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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Game of Deceit
by K. A. Davis

In this book, you are thrown for loops and turns that make you breathless, and eager to know who did it.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Genre: Suspense
Date of Release: August 1, 2017
Number in Series: Stand-alone
Publisher: Cinnamon & Sugar Press
Number of page: 287
A father’s disappearance never solved, a mother’s secret taken to the grave, a daughter deceived…
Kathryn Landry thinks her life is just about perfect. She is the owner of a successful interior designer business in Newport Beach, California, and she has an attentive, supportive husband. But her world comes crashing down when her husband, Neil Landry, vanishes without a trace… in a situation almost identical to the disappearance of her father twenty years before.
With her father’s disappearance still a mystery, Kathryn is skeptical that the detective assigned to her case will be able to find her husband. Determined to uncover the truth, Kathryn is plunged into a world of politics, high-priced call girls and wealth. As she begins to search for her husband, a decades-old secret her mother took to the grave threatens to destroy all she holds dear. Caught up in a web of betrayals and deceit, and not knowing who to trust, Kathryn must find a way to survive as she discovers the past has a way of repeating itself.
Does the book contain: only mild language and no graphic sex
About The Author
Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband, near wildfire country. During the Portola Hills fire in October 2007, she had to evacuate her two young granddaughters, one of whom has Rett Syndrome, as a wall of one hundred foot flames crept towards their home. Thankfully, due to the brave efforts of firefighters, their neighborhood was spared and no loss of life or property occurred. She was able to use that experience to write a harrowing scene in A Game of Deceit.
She writes the Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder blog and has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
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There is a new author in town that can send shivers down your spine with intrigue , secrets and characters that explode off the pages. I am very impressed with the crisp details that the author uses to give readers a glimpse into betrayal that is unexpected. As I started the book I was immediately drawn into a game that bordered on the edges of good vs evil. The book is so good I can't believe the author is introducing herself to the book world only now. The caliber of intrigue pushes the envelope with characters that bring you to conclusions only to find out you were wrong all along.

Kathryn is a very determined woman who I felt an instant connection to. Her past is not filled  with all happy memories and the hurt and pain is still there. It is a pain so deep that she still remembers the details like they were yesterday. Is it possible for history to repeat itself? For Kathryn it seems the nightmare has started again when her husband disappears. I could feel her wavering as the past was catching up to the present. Is it possible to have your father disappear and now relive the same thing with your husband?

Kathryn's world is about to explode as she calls in the police to investigate her husband's whereabouts. This is where readers will follow a trail of secrets and betrayal that can lead to suspicion from several characters. I loved how the author was able to put doubt in readers minds as two men step up to help Kathryn out. Can they be trusted? I can't give anything away because readers need to read for themselves how dark a person can go to hide the truth. I will say that the ending was shocking and and left me wanting more books from the author. Ms. Davis you have knocked this out of the park. Welcome to the world of mystery writing with  high octane suspense that leaves readers guessing till the end. I look forward to more books from you.

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  1. Thank you so much, Deana, for such a wonderful review and for introducing your followers to my book! I appreciate Texas Book-aholic hosting A GAME OF DECEIT!

  2. It's nice when you can add personal experience to your story, however, I wish that that experience had not been danger from wildfires.

    1. Thanks, Jana! Thankfully my family did not suffer any loss... but we certainly felt for those who were and are greatly affected by wildfires!

  3. Sounds like history repeating itself in the storyline. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

    1. You are right about that! Despite California getting record amounts of rain this year, the drought has definitely taken a toll and wildfires are still rampant :( Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for sharing your review, this sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Victoria! Good luck in the contest!