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    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free former district attorney, is determined to bring her murderer to justice Yet when the mystery is solved almost too easily she vows to put the experience behind her and rebuild her life But someone is determined to make sure she doesn t While vacationing in the Southwest, Connor finds herself running for her life across the high desert, aided by a beautiful Navajo guide As the murderer draws closer, they must unravel the web of treachery, some of which lies in Connor s own past, to save their lives and prevent the discovery of a powerful secret someone is willing to kill for Expertly weaving diverse elements of political intrigue, mystery, and Native American folklore, Lauren Maddison has crafted a tense, riveting thriller while exploring ancient mysteries and secrets."/>
  • Paperback
  • 424 pages
  • Deceptions
  • Lauren Maddison
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 1555834906

Deceptions❴Reading❵ ➹ Deceptions Author Lauren Maddison – Essayreview.co.uk On the muddy banks of Washington, DC s CO Canal, a beautiful supermodel is murdered, unleashing a wave of terror that reaches to the highest levels of power Devastated by the death of her longtime lov On the muddy banks of Washington, DC s CO Canal, a beautiful supermodel is murdered, unleashing a wave of terror that reaches to the highest levels of power Devastated by the death of her longtime lover, Connor Hawthorne, a best selling mystery novelist and former district attorney, is determined to bring her murderer to justice Yet when the mystery is solved almost too easily she vows to put the experience behind her and rebuild her life But someone is determined to make sure she doesn t While vacationing in the Southwest, Connor finds herself running for her life across the high desert, aided by a beautiful Navajo guide As the murderer draws closer, they must unravel the web of treachery, some of which lies in Connor s own past, to save their lives and prevent the discovery of a powerful secret someone is willing to kill for Expertly weaving diverse elements of political intrigue, mystery, and Native American folklore, Lauren Maddison has crafted a tense, riveting thriller while exploring ancient mysteries and secrets.


About the Author: Lauren Maddison

Lauren Maddison is the author of five Connor Hawthorne mysteries Deceptions, Witchfire, Death by Prophecy, Epitaph for an Angel, and The Eleventh Hour She makes her home in Southern California.


10 thoughts on “Deceptions

  1. says:

    3.25 Stars This book was a bit odd for me I thought this series were going to be mystery books with a slight paranormal twist It started as a murder mystery the main character Connor s lover partner of ten years is murdered But then the book takes a turn at being a drama book and the mystery is put on hold A bit later the book turns into an intrigue book with secret agents, spies and assassins Finally it ends with a magical, mystical flare That is a lot of categories to pack into one boo 3.25 Stars This book was a bit odd for me I thought this series were going to be mystery books with a slight paranormal twist It started as a murder mystery the main character Connor s lover partner of ten years is murdered But then the book takes a turn at being a drama book and the mystery is put on hold A bit later the book turns into an intrigue book with secret agents, spies and assassins Finally it ends with a magical, mystical flare That is a lot of categories to pack into one book The book is on the longer side so it helped spread these categories out, but it was still way too much for one book The book felt like it was looking for its identity the whole time.Parts of the writing I liked, parts were just flat out over written Be it flowery language, unneeded details and metaphors It was a bit much at times and would slow the book way down Other times the book was exciting and I was enjoying myself Overall it was frustrating to think how much should have been edited out Again just too much for one book.The way the book ended there might be a possible romance on the horizon Also, while not all, there were a good chunk of storylines that were wrapped up in this book Meaning I have no idea where the author is going to take book 2 I m hoping the series will calm down and find an identity I m planning on reading book 2 to see if this series finds its footing before I give up on it I m keeping my fingers crossed

  2. says:

    Pretty good story in the beginning, but from page one I hated the writing style I ve rarely come across a writer quite so fond of excessive adjectives, adverbs, hyperbole, and metaphors Then what starts as your average mystery story rapidly devolves into a bunch of quasi Native American, New Age y hocus pocus mumbo jumbo I just didn t think it fit with the tone of the rest of the book So what started out as a passable though over written mystery ended up eh To add to it, the plot lines Pretty good story in the beginning, but from page one I hated the writing style I ve rarely come across a writer quite so fond of excessive adjectives, adverbs, hyperbole, and metaphors Then what starts as your average mystery story rapidly devolves into a bunch of quasi Native American, New Age y hocus pocus mumbo jumbo I just didn t think it fit with the tone of the rest of the book So what started out as a passable though over written mystery ended up eh To add to it, the plot lines were only very loosely tied together, making for a weak ending I was ready to enjoy this book, which made it that muchdisappointing

  3. says:

    I picked this book, and its sequel Witchfire, up while I was on holiday and was pleased to have done so, at least until I came to try and read this first book featuring novellist Connor Hawthorne.Set partly in Washington and partly in New Mexico, Deceptions begins with the murder of Connor s former lover, an Italian model When Connor, who used to be a district attorney, starts to probe a little deeper into Elena s life, she discovers that her lover was unfaithful to her and that there s also a I picked this book, and its sequel Witchfire, up while I was on holiday and was pleased to have done so, at least until I came to try and read this first book featuring novellist Connor Hawthorne.Set partly in Washington and partly in New Mexico, Deceptions begins with the murder of Connor s former lover, an Italian model When Connor, who used to be a district attorney, starts to probe a little deeper into Elena s life, she discovers that her lover was unfaithful to her and that there s also a possible link between Elena s murder and her father, who works for a shadowy government agency The first third of the book focusses on that, before Connor goes off to Albuquerque for a writer s conference and finds herself on the run with Laura Nez, her Navajo driver bodyguard.Essentially, I found myself tolerating the Washington based part of the book in the hope the story would improve, particularly since I found Connor decidedly unsympathetic to say the least Initially, when the action moved to New Mexico, things were quite promising and then Connor started to annoy me again I couldn t bring myself to continue much past halfway, so I have no idea how Deceptions works out, or indeed any interest in picking up Witchfire to find out what happens next, even with the potential lure of American writer writing about England when some all of that book is set in Glastonbury

  4. says:

    The author is way too busy moralizing to ever hope to develop a decent story Her attempt to show her main character herself to be absolutely free from any shred of bigotry she manages to cover homosexuals, Jews, Blacks, republicans, Native Americans and a few others, except Catholics they remain on the no fly list apparently makes the whole book childish She did manage to squeeze in a murder or two along the way, but gosh I just cannot adequately describe how horrible this novel is.

  5. says:

    Literate and spiritualA book written for the soul and the mind is a true gift from writer Starting the next one before I sleep.

  6. says:

    I hope that the other Connor Hawthorne mysteries are better than this one In fact, I hope they are mysteries, because Deceptions is not I m not sure what it is, and I m not sure that the author does either It s almost like the author moved to the Southwest and discovered Tony Hillerman after she had written the first 100 or so pages Instead of the murder mystery it seemed to be at the beginning, it rambles on for another 300 plus pages replacing simple detecting with psychic visions and a si I hope that the other Connor Hawthorne mysteries are better than this one In fact, I hope they are mysteries, because Deceptions is not I m not sure what it is, and I m not sure that the author does either It s almost like the author moved to the Southwest and discovered Tony Hillerman after she had written the first 100 or so pages Instead of the murder mystery it seemed to be at the beginning, it rambles on for another 300 plus pages replacing simple detecting with psychic visions and a simple murderer with an evil colonel intent on world domination In places it reads like a very amateur attempt that was heavily edited by someone else that still couldn t get it quite right but was determined to publish it anyway Connor Hawthorne herself is not a particularly attractive character, although the author spends a great deal of time trying to convince us otherwise She thinks a lot, but if you want to see how interesting people philosophize to themselves, read Alexamder McCall Smith s Isabel Dalhousie books but comes to few conclusions and does nothing whatever to help find the various criminals involved in the story She is, in fact, not a sleuth bur a tourist.On the other hand, Laura Nez, a Navajo bodyguard, is quite an interesting character and it is no wonder that Connor ends up falling hard for her Connor s first girlfriend, however, who is killed in the Prologue of the book, is described as a flighty Barbie type with little intelligence and even less morality The fact that Connor spends the bulk of the book grieving for her is less surprising than the fact that she saw anything lovable about her in the first place As to the resolution of the murder crimes, the less said the better Beware though, that the true heroes of this book are an Indian spirit guide in the form of a hawk and an old woman in England who can astrally project herself at will Nice touch though, in the long car ride Connor and Laura take, chased all the while by a killer Reminiscent of a similar car ride in Patricia Highsmith s classic The Price of Salt.I m assuming that Maddison has improved since this first book, but I am not tempted to find out, despite the fact that here books are inexpensively priced at 2.99 or below.Note I read the e book version of this novel that was available in October, 2013.Another Note This review is included in my book The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel, along with information on over 930 other lesbian mysteries by over 310 authors

  7. says:

    This mystery started off great, a woman s ex girlfriend is murdered and she is devastated then pissed when it appears someone is after her.Her friend and father, who appears to be a government operative, are helping her to solve this mystery But then in the middle of the book, it takes a turn into science fiction, mystical dialogue that had me wondering what the author was trying to do Overall it is an okay read.

  8. says:

    I have mixed thoughts about this book It was a good mystery, and there were several things I never would have anticipated However, it took me forever to read this book It was slow reading, and the author s style of writing was almost formal I am intriqued by the title and description of book 2, which is part of what kept me reading book 1.

  9. says:

    Connor Hawthorne, author, former DA, gay, is main character.Her lover is murdered.Her father is big in government, friend is black cop.Mystery, suspense and fantasy.Nahavo mysticism is big secret.Weird.

  10. says:

    This is a great mystery escapist book, one for rainy days and long nights The only thing that I wish is that the author had writtenof this series.

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