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The Deception by Maureen Myant

First, I must apologise to Rebecca from @Hobeck for the late review which I committed to post back in August. Must remember to take note of tour dates!

In Buckinghamshire, Kate receives a distressing call after her mother Mirren's death. The caller, a male voice, demands £20,000 from her mother. During her mother's funeral, a man arrives and asserts that he is Kate's uncle. Mirren has been harbouring secrets from her daughter for years... We'll delve deeper into Kate's fascinating background, around the middle of the book. I had a great time reading this book. I love how realistic and relatable the characters of Kate and her family are.

This crime thriller was so enthralling that I couldn't stop reading. I was as eager as Kate to uncover all the secrets of her past. The settings play a vital role in the book, including both rural England and the city of Glasgow. Also, I must mention the cover. As I've mentioned many times, the cover is very important, as it must hook and reel me in, and this cover does it massively.

This is book 2 of a series (I think it is), I haven't read book 1 "The Confession" it's sitting on my kindle TBR queue. While it can be enjoyed on its own, the book includes references to DI Alex Scrimgeour and events from the first book. I hate starting a series without reading from the start.

Overall, a thrilling read and highly recommended.


About the Author

Maureen Myant has a PhD and MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Her first crime novel, The Confession, was published in 2022 and is the first in a series featuring DS Mark Nicholson and DI Alex Scrimgeour.

The second in the series, The Deception, was published on 1st August 2023 and she is currently writing the third in the series. She is also the author of a historical novel, The Search, which is set in wartime Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany.

Maureen is an educational psychologist by profession but has left this to concentrate on writing. She lives in Glasgow.

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