Played for a Fool by Stephanie Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Book Description: Three years ago, the small town of Britteridge was rocked by the senseless murder of Gail Ludlum. Now the people most affected by the tragedy have returned to the place where it all began, and the scene is set for the perfect revenge . . .
Megan O’Connor’s life was shattered when she was unwittingly drawn into a kidnapping plot that ultimately led to the murder of an innocent woman. Though the road to redemption has been long, she’s finally found happiness with her recent engagement to a wonderful man, a pillar of the community. But amid the chaos of wedding planning, the return of Gail Ludlum’s son to Britteridge sets in motion a disturbing sequence of events. Soon Megan finds herself the victim of a series of cruel deceptions that indicate one thing: her past mistakes have not been forgiven or forgotten. As the mischief escalates to dangerous levels, it becomes clear that someone is determined to avenge Gail’s death. And he won’t rest until he’s taken a life for a life.
My thoughts: Three years ago Meagan was fooled by her identical twin into giving her an alibi for a crime. That story is found in Fool Me Twice. Unfortunately I did not read that book before reading this one. It took me a while to get caught up with the story.
This book is well written and full interesting characters. You know from the beginning who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. Meagan is such a sweet and likable person. She has a forgiving nature and it is easy to see how she allowed herself to be placed in a bad situation.
The mastermind bad guy is a vindictive turkey (for lack of a better word). He is not forgiving and lets it rule his actions. Eventually his plans spin out of control.
The book is full of suspense. It is very easy to get caught up in the story and the characters.
This is the first book of Stephanie Black's that I have read. It definitely will not be the last. I realize that I have a couple of her books on my TBR shelf and I look forward to reading them. I really want to read "Fool Me Twcice"!
This book contains religious references but it is not a major theme of the book.
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About the Author: (taken from Deseret Book) STEPHANIE BLACK has loved books since she was old enough to grab the pages, and has enjoyed creating make-believe adventures since she and her sisters were inventing long Barbie games filled with intrigue and danger or running around pretending to be detectives. She is a three-time Whitney Award winner for Best Mystery/Suspense, most recently forCold as Ice (2010). Stephanie was born in Utah and has lived in various places, including Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, and Limerick, Ireland. She currently lives in northern California and enjoys spending time with her husband Brian and their five children. She is a fan of chocolate, cheesecake, and her husband’s homemade bread.
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