Deadly Deceit by Jean Harrod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
OMG what a corker of a book I found myself sucked in right from the start, totally grabbing me. My plan was to read the first chapter just to get a feel for it and before I knew it I was hooked, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, keeping me guessing until the end.
Deadly Deceit is the first book I have read by Jean Harrod and certainly won't be my last. I absolutely loved it. This is the second book in the Diplomatic Crime Series 2 and can be read as a standalone.
In this story British diplomat Jess Turner is on temporary assignment in the Governor's Office of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.The locals are upset about boatloads of illegal migrants arriving from nearby Haiti on their shores and tensions are running high. When the Governor is critically injured in a car crash, and a brutal murder occurs, Jess is left reeling. What she starts to uncover sends shockwaves through the corridors of power back in London.Then we meet DI Tom Sangster who is investigating criminal gangs smuggling migrants to Australia. He sees Jess passing through the airport. He visits her in the TCI to find out how the British Government deals with the migrant problem in their Overseas Territory. They soon find themselves working together TCI's dark and disturbing secrets.
I loved everything about this story from the characters the setting and of course the plot. I mean a crime story set in the Caribbean....very unique I have to say, Also the authors description of the setting were so realistic I felt like I was there in the story.
Jess is a character who I can relate to and i found myself willing her along. I am looking forward to reading more of her and Tom. What a brill team they make.
This is a very exciting story with some twists and turns keeping me interested from start to end. This is a must read for you all crime book fans, And most certainly Karin Slaughter fans the authors writing reminded me so much of Karin's books.
I highly recommend this giving it a massive 5 stars. Thank you to Jean Harrod for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
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