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DEADLY DECEPTIONS
LINDA LAEL MILLER
ISBN# (13) 978-0-373-77256-8/(10) 0-373-77256-4
February 26, 2008
HQN
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada M3B 3K9
Paperback
$7.99
379 Pages
Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 cups

Mojo Sheepshanks is a private investigator who also just happens to be able to see and communicate with ghosts. She was not born with the gift though, but rather gifted with it when the ghost of her ex-husband decided to pay her a visit. She is seeing a cop who she has very strong feelings for.

Tucker Durroch is a cop, and the man in Mojo’s life. He cares deeply about Mojo and thinks she should get a “real” job rather than play at being an investigator because he is concerned about her safety. However, he does believe that she can see and communicate with ghosts.

When Gillian, a deaf girl, is murdered, she begins appearing to Mojo not long after her death. Mojo wants nothing more than to solve the mystery of Gillian’s murder. While she does not have children of her own, she cares deeply about them, and is having a hard time with the fact that the victim in this case is a child. However, she also has concerns about her sister Greer whose husband has disappeared, and who is clearly holding hard to secrets she is unwilling to share. The only thing she will reveal is that she is being blackmailed with regards to something in her past. As the dead bodies start piling up, Mojo finds herself with a whole host of problems, not including the fact that Tucker has moved back in with his ex-wife who is skittish and worried about their kids. Will she be able to figure out who killed Gillian and stop it from happening again? Will she finally admit to herself how she really feels about Tucker, and will she get the chance to tell him before something awful happens?

I loved Deadly Deceptions! Ms. Miller has done it again with a kick-ass heroine who is not afraid to take risks. I really enjoyed the fact that she could see and speak to spirits, and how perfectly normal and realistic the author made this sound. I also liked the fact that it was not a gift she was born with since in reality it is possible to have something happen that brings out such a gift. The author clearly did her research on the subject. And while Dave the dog did not play a huge part in the book, I fell in love with him anyway, just as Mojo did. He quickly became one of my favorite characters and I look forward to seeing more of him in this series. This book is a winner, and I cannot wait for the next one!

Regina
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