book reviews

Cold Deception

Title: Cold Deception
Author: D.B. Tait
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published March 12th 2015 by Momentum

ebook provided by Netgalley

Secrets, lies, deception. That’s what it takes to stay alive.

At 20, Julia Taylor went to prison for murdering a man who deserved it. Ten years later, she’s ready to put the past behind her and get on with her life. But someone won’t let her. Someone will do anything to drive Julia away, including murder.

As the body count rises, Julia is forced to accept the help of Dylan Andrews, a cop with dark secrets of his own. Unfortunately help has a cost. Dylan is digging into Julia’s past, uncovering secrets she is desperate to keep.

Julia must keep Dylan at a distance, or else risk her own safety, and the safety of everyone she loves.


Ten years after serving her time in the prison for murder, Julia Taylor is a free woman. But ten years in inarceration didn’t do nothing to keep the pain and memories of what really transpired that night. So she rather kept silent and struggled to move on. All for the love for her family. Then there’s Detective Dylan Andrews, who had somehow wormed his way to her life and her heart. He had the best intentions, but Julia was still wary and she did all she could do to prevent him from knowing the truth.

I loved the mystery and suspense that almost killed me while reading this. I’m a big fan of detective plots, murders and crimes of passion, sleuthing maidens and such. Cold Deception perfectly fits my interest. Julia’s profile strikes me as strong, solid and stalwart. She developed great resilience and protective stance after her time in prison. I hated to see her crumble under the stares of Dylan, but her overall persona really hit me.

This is D.B. Tait’s maiden voyage in mystery and suspense and let me just say, she did a great job! Would love to read more of her future books, soon.

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