Deadly Secrets

Deadly Secrets

by Terry Odell

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BN ID: 2940013478893
Publisher: Terry Odell
Publication date: 12/03/2011
Series: Mapleton Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 1,097
File size: 649 KB

About the Author

Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles, moved to Florida, and now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader (her parents tell everyone they had to move from their first home because she finished the local library), she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance.

When she thought about it, she realized that her favorite mysteries were series where she could follow the developing relationships of the protagonist—to the point where she'd read the book twice; once for the relationship and again to follow the crime and its solution. So, she started reading romance, and found there was a genre that included mystery themes as well as a relationship.

Although her primary genre is labeled "romantic suspense", Terry prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." DEADLY SECRETS is the author's first "pure" mystery, although the relationship potential is still there.

You can find more about her at her website,

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Deadly Secrets 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Agonzales More than 1 year ago
Deadly Secrets is a one of a kind mystery, infused with multi-dimensional characters, nail biting twists, and an ending that you¿ll never see coming. This small town mystery is hiding a very large secret¿ I couldn't put it down! Odell has proven herself to be an extremely talented mystery writer. I can¿t wait to read the next book in the Mapleton Mystery Series.
CarterkidCO More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists and turns, and characters I identified with. Not the author's usual romantic suspense, but there's definitely relationship and series potential here. An excellent mystery debut.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Terry Odell and have now read most of her books. I will continue to read anything she puts out as I've not been disappointed yet. Interesting and fast-paced and not necessarily on edge of seat, but a page-turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ended a little abruptly . . . But a good read. Mystery with a touch of romance
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest from the beginning!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book caught my attention right away becaue the mystery seemed promising, but it quickly became quite tedious so I skimmed the last half.  It can't decide if it's a mystery or a romance novel:  It has the bones of a good police procedural but the author throws in some gratuitous scenes that have nothing to do with the mystery plot.  The book is also wordy and the character development is feeble. 
LynzeeRose More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of cozy mysteries, those that don't keep me up nights afraid to close my eyes and those that don't make me part of a three-some sex scene. The Mapleton Mystery series is a good mystery, great characters, and an enjoyable read. I liked this book a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't care for romance novels, and although there was an interesting mystery, there was more romance than I expected. Unless there was some rough condensing of the story by B and N for the Nook, the author jumped from one scene to the next making me think I missed a page.
julieaz More than 1 year ago
I have read most of her books and am a real fan!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Enjoyed reading this book. I look forward to reading more by Terry.
Anonymous 8 days ago
So so
Anonymous 14 days ago
Very good book. Highly recommend. CB
Anonymous 17 days ago
Enjoyed the book.
Anonymous 18 days ago
good
Anonymous 18 days ago
could+not+put+it+down.++great+characters+and+a+great+story.+very+believable.
Anonymous 21 days ago
I+stayed+up+too+late+reading+this%21+it+was+a+great+story+with+wonderful+characters%2C
Anonymous 23 days ago
I+loved+it.++It+was+a+true+mystery+with+twists+and+turns.++I+couldnt+put+it+down+and+stayed+up+way+to+late+reading+it.+But+is+was+soooo+worth+it.+Get+it+today.++
Anonymous 25 days ago
Could have stopped in the middle it and skipped the rest.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Wonderful mystery with all the necessary suspense, twists and turns to make it enjoyable. The story read more like a puzzle to be solved, versus a typical murder mystery. Had me in suspense until the very end. A must read!
Anonymous 3 months ago
So+interesting+the+way+the+clues+to+the++mystery+are+given.+Loved+the+characters%2C+specially+Chief+Gordon.
Anonymous 3 months ago
good+aaction%2C+characters%2C+and+historical+basis
Anonymous 3 months ago
I really like this book. Had to keepreading
Anonymous 3 months ago
Anonymous 3 months ago
We all have c!osets. Some c!osets hold a personal past that can be dangerous.
Anonymous 3 months ago
The story felt tedious and I just could not feel the terror or urgency I think the author was trying to portray. The family relationships were sweet but I would not say this is a romance novel as some reviewers have suggested.