Creepy & Sinister! Malice by Lisa Clark O’Neill

Posted October 20, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Creepy & Sinister! Malice by Lisa Clark O’NeillMalice by Lisa Clark O'Neill
Series: Southern Comfort #.5
Published by Self Published on July 21, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 261
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The brutal execution of a Russian immigrant suspected of having ties to organized crime is only the beginning for Savannah FBI agent Jesse Wellington. A man known only as “The Ghost” begins wreaking havoc on the Hostess City, bringing murder and mayhem to its southern shores. When evidence turns up implicating Jillian Montgomery, the close friend of another agent, Jesse finds himself dangerously attracted to a woman at the heart of his investigation.

Jillian Montgomery fears law enforcement – and with good reason. But when she finds herself being caught in a web of someone else’s making, it’s Jesse who she ends up turning to for help.
Long-buried secrets from Jillian’s past are coming back to haunt her in ways she could never have predicted. It’s up to Jesse to help her exhume and exorcise them before it’s too late.



FBI Agent Jesse Wellington was on an undercover assignment that went horribly wrong when the subject they had under surveillance turned up brutally murdered. Complicating matters is Jillian Montgomery, a potential suspect who is connected to his partner and seems to have a startling physical connection to him.


I love this series and was happy to get Jesse and Jillian’s story! Everything about it was creepy and sinister, keeping me on edge and unable to stop reading until I finished. Anytime Russian mobsters are involved you know it’s going to be suspenseful. Jesse, however, almost stepped into anti-hero status but was able to stay inside the lines in the end. I really liked Jillian who was willing to face her fears in the midst of her PTSD experience that just kept resurfacing. She also made Jesse step up his game. The ending was exciting as O’Neill isn’t always kind to her main characters.


Loved this novella and can’t wait for the next ones. This ranks as one of my most favorite series and O’Neill is an auto-buy.

About Lisa Clark O’Neill

One fine day in the not-too-distant past, Lisa Clark O’Neill left Wittenberg University with a BA in English, which she promptly neglected. After working as an interior designer, decorative artist, and Montessori art teacher (there may have been a BA in art as well,) she finally settled into the role of mother to two very fine children. However, two years of doing the stay-at-home-mom brain cell melt drove her to pull out a pen and one of her old college notebooks. That turned into six manuscripts.

Lisa spent subsequent years avoiding housework by burying her nose in just about every romance novel she could get her hands on, after completely falling in love with the genre. Her own work falls into the romantic suspense sub-genre, with strong comedic undertones.

Lisa currently lives in the Atlanta area with her family, her dog, her cat and her daughter’s pet rabbit. When she isn’t attempting to keep the rabbit from eating the woodwork, she’s hard at work on her next novel.(less)

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