of weaving a deadly web. Returning home from his last deployment shouldn’t have been complicated, but Jace Kendall was immediately drawn into a murder investigation that hits a little too close to home. The last thing he should be doing was reigniting old passions that should have been kept buried, but he’s never been a guy who plays by the rules.

Shae has suffered for twelve years without knowing why her sister disappeared. The long-awaited answers are now within reach, and she’ll have no choice but to trust the one man who knows more than he’s telling.

It isn’t long before Jace and Shae are lost in the mystery of solving a case that’s long gone cold. When they find the answers they’ve been looking for, a darkness is unveiled that will leave one of them in the crosshairs of a psychopath.


Public Service Announcement – I strongly suggest that you read the previous two books in the series before getting started with this – you will be horribly confused otherwise.

So, this picks up right where the last one left off, this time with Jace coming home to settle into civilian life and Shae is coming back for answers too.

This is the first time that I have been aware of the restricted page count of the book.  It felt to me that this story was split into 2 halves, and the first part where Jace and Shae reconnect felt perhaps a little like I was missing something.

However, that settled and then I got the suspense and action I was expecting.

There is a tantalising glimpse of our bad guy, and a further, incremental reveal of secrets.  And with this, the author manages to keep the tension and momentum gained over the course of the previous two books.

I look forward to reading more with Unlocking Shadows.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.



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Unlocking Fear – Keys to Love #1

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Unlocking Secrets – Keys to Love #2

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About the author

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant.

They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.

She loves hearing from readers–find out how to connect with her at

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