Title: Bury Me with Lies (Twin Lies #2)
Author: S.M. Soto
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4
Type: Duet Series. Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Murder Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Mackenzie & Baz (Sebastian)
Secondary Characters: Zac, Marcus, Trent, Vincent & Maddison
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.
Note: Can’t be read as standalone. May contain spoilers from book1.
After Kiss Me With Lies, I was so excited to continue this Mack and Baz’s story. Somehow this book didn’t leave up to book 1. Even though author has tried to tie up loose ends, I wasn’t very satisfied with the conclusion.
Book two picked up right where book 1 left us with our jaws dropped. First 35% of the book was dealing with the aftermath of book1 incident. It was frustrating that the story was not moving ahead. But I was intrigued enough. Now Mack is aware of, some of the savage’s involvement in Maddison’s death. They are struggling to silence her and she is determined to get justice.
Mack —“This isn’t over”
Baz — “I’m counting on it”
With regards to accident incident, Mack and Vincent are spinning a different stories and Baz is confused and he doesn’t trust both. Same with Mack, she doesn’t trust any savages including Baz. Now stakes are high. At some point in the end, first 30% of the book felt sort of redundant (IMO), yet, I justified that part with — “She doesn’t have any extra skills, power or money apart from her determination to come out of that situation”. Inws, Story picks up post that and we get answers to what happened on the night of Maddison’s death.
After 70% story took an unexpected turn where Baz sets Mack free and gives her a chance to have her dream life. It was like reading an epilogue early. I did like those instances between them and how they bond with each other, along with Ava. Plot pace was up and down for me. At some points it moved faster and at some places it was slow.
Secondary characters – Zach was justified. I didn’t get answers to why and how Trent was involved in all this. Marcus was nice. Vincent, I find it hard to believe Mackenzie is ok with just letting Vincent go free. Just because he didn’t trigger the bullet doesn’t get him off the hook and vice versa for Zach (not literally). I was looking for the reason on her parent’s obsession with Madison, which wasn’t justified.
As for Baz and Mackenzie there was way too much miscommunication and lack of trust in each which I honestly get with everything that happened but also felt it to be unnecessary.
Over all, it was a nice conclusion with twists, turns and a slight touch of paranormal instances. Enjoy this suspenseful story.