Would you be gullible enough to fall for a charming con man who loves you for your bank balance rather than your GSOH and desire for FTA and an LTR?
Me? I’d have said no, I wouldn’t be so daft.
Although, let’s be honest, any confidence trickster attracted by my bank balance is in for a big disappointment.
But that was before reading Deception Wears Many Faces by Maggie James.
Because the con artist who stole the heart and life savings of Lyddie’s troubled younger sister Ellie is clever, cunning and charming and he’s got a string of broken hearts behind him.
What the blurb says:
When Lyddie takes her sister to Devon to recover after a recent suicide attempt, it starts a train of events that will put their lives in grave danger.
Ellie has been the victim of a professional con artist, one who stole her savings, then disappeared from her life.
Driven by her own history of failed relationships, Lyddie vows revenge on the man who broke her sister’s heart.
Soon she assumes a false identity and begins her hunt for a man she knows to be cold, calculating and ruthless.
But who is fooling whom? And can Lyddie find the justice she seeks and heal her damaged sister?
It’s brave, and probably a little foolhardy, of Lyddie to launch a one-woman mission to hunt down the man whose betrayal drove her sister to attempt suicide, but it makes for an interesting and unusual plot, packed with plenty of twists and turns – some more unexpected than others.
Part psychological drama and part an examination of a sibling relationship that’s not as straightforward as it seems, Deception Wears Many Faces is a well-paced read that keeps the pages turning.
But the question is: can Lyddie out-manoeuvre the con man? And does she have the right person in her sights?
Expect a cliff-hanger of an ending…
Review by Sue Featherstone.
Available to buy on Amazon.
And for the uninitiated: GSOH (Good Sense Of Humour); FTA (Fun, Travel and Adventure); and LTR (Long Term Relationship)