Book Review: Distortion

27 Feb

283140A husband’s lies can have deadly consequences.

When Juliet Cole’s husband of fifteen years is murdered before her eyes, she thinks it was a random shooting. Devastated and traumatized, she answers hours of questioning, then returns home to break the tragic news to her boys. But a threatening voicemail takes this from a random shooting to a planned, deliberate attack.

Juliet realizes that she and her children are in danger too, unless she meets the killers’ demands. But as she and her sisters untangle the clues, her husband’s dark secrets come to light. The more she learns, the more of her life is dismantled. Was her husband an innocent victim or a hardened criminal?


TBlackstock-204Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall, as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

My Impressions:

I was very excited to get the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Terri Blackstock’s latest suspense novel, Distortion. The second book in the Moonlighters series, it is on my book club’s discussion schedule this year. We read book 1, Truth Stained Lies, last year and have been eagerly waiting on book 2. Blackstock has been a favorite of our group since we began meeting over 11 years ago. She consistently delivers the unpredictable, page-turning, plot-twisting books that we love.

Distortion features another of the Cramer siblings, Juliet, and her family. Murder and betrayal are again at the forefront of the action. Juliet’s husband’s murder rocks the foundation of her family, but it is the secret life and illegal drug business that he was involved in that has Juliet reeling. Bob was a prominent and well-respected doctor in Panama City, Florida. Can he really have been involved with drug transport and the very men that murdered his sister-in-law’s fiance?

Blackstock portrays the illegal drug trade in all of its ugliness. It is surrounded by vicious crimes that impact everyone. Juliet begins her journey towards truth in a numb fog, but soon becomes a determined mama-bear, set on protecting her children and bringing her husband’s killers to justice. The characters from book 1 are also heavily involved, especially Michael, the ex-cop turned PI, who employs Juliet and her sisters. The action is non-stop and takes some turns you will never expect.

Distortion is a great novel for all those who like fast-paced suspense. I am looking forward to more in this great series.


(Thanks to LitFuse and Zondervan for a review copy. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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