Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Review: Fatal Deception by Audrey J. Cole @audreyjcole

Fatal Deception
Emerald City Thriller #5
by Audrey J. Cole
Published: August 18, 2020
Genre: Thriller


Still recovering from her brother’s murder, Detective Tess Richards transfers out of Homicide…only to find herself in the center of a deadly undercover operation.

When a young woman is found dead after a hit-and-run, all evidence points to Everchange, a high-profile self-help organization renowned for attracting rich and famous members.

As Tess leaves Homicide to take a job within the Seattle Intelligence Unit, she is quickly sent undercover into the Everchange castle on Whidbey Island. What she finds is not what she expected. Surrounded by celebrities and feel-good teachings, Tess has trouble discerning between truth and deception.

Detective Blake Stephenson’s investigation of the Everchange hit-and-run uncovers evidence of their cult-like connection to murder and human trafficking. Embedded in the castle, Tess confronts Everchange’s leader, Colton Everett, who is not only charming and strikingly attractive, but he and Tess have a history.

As Blake links more deaths to the organization, he works to arrange a rescue mission to help Tess escape. While inside, Tess witnesses the death of a member and fights to untangle Everchange’s web of lies—before her cover is blown with fatal consequences.

My Review:

Detective Tess Richards takes a new job without informing her husband Detective Blake Stephenson. Tess is having a hard time dealing with the death of her brother a while back and thinks a change will be good for her. Why she doesn’t tell her husband about her new job she is not sure.

Tess’s new job takes her undercover inside a self-help organization, Everchange. A girl is found dead on the street. Her death leads to Everchange. Tess goes undercover as a member of Everchange. Everchange helps people who are dealing with loss.

Everchange has a lot of secrets behind its closed doors. People are dying to get out. If Tess is ever discovered by Everchange then she probably won’t make it out alive. Tess’s husband Blake is trying to find out who killed the girl that leads back to Everchange before the ones in charge finds out why Tess is truly there.

Fatal Deception starts out with a bang and never lets up. It has lots of secrets within its pages. It is filled with action from the first page that keeps the pages rolling. The suspense alone is enough to keep you glued to the pages.

You know whenever I pick up one of the Emerald City Thriller novels then I am hooked right away and I am unable to put it down until I have read the last page. Even now I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this world and to see where Tess and Blake go next. Where will future investigations take them.

I highly recommend Fatal Deception to anyone who likes a good mystery thriller. One click your copy of Fatal Deception today! Be sure to check out the other books in the Emerald City Thriller series. 

About the Author:

Audrey J. Cole is a registered nurse and a USA Today bestselling author of thrillers set in Seattle. Audrey resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children.