Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Dead Women Tell No Lies by Nora LeDuc

Blurb ~*~
Two months after her disappearance, a young woman's body turns up on a New Hampshire riverbank hundreds of miles from home. Now the murder victim’s identical twin, Rose Blue, tries to use her flawed psychic connection to her sister to solve the tragic case.

Homicide Detective Luke Lennox is skeptical of her abilities and finds the mysterious newcomer a distraction. As the department’s latest hire, he has a lot to prove, and he’s learned from past experiences a personal involvement with Rose will only end in disaster. When a threatening message alerts Rose the murderer dreams of them together, Lennox must stay close to Miss Blue. With the clock ticking and a cunning killer always one step ahead, Luke reluctantly allows her close to him during his investigation. But can he protect her from the danger that lies ahead, or lose his heart and career in this deadly game of doubles?

Excerpt ~*~
Luke crouched beside the woman, who rested in a semi fetal position. She appeared small, about five-feet, and helpless. Her arms and legs were twisted and held prisoner in the wild rose’s thorns. A tattered white shirt lay open around her thin body, exposing bare breasts. A shredded bra was pushed up toward her throat. Her lower torso was nude, and she wore no shoes. Wet blonde hair hugged her cheeks. Tape wound around her mouth sealed in her secrets. Her open hazel eyes glistened lifelike, staring up at him. Death couldn’t hide the fact the woman had been attractive.

“Spooky, isn’t it?” Conroy grimaced. “Her eyes make her look alive. I almost expect her to try to speak.”

If only they’d found her before the scumbag left her like this. Luke swallowed the bitter taste and straightened. “Her sister mentioned a butterfly necklace when she filed the missing person’s report. Anyone locate it or come up with a reason for her to be in Ledgeview?”

“No jewelry found on the body or near the scene. No one’s discovered a reason for her move over the Vermont border where she ran a business and rented an apartment. It’s a strange one,” Conroy conceded.

“We’ll find out what happened to her.” No one deserved to die this way. Luke’s wall of self-preservation slammed shut, cutting him off from her pain. “I’ll contact the sister.”

What or who ended the young woman’s life with such brutality? He turned and headed up the bank to speak to Rose Blue in private.

3.5 Star Review ~*~

I loved the concept of this book and wouldn't wait to read it.  I love reading about psychics, it can be so much fun!  The story starts out well.  I was really getting into it even without a lot of investment for the characters ~ which was ok, because the storyline had me.  But then it slowed down . . . a lot.  It was hard to push through several chapters that had a lot of information and not a lot of forward movement for me.

Then, the light at the end of the tunnel!!  It picked back up and gave an amazing ending.  While I enjoyed it overall, it did take some pushing to get through parts of it and move on.  I simply didn't get invested in the characters to care about what happened to them.  I cared about the storyline and what happened to Rose's sister, Dahlia, but not much about Rose and Luke themselves.

In Summary, if you are looking for a story with a bit of mystery, suspense, murder, and mayhem ~ pick up Dead Women Tell No Lies and enjoy finding out what happens to Dahlia Blue.

Review copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review

Author Info ~*~
Nora LeDuc lives in New England with husband, two children, cat, Scaredy and dog, Winter. Dead Women Tell No Lies is her tenth published book. She loves to hear from her readers.

Visit her website at

Giveaway ~*~
Nora will be awarding a 25.00 Amazon gift certificate to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
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  1. It sounds spooky to me too.

    Thank you for your review.


  2. Good Morning and thank you for hosting me on your site. Hi Mary, good to see you bright and early. Thanks for the comment. Here's to a good day.

  3. Sounds like a very exciting read.


  4. thanks, Kit. Glad to see you today. Hope you're not part of the rainy weather.

  5. Thanks for your honest review.

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  6. I think this sounds like a good story. I am looking forward to reading it.

  7. Hi Karen in NC. I bet you're having a hot summer a good one for reading. Enjoy.

  8. It sounds like quite an intriguing mystery. I'll have to check it out further

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  9. Hi Mom Jane, happy you could make it over today. With yout name, I think you could offer a lot about books for younger people.

  10. Hi Shannon, What does your hotmail address mean? Do you fence? I'm sure it's not that and you're probably laughing.

  11. Thanks once more for hosting me today. I really enjoyed seeing my other covers today too. Have a good evening, everyone.

  12. Intriguing blurb

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  13. I appreciate the honest review! I like know what appealed to some/didn't to others. Helps me to figure out if the novel is for me or not :-)


  14. A lot of the reviews seem to be middle of the road. Sounds like something I should keep looking into. I like the premise a lot!

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  15. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!
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