A Current Deception

A Current Deception

by Arleen Alleman

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ISBN-13: 9781503539006
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Series: Darcy Farthing Series , #5
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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A Current Deception 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
Murder aboard a luxury cruise liner? Actually more then just one but who is counting. Now who could be behind these acts? And how did those crazy yellow ants get aboard the ship anyway? These are just some of the questions Dorothy Farthing, a journalistic reporter is asking herself. This isn't the first time Darcy and her family and friends have been on a cruise where bad things happened. I really wish I had read the first in this series because it was alluded to more then once. To top everything off the ship's security manager is trying not to do anything and the Captain is --well he does have a marriage to preform but is worried sick over it all. And Dorothy's daughter, Rachelle who I will have ti assume she gave up at birth was reunited with her birth mother at the last cruise and has a baby of her own--and a ship board romance that has Darcy and her unassuming husband worried. This is definitely a fast moving novel with lots of twists and turns and probably another book in this series to come. All I want to know is: How are those crazy ants doing? They certainly are mini survivors!!
DianeRappAuthor More than 1 year ago
Darcy and Nick agree to take a cruise (along with all their friends) to explore ports around the Australian continent.   Why would they ever want to take another cruise after previous catastrophes?  Well, the theory is that past problems encountered on other cruises could never occur again—or could they?  Darcy falls prey to the JFS, “Jessica Fletcher Syndrome”—whenever a talented investigator travels, visits friends and family, or settles down in a new home, murder strikes again!  On this Australian cruise, crazy ants attack, a serial killer stalks his prey, and deceptions proliferate through the crew.   I could hardly control myself, scratching, and searching for creepy crawlies each time I read about those crazy ants!   The most sinister creep is the master of disguise, who targets cruise passengers in a well-planned series of incidents and disappears without trace.   According to the chief of security, Darcy’s ex-husband is a prime suspect in the crimes.  She can’t accept an inept investigation that allows the authorities to arrest him!  It’s a good thing there are plenty of fascinating ports and loads of history to keep Darcy (and readers) distracted while she solves the mystery piece by piece.  However, Darcy’s astute revelations make her dangerous to an extremely disturbed mind. Although this novel stands well on its own merits, anyone who has read previous books in the series will be pleased to take another cruise with Darcy and her friends.  Readers delve into the love problems facing Darcy’s daughter, attend the wedding of her ex-husband to her best friend, and observe the Seattle gay couple struggle with their daughter (who was kidnapped in the last book).  All the characters seem like family to us, and we’re interested to discover how they cope with the psychological ghosts of previous events.    Thankfully, we’re not physically involved when bodies start dropping on this Australian cruise.  We breathe a sigh of relief as Darcy and Nick unravel the complicated motives that prompted the current killing spree.  They might never set foot on a cruise ship again, but the "Jessica Fletcher Syndrome" will surely follow their trail on shore, too.  Lucky thing for those readers who enjoy a genuinely good mystery novel!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is very intriguing, intense and suspenseful with intricate detailing that revolves around the plot. From the details of the cruise ship to the scenes unfolding in each chapter, this book was skillfully planned out. All of the characters played a defining role that is key to the success…or failure, of the mysterious ‘bad guy’. Great story with a great plot!