Great characters and plot I picked this up at a busy point in my life and I ften found myself frustrated that I didn t have time to read "IT AND THE ENDING I WAS "And the ending I was but confused I thought for sure there would be a second I m nly giving it 3 stars because it had a shocking ending be a second I m nly giving it 3 stars because it had a shocking ending left you hanging It was a complete page turner A seuel needs to be done Liz Towne s life has hardly been a bed f roses She deserves and she s determined to vercome her white trash past She thought her ticket was Arty Towne a guy who dreamed Bases Loaded of being worth two million before he turned thirty five But then he went and got religionn her and uit his six figure job You ve changed Liz said to Arty that fateful day in Pack Canyon I don t like it When they both discover a dead biker with a fortune f diamonds in his saddlebags Liz sees another chance at the life she s always wanted But what will it cost herDeceived is than a page turning thriller it s a story about choices Not just for Liz Towne but for her sister in law Rocky and Irai war veteran Mac All three are bound by their love and friendship with Arty and all three have been dealt hands they d rather fold But it s their decisions that set them apart One chooses to deceive ne is caught in between and the ther is determined to unmask the deceiverSpanning about two weeks in the lives f several characters Bell ratchets up the intensity in Deceived Unlike its predecessors No Legal Grounds and Presumed Guilty it s not a legal th. Ing blonde with a devout husband who has given up a prime job for reasons Liz cannot understand for Mac MacDonald a Gulf War vet who's done time in prison and is just now finding his way back to normal life and for Roxanne Rocky Towne Liz's sister in law who suspects things she. .
This Jim Bell book gets five stars based n the ending alone While the rest was good too WOWThe interweaving f characters and hopping around between them in the beginning made my brain spin at first but with dogged persistence I sort led through it And h what a payoffMost f Bell s protagonists have either been lawyers r someone who really needed ne And who the of Bell s protagonists have either been lawyers Isabel the Queen: Life and Times or someone who really neededne And who the was has always been pretty clearIn Another 5 starsJames Scott Bell writes books that keep you up at night If you are looking for characters with depth and a plot that keeps you guessing try this book Cover intrigued me when I seen it Fantastic Post Office 03 on the counter Read thisne aloud with my husband we tried to read Tim Crouch one day each night some days were longer thanthers and we couldn t get through a day Other days were short and couldn t get through a day Other days were short and multiple days at a time When I first looked at the format I thought we were reading someone s diary but it wasn t it was the storyline and the time stamps James Scott Bell s Deceived feels like the first book in a series rather than a complete novel in its wn right Maybe it is and maybe it isn t I couldn t find anything to indicate if we ll see a follow up in the near future If there s not a follow up I may be disappointedDuring a hiking trip Liz and her born again husband stumble across a dead body Near the body is a bag full f diamonds Liz sees the diamonds as their chance to land Drawing the Human Head on easy street while her husband wants nothing to do with them His recent conversion to Christi. She thinks she knows who she is and what she wants but when the web gets terribly tangled is her gamef deception a clever lie Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics or a deadly trap Two bodies in an isolated canyonn the edge f LA One with saddlebags filled with diamonds That's how it begins for Liz Towne a stunn. ,
Riller This is straight up suspense that ll get you thinking about life God and the domino effect f deceptionSo pull up a chair Unfold your napkin James Scott Bell has served up another delightful stew f suspense witty dialogue and plot twists I never saw the ending f this ne coming I forgot how much I enjoy James Scott Bell s writing This ne isn t about a lawyer which was a nice change I felt like it had a much different feel than his Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, other books like he really pushed himself to write somethingut f his comfort zone The suspense was amazing as always and I READ THROUGH THIS UICKLY BECAUSE I WANTED TO SEE through this uickly because I wanted to see ending I have to admit I loved everything about this book EXCEPT For The Ending Which Is Why for the ending which is why nly gets 4 stars instead f the 5 I d love to give it I m just not a fan f cliffhanger endings even when there s a seuel which frustratingly enough Deceived doesn t even have a seuel so I guess we ll have to leave the plot twist up to Pontius Pilate our imagination To me those typef stories feel incomplete and unfair to the readersThat said I tip my hat ff to Mr Bell for another well written entertaining read If he ever gets bored some day and has hat ff to Mr Bell for another well written entertaining read If he ever gets bored some day and has s block I would definitely pay to read the seuel which I think Deceived deserves Pretty VIOLENT for Christian fiction Not believable either This book was well written However there was way too much going Aeralis on for my taste At a certain point I stopped paying attention and was concerned with getting to the endf the book. Cannot prove All three are thrown together after a tragedy in Pack Canyon After finding the stolen diamonds Liz is faced with an escalating set Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of choices Truthr lies Stop Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives or keep moving All inr played ut A stunning suspense thriller from bestselling author James Scott Bell.