Review: Secrets and Lies book 2 by: Christine Amsden

Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents' betrayal wants out of the magical world. But it isn't letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the one who can save them.
To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness.
Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.
“Christine Amsden unleashes her brilliant storytelling magic as the adventures of Cassie Scot escalate to the extreme. Rife with betrayal and a debt too deep for money to clear, Secrets and Lies plunges the reader into an utterly believable world where villains and heroes spring lifelike from the pages. Brace for a whirlwind ride of sorcery, romance and knife-edge peril. A truly original urban fantasy. Not to be missed!”-Kim Falconer, bestselling author of The Spell of Rosette, Quantum Enchantment Series.

I received this book to give an honest review.

Love this author's writing style and the way she can weave a story and keep you captured within it that you really do not want to put it down.

We are taking up where book one in this series left off. Only this time Cassie has a case that deals with her family, well distant family. Evan and Cassie decide to take this case on since it does stink of magic. Cassie still owes Evan a debt for saving her life and she is still trying to find a way out of it. With so much going on, Cassie's family who has disowned her well just her parents everything is going downhill. Cassie has to learn to either forgive her parents or time to say goodbye. This title really goes with the book, because there are Secrets and Lies being withheld from Cassie and I wonder what will happen when she finds out in book three (that is suppose to be out in May of this year). Cassie's friends come more into this story than they did before and lets just say WOW! There were so many wow moments that I didn't see coming, and I am glad the author wrote those into the story.
There is so much going on within this story that I feel if I write anymore I am going to be giving away a bunch of spoilers. If you are into magic, mystery and great story to sit back and just curl up and read with. Then get your copy. I honestly don't think you would be disappointed. 

The characters are great, you can really get a feel of who they are and what they are about. 

Christine Amsden
  Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everything.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.   


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

    Mind Games will be out in ebook April 15.


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