Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Distortion by Terri Blackstock

DistortionBook Description:
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?

My Thoughts:
Terri Blackstock definitely knows how to write a page turner!  Juliet is the 'stable' sister of her family.  After a day of moving her sister, Juliet watches in horror as her husband is gunned down.  Her world is turned upside down!  Not only by her husband's murder but by the investigation that comes after.  She had believed that his murder was simply a random event but what if it wasn't and she and her children are in danger.
I think Juliet's protectiveness as a mother drew me completely in!  It would be beyond horrible to watch your husband be murdered but to find out there were HUGE secrets and lies would just be terrible.  The investigation by the police would be bad enough but being a PI, she and her sisters couldn't leave it simply to the police.  I didn't know who the bad guy was until the book was close to over and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!
I rate this a 5/5.  It is the second is the series but can be easily read as a stand alone book.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via litfuse).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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