The first novel in the Deception series written by NY Times and USA Today authors Linda S Prather and M A Comley.
“Seek liberty, Foxy, and you’ll find me.”
Sergeant Alexandra Fox came to America to find the man who had brutally murdered her sister. A man the press called The Escape Artist. Could a British Sergeant fit in with the NYPD? Not if Commander Patterson had anything to do with it.
Suspended with only two friends in America— Chief Brown, a long time family friend, and retired Sergeant Matt “Nobby” Adams, Alex has seven days to find three kidnapped babies, or look for a new job.
Her investigation leads her into a world of deception, that turns tragic before it even begins, and a helping hand from the one person she hated the most—The Escape Artist.
After reading Clever Deception, which is the prequel novella to Tragic Deception, I have been dying to read this book and catch up again with Alex.
Alex is now working with the NYPD whilst still trying to track down the man who killed her sister. Unfortunately for Alex she doesn’t seem to be making any new friends in her new job. She has gone through quite a few partners and the Commander seems to have taken a great dislike to her. Even though Alex has quite a strong personality, on the outside she tries to give a couldn’t care less attitude, but on the inside she is still hurting over her sister and I think she would really welcome some friends to be able to offload on to once in a while.
In the hope of getting rid of Alex once and for all, her Commander challenges Alex to solve a current case in one week whilst on suspension, where three babies seem to have been kidnapped, otherwise she is out.
Any case is going to be hard but to do it without the resources she would normally have due to being on suspension, Alex really has her work cut out. Luckily she has a couple of people routing for her who help her out and between them they get stuck in to finding out exactly where the missing babies are.
I have to say, what a story line! Missing babies, ransoms, it truly makes for a fast paced and gripping read. Like Alex, I was desperate for those babies to be found safe and well and literally couldn’t put the book down until I knew what the outcome was going to be and boy what an outcome.
Tragic Deception is a brilliant heart racing read that will grab you by the collar and not let go right until the very end. The Deception Series has really gotten off with a bang and I think the authors have shown us just how entertaining and thrilling a journey they are going to take us on. Dying to read more in the series!
My thanks to the authors for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
Tragic Deception is due out on the 1st of October but is available to pre order now from Amazon.