Thursday, March 6, 2014

"Distortion" by Terri Blackstock (Review & Giveaway)


ISBN-13: 9780310283140
Zondervan $14.99
Paperback Edition
About the book: Juliet Cole's life has been dismantled by the murder of her husband. She doesn't know who---or what---to trust when everything she has believed to be true about her marriage has been a lie.

A husband's lies can have deadly consequences.

When Juliet Cole's husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack.

Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers' demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband's dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?

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My thoughts:  This was a suspense and mystery involving local law enforcement, private investigators, federal law enforcement, and close family members. It also referred back to the same characters in a previous novel in the same series who were previously involved in murder and mayhem. The close connection of these characters seems a bit out of the realm of the ordinary and of real life. But it is fiction and who knows, all this connectivity could really occur.

A well-liked and successful surgeon is killed in front of his wife in a dark, deserted parking lot at night. As his shattered wife tries to come to grips with this, a life of unknown proportions comes to light and almost completely destroys her. Trying to protect herself and her two children while coming to grips with her husband’s link to a dark world of crime, she works with family and close friends who are officially in the investigation to solve this intense mystery.

As usual Terri Blackstock has brought us a good, clean read that intrigues and absorbs.















GIVEAWAY: Begins March 7 & ENDS March 24 @ 12:01 EDT. Open to US addresses only.  One of Chat With Vera's readers can win a copy of Distortion by using the Rafflecopter entry form. The good folks at Litfuse Publicity Group are providing the winner's copy on behalf of the publisher and author.
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About the Author: Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Zondervan on behalf of the in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. No compensation was received for this review.

15 comments:

  1. I learned she attended the first four years of school in the Netherlands!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. This is a very short non- list, because I have not yet read her books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. She is having a fB launch party on Mar. 11

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  4. Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide

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  5. Books I've read: Predator, Double Minds, Emerald Windows, Season of Blessing, Cape Refuge Series (all 4), Restoration Series (all 4), Newpointe 911 Series (all 5), Second Chance Series (all 4), Sun Coast Chronicles Series (all 4), Seaside, and The Listener.

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  6. Terri wants to remind her reader they are not alone and that trials have a purpose.

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  7. I've read the Cape Refuge series, the Restoration series, the Newpointe 911 series, the Second Chance series, the Sun Coast Chr. series, the Gifted, Double Minded, Emerald Windows, The Listener, Predator and Sweet Delights.

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  8. I learned from Terri's website that she sold her first novel when she was 25.

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  9. I've read these books by Terri:
    Emerald Windows
    Covenant Child
    Seaside
    Last Light
    Private Justice
    Shadow of Doubt
    Word of Honor
    Trial by Fire
    Line of Duty

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  10. I have not read any of her books yet

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  11. Terri is one of my favorite authors. I've been reading her books for several years. On her website I found out that her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow.

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  12. I think I've read 23 books by Terri:
    Newpoint 911 Series
    Second Chance Series
    Sun Coast Series
    Restoration Series
    Cape Refuge Series
    Covenant Child
    Emerald Windows

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  13. she wrote her first book at age 25

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  14. She lived in nine states and attended her first 4 years of school in the Netherlands.

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  15. I have read all the books in the Cape Refuge series and loved them!
    I learned that she sold her first novel at the age of 25.

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