Review: Deeper Evil by Vickie McKeehan

Deeper Evil by Vickie Mckeehan
Series: Evil Secrets Trilogy (# 2)
Release Date: January 4, 2012
Publisher: Beachdevils Press
Pages: 399
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Blurb: The Evil Trilogy
Despite growing up together in their trendy Beverly Hills neighborhood, three best friends hide dark childhoods, each in their own way. The lives of Kit, Baylee and Quinn have been anything but perfect. Little do they know a stranger is about to unravel long, buried secrets, bringing the past back to life with a vengeance.

Deeper Evil
Baylee Scott is the daughter of renowned director William Scott and actress Sarah Moreland. Baylee has worked for years to put her father’s abusive alcoholic outbursts behind her. She’s also overcome her mother’s abandonment at the age of three. That is, until one night at a charity event, an acquaintance ends up turning her world upside down. Now, with an infant daughter Baylee lives in fear her secret will be found out by the man she’s been hiding from for almost a year, a man from one of the most powerful legal dynasties in California.

Dylan Burke is determined to win over the single mother, Baylee Scott, and protect her and baby Sarah. Dylan has his work cut out for him, however, when he opens up a can of worms delving into William Scott’s past, a past that hides a twenty-two year old murder. It’s also another vital link to the legal dynasty. Tangled in a maze of murderous lies and deceit, the two discover the truth about the legal empire and its founders and just how far the heirs will go to get what they want.

 

Review:  Have you ever read a book and while reading you have to wonder how can people be so evil? Well, this was the thought that came to me while reading Deeper Evil. There were moments I found myself shaking my head and thinking is this for real?

Deeper Evil tells the story of Baylee Scott and Dylan Burke, whom we were introduced in book 1. After reading about them in book 1 I wanted them to have their own story and what a story it was. It was clear that Baylee had a secret which had her running scared. She had left home without letting her friends know what was happening with her; however, she was forced to return when her father fell ill. I really admired her for her selfless attitude. He was not much of a father to her while growing up, however she was willing to risk all by returning home to help with his care.

Dylan was intrigued by Baylee the first time he laid eyes on her and he was willing to help to protect her and her daughter Sara to the extent of pretending to be Sara’s father so as to prevent her biological father from finding out about her. This action demonstrated the depth of his feelings for mother and daughter.
The romance between Baylee and Dylan was not so smooth, however, when they finally got together it was quite

The Boyd brothers were up to their usual evil selves, but then you can’t expect any better from them with the kind of parents they had. The phrase ‘The apple does not fall far from the tree’ is quite fitting where these three were concerned. Throughout all of this my favorite character is the hit man. We were introduced to him in book one, but not, much was revealed about him. In book two readers are able to see what makes him tick and why he is taking out hits on the most powerful family in town. It easy for readers to empathize with him, especially when he portrays the role of a hero when it came to Baylee and her friends. He was intent on protecting them from the Boyd brothers at all cost.

Alana and the Boyd family touched the lives of everyone in this book, but it was never in a good way.

Deeper Evil is a gripping and emotional story that will tug at your heartstrings. It provides answers to several questions, including what happened to Baylee’s mother, which allowed her to finally have some closure. There were a few suspenseful and nail-biting moments.

This story shows how guilt, secrets, jealousy and greed can destroy lives It shows the extent to which a person will go to get what they think belongs to them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would recommend that you go get a copy.

 

nadene