A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences in Terri Blackstock's Distortion, the first book in her Moonlighters Series. When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she ans... Read More
When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack.
Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers’ demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband’s dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?
Page Count: 352
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 11, 2014
- UPC: 9780310283140
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 362
- Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042060"
- ISBN: 0310283140
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- A Fast Pace Mystery by Robin on 3/11/2014
Book Summary: When Juliet Cole's husband of fifteen years is gunned down in a dark parking lot before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning. When she's finally allowed to return home to break the news to her boys, she hears a voicemail that takes the situation from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack. 'Mrs. Cole, we know you have access to the supply and the money. If you don't turn fifty million over to us and give us the codes, then you'll be burying more family members.' Suddenly, Juliet realizes that she and her children could be in danger. She teams up with her sisters and PI Michael Hogan to dig into the sham Bob has been living for years. The more she learns, the worse the betrayal. A drug trafficking history, a fortune in cash, and a secret family all emerge to turn Juliet's belief system on its head, and threaten the things she loves. Are she and her sisters skilled enough as sleuths to get to the truth?
Review: This was a great suspense filled book that kept me at the edge of my seat. It was well crafted and exciting! I can not wait for the next book in the series. Juliet was fantastic. To find out what Bob did and all the secrets. It was very realistic as the story progressed. It was great that Cathy, Michael, Jay & Holly were back. Each character has grown. Holly has continued on with more growth from the last story to this one. Cathy and Michael are exploring their new relationship. They have added a few peripheral characters that have added to the mix well. Some are bad and some are good. The past creeps back up, with Leonard Miller. Leonard Miller comes with some bad people and that adds to the suspense. It was exciting to the end! This is why I always want to read a Terri Blackstock mystery!
I would like to thank Net Galley and Zondervan Fiction for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
- Lies and a hidden life by Vera on 3/7/2014
This was a suspense and mystery involving local law enforcement, private investigators, federal law enforcement, and close family members. It also referred back to the same characters in a previous novel in the same series who were previously involved in murder and mayhem. The close connection of these characters seems a bit out of the realm of the ordinary and of real life. But it is fiction and who knows, all this connectivity could really occur.
A well-liked and successful surgeon is killed in front of his wife in a dark, deserted parking lot at night. As his shattered wife tries to come to grips with this, a life of unknown proportions comes to light and almost completely destroys her. Trying to protect herself and her two children while coming to grips with her husband’s link to a dark world of crime, she works with family and close friends who are officially in the investigation to solve this intense mystery.
As usual Terri Blackstock has brought us a good, clean read that intrigues and absorbs.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Zondervan on behalf of the in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review.
- A Real Page Turner by Maureen on 3/7/2014
I have read a lot of Ms Blackstock's books, and again she leaves me wanting more. This one keeps you page turning right from the beginning to the end. Your heart in your throat!
Beginning with seeing your husband of 15 years murdered in front of you, a random act? We soon find a big tangled web. With two children to take care of Juliet Cole is in full Mom protective roll, and it is a good thing.
There is a lot of family trust and love here, we find them all rallying around Juliet. Of course Juliet and her sisters Cathy, and Holly are not only family, but trained Private Investigators.
There are so many surprises here, one after another, you will be shouting "No", and I did to no one!! How can such things happen, your world falls apart, and you never see it coming!
Through out the book we see God's hand there, and know that their faith is what they rely on. With so much danger, and greed. No value on human life, and even for small babies. UGH!!
If you love mystery and suspense, this book is for you, it is awesome!!
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review
- Highly Recommend by Sally on 3/6/2014
Terri Blackstock knows how to make me hold my breath! Even though this fast paced suspense novel kept me flipping pages, I found myself anxious to read even faster. What a good read! It kept my full attention, and I never suspected the ending.
I immediately connected with the character Juliet Cole. Poor woman; she witnesses her husband, Bob, murdered. She actually sees the killer! As the police investigate, her world continues to crash down around her as she copes with ever-growing ugly revelations about the husband she dearly loved and thought she knew. However, Juliet is a strong woman, and she dedicates herself to helping the police and the FBI solve this crime.
I especially enjoyed the part where Juliet wonders if Bob was a Christian. "Could he have been a Christian and still been involved in drug trafficking? Could he have truly loved God and still done something that would devastate so many lives?" (304)
I highly recommend this one.
Discussion questions are included.
Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for my copy.