Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1) by Melinda Leigh

Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)

When Detective Seth Harding responds to shots being fired, he faces a familiar sight: a double homicide. However, he is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement. The terrified child refuses to speak, but Seth knows he is the key to something sinister.Reluctantly, Seth calls the only social worker he trusts with the traumatized boy—his wife. Carly is recovering from her own trauma suffered on the job, but she can’t turn away from th...

Details Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)

TitleTwisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)
Release DateOct 31st, 2017
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Mystery

Reviews Twisted Truth (Rogue Justice #1)

  • Schizanthus
    Having never heard of Melinda Leigh (I know ... shame on me!) this novella seemed like a perfect taste test of her writing. A double homicide with a surprise find, a child chained in the basement, this sounded like my kind of book. So I ignored the fact that it's listed as a romance (ARGH! Get it away from me!) and instead focused on the mystery and thriller categorisation (WOOHOO!) and dived in. This was fun!I don't know about you but I innatel...
  • Mackey St
    For a short novella, Twisted a Truth packs a lot of suspense and emotion into this small package! When I've completed a long, overwhelming book I like to take a breath with a short story or novella, something not quite so heavy. Twisted Truth was the perfect choice. It is an introduction to the next series that authors Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliott will publish together and is a continuation of the Rogue series. However, you don't need to read...
  • Linda Strong
    Shots Fired! Detective Seth Harding is called to the scene of a double homicide ... a young couple killed in their bedroom. It's a horrific scene and questioning neighbors, no one knows much about them.Checking the perimeter of the house, Harding finds an outside entrance. He is shocked to find a young boy chained in the basement. The boy has obviously been there a while and although he doesn't speak, he is terrified.Were his parents the murder v...
  • ☆~BookishDani~☆
    I want to thank NetGalley and Montlake Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for a honest review.Title:Twisted Truth(Rogue Justice #1)Author: Melinda LeighPage Count: 110 pagesPublished: 10/31/2017Synopsis: Detective Seth Harding is brought to a familiar scene of a double homicide. Shockingly, he finds a terrified little boy chained in the basement. Seth knows that something very sinister is afoot but the child refuses to speak and d...
  • Debbiebooknerdyoung
    Suspense, a little boy chained in a basement, and a pygmy goat named Prince Eric (I love Eric).Omg this novella had it all going on.I swear Melinda's books and novellas keep on getting better and better. Love reading anything by this author, and she's make the telephone book intense.Fantastic read, and I highly recommend it. This series of novellas need to be on your tbr list.Thank you netgalley and Montlake Romance for letting me read an advance...
  • Bea Charmed
    3.5, maybe 4 stars.To be honest, after reading the blurb, I was of two minds about reading this story. While I like Leigh's novellas, and most of the blurb sounded interesting, I was hesitant about reading about a child chained in a basement. I gave it a shot though and Leigh handled it well. She doesn't get graphic though she doesn't gloss over his conditions and she wasn't exploitative."Twisted Truth", though only a little over a hundred pages,...
  • Carlissa
    I was intrigued by this novella as it is listed as romance, but the blurb sounded more like murder mystery/suspense. Well, it is mostly murder mystery/suspense and the romance doesn't appear until the end, which is fine with me as I really don't care for romance books. Don't let the fact that it's a novella put you off as this little book is a fast paced, action-packed story with wonderful characters. I'm looking forward to the next novella in th...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    A double homicide and a young boy chained in the basement kick off this fast paced suspense in a all new Rogue novella. Detective Seth Harding along with his brother in law Bruce, who is now a rookie cop with the Sheriff's department, are first on the scene. After finding the boy Seth calls his social worker wife Carly to come and help with the boy. The pace of this book was non stop. Trying to figure out who the boy was and all the clues and dan...
  • Melanie
    Twisted Truth was an enjoyable romantic suspense novella that's light on the romance but packed with action and suspense.Detective Seth Harding responds to a shots fired call where he is horrified to find a child chained in the basement of the home where a double homicide occurred. Seth knows there's more to the case than meets the eye and calls in his wife Carly, a social worker, to care for the terrified child. Carly is recovering from a case g...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    When Detective Seth Harding responds to a shots fired call, the last thing he expects is to find a child chained in the basement and his seeming kidnappers murdered in their bed. But, who is the child? But rescuing from his, now deceased, kidnappers is just the beginning, the child is still in danger and by helping him Seth is also putting his own family in the line of fire.Melinda Leigh is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me, every book of h...
  • Book Lover
    There is a lot packed into this short read, and is the epitome of small town living. Seth Harding is a detective with the police department. His wife,Carly Taylor, is a social worker with CPS, and they have an 8 year old daughter, Brianna.Carly’s deceased father was the chief of police.Zane Duncan is married to Carly’s sister, Stevie, and is the current Solitude police chief. Stevie is a policewoman.Bruce Taylor, Carly’s brother, is a new r...
  • Les Romantiques
    Posted on Les Romantiques - Le forum du siteReviewed by RinouReview Copy from the PublisherTwisted Truth is a short story introducing the Rogue Justice series of which the next volume, Truth be told, will be written by Kendra Elliott, another big name in romantic suspense. Both authors already collaborated on a serie named Solitude, Oregon, and Rigue Justice seems to be the sequel.In this first volume we meet again Seth, Detective, and his wife C...
  • John W.
    Melinda Leigh’s Novella TWISTED TRUTH grips the interest of her readers from the first page of her fast-moving story set in Solitude, Oregon. In her new Rogue Justice series, Leigh continues developing the characters introduced in the Rogue River Series. She keeps readers aware of members of the Taylor Family and their spouses and adds additional growth to each essential character. The author’s first Justice Book focuses on a double murder, a...
  • Rabid Reader
    In this novella the author keeps us on the edge of our seat with a duel murder, a kidnaped child, the danger of attack and the mystery of how it all fits together. It is a fast paced, suspenseful read full of exciting action, danger and has great characters. Even though this is the first novella in the Rogue Justice series, it contains many of the characters we have grown to know and love in the other Rogue series’. Seth and Carly’s relations...
  • Lindsey Ruppe
    With this addition to the spine tingling Rogue series, I just want more and more! Small, close knit town, a large loving family and Prince Eric 🐐 this title makes a great addition to the series! Thank you Melinda and Netgalley for the advance read! *on to Kendra's now!
  • Manon
    I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.RTC
  • Rinou
    Suite d’une autre série de l’auteur, on retrouve les mêmes personnages principaux sans que ça gêne la compréhension de l’histoire. L’intrigue est prenante et on ne remarque pas réellement que le format est court. Par contre le côté romance n’est pas comme on l’entend, le couple est marié et heureux en ménage.Avis complet
  • Angela Gibson
    Thank you to netgalley and Montlake Romance for advance copy of this novella. I've never read Melinda Leigh before, and I appreciate it when I can find a new author to follow. I'll be searching out her prior books and looking for new ones to be released!Any suspense book that starts off with a locked child in a basement being rescued is all right by me.The setting is small town Solitude, Oregon, and the characters all seem to be related. In fact,...
  • Cris
    I typically avoid novellas like the plague--they’re too short, story and character arcs are too short and unrealistic, and I’m typically left unsatisfied. Most of the time, the shortest I’ll go is short novels by a select group of my favourite long-form authors. The one exception to my novella rule: Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot’s Rogue novella series; I just love the small town of Solitude, Oregon, and the quartet of characters (Stevie...
  • Anne Szlachcic
    I'm sorry I could only give this new Novella 3 stars ........Why ? because I love the Author's books and felt that this one was far too short for the subject matter and story line ...... in fact it feels a little like a filler in-between the previous books and new ones to come .Having said that if you like the Author's books and want a short story then this would suit you perfectly ......the ability to combine romance , horrific crimes , well wri...
  • Niken Widyastuti
    I couldn’t not love this Rogue River series. Well, officially, this is a Rogue Justice Novella #1. However, this is not really the first book. The real first book is On Her Father’s Grave. But not to worry, the main story was started here. It just that the characters’ background had started from previous books. Quite a lot of references to past stories, and I imagine if I didn’t follow these novellas from the beginning I would be very cur...
  • Kathy Martin
    This novella is packed with excitement. It begins with Seth called to the scene of a double homicide and finding a young boy chained in the basement. New police officer Bruce, Carly's younger brother, is the only one the child trusts. Carly is the social worker on duty for the county. Seth calls her to come take care of the boy. Carly is still dealing with the trauma of going to another client's home and finding a child killed. Now, she needs to ...
  • Sarah
    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Twisted Truth by Melinda Leigh that I read and reviewed.Twisted Truth, part of the new Rogue Justice series, was a very good novella by Melinda Leigh. This novella focused around an a double homicide that Seth Harding is investigating. Things take a the when a child is found chained up in the basement and he has to call his wife Carly a social worker to help with the case. With nowhere to put the child but at he...
  • Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
    Review will be posted at NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 3/4Twisted Truth begins with double murder and one scared little boy. As Carly takes over the care for this little boy, Seth tries to figure out all the why’s and how’s of this double homicide. But I don’t want to tell you to much and giveaway anything! So go pick up a copy of Twisted Truth to find out how far Seth will go to protect his family and find a murderer.I always...
  • Book Him Danno
    Twisted Truth is a Novella that will have readers unable to stop reading until the very last page and begging for more. The story will have all the same characters readers have comes to love from the other Rouge Series written by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.The characters stay true to themselves which will have readers feel like they are coming home. Patty is one woman I wouldn't want to cross and even with the dark under tone in the story th...
  • Jessica Woods
    Twisted Truth unfolds much like the new Bookshots, a fast paced mystery that can be read in an hour or so. I find most novellas hit or miss for me but this one caught my attention and held it as I read the book in one sitting. A small town policeman, Seth, responds to a shots fired call with his rookie brother-in-law. Inside the house, they discover a double homicide and a small child chained in the basement. Seth calls in his wife, Carly, a loca...
  • Ebony
    I'm a big fan of the Rogue River novella series that is written by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot. Each author writes alternate novellas in the series. 'Twisted Truth' tells the story of Detective Seth Harding who responds to a shots fired call out only to discover a double homicide and a terrified child who may be a witness. In order to find out what the young boy may know, Seth calls his wife Carly a social worker, to try to get through to the...
  • Odette Oswald
    Twisted Truth is a hundred page mystery novella by Melinda Leigh. This is the first work I have ever read of Ms. Leigh and it won’t be my last. The story gripped me with the tension and suspense of the mystery of the little boy chained to the basement, but what kept me really reading was the relationship between Seth and Carly. Their relationship is rocky because of the nature of their jobs putting stress on them. The novel didn’t go into dep...
  • Patty Nobles
    The rains in Oregon can be relentless and nobody understands this more than Rouge County Detective Seth Harding, so when he is called out to a crime scene just when he thought he could finally head home the last thing he wanted to encounter was two barely dead bodies and a small child who was cold and hungry. Carly Harding had been having a rough month and when her husband Seth calls her to the scene of a bedraggled child she knows life will not ...