Celebrate Lit’s Celebration Tour for Lethal Cover-Up by Darlene L. Turner Stop# 9 – Review

Hi Readers,

It’s been WAY TOO LONG since I last posted (not including my F.L.F that I posted yesterday), but it has been a long summer. I’ve been reading a ton of books, but not reviewing as many as I normally do; however, when I saw that Celebrate Lit was doing a celebration tour for this book, I jumped at the chance to read and review it because Darlene L. Turner is one of my favorite LIS (Love Inspired Suspense) authors. So without further ado, let me show you Lethal Cover-Up by Darlene L. Turner.

The Bookish Details

Book: Lethal Cover-Up

Author: Darlene L. Turner

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release date: July 27, 2021

From The Back Cover

Some secrets are dangerous…

But uncovering the truth could be deadly.

Border patrol officer Madison Steele knows her sister Leah’s fatal car crash was no accident. Someone’s willing to kill to cover up a pharmaceutical company’s deadly crime of distributing tainted drugs. Now they are after Madison to tie off loose ends. But with her high school sweetheart, Canadian police constable Tucker Reed, at her side, can Madison expose the company’s deadly plan before she becomes the next victim?

Click HERE to get a copy for yourself!

What Did I Think?

Wow, wow, WOW! I really didn’t think that Darlene L. Turner’s books could get any better, but this may be her best LIS (Love Inspired Suspense) yet! This book is packed full of edge-of-your-seat suspense and it’s almost impossible to put down. Seriously, I read it in just a couple of hours 😋. So the story starts with the horrible tragedy of Border Patrol Officer Madison Steele’s half-sister being murdered because she had evidence that her job was selling an unapproved pain pill that had fatal side effects. Determined to find her half-sister’s killer, Madi teams up with her high-school sweetheart, Constable Tucker Reed, and together they investigate the drug and her sister’s workplace. From the very beginning of their investigation, Madi has received multiple messages to back off, or face the consequences and it seems like Madi has been targeted because of the information her half-sister gave her. Fighting grief from losing her half-sister and wrestling with unwanted feelings for Tucker has Madi stretched to her breaking point – will she be able to find her half-sister’s killer before more people die because of the drug? Will they be able to save Tucker’s mom who has been taking the meds?

The author did a great job writing realistic and relatable characters and I loved reading about them (especially Madi). I also enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster you go on throughout this book, especially when it came to Madi and Tucker’s relationship. I also liked the faith elements that were intertwined throughout the plot and how they all worked together to help Madi see that God wouldn’t leave her… even if she refused to acknowledge his existence. My only negative about the book is that the end seemed a bit rushed, but that’s normal for a book this size. Overall, I loved this book and would recommend it for anyone who wants a suspenseful, kind-of intense, yet quick book to read and rate the book 5 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the Author

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at www.darlenelturner.com where there’s suspense beyond borders.

More from Darlene

The Hidden Staircase, The Secret of the Old Clock, The Sign of the Twisted Candles—these were just some of my favorite Nancy Drew books. I couldn’t get enough of them growing up! My family often saw me with my nose stuck in one of Nancy’s many tales. When I was finished with those, I’d sneak my brother’s Hardy Boy books and devour them too. This is where my love of writing and of a good mystery/suspense began.

Creating stories in the romantic suspense genre was a natural journey for me. I had always wanted to be a policewoman after watching Charlie’s Angels (they even kicked butt while wearing high heels…what could be better than that?!), Cagney and Lacey, Police woman, Murder She Wrote, etc. My love for all-things-mystery carried into my adult life. Who doesn’t love Sydney Bristow and Kate Beckett?

I enjoy creating strong female characters in a law enforcement role. Madison Steele fits the bill head on as she works to bring down a ruthless pharmaceutical company. While she has nerves of steel, I also wanted to make her vulnerable. In the beginning Madison loses her long-lost sister in a heart-wrenching crash. One she knows was not an accident. This thrusts her into a deadly pursuit of the perpetrators with her estranged high school sweetheart, Tucker Reed, by her side.

I wrote this book during the tough year our world faced living in the unknown. Madison and Tucker are stuck in their own fears but eventually find hope. Hope in the unknown and hope in knowing God is in control and with us—no matter the circumstances. We just need to know where to look.

I hope you enjoy reading Madison and Tucker’s story as much as I loved crafting it. I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me through my website www.darlenelturner.com and also sign up for Darlene’s Diary newsletter to receive exclusive subscriber giveaways.

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 19

Genesis 5020, August 19

Simply Susan, August 19

Texas Book-aholic, August 20

Bizwings Blog, August 20

She Lives To Read, August 21

HookMeInABook, August 21 << You Are Here 🙂

Inklings and notions, August 22

Reviewingbooksplusmore, August 22

Mary Hake, August 22

Betti Mace, August 23

Daysong Reflections, August 23

For the Love of Literature, August 24

deb’s Book Review, August 24

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 25

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 25

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 26

Pause for Tales, August 26

Blogging With Carol, August 26

For Him and My Family, August 27

Simple Harvest Reads, August 27 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 28

Batya’s Bits, August 28

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 29

Kayem Reads, August 29

Little Homeschool on the Prairie , August 30

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, August 30

A Good Book and Cup of Tea, August 30

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 31

Labor Not in Vain, August 31


To celebrate her tour, Darlene is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of Lethal Cover-Up!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Enter the Giveaway here!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you check out this new Love Inspired Suspense. If you do, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Happy Reading! 

>>Special thanks to Darlene Turner, Celebrate Lit and Mills & Boon Love Inspired for letting me read and review this book – all opinions are my own.

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