Review: Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks

About this Book

An artist hiding from an escaped killer uncovers one of World War II’s most dangerous secrets—a secret that desperate men will do anything to keep hidden.

After the murder of her twin sister, Murphy Anderson changed her name and appearance and moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to avoid the press and publicity. But when local authorities discover she’s an artist and request her help in drawing a dying man’s memories, she unintentionally ends up in the limelight again—and back in the killer’s crosshairs.

The deathbed confessions of an Alaskan hunter have Murphy drawing the five bodies he discovered on remote Ruuwaq Island ten years ago. But what investigators find has them mystified. Evidence suggests that the bodies were deliberately destroyed, and what they uncover in an abandoned Quonset hut from World War II only brings more questions.

As one by one the investigators who were at the hut die, Murphy knows there is something much darker at stake. What happened on this island during the war? And who is willing to kill to keep its secrets buried?

My Review

“Oh Holy Plot Twist Batman!”

This went from a good story to a great story with a very unexpected plot twist toward the end of the book! I did not see it coming!

The main character, Murphy, was quirky and had a lot of spunk. I liked her a lot.The only negative is it didn’t seem to pay to be her friend.

As far as the story, I found it fascinating. I had no idea the Japanese occupied Alaska. There was a good amount of action and a taste of romance. But most of all the plot twist at the end just floored me.

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Product details

  • File Size: 4022 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 7, 2018)
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2018

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Review: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

About this Book

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he’s back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist’s next mark?

My Review

Book four of the Chesapeake opens where book three ended and from the opening pages the action never stopped.

I so enjoyed watching Kate and Luke as they tried to determine what the future held for them as a potential couple all the while trying to stop a terrorist attack and stay alive. While one group were fighting terrorist, Griffin and Finlay follow leads in an important cold case.

I can’t say enough good things about this series. As in the other books in the series this one has lots of action, a fair amount of romance and neither are too over the top. All the characters in this book are so enjoyable. The author has a gift for creating characters that you want to have as friends. I’m going to miss them.

Although you could probably read this story as a standalone, I do recommend reading the books in order to enjoy the full impact.

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