Monday, April 18, 2016

Deceived by Ashlee Mallory

This novel lives up to its title. There were so many twists and turns in this thriller I was on the edge of my seat until the very end.

The plot of this novel is a twist on stealing an identity. The target is Olivia Michaels, a successful research analyst with a large brokerage firm in San Francisco. Life is good as she is doing well in her job and she is in love.

Until she finds out she has been set up. Someone has been making millions of dollars through insider trading and it has been happening in her name. Unable to convince the authorities of her innocence, she ends up taking a plea bargain. Her years in prison are a time of revelation. She not only knows who set her up, she knows exactly what she is going to do about it.

I really liked the characters in the novel. Some of Olivia's prison mates are women with crucial skills needed for her to engage in her revenge. The author developed the story in a way that had me wondering about some of the men in Olivia's life. Were they deceiving her too?

There were plenty of twists in the plot. There was one twist of deception at the end that had me reeling. When the situation was explained, I realized Mallory had created a believable plot full of deception from beginning to end.

I recommend this book to those who enjoy a complicated but believable plot riddled with suspense. I liked the characters bent on delivering justice to the deceiver. I hope to find the “team” in a sequel, meeting out more justice.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

A note to my regular blog readers: this novel does contain scenes of sexual activity. While there is nothing graphic in nature, sensitive readers may be offended.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book. Click here to view the 'Deceived by Ashlee Mallory' Tour Participants.

Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today bestselling author of thrillers, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She lives in Utah with her husband and their two children. You can find out more at

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Indie
Publication Date: April 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 299
Series: A Final Justice Thriller, #1
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Book Tours for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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