Are you an avid book reader always on the lookout for great books to read? Do you enjoy reading suspenseful thrillers? If so, Duplicity by up-and-coming author Jane Haseldine should be on your list of books to read! I was given the opportunity to read an advanced reader copy of Duplicity and I really enjoyed it. So much that I’m now adding Jane Haseldine to my list of favorite authors. Keep reading below for a review for Duplicity as well as the chance to win a copy of your own!
I love discovering new authors. Or at least authors that are new to me. I hadn’t read a book by Jane Haseldine before I received Duplicity. But once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down (which is always a sign of a successful book). Duplicity is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.
My favorite genre of books are suspenseful thrillers but sometimes they can be rather formulaic. That wasn’t the case with Duplicity. I was drawn into the storyline from the first page. It’s the second book in a series featuring Julia Wooden, a crime reporter. While it is the second book in a series, I appreciated that Duplicity could be considered a stand alone. For example, I didn’t feel lost even though I hadn’t read the first book in the series, The Last Time She Saw Him. Jane Haseldine does a great job of explaining key details from the first book in the series, but also moves right along in the storyline. Now that I’ve read Duplicity, though, and really enjoyed it, I fully plan on reading The Last Time She Saw Him (it’s on my bookstand as I type this).
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation (March 28, 2017)
In Jane Haseldine’s new novel of riveting suspense, Detroit newspaper reporter Julia Gooden is up against the city’s most devious criminal and her own painful past.
Julia Gooden knows how to juggle different lives. A successful crime reporter, she covers the grittiest stories in the city while raising her two young boys in the suburbs. But beneath that accomplished facade is another Julia, still consumed by a tragedy that unfolded thirty years ago when her nine-year-old brother disappeared without a trace.
Julia’s marriage, too, is a balancing act, as she tries to rekindle her relationship with her husband, Assistant District Attorney David Tanner, while maintaining professional boundaries. David is about to bring Nick Rossi to trial for crimes that include drug trafficking, illegal gambling, and bribery. But the story becomes much more urgent when a courthouse bomb claims several victims including the prosecution’s key witness and leaves David critically injured.
Though Julia is certain that Rossi orchestrated the attack, the case against him is collapsing, and his power and connections run high and wide. With the help of Detective Raymond Navarro of the Detroit PD, she starts following a trail of blackmail, payback, and political ambition, little imagining where it will lead. Julia has risked her career before, but this time innocent lives including her children’s hang in the balance, and justice may come too late to save what truly matters.
Praise for Duplicity
Haseldine (The Last Time She Saw Him, 2016) uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale. Kirkus Reviews
Praise for the first Julia Gooden Mystery, The Last Time She Saw Him
A ferocious thriller you can bet no one will stop reading. Booklist
Journalist Jane Haseldine’s debut novel rings with authenticity as she, like Julia, is a former crime reporter. This is a harrowing read. BookPage
A sharp, breathless thriller. From the opening scene to the last, The Last Time She Saw Him, kept me flipping the pages. I loved it! Jane Haseldine is one to watch! Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Terrific! Suspenseful, poignant, and completely surprising. Jane Haseldine’s riveting story of love, danger, paranoia, and family is powerfully and emotionally authentic and deserves a standing ovation. Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author
About Jane Haseldine
Jane Haseldine is a journalist, former crime reporter, columnist, newspaper editor, magazine writer, and deputy director of communications for a governor. Jane graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two sons, but previously lived in Boston, San Francisco, New York, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. You can find her at janehaseldine.com, Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook.
Please enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of Duplicity. The contest ends on April 22, 2017 at 12 am (Mountain Time), and I will notify the winner via email. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, otherwise another winner will be selected. Good luck! This contest is only available to those who live in the United States.
*I was provided with a copy of Duplicity in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.