Vivian DeMarco planned to stay in Walton long enough to transition to a job at a large newspaper. Her goal of keeping people at a distance begins to unravel when a series of crimes with strange circumstances occur. As she works with Deputy Ryan Frost, she begins to see her original plans are not going to work.
Though romance is a strong component of the plot, there are other elements to that can appeal to a wider audience. The crimes and following investigations create suspense that will keep you wanting to read more. Each chapter ends with enough of a cliffhanger that you don’t want to wait to see what will happen next. Natalie Walters adds in several twists to keep you from being certain of the culprit at first.
As the two main characters work together, and realize how they feel about one another, they also have to deal with their pasts. The message that we all have value, especially to God, is woven into the story. Deadly Deceits is an entertaining book that gives you something to think about.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.