Tragic Deception by Mel Comley and Linda Prather #BookReview #FridayReads

About this book…

“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.

My review…

Before I give out my review please check out my review of Clever Deception by Mel Comley and Linda Prather which is the prequel novella and starts off the Deception series. I would definitely recommend that you read this first to get the most out of Tragic Deception.

And if you’ve read that review you will know that I gave it a fantastic 5 stars which means that I’m going to have to give this one 6 stars because it’s even better! While the novella set the tone for the series and introduced us to Alex and to The Escape Artist, we now become acquainted with Alex in her new role in the NYPD where she’s been working (her way through partners!!) for the past year. It hasn’t been plain sailing but she’s now been given a chance to shine when she has to solve the case of three missing babies. Now this is one of the twistiest cases that Alex has had to get her teeth into (it fooled me for most of the book as I really didn’t work out where it was going) and she really has her work cut out but thankfully she has a great team alongside her. One of the new characters we are introduced to criminal psychologist Blake Morgan and I think there is PLENTY more drama to come there!

I am so impressed with the way Mel and Linda have teamed up to write this new series. Moving the action to the U.S. has worked far better than I expected to and it felt like a natural progression for Alex. I absolutely loved the new cast of characters we meet here, they meshed together with a mix of personalities that all complimented each other perfectly. Nobby, in particular, was an endearing father figure that I took to straight away. And The Escape Artist is still there hovering in the background, never far from Alex’s thoughts and possibly closer than even she has anticipated! As before, as soon as I got to the end I wanted MORE! This series has definitely become a firm favourite now and I can’t wait for the next “Deception” instalment. It really does inspire a whole range of emotions in me, most of them involving a sharp rise in my blood pressure!

Thank you to both Mel Comley and Linda Prather for my review copy of this book in return for my unbiased review.

Tragic Deception (Deception Series Book 1) is published on 1st October 2016 and is available to buy here from Amazon UK.

About the authors…

Linda S Prather and M A Comley are both USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors who have collaborated to bring you the Deception series