Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of DECEPTION WEARS MANY FACES by Maggie James.
I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Sarah Hardy, Bloodhound Books and of course the lovely Maggie James who gifted me an early copy of DECEPTION WEARS MANY FACES. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
When Lyddie takes her sister to Devon to recover after a recent suicide attempt, it starts a train of events that will put their lives in grave danger.
Ellie has been the victim of a professional con artist, one who stole her savings, then disappeared from her life. Driven by her own history of failed relationships, Lyddie vows revenge on the man who broke her sister’s heart.
Soon she assumes a false identity and begins her hunt for a man she knows to be cold, calculating and ruthless. But who is fooling whom? And can Lyddie find the justice she seeks and heal her damaged sister?
So, want to know what I thought?;
Wowsers! This book certainly doesn’t shy away from the tougher subjects to write about. Straight off the bat we are dealing with a suicide attempt and can I applaud Maggie for not glamorizing this issue. She handled this subject in her writing with such grace and consideration that all we could do is feel the emotion with Lyddie.
I, myself have never used an online dating site, or app (I’ve been with my Adam for 15 years now! Childhood sweethearts and all that!), but I have plenty of friends that have and listening to their stories, I can only imagine the number of people who are not who they present themselves to be. It gives me the jeebies, as I imagine it would to other people too, which is what makes this such an interesting feature within the book.
At times, I wanted to grab Lyddie by the collar and yell at her “You silly woman! Can’t you see?!?!” but to me, that’s exactly where Maggie wanted to take us. How could Lyddie get herself caught up in the same situation as many other women? Including the very one she is trying to avenge!
There are so many twists and turns in this book where just when you find yourself steering one way, you are slammed in the opposite direction and struggling to catch your breath. Just when you think you have it all figured out and anticipate the next move, think again! This is exactly the type of psychological thriller that I love to lose myself in and I hope you agree!
TLDR; Creepy, excellent read!
About Maggie James;
Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practicing as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did.
The urge to pack a bag and go off traveling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practicing yoga or traveling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!
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