I love Terri Blackstock's writings. Her novels are the best. They always combine suspense and a good story, which makes them pretty near perfect.
Distortion is the story of a woman whose husband gets murdered. While trying to solve the case of who did it, she and her siblings - along with the police and FBI - discover some things about the deceased that she'd rather not know.
Who the book is for:
Those who enjoy suspense. Teens and adults.
What I liked:
The characters in this book are the kind that you fall in love with and want to just keep on reading about.
The story was interesting.
Quick read - at least for me. I finished it in a day.
What I didn't like:
The suspense could have been a bit stronger, but it was okay with me just the way it was.
Overall, this was a really good read.
I give Distortion 5 out of 5 stars.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. Exactly what you would expect from Terri Blackstock, drama, suspense, twist, turns and keeps you guessing. This is book 2 in the moonlighters series and can't wait for book 3. This is about Juliet and her husband being shot in the dark of the night and now she must protect her two sons. The story involves Juliet with her family and friends becoming a part of solving her husbands murder. From the crime scene to many twist and turns that deepen the story by each chapter. This is a page turner, I finished the book in an afternoon because I couldn't put it down. (all of Terri's books I finish fast because they keep you interested and wondering what is going to happen next.)
I would recommend this to those readers that enjoy a good mystery with a GOD message wrapped all into one. I love all of Terri Blackstock books and can never get enough, the countdown begins until the next one, which the ending of this book will make you want book 3....now....... (it doesn't leave you hanging, however, leaves the imagination to wonder if some of the characters will be in book 3 and how they will be involved.)
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This is the second in The Moonlighter series and if you have not read the first one, you will miss out in the significance of some of the characters and events.
When Juliet Cole's husband is murdered right before her eyes, she is certain it was a random shooting. After police questioning, she returns home to tell their boys. But a threatening voicemail gives the death a new level of meaning.
Juliet finds out the nightmare is just beginning. Before long she discovers her husband of fifteen years was not who she thought he was. Their marriage had been a lie. Her husband had a secret life that has put Juliet and her boys in danger.
This is another pretty good novel from Blackstock. There is plenty of action and suspense. The novel does drag a bit in places but it kept my interest throughout. This same family has had several murders now and that does seem a little unrealistic. Some of the family members who are helping her (part of the private detective agency) made a few obvious mistakes. It heightened the suspense but I don't like it when the suspense happens that way. I did like Juliet, a tough woman who was able to keep her wits about her when her world was falling apart.
Overall, a pretty good suspenseful book.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through the Litfuse Publicity Group for the purpose of this independent and honest review.
Juliet Cole's life has been dismantled by the murder of her husband. She doesn't know whoâ€”or whatâ€”to trust when everything she has believed to be true about her marriage has been a lie. 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?
I really like books like this, the plot isn't predictable and there are always new turns. I really like reading Terri Blackstock books because her plots are engaging and readers are never bored. I personally could not put it down and start homework because I wanted to find out what happened next. This book and grad school does not mix!
If you want to read this book, you must wait until March 11th, 2014 for it to be available to the public.
The Cole family is devastated as death enters their home. Bob Cole is dead, and his wife, Juliet, is left to pick up the pieces with their children. As she begins to deal with the normal parts of life, abnormalities arise. Now she questions whether Bob's death was murder or an accident.
Juliet is in shock. The last fifteen years of her life are in question. The life of the man she had married and loved had been thrown into chaos. Was he really just playing a part? She has to know the answer, not just for her sanity, but also for the safety of herself and her children. As Juliet unravels the threads with the help of her sisters and a Private Investigator, her anguish and anger rise. Was Bob really a drug trafficker? a bigamist? secretly wealthy? a stranger? Come, join Juliet as she works to find the truth about her husband and the life they had together.
Terri Blackstock can certainly tell a story! She drew me in from the beginning and I didn't want to put the book down until the end. I found myself feeling Juliet's suffering. I wanted to help her find the answers to all of her questions. If you enjoy books that pull you into them and ask you to help solve the puzzles, this book is for you. While it is the second book in Terri Blackstock's "Moonlighters" series, it can be read alone. I can't wait for the next book! I received my review copy from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for participation in the blog tour.