NEW! From New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons:
Former FBI Special Agent Lucy Guardino faces what may be her greatest challenge: turning forty.
It’s been some birthday, filled with black balloons and gag gifts, a visit to her surgeon who isn’t happy with the way her leg has healed and suggests amputation as an option “before she gets too old,” and now a missed message from an old friend, a sheriff in a remote region of Idaho’s Bitterroot mountains, who needs her help.
Lucy calls back only to learn he’s missing, presumed dead. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? The grieving widow and stunned community aren’t sure what the truth is.
Accompanied by her husband, Nick, and armed only with her intuition, Lucy journeys into the wilderness to find her friend and solve the mystery.
At least that’s the plan. Until Nick ends up in the crosshairs of a killer more cunning and devious than any Lucy has faced before. But what if she is too old, grown too slow, no longer has what it takes to bring down a killer?
Will Nick pay the ultimate price for Lucy’s relentless quest for the truth?
Join the millions of readers who've fallen for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart and grab your copy of BITTER TRUTH today!
BITTER TRUTH is the eleventh Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller from "a master of the genre."
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Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers in order:
KILL ZONE (a Suspense Magazine Best Novel of the Year)
AFTER SHOCK: a Lucy Guardino novella
HARD FALL (Thriller Award Winner)
BAD BREAK: a Lucy Guardino novella
Beacon Falls Mysteries featuring Lucy Guardino:
LESSER EVIL, coming soon!
Praise for CJ Lyons’ Thrillers with Heart:
"A high stakes adventure with dire consequences." ~New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
"A compelling new voice in thriller writing…I love how the characters come alive on every page." ~New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
"Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense." ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
"Highly engaging characters, heart-stopping scenes…one great rollercoaster ride that will not be stopping anytime soon." ~Bookreporter
"Storylines as hypnotic as the characters are magnetic...(Lyons) delights and satisfies." ~National Examiner
5 out of 5 stars: “CJ Lyons imparts such realism, it is hard not to become emotionally invested. Intense. Edgy. Believable. Highly recommend!” ~Best Fiction Books on SNAKE SKIN
TOP PICK! 4 1/2 Stars: Combine Dirty Harry with a loving wife and mother and you might end up with Lucy Guardino. You won’t be able to put this one down. ~RT Book Reviews on SNAKE SKIN
“An action packed thriller from page one! An amazing fast paced story with characters that jump off the page and capture your heart. A must read!” ~My Book Addiction on BLOOD STAINED
“In true CJ Lyons fashion, this book pulls no punches. It’s an in-your-face, no-holds-barred story depicting the cruel world of murder and drugs. As with all of her other books, CJ Lyons never disappoints. This book was a true page turner and I didn’t want to put it down. She is a brilliant writer and storyteller both, which is not often found in an author. I am already looking forward to her next novel!” Booking It on KILL ZONE
“This tale is not for the faint of heart, for this is a tale of dark human emotions. A must read for anyone who enjoys high-octane emotions with realistic characters and an intriguing storyline.” ~My Book Addiction on HARD FALL
"A powerful taut thriller" ~Mystery Gazette
“Lyons proves once again that she is a master of suspense.” ~RT Book Reviews
“Tinged with a compelling sense of dread, there are echoes of Kathy Reichs here, but Lyons has her own distinctive voice, and one that is a little more compassionate. She allows her female protagonist to become much more than just a woman in peril.” ~Daily Mail
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.
CJ has been called a “master within the genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).
Her novels have twice won the International Thriller Writers’ prestigious Thriller Award, the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Readers’ Choice Award, the RT Seal of Excellence, and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense.
Learn more about CJ’s Thrillers with Heart at www.CJLyons.net