Monday, September 21, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Trick or Deceit by Shelley Freydont

Title: Trick or Deceit
 Author: Shelley Freydont
 Series: Book 4 A Celebration Bay Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for Review From Publisher
 Star Rating: 3 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Tina

 In Celebration Bay, a family friendly destination town they take holidays very seriously. It's hard not to imagine the picturesque beauty with the small town setting. Halloween is one holiday that holds no exception. There's a haunted house competition in Celebration Bay, three finalists are vying for the winners prize of ten thousand dollars with the new community center receiving the rest of the proceeds.

 Liv Montgomery is a event coordonator for Celebration Bay, may be in over her head when she invited her friend, Jon Preston who is a director of development for a company that provides funding for projects like the building of the community center. Liv is hoping to receive a grant from Jon's company for the funding of the new community center.

 The first place winner is crowned. "The Museum of Yankee Horrors" but the owner, Barry's celebration is short lived when his haunted house is vandalized. When the body of Lucille, the contest judge is found with a bruise on her head and is found by the coroner to be strangled to death on the property of "The Museum of Yankee Horrors". Jon, surprizingly in a twisted turn of events becomes a suspect. Not far behind when the second runner up, Ernie Bolton and his "Monster Mansion" who may have it in for Barry and his "Museum of Yankee Horrors"

 This time of year reading a Halloween themed cozy mystery is what I was in the mood for, to get myself in the Halloween spirit. Trick or Deceit has all the makings of a perfect Halloween mystery with haunted houses, cats, witches inhabiting and running a business in the town and a crime fighting dog named, Whiskey who happened to a favorite of mine.

 The one downfall I had was the very slow pace of the story. It was making me lose interest very quickly, it took me a few more days than normal to finish because the story was not as exciting. At first the characters seemed very one demintional to me but I loved the small town gossip and rumor mill and the extra marital affairs that made it more interesting and the characters seem more like real, flawed people.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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40 comments:

  1. I love a seasonal cozy to read, thanks for the chance :)
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  2. Trick or Deceit sounds a like a great Halloween themed cozy mystery. Thank you for this opportunity. :)
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  3. I love this series and I am looking forward to this new installment. prancilio@gmail.com

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  4. I have not read this author and she has been on my TBR. List for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  5. Halloween is my favorite holiday. Great cover on this book.
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  6. Thanks for the opportunity! Looks like a great read. Piperml@gmail.com

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  7. I find it interesting how authors can develop a cozy around the different holidays. Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win one. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  8. Enjoy reading holiday themed books. Thanks for the chance.
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  9. I love Halloween stories, thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  10. Love the cover! Makes me want to read this book.
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  11. I love Halloween books and movies. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  12. Thanks for the chance!
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  13. I always like reading a seasonal cozy to put me in the mood for the holiday. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  14. I am so ready to start reading Halloween mysteries.

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  15. I would love to meet Whiskey and the other inhabitants of Celebration Bay, especially with a timely Halloween cozy! Thank you for the opportunity! 🎃 bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  16. This Halloween cozy sounds intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Would love to read this book- love Halloween themed cozies! Thank you for the contest. pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  18. This mystery would be very enjoyable. Love Halloween so this is very special. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Love these books!! pammbr2003@yahoo.com

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  20. Halloween is so much fun, and a theme in a "cozy mystery" is great! I'm in! kat8762@aol.com

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  21. Seasonal mysteries are sooooo much fun. Thanks for the opportunity! !!

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  22. This is a new author to me so thanks for a chance to win. Sounds like a fun read.
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  23. Just the right time of year! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  24. Even though it seemed a bit slow, I think this would be perfect this time of year! Thanks!
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  25. A Halloween cozy sounds great. I have another book by this author in another series.
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  26. Looks like a fun spooky book! Thank you. Joan. jsomers421@gmail.com

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  27. The book sounds great and I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
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  28. I love holiday themed stories and love Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  29. I've had this series on my radar for a while now. Celebration Bay sounds like a nice place to live--without the murder.
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  30. I adore Halloween themed cozies, and this one sounds awesome. I love the cover art. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  31. I really love this series. They always make Holiday reading enjoyable.

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  32. looks like a fun Halloween read!
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  33. Love this series and looking forward to this new one.Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  34. Cozy mysteries have become my favorite kind of books to read. KNoble3740@aol.com

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  35. This is a new author for me. Sounds interesting.
    Would love to try it.
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  36. I love Halloween based books ! I would love to read and review your book. Thank you for the opportunity.
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  37. I love Halloween based books ! I would love to read and review your book. Thank you for the opportunity.
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  39. What could be better than a Halloween Cozy?? Halloween is my favorite holiday and to curl up with a cozy and some warm spiced cider, nothing could bet that.

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  40. A Halloween Cozy Mystery book, cider and doughnuts, and you are set for the perfect night. Let the Ghosts and Witches howel you will be so engrossed in this book you won't even notice.

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