I shot bolt upright, whiskey spilling from my glass onto the sofa. Shit. Had I been right? Was this man a hacker? Had he uncovered my name, my address?
Screw not replying. ‘OK, fucker. So what’s my name?’
‘You’ve got me there, I admit. But I ‘m working on it, trust me. My shortlist of possibilities is down to two.’
A bluff on his part. My details couldn’t have been hacked, because if he’d possessed the skills, he’d have done so already. Even so, his words scared me.
A final ping.
‘And when I find you, and I will, you’re dead, bitch.’
ABOUT THIS 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?
MY THOUGHTS: An enthralling one sitting read that once started, I couldn’t put down.
Taut. Tense. Twisty. Very twisty. Very plausible.
Maggie James knows a lot about deception and manipulation. I know there are conmen out there who do just what Maggie writes about. They prey on the lonely, the emotionally needy. But even the seemingly successful can get sucked in if the conman does his homework properly. All they need is one weakness, one chink in the armour to exploit, to worm their way in. These people are chameleons. They can morph into whatever their victim needs them to be. We read about them in the papers when someone is brave enough to admit that they have fallen prey to a conman, a seducer, in an effort to prevent them striking again. We all mostly scoff at the foolishness of the victims, vowing that we would never get caught up that way, that we could spot a conman a mile off. . . until it happens to us.
Thank you for a superb read Maggie James. I am going to be reading my way through your other books.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Deception Wears Many Faces by Maggie James for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.
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