Today I am reviewing on its publication day, A Taste of Deceit by Valerie Keogh, published by Bloodhound Books.
After a row with her husband, Jocelyn Dexter leaves London and heads to their country cottage for a break. While she’s there, Jocelyn joins a group of women one night at the manor house nearby—and gets entangled in other people’s relationships.
Picking up on the tension beneath the surface, Jocelyn entertains herself by indulging in some snooping, and tries to pry secrets out of the locals. The tables turn when she discovers that someone is spying on her, and it becomes clear that someone wants her to go back where she came from.Jocelyn considers it a challenge. But involving herself in the affairs of others will lead her down a dark path…
”Revenge is a dish best served cold”
An intriguing plot with an even more intriguing and complex cast of characters, makes this story enthralling. Keogh vividly paints a picture of each as well as the surroundings and there is an ominous vibe throughout that immediately sucks you into the story, compelled to keep flicking the pages.
Buried secrets and lies rise to the surface, bringing with it a change in direction you don’t see coming which captures your attention. Then just when you think you have figured it out, turns out you don’t!
A dark and addictive tale from beginning to end, Valerie Keogh has once again woven her magic and delivered another winner and as always I will be looking forward to the next one.
Thank you to Valerie Keogh for my gifted copy of A Taste of Deceit, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Valerie Keogh
Valerie Keogh was born in Dublin, qualified as a nurse and then studied English in University College Dublin gaining a BA in English and a Masters in American Literature.
She moved to the UK several years ago where she lives with her husband, Robert, and cat, Fatty Arbuckle. She enjoys writing both crime and psychological thrillers.
When she’s not writing, Valerie loves to travel.