Saturday, July 12, 2014
A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences.
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 are 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?
Whoa -- what an intense, page-turning read. The tension leeched off the pages right up my fingertips. Talk about an edgy read! I think I hyperventilated my way through the whole thing. I'm still feeling light-headed.
This is the second in the Moonlighters series and in some ways it continues right on from the first book. I haven't read Truth Stained Lies and I had no trouble picking up the few continuous threads so definitely a good (really, really good) standalone read.
Superb suspense, a taut plot and a layers deep mystery make this an incredible read but Blackstock's strength lies in the magnificent way she weaves spiritual truths into the story. I got goosebumps. I wept. The author not only engaged my emotions, she stirred my soul. Absolutely amazing.