Veil of Deception

While Veil of Deception was a very enjoyable read and I liked it very much, I found there to be a bit of build up to 'the main point', per se, that was - to me - dragging in places.  The resolution of the story worked within the frame of the story, and it is one of the points I liked, but the overall feel of the story felt as if the reader (or at least this reader) was taking an ambling walk up a gradual incline and then had a smooth, fast walk down a steeper incline.

Having said the above, I enjoyed the characters, setting, and premise of Veil of Deception, even the little tongue in cheek twist at the end of it, and how everything was intertwined into a cohesive whole.  The characters were personable, everyday people that wouldn't be out of place as friends and neighbors. The setting was a small town, with all that that entails: everyone knowing everyone else's business, knowing what to stay out of, warning 'outsiders' from things they may not want to know about, and taking care of their own problems...their way.

A very pleasant read.

Book Blurb for Veil of Deception

There’s something suspicious going on at Spenser Lake. People are disappearing and their bodies never found. The fear and uncertainty of who will be next is affecting every resident of the tranquil community, but especially Kurt Hawkins. Two years after his wife goes missing, there are no clues, only the nightmares of what happened in her last moments. The constant guilt that somehow he was responsible precludes any thought of a normal life until he meets Danielle Gillette, a reclusive author with a rather large skeleton in her own closet. When the mystery behind the disappearances is discovered, along with the secrets they’ve withheld from each other, they discover that sometimes the truth cuts deeper than a lie.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2010 3.75