Book Review: Dangerous Deception

It is my honor to do a review for the Partners in Crime book tour company and Dangerous Deception was one of the best books I have the privilege to review. Read on for what will be enticing information that will make you want to order this book right now.

Dangerous Deception

Author: Cindy McDonald

Acorn Books

ISBN: 978-0-9857267-4-4

SYNOPSIS: (this is the 2nd book in a series, but can be read as a stand alone)
Vic Deveaux’s glory days as a winning jockey have ended, but he refuses to accept that pile of horse hockey!
When the West family asks Vic to take an easier position at their Thoroughbred farm, Westwood, he becomes enraged and teams up with two greedy stable hands in a scheme to kidnap the youngest son, Shane.
Things turn ugly when Vic discovers that his new-found friends have murder on their minds. Suddenly Vic finds himself between a rock and a hard place. He has betrayed his good friend, Eric West, but will he participate in his son’s murder as well?
Not content to sit at home and wait for her men to bring her brother home, Kate West convinces homicide detective, Carl Lugowski, to check out a hunch at an old abandoned mansion. Soon they’re trapped in a hornet’s nest of a notorious biker gang.
Oh yeah, Vic’s deception has placed the West family in more danger than they know what to do with!

For twenty-six years my life whirled around a song and a dance: I was a professional dancer/choreographer for most of my adult life and never gave much thought to a writing career until 2005. Don’t ask me what happened, but suddenly I felt drawn to my computer to write about things I have experienced (greatly exaggerated upon of course) with my husband’s Thoroughbreds and the happenings at the racetrack.
Surprised? Why didn’t I write about my experiences with dance? Eh, believe it or not life at the racetrack is more…racy. The drama is outrageous—not that dancers don’t know how to create drama, believe me, they do but race trackers just seem to get more down and dirty with it which makes great story telling—great fiction.
I didn’t start out writing books, The Unbridled Series started out as a TV drama, and the Hollywood readers loved the show. The problem was we just couldn’t sell it. So one of the readers said to me, “Cindy, don’t be stupid. Turn your scripts into a book series.” and so I did!
In May of 2011 I took the big leap and exchanged my dancin’ shoes for a lap top—I retired from dance. It was a scary proposition, I was terrified, but I had the full support of my husband, Saint Bill. It has been a huge change for me. I went from dancing hard five hours a night to sitting in front of a computer. I still work-out and I take my dog, Harvey, for a daily run. I have to or I’d be as big as a house. Do I miss dance? Sometimes I do. I miss my students. I miss choreographing musicals, but I love my books and I love sharing them with you.

MY REVIEW: Awesome, is the most I can say. To describe the intrigue or the depth of the characters does not do justice to the accomplishments of Ms. McDonald. She is an author who grips her audience from the first page and keeps hold of them until the last page leaving them wanting so much more of the characters and the fictional places she has created.

Vic is a character the reader may dislike but there are characters throughout the mysterious and dangerous happenings that the reader will not only love but will hang on to every word seeking the just rewards for all.

The story leads the reader through mystery, deception, love, hate, murder, kidnapping, and she throws in an abandoned mansion to the deception. This is a must read for anyone who loves mystery and who wants to be surprised with twists and turns not seen until the end. Kudos to Ms McDonald for a wonderful second book in her series. Check out the first book for a good read as well but Deadly Deception stands on it's own as a winner.

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  1. Phenomenal review. Thank you!!!

  2. Thanks so much for this wonderful review!! It is the best I have received thus far! I'm so very glad you enjoyed Dangerous Deception! Thank you for hosting me today.

  3. WOW! I'm excited to read this - & you've made my wait unbearable!


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