Posted in 3 1/2 paws, Review, romance, Thriller on September 24, 2014

prime deception


Poised to print headlines so scandalous they would have rocked the entire nation…now the front page of every newspaper starkly proclaims only one word: MURDER

John Quinn, an investigative journalist on England’s biggest-selling and most notorious tabloid newspaper, is about to write the story of his life – a scandalous exposé of one of the country’s most powerful men. But the story dies when Lorna Thomas, the kiss in his kiss-and-tell, kills herself on a quiet country road.

For six months Laurie Thomas’ twin sister had been the Deputy Prime Minister’s secret mistress – and following sister’s footsteps to London, and to the heart of government, Laurie grows more convinced that Lorna did not take her own life.

But if Lorna didn’t kill herself, who did? There’s only one person who can help Laurie – the very man who’s bed her sister had illicitly been sharing



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The book started off interesting…a reporter is finally going to get his due but his source Lorna, a young woman involved with a “big wig”, has ended up dead.  The “big wig” is the Deputy Prime Minister of England, Charles.  Of course he is married, but when does that ever stop people from having affairs?  There is a flashback to how they met and then back to the present (6 months later) when Lorna’s twin sister, Laurie shows up and believes her sister didn’t commit suicide and wants Charles help her figure out who killed her.

Then the book seemed to hit a lag right after Lorna’s death.  Charles seems to be in a funk and thought about their times together, but it seemed to drag on a bit.  Then enter Laurie, the twin.  Their interaction at first was rather strained and tense and rather odd.  Of course, Charles’ assistant, Faye, didn’t help matters.  She knew about the affair he was having and thought this was more of the same.

The story continued on and finally in the last two chapters the story really hit a high point and kept me engaged until the very end.  I was very surprised at the ending, definitely did not see this one coming.

Overall we give it 3 1/2 paws.  I might have given it 4 paws if it hadn’t been for the dragging in the beginning.


About the Author

Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.

When she’s not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.

She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.

To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.

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