Living Lies

Reviewed by:

Lindsey Metzger, a professional writing major at Taylor University



Living Lies (Harbored Secrets Series)


Natalie Walters


Revell (Baker Publishing)




Print Book


329 pages


Lane Kent is a single mother who lost her husband in an accident two years ago. She struggles with finding her purpose in life. Charlie Lynch, who recently moved to Walton, Georgia, is trying to find his purpose in life outside of the Marines. Their paths cross shortly before the body of Sydney Donovan was discovered in the woods. The two help each other solve her murder, while also helping each other coming to terms with their pasts and learning they may have a future together.

It took me about half the book before I really got invested. After I did, the book flowed. I couldn’t put it down. Walters crafted a beautiful story of love, mystery, and compassion. There was great care put into this book, and it shines through with each word. The characters are very relatable and easy to connect to. I loved that she made the main character flawed and that the flaw is something just about anyone can relate to. A lot of the feelings Lane felt were things I’ve felt over the course of my life, and made me feel less alone in those struggles.

All in all, this book is great and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries and romance.


Rating (1 to 5):

4.5 Stars

Suggested Audience:


Christian Impact:

There’s a very strong Christian Impact in this book. Faith isn’t overly in-your-face. It’s subtle. I appreciated that about Walter’s writing.

Living Lies (Harbored Secrets #1)

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