Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper + Giveaway

About the Book: Libby Burton longs to be close to her twin sister, Tori, but their lives have taken them in different directions. Forced to share Aunt Stella's old Philadelphia home in order to receive their inheritance, Libby hopes for a change, but it isn't looking good so far.

First, Tori tries to steal the affection and allegiance of Libby's thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe. Then when a crossword puzzle with a hidden warning shows up on their doorstep, Tori refuses to take it seriously—in spite of the dead man who delivers it.

Libby finds comfort in neighbor Drew Canfield, but he hesitates to trust her after his disastrous marriage. As Libby struggles to act faithfully in the midst of these confusing relationships, she must also deal with a stolen diamond and a botched kidnapping. The answer to her problems lies in the riddles of the crosswords, if only she can solve the puzzle before it's too late.

My Review: I think this book is labeled as romantic suspense, but it's light on both elements. It is, however, a great fast read perfect for the summer. It has a little bit of a fun twist with crossword puzzles as well, you can solve them as you read if you are interested in that, or if you are lazy like me, you can just discover the answers in the story. :)

It was interesting to read the story of these twins and their different lives. Also there are some great Benjamin Franklin quotes throughout, because Drew is a Ben Franklin scholar. In fact, the characters and their relationships were what I found most enjoyable about the story, everything else was just icing on the cake.

If this sounds like something you would like to read, I do have a copy to give away. Just leave me a comment with a valid email address, and have a United States or Canadian mailing address.


Julie P. said...

Sounds perfect for the summer!

Angie said...
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Angie said...

I really like Gayle Roper and have been looking forward to the release of this book. Sign me up, please. :)

stampedwithgrace said...

this books sounds so exciting!
please enter me :)

windycindy said...

Hi, I have been reading such good reviews about this book. The relationship between the twin sisters' sounds different and intriguing! Then, I like the stipulation their deceased aunt put in your will. They have to live in their aunt's historic home together for six months before they receive their fortune. Add a dead body and here is a book I would love to read. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

ChristyJan said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

R.L.Scovens said...

The stolen diamond has stirred my curiosity! I'd love to enter!

Rashmi said...

I enjoyed reading your review! I've also blogged it here

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This sounds like a good book. Perfect for a friend of mine! Do count me in.

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Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me. Thanks


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dh said...

Nice review, Thanks!

tetewa said...

Sounds like my kind of read, include me!

Breanna said...

This book sounds great, I'd love to have a copy. Please enter me!


Kat Bryan said...

Sounds interesting. Enter me please.

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