A Review by Wendy
4.5 Oh, the Tangled Web Stars
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When one reads a series, it is important to have the right mindset. It is like a conditioning for a marathon. There will be the excitement of the start.... the next section of getting your groove and then the play of timing... a little faster here.. slower in other parts, leading up to finishing the race.
This series has many elements and keeping them clear and concise is what makes Aleatha Romig's talent necessary. She has created this world with many, many, moving parts; players who may or may not be who they represent, a love interest whose life and family tree is roots deep in secretive endeavors and political chaos, and then there is our main gal...one who has not had a lovely beginning; who has fought her way out of the "Prada Bag" of what was to be and taken her life into her own capable hands.
We have had 2 entries in this series; each with the purpose to draw us in; woo us to want to know more and in this 3rd entry, Romig does the class story-telling of revealing, sharing and keeping entire funds of information separate from those who should know.
Serial story telling has a specific flow... and Deceptions is engaging, answers many of the questions from the last book with everything pointing in other directions now.
All of the bad guys are there...all of the loved ones are clinging to each other when needed... and in the meat and potatoes of this particular book, we are given more perspectives, allowing us to see things which happened, will happen if we pay attention and understand what we are left with was plotted all along in order to move us closer to the conclusion of this epic tale.
All of it flows; all teases and makes us think beyond the written word... and if we are quick enough, we might sense what has happened in order to get to our cliffy. Not to worry.... we are in great hands...and if you have the right mindset...you will be patient for your next installment to come.
A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.