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Book Review – Double Deceit by Julienne Brouwers #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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I loved the premise of it, a doctor, Jennifer, investigating her husband’s death which occurred when they had gone on a weekend away, just a fall from a gentle slope, but he was wearing red lacy panties. The cops were doing nothing as it didn’t rock their boat.

My first book by author Julienne Brouwers, the story had some wicked twists. I loved how Jennifer roped in new people to help her get evidence. There was an inner fire in her. Her digging into the truth had an air of earnestness.

The intelligence shown was great, the author managed to get her into a few scrapes. Increased body count and attacks close to her home made her wary and added suspense to the plotline. An unknown stranger in the playground added more fuel to the fire as I didn’t know if he represented safety or threat.

But that started my inner niggles. If someone met me on a playground where children were playing and he had no child with him, trying to mosey into my favors, all my antennae would stand up, and it would spell stranger danger. But Jennifer trusted the man even when, till the end, there was no daughter. But then, a doctor who drank as much as she did would have skewered judgment.

I liked the villains in this book. They were the law firm doing unscrupulous things, but in style. They were ruthless and knew how to keep their employees in check. The other subplots were rushed yet entertaining. The prose kept to its furious pace as Jennifer was made to go through a wringer, including an arrest. The story came to an end with the important things slotting into place.

Overall, an interesting thriller.


Rating: 3 out of 5.





Jennifer Smits is a young mother, married to a hotshot lawyer
and living in Amsterdam. Her world explodes when her
husband is found dead at a holiday park during a weekend

Convinced that the police have failed in their
investigation, she embarks on a desperate quest for the truth –
but the deeper she digs, the more she gets enmeshed in a
tangled web of lies, spun by a ruthless law firm.
As Jennifer’s search for answers intensifies, her grip on reality
weakens. Barely able to manage her patients at the health
clinic, or take care of her young son, Jennifer is at risk of losing
it all – even her closest friends begin to desert her.

And then a
chance encounter with a charming stranger sparks a new chain
of events that plunges her deeper into a world of threats and
corruption. Soon, she begins to fear for her life – but who can
she trust, and how far will she go in pursuit of the truth?


Publication Date: November 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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