Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – Deadly Deceit

41z5sdkXz+L._SY346_Deadly Deceit by Natalie Walters

Independent and tenacious journalist Vivian DeMarco is back in Walton, Georgia, for one reason–to do her job and get out. When her boss suddenly dies under suspicious circumstances, Vivian’s only hope for finding the truth–and the next big story–is small-town law enforcement’s lanky poster boy, Deputy Ryan Frost. But the deeper they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes, and Vivian finds herself fighting for not only answers but also her life. False leads, incriminating emails, and someone called The Watcher force Vivian to confront the secret of her past and decide: How much is she willing to risk for the sake of a headline?

Author Natalie Walters welcomes you back to Walton, Georgia, where everyone knows your name–but no one knows your secret


My Thoughts

What a story — absolutely superb suspense
This is the second book in a series, and while I think it could stand alone, things will definitely make more sense if you’ve read the first one.
Vivian DeMarco is the main character in this one. It was interesting to read her story and get to know her, because in the first book, she was not a character that I liked. At all. This book shows her growth as a person, and I really did like her, especially by the end.
The story begins with Vivian receiving a mysterious call from her boss Harold. He’s asking her to come because he has a big story he wants to tell her about. Till she gets to his house, he’s almost dead, and then he proceeds to die right in front of her. Without telling her why he needed her to come. When his death is ruled as a murder, and then more suspicious things keep happening, Vivian is determined to get to the bottom of it.

The more she investigates, the more danger shows up. Ryan Frost, the detective, gets involved, along with some other law enforcement agents. Together, Ryan and Vivian are chasing clues, hoping to discover and stop the bad guys before anyone else gets hurt or killed.

There’s also the romance side of this story. Surprisingly enough, Ryan and Vivian get along a whole lot better than they did in the first book (although I kind of saw it coming when I read that one…). Going from two people who can’t stand to be around each other, to a romance….well, I’ll just say that I felt like as I read more about Vivian and got to know her, and then understood her better, well there’s a lot more to her than what I thought back when I read the first book. And she turns out to be a wonderful heroine.

This story has many unexpected plot twists, and I found myself caught in the story, and I couldn’t stop until I had answers! If you like suspense, I highly recommend this series!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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