“Fun And engaging novel”
A good thriller has certain requirements: interesting, engageable characters, a storyline that is not obvious and the ability to bring the reader along as we try and figure out "who done it".
I thought this book had all the elements to make it a good thriller. The sheriff is a bit of a scumbag who you secretly root for, the lead detective is sharp, bright and determined and there are enough "fringe" characters to keep me wondering who really killed Tessie.
I found this book to be very enjoyable and a fast pager turner.
There's not much else to say. Story's realistic, character's believable, and the entire thing flows and acts consistently. The ending left a little to be wanted, however. Otherwise, great book.
This one was just something else, I absolutely loved the mystery throughout the whole book, jut didn't want to stop reading!
In small-town Texas, the violent and gruesome murder of the "town's whore" starts a rollercoaster of a mystery.
One thing Mark R. Hopkins does very well is make creepy characters REALLY creepy. Once you discover in "Deceit" who the bad guy is, he makes my skin crawl.
Also, the lead female investigator Alison is incredibly well-written and as she uncovers the clues to who really is behind the murder, things get even more creepy.
Hopkins has a hit on his hands here. Perfect for anyone who likes murder mysteries.
The story seems cliche' in real life but not as a book! I was really happy to see a suspenseful story such as this type of murder. Different, engaging, and highly entertaining!