ABOUT THE BOOK -"Chris Patchell's debut novel, DEADLY LIES, is a taut, fast-paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go. Patchell is a master storyteller with a real talent for creating pulse-pounding suspense." ~ Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of TELL ME YOU'RE SORRY
Husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past…
As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather's cruel abuse. Now as an adult, Jill's made it - she has a successful career and a solid, if not static, marriage to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.
The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant - until one day a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview - and suddenly all of it comes rushing back. Jill seeks revenge on the reporter, triggering a series of events that leads Jill down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.
Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe the murderer could be someone close to him.
Published by: INDY
Publication Date: December 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
Read an excerpt:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
When Chris Patchell isn't hiking in the Cascade Mountains or hanging out with family and friends, she is working at her hi-tech job or writing gritty suspense novels. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Chris. She fell in love with storytelling in the third grade when her half-page creative writing assignment turned into a five-page story on vampires. Even back then Chris had a gift for writing intricate plots that were so good her father refused to believe she didn't steal them from comic books.
Years later, Chris spent long afternoons managing her own independent record store and writing romance novels. After closing the record store and going to college, Chris launched a successful career in hi-tech. She married, had kids but amid all the madness, the itch to write never really went away. So she started writing again. Not romance this time - suspense filled with drama, and angst, speckled with a little bit of blood.
Why suspense? Chris blames her obsession with the dark on two things: watching Stephen King movies as a kid and spending ridiculous amounts of time commuting in Seattle traffic. "My stories are based on scenarios I see every day, distorted through the fictional lens. And my stories come with the added bonus of not having to be restrained by socially acceptable behavior."
MY THOUGHTS -
Well I definitely want to read more by this author - WOW, this book was good! I told my husband I will have to buy it from Audible so he can listen to it while at work (he's a truck driver).
This book has everything that makes a book great.
~Great characters and character development.
~Lots of action! There was not a dull moment. But at the same time - even though there was so much going on it was never confusing to me and I attribute that to great writing.
~Great writing style. This was very easy to read, to understand, it flowed very nicely and was very entertaining!
~A GREAT ending! Like - Holy cow great! I was wondering how she was going to have it end - it was perfect! If I had any doubts about the book being amazing - the ending just put the lid on it!
~I also loved the way it flipped back and forth between the two main characters - the husband, Alex, who was a cop, and the wife, Jill, who was... (hmm without giving away too much) - TROUBLE!
This book kept me thinking about it even when I wasn't reading, what was going to happen next, how would it end, etc. - I love when books do that to you, stay on your mind like that. This was suspense at its best!
If you are into mystery or suspense novels - this is a must for you!
Thank you "Partners in Crime" for sending me this amazing e-book for my honest review!
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