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Peek Inside Lie by Night

Cole Stevens' mission to protect close friends from a criminal mastermind takes an unexpected turn when Emma Bailey runs head first into his investigation. He once spent one night falling in love with her, but now she’s not only a danger to his heart, but her brother is a key suspect. In their race to keep the people they love safe, Cole and Emma betray each other’s trust time and again, not realizing that trust—and their growing love for each other—is the only thing that can save them all.

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When Emma Bailey’s brother disappears, leaving her in possession of dangerous information, there’s no one she can turn to for help. Her desperate search for her brother leads her to a remote island where she discovers the one man who can help her is a man she can’t trust.

Cole Stevens is on a mission to bring down the drug mastermind who threatens to destroy the lives of his family. His plans take an unexpected turn when Emma runs head first into his investigation. Not only is she a danger to his heart, but her brother is one of his key suspects.Cole and Emma reluctantly join forces to unravel a web of deceit that reaches deeper into their lives than either had imagined.

As the lies unravel they will be forced to choose between fear of betrayal and their willingness to put their emotions on the line in order to save the people they love.


"Cathy Marlowe has produced one fabulous debut novel and I can’t wait to read more in this Out of Darkness series!" --Em & M Books

"The cover alone had my attention and the story kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end." --Jillian Stein, Goodreads

"This romantic suspense keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from beginning to end." --Eva Millien, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622661985
Series: Out of Darkness, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014
Page Count: 316
Imprint: amara next
Genre: romantic suspense
Tropes: forced proximity

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By ci August 13, 2016

4.5 Stars

This was my first Cathy Marlowe book and it won't be my last. I LOVE entangled publishing authors.

I will not bore you with the whole plot of the book, for that you can read the synopsis and I will not leave any spoilers.

Emma Bailey loves her brother, will do anything for him, so when he se ...more

By Lisa April 01, 2014

Arc provided for an honest review

Emma is on a mission looking for her missing brother Jacob, and Cole is trying to stop a drug lord who escaped.

The two characters are attracted to each other but there is no trust. They both want something from each other but how far will they take it. This is a rom ...more

By Jillian April 03, 2014

Lie by Night is an Out of Darkness novel by author Cathy Marlowe and the first of her work that I have read. The cover alone had my attention and the story kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end.

Emma Bailey was used to not knowing where her brother was, what type of mission he was off doi ...more

By Charity March 28, 2014

Emma’s brother Jacob has been missing a week when she receives a letter stating that if she wants to find her brother, she must travel deep into forest of Dark Island in the South Pacific. While she knows she is not truly capable of a rescue mission, she has no choice. Jacob told her to trust no on ...more

By Aarati April 18, 2014

I got a copy of this book from Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange of an honest review

Lie by Night was a great and thrilling romantic suspense novel. Though there was more of the suspense than romance. But what romance we did get was enough to curl your toes.

Emma Bailey is on a quest to find her m ...more

By Les March 13, 2016

I often heard of romantic suspense, but until now I hadn't read one and I regret it now. The mix of romance, thriller and actions, it's just all that I like. Cole and Emma's adventures are addictive, we lets ourself take with the game by putting forth hypotheses and we start to hope for the best for ...more

By David March 28, 2014

When Emma meets Cole in Cathy Marlowe’s Lie by Night, they look once, look twice, and know in a moment that “this could be ‘the one.’” But as literature reflects life, things happen. There’s a missing brother in need of help, a megalomaniac who deals in dangerous drugs, an ex-boyfriend who can’t be ...more

By Eva March 25, 2014

This romantic suspense keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from beginning to end. Emma Bailey’s search for her missing brother leads to an island where the one man who can help is the man she can’t trust. Cole Stevens is on a mission t take down a drug mastermind and his plans take an unexpec ...more

By Miriam March 30, 2014

***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

How far would you go to find your brother or sister? Would you put yourself in potential danger to find him or her? Would your faith and trust in them continue to stand firm despite the mounting evidence that says otherwise?

For Emma, the a ...more

By Denise March 24, 2014

This is my first time in reading this author but chose it on what it was about because was looking for a good one filled with intrigue. Great beginning that started out with a mystery that had me hooked right away. Emma is looking for her brother who is missing but has no one to turn to for help so ...more

By Pam August 12, 2016

Emma is hunting for her brother who disappeared. He left her with some dangerous information that others would kill to have. She finds herself on an island looking for clues. She finds she isn't alone and a man from her past is there. Cole will do anything to bring down a drug mastermind. His family ...more

By Margaret August 27, 2016

Six months ago hadn’t been their time.
Now was not their time.
Perhaps their time would never come.
That didn’t stop him from wanting it to…

When Emma Bailey’s search for her missing brother literally lands her in the arms of Cole Turner, the man who betrayed her and her brother six months earlier, she ...more

By Tory April 08, 2014

This was a rockin' fast-paced ride from the get-go. I really enjoyed the suspense and trying to figure out how they were going to catch the bad guy. I found the sexual tension between Cole and Emma to be great and can understand why she might not trust him (she thought she'd found him with another w ...more

By Whitney August 03, 2016

3.5 stars

Emma Bailey is in the jungle searching for her missing brother Jacob when out of nowhere a warehouse bursts into flames. The same warehouse that might have had the answer to how to find Jacob, and the person responsible is standing right next to her. Cole Stevens, the man who could have bee ...more

By Rosemary March 29, 2014

Emma Bailey is on a mission to find and rescue her brother, Jacob. She meets Cole Stevens who is also looking for him and to see if there is any connection to his deadly adversary. Now her life will never be the same. Danger and intrigue are their constant companion. They may have opposite goals but ...more

By Cheryl April 23, 2014

Fantastic romantic suspense!

Emma and Cole have amazing chemistry. I loved being on the edge of my seat, in suspense, while waiting for Jacob to surface throughout the book! At the same time watching Emma and Cole get closer and closer to igniting the flame threatening to burn between them. The hypn ...more

By Amanda March 27, 2014

Emma's closest relative her brother has gone missing. She receives an note telling her to go to an island. She goes there to rescue him and in stead finds Cole. She realizes in a short amount of time the Cole is also searching for her brother, but she isn't sure if Cole is friend or foe.

Cole is usin ...more

By Lori March 30, 2014

What a roller coaster of a ride! The twists and turns, who can you trust, what is the next step? Great action story and intense journey for Emma and Cole. Their immediate connection to each other was nullified through deception and betrayal. It was a fantastic book to read and watch them grow confid ...more

By Maria July 20, 2014

I had never read anything from this author before.

Emma Bailey is a kind sister to her brother who has her keep something for safe keeping.
She goes in search of her brother but finds Cole instead. Here is where the misunderstandings commence for Cole and Emma. There is murder, suspense, intrigue, tr ...more

By Patricia March 28, 2014

Suspense., romance., and the mystery of Jacobs disappearance keeps you reading way past the time when your mind fogs and begs for sleep. Emma and Cole have many challenges going on in their lives. But. None as hard and complicated as their attraction to each other. This book starts off strong and do ...more

By Janet June 10, 2014

Cathy Marlowe offers readers a fast paced, well plotted kick off to her Out of Darkness series. AS a suspense novel, it would be enough, but throw in the beautifully interwoven romance and you have the full monte!
Neither the romance nor the suspense were short shifted in this beautifully written sto ...more

By Beth March 24, 2014

Don’t judge a book by its cover! In this book, there’s a strong element of suspense that is hidden by the hot guy on the cover. An intriguing plot with unexpected events as Emma desperately searches for her brother with, or in spite of, the frustratingly charming and handsome Cole. Captivating plot, ...more

By Lisa Annesley April 10, 2015

3.5 stars

I'm rounding up to 4 because the book had a strong start and I liked the hero and heroine. However, it gets 3.5 stars because it started to sag about 3/4s of the way through and then the ending felt rushed. (view spoiler) ...more

By Melissa March 24, 2014

This book is a great read. Emma and Cole story is an adventure from the beginning to the end and finding love along the way. ...more

By Kelley February 25, 2015

Great plot lines - many unexpected twists and turns. Enjoyable read! ...more

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Cathy Marlowe

About the author

Cathy Marlowe

Cathy lives in Missouri with her husband and a huge chocolate lab whose crazy antics occasionally appear in her books. Her three wonderful children are in college and grad school. When not writing, she coaches soccer and works to create a safe world for children. She loves dark chocolate mint M&Ms accompanied by a steaming mug of coffee, and smart stories that touch the heart while making you laugh, cry and stay up all night turning pages.

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