Book Review: Deadly Intentions by Lisa Harris

Deadly Intentions

by Lisa Harris

About the Book:

Research scientist Caitlyn Lindsey is convinced that someone is taking out her team one by one. First, a friend and research partner was killed in a home invasion. Three months ago, her boss died in a suspicious car accident. Four days ago, another partner supposedly committed suicide. And now Caitlyn herself has miraculously survived a hit-and-run. Afraid for her life with nowhere to turn, she reaches out to one of the victim’s husbands, Detective Josh Solomon.

Though initially skeptical about Caitlyn’s theory, Josh soon realizes that the attack that took his wife’s life was anything but random. Now the two of them must discover the truth about who is after Caitlyn’s team–and what their end game is–before it’s too late.

In this nail-biting thriller, award-winning author Lisa Harris will have you believing that there’s no such thing as random.

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My Thoughts:

Deadly Intentions is the first book I’ve read by new-to-me author Lisa Harris. I’d seen her name before but hadn’t read her books. As a lover of romantic suspense, I jumped at the opportunity to read and review this book and I was not disappointed.

I love that this book gave me all the thrilling action of a suspense without being intense or frightening. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery along with the characters and I will say that I was just as surprised at the ending as they were! I can usually identify the villain quickly, but in this book, I was totally shocked. The author did an amazing job at connecting the dots and revealing the evidence without giving away the villain’s identity.

I loved that the plot also took me down a totally unexpected path. Some readers might see the twist coming, but I did not. I felt the hopelessness of the characters for it seemed at times like there really was no way out of the mess they had found themselves in. The author also threw in an amazing red herring that blew me away.

There were moments in the story that drew tears. Josh Solomon was devoted to his wife and now he’s forced to question her devotion to him. Did he know her as well as he thought he did? What about Caitlyn’s friends. She thought they were close, but things might not always be what they seem. Was she wrong about everything?   

The path that Josh and Caitlyn start down opens doors and forces them to question everything and view things from a different perspective. I love that the author didn’t make it easy for these characters to fall in love, they each had some personal demons with which to face.

I recommend this book for lovers of romantic suspense, but like things to be on the less scary side.

About the Author:

Bestselling author LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has sold over half a million books. She and her family have spent over fourteen years working as missionaries in Africa where she runs a small non-profit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project promotes Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)

When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at

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