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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (587 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brandilyn Collins Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9780310772927
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Sometimes the truth hides where no one expects to find it. Joanne Weeks knows Baxter Jackson killed Linda—his second wife and Joanne’s best friend—six years ago. But Baxter, a church elder and beloved member of the town, walks the streets a free man. The police tell Joanne to leave well enough alone, but she is determined to bring him down. Using her skills as a professional skip tracer, she sets out to locate the only person who may be able to put Baxter behind bars. Melissa Harkoff was a traumatized sixteen-year-old foster child in the Jackson household when Linda disappeared. At the time Melissa claimed to know nothing of Linda's whereabouts—but was she lying? In relentless style, Deceit careens between Joanne's pursuit of the truth— which puts her own life in danger—and the events of six years' past, when Melissa came to live with the Jacksons. What really happened in that household? Beneath the veneer of perfection lies a story of shakeable faith, choices, and the lure of deceit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nola | 2/6/2014

    " I've really enjoyed many Brandilyn Collins books, especially the way that she intertwines Christian beliefs with suspenseful storylines. This book certainly has the trademark Brandilyn Collins devices that have made her books popular, including snappy dialogue, suspenseful chapter endings, consideration of faith issues, and interesting twists. It also deals with the important issue of domestic violence and how that can often be covered under a veneer of respectability even within the church. However, the thing that took the edge off this book for me was the stereotyping of Melissa as the typical "bad" foster child. Certainly there are a lot of foster children who have difficulties in life and I'm not suggesting that a rosy picture be presented. However, I felt an opportunity was missed to dispel unwarranted negative stereotypes or at least offer compelling reasons why someone might "go off the rails" and then suggest solutions. This book is a good mystery story, but if you haven't read any of Brandilyn's previous books, I would recommend that you start with the Chelsea Adams series or the Hidden Faces series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 patndoris | 1/28/2014

    " Fantastic twist at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/16/2014

    " This was a surprisingly good book. Very quick read with lots of suspense and mystery. Until I got towards the end I was trying to guess if it was Baxter or Melissa that really killed Linda. These are the kind of books that I like. Where you don't know you did it until the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tommie Lyn | 11/26/2013

    " The storyline was good, but at times, the "writing" got in the way. Also, this was the Kindle version, and there were several typos and one outright error.......the word "sites" was used in one instance when the word should have been "sights." That surprised me, since this book was released by a reputable publisher. One would hope the errors were corrected in the print version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 11/24/2013

    " As far as Christian suspense goes... pretty good. Nothing amazing, but if you are looking for a good suspense novel to pass the time on the beach, it is not a bad choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillie | 11/23/2013

    " Another fasten-your-seatbelt for a suspenseful ride from Brandilyn Collins. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there were a couple of minor loose ends that weren't tied up to my satisfaction. But the twisty-turny mystery was solved in a surprising way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/11/2013

    " Readable, but I had hoped for more surprises than this story offered. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 11/8/2013

    " Read it because it was free on my kindle. It was okay - I was a little disappointed by the way the story went, and I never really got sucked in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Amburgey | 11/6/2013

    " Corruption, intrigue, the little guy (well, lady) who is shunned or pushed aside for what she notices or believes (knows) - Super Job with this book. Suspense, thrills and even some twists. A great read that will keep you in it to the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth | 7/11/2013

    " Excellent thoughts about man's natural tendency towards deceit and our willingness to live a lie rather than lose our "good" reputations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 4/18/2013

    " This was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/4/2013

    " A good, quick mystery that I got for free for my kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/23/2012

    " One of my favorite Christian suspense author. This book does not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 10/15/2012

    " The story started out a litte slow, however picked up speed and kept me entranced until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Thompson | 7/5/2012

    " I gave up on one Christian fiction book before this one came along, so I was a little reluctant to start Deceit. Turns out it's a well-written story that grabs you in the beginning and doesn't let you go until the murders are solved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 5/12/2012

    " This is a quick and easy read. I did find the story predictable, but overall it keeps your attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Schmidt | 3/19/2012

    " Very good murder mystery with a Christian influence. Very good book and I recommend it to mystery lovers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zann | 12/4/2011

    " Three stars are too few, but four is too many. I like her books when I need a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 11/11/2011

    " All very predictable. Had it all figured out early on. Definitely a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 6/27/2011

    " Readable, but I had hoped for more surprises than this story offered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillie | 6/14/2011

    " Another fasten-your-seatbelt for a suspenseful ride from Brandilyn Collins. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because there were a couple of minor loose ends that weren't tied up to my satisfaction. But the twisty-turny mystery was solved in a surprising way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/8/2011

    " I actually enjoyed this more than "Exposure". The writing was better; the plot was more somewhat sophisticated (though I could have done without the "jelly bellies"). I did enjoy the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 5/29/2011

    " Enjoyed the novel. I have read enough mysteries that I figured out a major plot point about half-way through the book, but I wasn't totally sure I was right. It was still a good read and really intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 5/13/2011

    " The story started out a litte slow, however picked up speed and kept me entranced until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/15/2011

    " This was a surprisingly good book. Very quick read with lots of suspense and mystery. Until I got towards the end I was trying to guess if it was Baxter or Melissa that really killed Linda. These are the kind of books that I like. Where you don't know you did it until the end! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 2/28/2011

    " Read it because it was free on my kindle. It was okay - I was a little disappointed by the way the story went, and I never really got sucked in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/17/2011

    " A good, quick mystery that I got for free for my kindle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. | 12/15/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this book by Brandilyn Collins. It was interesting and kept me coming back to it in order to finish it.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

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