Well, I just finished reading Deadly Lies by Chris Patchell. This is her first book and what a good book it was. I couldn’t put it down – well couldn’t put down the iPad and read well into the night.
The book has it all. Office politics, adultery (both literally by the wife and in thought by the husband), kidnapping, date rape, sexual abuse and murders, 4 in all and only one was not premeditated.
Alex is a Seattle PD Detective and his wife Jill is climbing the corporate ladder. From the outside, all looks well with their marriage. Things really begin to go wrong when Alex is called by an ex-girlfriend to find her missing sister. Meantime Jill is breaking all the rules. She is committing adultery and with the man to whom she reports.. When he reacts in the expected (by us but not by Jill) manner she is devastated and vows revenge. His accidental death occurs when she confronts him, or is it her first murder? She then goes on to meet a newspaper reporter and after his interviewing her she experiences date rape and all her hidden past comes rushing to the fore. She cannot allow this man, or his awful cohorts to get away with this unharmed and goes on to commit more murders.
Meantime, Alex is searching for the kidnapped girl and finds her murdered. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he is called upon to assist a fellow detective in San Francisco who has two unsolved murders to solve.
This review doesn’t really describe how good this book really is. You just have to read it for yourself.
Oh and I did receive a free copy of this book but am under no obligation to review it. I just thought it was so good I wanted to share.