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Monday, June 19, 2017

Fatal Facade
by Wendy Tyson

Tyson had us on a twisty trail to figure out this mystery and I loved it.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book 
Fatal Facade was a fun fast paced suspenseful thriller. That will keep the reader on the edge of the seat.
~My Reading Journeys

Fatal Facade (An Allison Campbell Mystery Book 4)
Cozy Mystery/Suspense
4th in Series
Henery Press (June 13, 2017)
Paperback: 278 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635112238
Allison Campbell accepted a dream assignment: a visit to the Italian Dolomites to help Hollywood socialite Elle Rose reinvent herself. A guest cottage on the grounds of Elle’s historic castle promises to be a much-needed respite from Allison’s harried life on the Philadelphia Main Line, and the picturesque region, with its sharp peaks, rolling pastures, and medieval churches, is the perfect spot from which to plan her upcoming wedding.
Only this idyllic retreat is anything but peaceful. There are the other visitors—an entourage of back-biting expats and Hollywood VIPs. There’s Elle’s famous rock star father, now a shadowy recluse hovering behind the castle’s closed doors. And then there’s Elle’s erratic behavior. Nothing is as it seems. After a guest plummets to her death from a cliff on the castle grounds, Allison’s trip of a lifetime turns nightmarish—but before she can journey home, Allison must catch a killer.
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About The Author
Wendy Tyson’s background in law and psychology has provided inspiration for her mysteries and thrillers. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Wendy has returned to her roots and lives there again on a micro-farm with her husband, three sons and three dogs.  Wendy’s short fiction has appeared in literary journals, and she’s a contributing editor and columnist for The Big Thrill and The Thrill Begins, International Thriller Writers’ online magazines. Wendy is the author of the Allison Campbell Mystery Series and the Greenhouse Mystery Series.
Author Links
Twitter: @WendyTyson
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I definitely liked the setting right away. Who wouldn't want to go to Italy and stay in a castle. The castle sounded really amazing and the details were so vivid. The story is pretty straightforward and I did like Allison. She seemed to be very smart and excited about her new client. As an image consultant, Allison will have her hands full with Elle. Talk about a flaky person. Elle is rude at times, out of sorts at times and in another world the rest of the time.

I think I really liked all the different people staying at the castle because it made the suspects so intriguing. As you can guess there is a murder or maybe it was two murders.  I can't give that away, you need to read the story to find out all the plot twists. I don't know why I kept thinking about the game clue, but with so many people staying at the castle it did remind me a bit of the game. I i really liked how the author used the murder to give readers a very interesting and hard to figure out killer. I always think when the killer is a surprise the author has done a great job of making her characters realistic.

The logical assumption would be that the killer had to be someone staying at the castle. Well at least that was my reasoning. My question to you readers,  is am I right? Did I guess the killer? Was it someone staying at the castle?  The twists and turns in the story are very creative and I really enjoy how the author keeps readers on their toes. I have really become a huge fan of the author with her writing that is somewhat of a Hitchcock  type mystery with seemingly uncaring visitors at the castle and a hostess that is not all there. I hope you pick up a copy and get comfy as you read a story filled with secrets and unsavory characters .

I received a copy of this book from The Great Escapes Book Tour. The review is my own opinion.

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  1. Thank you so much for the thoughtful review and for hosting FATAL FACADE on your blog!

  2. What a great review! I whole-heartedly agree.