Clever Deception by M.A. Comley and Linda S. Prather (Crime/Suspense/Thriller)
This fast-moving novella sets the stage for the Deception series and introduces its heroine, British police officer Alexandra Fox — a no-nonsense woman doing her best to make it in a predominantly male profession, a situation made more difficult by heavily biased male leadership. The book also introduces the Escape Artist, a serial killer who has been targeting and brutally murdering the wives of men in law enforcement. Now the killer has set his sights on Alex and her family, and he begins communicating with her to make sure she knows.
Written by two New York Times best-selling novelists –one British and one American — this series is a brilliant collaboration of criminal fiction authors with backgrounds on two continents. Together, they have created a flawed but likeable heroine who captured my interest immediately and made me care about her future. I’m ready to see more of Alex Fox.
This book contains graphic violence intended to illustrate the depravity of the Escape Artist. While it made me cringe, it did not feel gratuitous.
Grandma gives Clever Deception five stars.
Bella Reads and Reviews received a free copy from the authors in exchange for an honest review.