False Start (False #3)

False

Book 3
Meli Raine
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 This isn't how my life is supposed to end.

Then again, a case of mistaken identity got me here. No one is ever who we think they are. Especially my kidnapper, a man whose entire life is designed to deceive.


Powerful people want my rescuer to die. I'm just a lure. A pawn. An object.


But objects hold meaning. Emotions attach themselves without logic.


Like love.


I now know that Duff will do everything to protect me.


If he gets here in time. And if I can hold on long enough.


Because my body can only handle so much. Pushed to the limits, it's finally giving out. Giving way.


Giving up.


I know Duff, though.


He never will.


Blink.



Read the stunning conclusion to USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine’s False series, told from both Lily and Duff’s points of view.

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It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.



Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.



I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.



I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory. 



I fake my amnesia.



Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.



The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.



But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.



Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.



Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.



In more ways than one.



Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.





“The first book in the False trilogy is a psychological thriller worthy of Hitchcock, keeping you guessing until the very end. Lily Thornton is the ultimate unreliable narrator — after waking from a 14-month coma, she struggles to remember the day she was shot. As Lily slowly recovers, she’s terrified when she recognizes the face of her would-be killer among her inner circle — but can she trust her own memory? With potential enemies at every turn, a twisty political conspiracy, and just a hint of romance, False Memory offers thrills that will delight both romance and mystery readers.” — Apple Books Editors


“…intrigue and dark humor on display in this thriller…”


While the immediate—and more compelling—tension in Raine’s (A Shameless Little Bet, 2018, etc.) heart-pumping series opener comes from Lily’s constant proximity to her would-be killer, the action takes place against a backdrop of secret government scandals. 


Fortunately, Lily’s voice is captivating, wry, and tough enough to sell this thriller. The novel ends with a cliffhanger that startles, if only because readers will have become so attached to Lily. 


— Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Meli Raine’s books:


“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March


“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series) 

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Meli Raine
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Sep 17, 2019
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Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
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Fiction / Thrillers / Political
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.



Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.



I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.



I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory. 



I fake my amnesia.



Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.



The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.



But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.



Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.



Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.



In more ways than one.



Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.





“The first book in the False trilogy is a psychological thriller worthy of Hitchcock, keeping you guessing until the very end. Lily Thornton is the ultimate unreliable narrator — after waking from a 14-month coma, she struggles to remember the day she was shot. As Lily slowly recovers, she’s terrified when she recognizes the face of her would-be killer among her inner circle — but can she trust her own memory? With potential enemies at every turn, a twisty political conspiracy, and just a hint of romance, False Memory offers thrills that will delight both romance and mystery readers.” — Apple Books Editors


“…intrigue and dark humor on display in this thriller…”


While the immediate—and more compelling—tension in Raine’s (A Shameless Little Bet, 2018, etc.) heart-pumping series opener comes from Lily’s constant proximity to her would-be killer, the action takes place against a backdrop of secret government scandals. 


Fortunately, Lily’s voice is captivating, wry, and tough enough to sell this thriller. The novel ends with a cliffhanger that startles, if only because readers will have become so attached to Lily. 


— Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Meli Raine’s books:


“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March


“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series) 

It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.



Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.



I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.



I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory. 



I fake my amnesia.



Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.



The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.



But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.



Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.



Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.



In more ways than one.



Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.





“The first book in the False trilogy is a psychological thriller worthy of Hitchcock, keeping you guessing until the very end. Lily Thornton is the ultimate unreliable narrator — after waking from a 14-month coma, she struggles to remember the day she was shot. As Lily slowly recovers, she’s terrified when she recognizes the face of her would-be killer among her inner circle — but can she trust her own memory? With potential enemies at every turn, a twisty political conspiracy, and just a hint of romance, False Memory offers thrills that will delight both romance and mystery readers.” — Apple Books Editors


“…intrigue and dark humor on display in this thriller…”


While the immediate—and more compelling—tension in Raine’s (A Shameless Little Bet, 2018, etc.) heart-pumping series opener comes from Lily’s constant proximity to her would-be killer, the action takes place against a backdrop of secret government scandals. 


Fortunately, Lily’s voice is captivating, wry, and tough enough to sell this thriller. The novel ends with a cliffhanger that startles, if only because readers will have become so attached to Lily. 


— Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Meli Raine’s books:


“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March


“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series) 

 Turns out there was a second video from that awful night four years ago. Mine wasn’t the only tape.


Too bad mine wasn’t the worst.

Drew can’t protect me no matter how hard he tries, but the roles are flipped now. I have to help him, but I’m not wired that way. Not anymore. That one night changed me more than anyone knows.

More than anyone could predict.

Three men think they’re above the law. They’re right.

But I’m willing to go beneath the law to make sure they never harm anyone else. Their threats don’t scare me. 

When you have nothing left to lose because someone took it all away, you create the most dangerous creature imaginable.

Me.

Game over.

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A Harmless Little Plan is the final book in the political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

Audiobook narrated by Andi Arndt and Sebastian York.

Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, california romance, bbw romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance, A Harmless Little Game, Meli Raine

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What readers and authors are saying about Meli Raine:

“This book has it all! There’s action, adventure, romance, suspense, and love. I was captivated from the very beginning. Couldn’t put it down wanting to know where the story was going.” — Reader review

 

“Meli Raine’s absorbing writing sucked me directly in the story with this volume, which was full of unexpected twists and ironic turns. No spoilers here, but the ending brought a welcome sigh of relief, as well as a smile of satisfaction.” — Books and Bindings Blog review

 

“Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be a brilliant series! I am in awe of the ability by this author to weave a tangled tale of mystery suspense and romance! Fantastic!” — Reader review

 

“Wow, this book grabs you almost immediately, and keeps you turning the pages cause you just have to know what happens next.” — Goodreads reviewer

"Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. " — Beyond the Covers Book Blog

“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March


“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series)

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

 She has no idea what she’s doing. Loose cannons never hit their targets.


And they take out plenty of collateral damage.

Four years ago Lindsay experienced the unspeakable right before me, and I couldn’t stop them.

But that’s all changed now.

When her father, Senator Bosworth, contacted me to ask — demand — that I protect her, it was a second chance. A shot at redemption.

An opportunity to right an unspeakable wrong.

Controlling Lindsay as she seeks her revenge on the monsters who hurt her won’t be hard.

Containing my own out-of-control feelings for Lindsay and keeping up this ruse of cold-blooded distance will be.

Even harder than admitting to her what really happened that night four years ago.

It turns out I don’t have to, though.

Someone else did it for me.

And I’ll make sure they regret it.
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A Harmless Little Game is the first in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

Audiobook narrated by Sebastian York.

Read the entire series now!

A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)

Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, hacking, california romance, bbw romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance, eBook, romance ebook, thriller ebook, romantic suspense, romantic thriller, hot romance, action and adventure, military, elections, wealthy, Washington DC, president's daughter romance, politician romance, redemption and revenge, forced proximity, enemies to lovers, first in a series, audiobook, sebastian york, sebastian york narrator, books to read and download, download, new romance, romance books, romance books for adults, romance books full novel, Meli Raine, Meli Raine books, Meli Raine Harmless series, A Harmless Little Game, A Harmless Little Ruse, A Harmless Little Plan


What readers and authors are saying about Meli Raine:

“This book has it all! There’s action, adventure, romance, suspense, and love. I was captivated from the very beginning. Couldn’t put it down wanting to know where the story was going.” — Reader review

 

“Meli Raine’s absorbing writing sucked me directly in the story with this volume, which was full of unexpected twists and ironic turns. No spoilers here, but the ending brought a welcome sigh of relief, as well as a smile of satisfaction.” — Books and Bindings Blog review

 

“Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be a brilliant series! I am in awe of the ability by this author to weave a tangled tale of mystery suspense and romance! Fantastic!” — Reader review

 

“Wow, this book grabs you almost immediately, and keeps you turning the pages cause you just have to know what happens next.” — Goodreads reviewer

"Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. " — Beyond the Covers Book Blog

“Fresh, riveting, and thrumming with emotion and romantic suspense, False Memory is absolutely unputdownable. You need this book!” - New York Times bestselling author Meghan March


“I accidentally lost a day to this trilogy! It is unputdownable. Apparently I'm on a dark-and-twisty binge, and this book is addictive.” - USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen (Harmless series)

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
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