Bygie Hudson's isolated life as an artist was perfect...except for her husband. Her seclusion is shattered when the police arrive to tell her there has been an accident. The man she'd been married to for 15 years, and considered divorcing for 14, is dead...and they believe she may be behind it.
As she fights to clear her name, she learns her husband has been selling far more than cars through their successful dealership, and the corruption is linked to a prominent judge...with tentacles reaching straight into San Diego PD. The deadly fallout puts her life in jeopardy.
When a witness disappears, and the threat of a reporter on the hunt for headlines is removed, lead Detective Tom Hall is told to walk away from the case. But the widow is an enigma. Unwilling to let go, he risks what's left of his stalled career by following leads on his own time. He refuses to let Bygie walk away until he uncovers the truth.
Sometimes, you just can't see crazy...even when it's staring you in the face.
©2013 Jill Shannon (P)2014 Jill Shannon
Kept me guessing all throughout the audiobook. I am ready to listen to the next book with continuation of the story. I was surprise at the ending.
Yes. Unlike some mysteries I had no idea "who did it". Did I have some guesses? Yes but I was very happy with how the story progressed and the ending.
I've always enjoyed Ms. Beresford's narrations. She is a narrator who gets into the story and shows all the emotion needed for each character. Her voice is pleasant and she keeps me drawn in the entire time.
Image of Deceit is a great mystery. The characters are well developed and I found myself routing for Bygie and Hall. The mystery itself is solid and I would recommend this book to my friends who enjoy a good book. I can't wait to see what Ms. Shannon comes up with next.
"Loved this book!"
Bygie is an artist and a wife. Her husband Lars turned out not to be the man she thought he was and they tend to be drifting apart. Lars only tells Bygie what he wants her to know about his business and his life. Then one day two policemen show up and tell Bygie he is dead from an accident, however they don't tell her how he died as she is part of their investigation.
Lars was a partner in a Mercedes business and as it turned out was also running a prostitution business thru the dealership too! One of the two detectives who are investigating this death is determined to pin the death on Bygie. The other detective is positive Bygie is innocent and sets out to prove it.
This book was great! The author Jill Shannon had me interested from reading the description and held my interest the entire book! The narrator, Emily Beresford is one of my favorites and does a fantastic job reading this story to us as always! I love all her multiple voices and find her very entertaining and easy on the ears! All in all, I loved this book!
"LOVED EVERY MINUTE"
Very interesting mystery/thriller with many twists and turns. All of the characters were very well developed~the good, the bad, and even Moose. The evolution of the relationship of Bigie and Tom was amazing~especially after she "got a backbone". Emily Berisford's narration is just wonderful. Highly recommend!
Audiobook provided for an honest review....
"It keeps getting better!"
One of my favorites!
I love the relationship between Bygie and Tom. They each are so developed that you are rooting for them!
I really enjoyed hearing the emotion that she brought to it.
Yes, but I can't tell you, it would give up the book!
I loved this book! Each twist was unexpected! I had to stay awake at night just to know how it ended!
"READ THIS BOOK!"
Written by Jill Shannon (formerly from Burlington, NC, now living in California) -- this book will keep you on pins and needles until the end. This was my first audio book -- so I "read" mine via Audible during our recent trip to Orlando, FL -- whether you read it on your own or someone reads it to you -- it's a good one! I love the ties back to Jill's North Carolina "roots" -- there were many familiar places mentioned throughout her book. The plot was thrilling ... everything was woven together like a good piece of fabric ... very difficult to predict who the "bad guy" was until the very end.
I don't want to give it away! Just read it! You won't want to put it down!
Emily's tone was exceptional -- even when she was portraying a male's voice -- she did a pretty good job.
Three sittings. Listened to it most of the way home from Orlando (a 10 hour drive) and then listened to the last few chapters off and on in one afternoon.
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