Deception

Deception

by Elizabeth Goddard

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Overview

TRAIL OF SECRETS 

Jewel Caraway thought she'd left her mistakes in the past—but then her past arrives at her door. Though she's thrilled to reunite with her estranged sister, something about her sister's new husband makes Jewel uneasy. Does he know her secret? Is he the one behind the growing list of attacks against her? And if he is involved…does that mean her sister is, too? With nowhere else to turn, Jewel must rely on police chief Colin Winters—the first man to make the widow question her resolve to never love again. But will he stay by her side when her guarded secrets are revealed? 

Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488008481
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 06/01/2016
Series: Mountain Cove
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 147,955
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels and novellas. A 2011 Carol Award winner, she's a double finalist in the 2016 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and a 2016 Carol Award finalist. Elizabeth graduated with a Computer Science degree and worked in high-level software sales  before retiring to write full time.

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Deception 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Deception was action-packed right from the start and it didn’t let up til the very end! This was a very exciting story full of twists and turns, possible suspects, and hidden pasts. I really liked Jewel and Colin. These two characters had things hanging over them that kept them feeling guilty and stopped them from being able to live their lives to the fullest. It was nice to see their journey to emotional freedom and trust in God. There were definitely characters that I cared for and those I didn’t. It was hard for Jewel and Colin to know who could be trusted. I thought that the description of the wild Alaskan scenery was breathtaking and that it made me feel as if I was there. I especially felt awe, yet a sense of worry at being in the ice caves! A good addition to the Mountain Cove series, Deception can also be read as a stand alone novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is another intense romantic suspense novel! Even though this is the sixth book in the series the actual plot is a stand-alone story. The only thing that connects it to the other books is that a number of the secondary characters in this book were main characters in previous ones. There are hints to where their lives have gone since their stories were told. I love picking up a book by Elizabeth Goddard. I know that I’m in for a real treat. There was no disappointment for me in this one. She has once again crafted wonderful characters. Both of the main characters made appearances in previous books in the series. This time they are front and center claiming all of our attention. The story starts off with an incredible adrenaline rush as Jewel’s life is endangered almost from the beginning. It continues its roller coaster ride through danger and brief periods of rest and contemplation. Who is after her? What is her secret and is it the reason she is in danger? Can she trust her heart and her life to Chief Colin Winters? There were so many twists to the story that I was kept guessing how it all tied together until the very end. If you have any interest in suspense novels you won’t go wrong by picking up this wonderful book. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard delivers another action-packed adventure in Deception! The drama unfolds quickly in this fast-paced story, and danger lurks around every corner. I really enjoyed the intrigue of Jewel and Colin’s story; it kept me turning the pages as I puzzled over secrets and suspects. I also enjoyed the vivid imagery of the Alaskan wilderness and the inspirational threads that were woven through the narrative. Deception is an exciting tale and a recommended read for fans of romantic suspense! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. All thoughts expressed are my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Deception ( Mountain Cove # 6 ) By: Elizabeth Goddard Even though this is the sixth book in The Mountain Cove series you can read it as a -stand -alone. I love to read Elizabeth Goddard’s books, she does not disappoint me. She had me hook right at the start and did not turn me loose till the end. There were so many twist and turns that you have to hold on for your life. You feel like you are right there with them . The author weaves of action, adventure, suspense , and some romance in her novel that will keep you turning the pages and guessing till the end. The story starts off with Jewel’s life is in danger. Someone is after her . This is a mystery all through the story. Who would want Jewel dead and why. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for my honest review.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
This is the 6th book in the Mountain Cove series but can be read as a standalone. This author is one of my favorite authors of Christian suspense, and she certainly didn't disappoint with this one. The story had me pulled in from the first pages, and it is another one that I read in one setting because I didn't want to put it down. Elizabeth certainly knows how to combine wonderful characters with the elements of faith, suspense and romance and write a story that keeps the reader turning pages to see what is going to happen next. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and I definitely recommend this one along with the other books in the series.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
DECEPTION is Ms. Goddard's newest suspense, and it is edge of your seat fiction for sure. Someone is trying to kill Jewel, but why and who? The trouble always seems to start when her sister and her new husband arrived on vacation. Jewel is happy to see her sister, since the family was estranged, but she is a bit uncomfortable with her sister's new man. Jewel is a bit older than the average characters in Love Inspired Suspense, since she's in her mid-to-late forties and Colin is in his fifties. It was nice reading a story about a middle-age couple who've loved and lost. That was a surprise since the average age in most LIS are late twenties to mid-thirties. The :who-dun-it and why are fairly obvious in this story, but when a female turned out to be assisting, the suspense level went up. Who is helping? How did they discover Jewel's carefully kept secret? I had to keep reading to find out that part of the suspense and how the "bad guys" were caught. If you like romantic suspense, then you might like DECEPTION.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Goddard's Deception Waterfalls, Ice Caves, murder, danger, suspense, drama, intrigue, faith and love are all contained in “Deception”. Jewel Caraway owns a B&B. After being estranged from her family for many years, jewel’s sister and her new husband appear in Mountain Cove. During a hiking trip with her sister and new brother-in-law, Jewel gets separated from them. Next thing she knows she gets a shove in the back sending her falling into the waterfall!!! Colin Winters is the Chief of Police in Mountain Cove. He believes Jewel is hiding something from him but she will not share what it is. Both Jewel and Colin have to face prior horrible personal experiences. They will need to learn to trust and support each other in order to survive. The scenery is described so vividly that the reader feels like they are right there. The story is filled with many faith references and inspirational reflections. This is the sixth book in the Mountain Cove series. It can be read as a stand alone.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
The first 3 lines drew me in & had me mesmerized! “Powerful and dangerous. Beautiful and terrorizing. Dead Man Falls was a force to be reckoned with”. From there, it was a wild ride trying to escape from someone who is after Jewel Caraway! With the help of police Chief Colin Winters, can they outrun the danger that follows them with every turn? Or is the killer in their midst already? Mystery, mayhem, and danger lick their heels everywhere they go. It seems Jewel has a 20-year-old secret coming back to haunt her. Colin holds back due to past mistakes he feels were his fault. Is God calling them to deal with their past so that He can carve out a new future? I love how the author bases this story on Psalm 103:12; “As far as the East is from the West, so far He has removed our transgressions from us.” We’ve all made mistakes and have many regrets, but she reminds us that we can give it to the Lord and He will make it right in us. I absolutely love Elizabeth’s writing; she has all the elements I so love in a book! Suspense with many twists and turns to keep you turning the pages, spiritual lessons to be learned and applied to my own life, characters to befriend and fall in love with, all with the underlining of romance waiting in the wings! The Mountain Cove series is one not to be missed, or any of her books for that matter! This is from the authors note in the back, I hope it encourages you as much as it did me; “If only we could know the future, there are probably many decisions we would have made differently. Though we can’t know what will happen, the good news is that we can trust God for our future, and we can also trust Him to take care of our past. Sometimes there are still repercussions, but those are easier to bear when we give the burden over to God and accept His grace. “ **I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review which I have provided here. Thank you Beth for taking me on another ride of my life and making me fall in love with your writing more! I look forward to many more future stories!**
Amigagal More than 1 year ago
This book is the 6th in the Mountain Cove series but it can be read as a stand alone. Even though there are characters from past books, you will not be confused by their appearance if you haven't read the other books. This book has non-stop action so be ready to hold on to your seat! That's what I love about Beth Goddard's books. She holds the reader's attention with her storylines so well. In this book you think you know who the villain is right away but there are so many twists and turns that you are constantly wondering if you are right or not! The story is set in beautiful Alaska but the rugged scenery lends to the story itself as nature creates some of the suspense throughout the book. There are problems at the waterfalls and the ice caves and the trees and the rivers. The heroine, Jewel, is being hunted and targeted and she doesn't really know why. She is constantly being attacked and how she survives all these attacks, I can hardly believe! Poor woman! The chief of police, Colin, has always been interested in Jewel but has never acted on those feelings. Now, however, he wont stand by and see her killed! He does everything possible to being her attacker to justice. Open the book and be prepared for a great story and great characters! It's an awesome read!
Blogger35 More than 1 year ago
Waterfalls are my favorite in nature and this book has TWO of them, one in the beginning and one at the end. As stunning as they are to observe in nature, and in this case the Alaskan wildlife, they are also extremely dangerous. "Part of a rainbow, transparent and fading into the mist, caught her attention. Mesmerized, Jewel stood at the edge of the rocky, moss-covered ledge that was flanked by spruce and hemlock, firs and cedars in the lush, temperate rainforest. She watched the churning at the bottom of an endless vortex that would trap anyone or anything unfortunate enough to fall. She wondered what secrets it held in its depths--then flinched at the memory of how she had buried a secret of her own and never thought about it again." Someone is definitely after Jewel Caraway, so much so that she is trying to consider what to do with the secret she buried twenty years ago and desperately trying to figure out who to trust for help. She has a B&B to run, but the attacks won't stop and she's not sure how much her sister, Meral, really knows. Police Chief Colin Winters taught Jewel in a self-defense class how to defend herself should she ever need it. He has even helped her learn how to handle a gun. However, Colin has his own past secrets and because of that he vows never to get close to anyone again. I didn't have a fave character in this story, but there was definitely someone I could NOT stand....Buck, Meral's new husband. He's creepy, he's hiding something, he is sinister looking when Meral's not aware of it, and he seems to be hiding something. I felt bad for Meral, but since she married a guy she knows nothing about, it made the plot more complicated. I suspected one person as the bad guy from the start and I was right, but there were still twists I never saw coming so the intrigue kept me fully alert until the end of the book :) I have truly loved this series from the first book (Buried), but I think my fave one was Tailspin :) It was nice that the characters from the previous books are mentioned in this one. I also loved the scripture that is the theme of this book: Psalms 103:12, As fas as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. I always enjoy the Dear Reader at the end, get a copy of Deception and enjoy! I want to thank the author for the review copy provided in exchange for my honest thoughts.