Book Review: “Deadly Lies” by Chris Patchell

May 30, 2015 at 2:21 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Chris Patchell in her new book, “Deadly Lies book coverDeadly Lies” published by Chris Patchell introduces us to Jill Shannon.

From the back cover:  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 it all 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 on the 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 that the murderer could be so close to him.

For those who couldn’t put down “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” comes a thrilling ride a la “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” where husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past.

Jill Shannon, when she was a teen, was victimized by her stepfather. She made a vow that this would never happen again. However a reporter, after drugging her, does make her a victim. And it is through him that we discover a whole nest that is just like him. This is a fast-paced, very exciting story. Jill and her husband, Alex, are very well drawn and have great depth that we can relate to even when we totally disagree with their course of actions. Are they totally likeable? Well who is? This is definitely an intriguing story that will have you muttering “oh, no” as you are reading as fast as you can to get to the next page.  On top of everything the ending will surprise you.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Thanks for sharing your review on this thriller with us. Sounds like an intense read!

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