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THREE: Deception Love Murder

Inviting a stranger into your home can be dangerous. Inviting a stranger into your life can turn deadly.

How would you feel if you discovered your death was meticulously planned by someone you loved? You didn’t know how or when or even why. All you could do was wait.

Emma has it all-a job she loves and a man who professed to love her.

Or did she? How could she be so blind?

When her lover’s car is found burned and abandoned in another state, the police come asking some hard questions. What she discovers upends her world completely. Jude had been living a double life right under her nose. A deceitful life, a treacherous life. Who was this man that had already groomed another woman to take over Emma’s life? A woman who was Emma’s body double and now dead.

Why had she so easily trusted this psychopath with her heart? Betrayed on every level, consequences not of Emma’s making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

THREE is a gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked. A fast-paced psychological thriller that has been compared to the works of Dan Brown. It can be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.

My Review:

If you enjoy crime thrillers I have no hesitation in advising you to grab a copy of this book asap and read that instead of my review. This is an enthralling story of deception, double crossing, deadly danger and romance with well developed characters and plenty of twist and turns to keep you guessing. It is packed with suspense and has a side helping of romance, too.

The story is told from two different points of view. The first is that of Emma, a Professor of Art History at the University of Maine and the second is that of her Adjunct teaching partner, Cillian O’Reilly. Emma lives nearby with her boyfriend, Jude White. Although Emma doesn’t know it, Cillian is actually an undercover agent who is working alongside Emma to enable him to have an insight into Jude’s activities. When Emma has a call from a bank in Boston concerning her safety deposit box there she’s baffled as she knows nothing about it. However, the bank manager and FBI need her to check it. This is the start of revelations that raise more questions and the start of an intriguing, suspense filled story that had me turning the pages, reluctant to put it down. Trying to keep this spoiler free, you need to read it yourself to discover just how this riveting story develops!

I am so impressed with this brilliant book and very happy to discover it is the start to a trilogy – I can’t wait to read the other two books! The characters are well developed, brought to life in the pages of the book and, best of all, they seem like real people, flaws and all. Emma seems somewhat weak initially, someone who likes to keep the status quo, intelligent, quiet and unassuming but she definitely develops some backbone and strength as the story progresses, despite the shocking revelations making her rethink everything she’d assumed previously. Her Aunt Mary is another brilliant character whose quirky behaviour brings a dash of humour to the story though her insights are key to helping uncover so many things but only when people actually listen to her ramblings!

This is a thought-provoking, gripping read that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links:

US –  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078VFT9PJ/

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078VFT9PJ/

Three will be 99 p/c for the duration of the tour.

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/nxVD9MOsLss

Author Bio –

K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/KJMcGillickauthor/

Kathleen McGillick

@KJMcGillickAuth

http://www.kjmcgillick.com/

https://twitter.com/KJMcGillickAuth

https://www.goodreads.com/Kmcgillick

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for materials for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book.

2 comments on “THREE: Deception Love Murder

  1. carhicks
    June 27, 2019

    Great review Elaine. This does sound like a book I would really enjoy. I am adding it to my TBR, but not sure when I will get to it.

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