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April 18, 2017

Outstanding Suspense Novel: Duplicity by Jane Haseldine

by Susan Roberts

Today I am going to review an outstanding suspense novel.  It's book 2 in the Julia Gooden series but can be read without reading the first book.  Do you enjoy reading suspense novels or watching suspenseful TV shows that keep you guessing until the end?  What are some of your favorite suspense novels and/or TV shows?

Amazon affiliate links are used in this post. A free book was provided for an honest review.

March 2017; Kensington Publishing; 9781496704078
ebook, audio, print (352 pages); suspense
a free book was provided for this review
This is the first book that I've read by Jane Haseldine. Even though you can read Duplicity as a stand alone, I enjoyed it so much that I want to go back and read book 1 and am already anxious for the next book in the series.

Julia Gooden is a reporter for one of the major newspapers in Detroit. She covers some of the worst stories in the city and lives in the suburbs with her two young sons. She still struggles with the memory of her brother who disappeared when he was eight years old and tries to overprotect her children because of that memory. She and her husband, David, are trying to reconcile their marriage despite the stress of him starting a big trial as lead attorney to try to convict Nick Rossi for a number of crimes. A bomb at the courthouse that critically wounds David, throws their lives and the criminal trial into chaos.

This is a wonderful page turner. On a personal note, I loved it because I grew up in the Detroit area and recognized many of the places that the author wrote about in the book. From a reader's perspective, once I started this book, I couldn't put it down until I was finished. Just when I thought that everything was solved, there were more revelations still to come. This was a great story and I am anxious to see where the author takes Julia (and her readers) in her next book

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Jane Haseldine writes the Julia Gooden mystery series for Kensington Publishing, including The Last Time She Saw Him (July 2016) and Duplicity, which will be published in April 2017. Jane is a journalist, former crime reporter and deputy director of communications for a governor. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons.

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Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their grandson. Susan reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on Facebook.

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  1. I love a good thriller review, because sometimes they all just blend together and don't stand out. Thanks!

  2. Loved this book as well. Great female lead character that is as tough and passionate as the city where this takes place, Detroit. Page turner with lots of emotion and action.

  3. It is so fun to read about places I'm familiar with, particularly when the author gets the details so right.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!