Even When You Lie: A Novel (Paperback)
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Reagan Reyes hunts other people’s secrets. A former intelligence officer, she’s currently the in-house investigator for pricey criminal defense attorney, Cade McCarrick…and she’s his lover, despite the law firm’s rules forbidding romantic relationships between partners and staff. But their love—including their agreement never to lie to each other—is the only authenticity they have in a world of subterfuge and betrayal.
That agreement is pushed to its limits when a mysterious woman leaves an envelope for Cade and is soon discovered dead. While the envelope’s contents aren’t related to any of Cade’s current cases, Reagan uncovers a connection to a recent murder outside a Deep Ellum nightclub—and an even more ominous link to the dead woman.
The police don’t seem to care about either death, but they hit too close to home for Reagan to ignore. As she digs deeper into Dallas’s sordid underbelly, she’s completely on her own except for Cade—and there’s a killer bent on eliminating them both at any cost.
This pulse-pounding romantic thriller offers a fresh new take on big-city crime, from a dazzling and exciting new voice in the genre.
“A powerful indictment of systemic racism at its most insidious."”
“An inherently compelling, pulse-pounding, romantic thriller.”
—Midwest Book Review, audiobook review
“A solid thriller with well-written characters.”
—Red Carpet Crash
“Even When You Lie is the kind of debut that completely ensnares you—with a potent mix of romance, noir-laced twists, and the deadly side of the Dallas underworld combining to craft an unforgettable crime novel. Hats off to Michelle Cruz. Remember that name.”
—Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity