Burning Lies (Border Watch #3) by Helene Young

Burning Lies (Border Watch #3)

Kaitlyn Scott is searching for the truth about her husband's death, even if that means revisiting the most painful day of her life. But what she uncovers is a criminal willing to stop at nothing to keep his secret.Ryan O'Donnell, an enigmatic undercover cop, is investigating arson attacks when he is drawn into Kaitlyn's world. He tries to fight his attraction for her, hoping the case might put his own demons to rest, but it only threatens to push...

Details Burning Lies (Border Watch #3)

TitleBurning Lies (Border Watch #3)
Release DateApr 1st, 2013
PublisherPenguin Australia
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense

Reviews Burning Lies (Border Watch #3)

  • Sharon
    This was an absolute page turner for me. Five years ago Kaitlyn Scott lost her father Stephen and her husband Chris in a fire in Canberra. It was believed that her husband was the arsonist but Kaitlyn never believed this could be true.Kaitlyn ends up moving to Atherton Tablelands with her mother Juliia and her son Daniel where she becomes a volunteer with the Rural Fire Brigade.Ryan is an undercover cop who moves in next door to Kaitlyn. Ryan is ...
  • Brenda
    I finished Burning Lies back in May, and can finally put my review up! I absolutely loved it! The old ‘I could not put it down’ was so true for me...what a wonderful, gripping, suspenseful and riveting read!Kaitlyn is now part of the Border Watch team, along with Lauren and Morgan, after moving to the Tablelands with her mother, Julia, and son Dan, to try to escape the horror of the past. The death of her father, Stephen and husband Chris, in...
  • Carolyn
    Summer is heating up in far north Queensland where Kaitlyn Scott lives with her mother and young son Daniel on the Atherton tablelands. She relocated her family from Canberra after a devastating bush fire took the lives of her father and husband and her husband was accused of starting the fire. Kaitlyn has a new job working for Border Watch, flying over the coastline watching for illegal drugs and refugee boats. She has built a new house, making ...
  • Jenny
    Burning Lies about Kaitlyn is a single mum who is searching for the truth about her husband death and an undercover cop Ryan who is investigating arson attacks in the area. Burning Lies continuing to twist and turn entwining Kaitlyn and Ryan lives until they fall in love. However, someone is trying to stop Kaitlyn finding happiness and the truth about her husband death. Readers of Burning Lies will learn about the mind of an arsonist and the terr...
  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    I've been eagerly awaiting the publication of Burning Lies, the third in a series of romantic suspense novels by Australian author, Helene Young. Set in far north Queensland the books are loosely linked by character and environment. Burning Lies features Kaitlyn Scott, a Border Watch officer who works with Morgan (Shattered Sky) and Lauren (Wings of Fear), and Ryan O'Donnell,(Wings of Fear), an undercover federal officer. With plenty of action, s...
  • Lauren K
    Burning Lies is the third tantalising romantic suspense novel released by talented Australian author, Helene Young. Another great instalment in this loosely based series where the lead female is a customs pilot and has a major role in solving the investigation that ensues in Queensland’s northern tropical region.An arsonist is wreaking havoc in a rural town outside of Cairns during an already ferocious fire season. When Kaitlyn Scott moved into...
  • Greg Barron
    Burning Lies is a well written thriller that would be enjoyed by all readers, regardless of gender. Its themes are ingrained in our Australian psyche, and there would be few of us who have not been touched by bushfires and their devastating effects. The author's experience as a pilot, and her familiarity with the setting show through in the wonderful detail that helps power the story to life. I cannot recall one incidence where I thought she got ...
  • Chloe
    Another fabulous story by Helene Young. Set in North Queensland in a fictional area (because she couldn't bear to write about her beloved REAL country burning! Totally understandable!).I love that we still got a snippet of the Border Watch folk (some from past books in the series), but that it also took a different turn focussing a lot on the Volunteer Fire Fighters. What a wonderful job they do! Great suspense and plot ... nail biting in lots of...
  • Kel
    I loved this book - I have really enjoyed Helene's other novels as well but this is my new favourite! I borrowed a copy from the library but it was so good now I'm going to have to buy it too! Brilliant, intriguing and likeable characters, a captivating rural setting and a plot intense enough to keep the pages turning well past bedtime. Highly recommended!
  • Bree T
    Ryan O’Donnell is an undercover cop on a new assignment, tracking a suspected arsonist in the Atherton Tablelands in northern Queensland. He’s playing the part of a city fire fighter on stress leave, volunteering for the local brigade hoping to get a handle on what’s going on, infiltrate and find out information. This brings him into contact with Kaitlyn Scott.Kaitlyn works for Border Watch and it’s her job to help track arsonists using i...
  • Brenda
    I finished Burning Lies back in May, and can finally put my review up! I absolutely loved it! The old ‘I could not put it down’ was so true for me...what a wonderful, gripping, suspenseful and riveting read!Kaitlyn is now part of the Border Watch team, along with Lauren and Morgan, after moving to the Tablelands with her mother, Julia, and son Dan, to try to escape the horror of the past. The death of her father, Stephen and husband Chris, in...
  • Dale Harcombe
    probably three and a half stars. Kaitlyn Scott lost her father and her husband in a fire in Canberra as a result of arson. Her husband Chris was believed to be the arsonist, who due to misjudgement got caught in his own fire. Kaitlyn never believed that of him, but still the stigma was enough for her to move. She moved with Julia, her mother, and young son Daniel to the Atherton Tablelands. When she meets the man known as Brad Ryan she is attract...
  • Suzanne Brandyn
    I had to have a breather after finishing reading Burning Lies before I could even contemplate writing a review. I must stress that all reviews I do on good reads, and my blog are purely from a reader's perspective, not from a writer. Although the editing was superb which impressed me. Ms. Young is outdoing herself on this third novel, Burning Lies. I loved book number one, Border Watch, which is now Wings of Fear, and Shattered Sky. Then comes al...
  • Joanne
    A terrific third novel by Helene Young. Her writing is clear and well crafted, and she keeps the pages turning. Her characters are well described and believable, and the story lines hold together strongly. The country - the landscape - is always an important character in Helen's books, and no less in this one. She does it beautifully. I'm not a romance reader, but I love her books - the romance parts are not squirmy at all!! And they're romantic ...
  • Cathleen Ross
    Caitlyn is a strong heroine who is out to protect her family and start a new life. The hero Ryan, was multilayered and sexy, a quintessential Aussie hero, so lifelike I went to Cairns hunting for a sexy Aussie male. Didn't find one!Luckily I had Burning Lies to retreat back into.Helene is a wonderful writer who will have a long career.Cathleen
  • Jess
    Without a doubt, this is Helene Young's best book to date. I highly recommend Burning Lies to anyone who likes a good story, no matter what you prefer to read (it has a bit of everything in it). Such an addictive read, you seriously will not be disappointed. Nor able to put the book down :)Full review to come shortly.
  • Bernadette Rowley
    Kaitlyn Scott is trying to be all things to all people and not really succeeding with any of it. She has unbelievable tragedy in her recent past and has fled from Canberra to the Atherton Tablelands in the hope of a fresh start. Her mother Julia and son Daniel are part of the fragile life she has created for herself in the heart of the bush.Kait is able to pretend she has put her past behind her until the community begins to suspect an arsonist i...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    * 4.5 starsA high intensity crescendo of mistrust, fear, crime and a dash of sizzling romance all culminate perfectly together in Burning Lies, by Helene Young. Kaitlyn is the heroine of Burning Lies, she is a widower and mother to her young son Dan. Both feel the pain of losing the man they both loved in a shocking fire. As Kaitlyn searches for the truth behind her husband’s shocking death, she comes face to face with an unstoppable criminal, ...
  • Michelle
    I think my timing was off but still a gripping read.I've said it before and I really do feel like I have to begin this review by saying it again. I am not sure I timed the reading of this novel as well as I could have. Yesterday saw me arrive home after 4 weeks in Canberra with my family. I happened to be there for the 10 year anniversary of the horrific bushfires that decimated two suburbs, while there were 140 bushfires raging and we weren't su...
  • Nigelle-ann
    I have been reading Helene Young right from the start with her first book Boarder Watch (now retitled) what I really like about Helene is that she tells us the story without fuss, I love an author who just starts with a good opening sentence and then Bam your are already hooked.Kaitlyn is a great character in fact I think Helene writes some of the best female characters around, they are strong with feelings and I like that, I must admit I wish I ...
  • Sallyann Van leeuwen
    I think this book was my favorite of the trilogy! I felt a little more connected to this book than the previous two. Kait is trying to maintain her lifestyle, working with Border Watch and bringing up her 7 years old son, with the assistance of her Mum. Kait lost er husband, her father and her home to an arsonist, and is determined never to be that unprepared again. So when she builds her fire proof bunker house in the bush she is horrified to he...
  • Gina
    Another effectively crafted novel by Helene that she has continued to pump out some fine adrenalin moments alongside the unravelling of her characters' issues with trust and truth. "Burning Lies" exposes readers to the unpredictable environment of a bushfire season and its dangers. We can certainly appreciate the commitment that Rural Fire Brigade personnel give to their "other" job which is portrayed so realistically here. The themes of grief, t...
  • Sandy Vaile
    This story is an exciting romantic suspense with a plethora of likeable characters and hateable bad guys. An intriguing plot meant every one was not what they seemed. I particularly liked that characters from the previous 2 books were involved in this story. Helene has a gift for uniquely describing the Australian landscape and effortlessly revealing details about her characters. I was brought to tears, smiled and even mumbled abuse at a few of t...
  • Balthazar Lawson
    A tale of romance set against a background of arson, bush fires and an uncover police operation and is set in far north Queensland on the Atherton tablelands. It's a good read, even though romance is not really my thing. This is a mix of crime and romance and there is enough action to make it enjoyable as does the setting and the characters. It all comes together in a nice package that makes you want to read more. The ending makes you have faith ...
  • Donnell Bell
    Ms. Young is a new author for me, but one I'll be returning to. Loved Kaitlyn and Ryan and the dynamics she created in the family setting. My kind of read in which an author doesn't overwhelm the reader with backstory but spreads it out throughout the book and keeps us guessing. Not everything is as it seems in Burning Lies, hence the title. A smart, well written read I highly recommend. And, yay, I felt like I visited Australia after this story....
  • Mary
    Very good. Engaging from beginning to end with the suspense kept at levels that neither exhausted me nor lost my interest. Very topical. The characters and their motivations are well written and work in the narrative. The descriptions of the landscape work, which is essential to the story, but don't take over the story. I wanted to get back to the story when I had to put it down and read it over two days because I just couldn't stay up late enoug...
  • Sue Moorcroft
    My second Helene Young book. I was lucky enough to win this one.Helene writes of the Australian fire fighting services with authenticity and authority. The clever plot unfurls and kept me reading on whenever I could squeeze reading time in. The relationship between Kaitlyn and Ryan is convincing and her doubts about 'the real him' bubble below the surface. Will read more Helene Young.
  • Jen Telfer
    When I started reading this book I wasn't sure that I would finish it......I found the first chapter really dull. However, because I was stuck on a train with no other books downloaded I persevered and was pleasantly surprised. The story picks up and while it isn't a huge nail biter, it was definitely enjoyable.
  • Rachel Amphlett
    Superb. This is the first book I've read by Helene Young and it won't be the last. The descriptions of rampant fires tearing through the Queensland landscape are incredible and supported by a suspenseful story with emotions and heartache that will tug at your heartstrings.An absolute winner - can't wait to read more.