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Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5 | [Marie Force]

Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5

The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby?
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Publisher's Summary

The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford.

As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby? Or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?

©2012 Marie Force (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 11-21-12
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 11-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Southern, not stupid"

    Hated, hated, hated the southern accent. OMG! Horrible! And please let Nick do something worse than hang up his clothes. He is too good to be true even for a romance novel. I am starting to hate him! I have read and listened to all these books, and I need a more flawed hero! I actually like Sam, but I can't see her with Nick. They are turtle doves!UGH!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-12-13
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-12-13 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Fatal Deception Sizzles!!"

    For me, Fatal books are one's to savor. Even if I get an ARC, I still wait because once I finish it, that's it for a while, I'm done. So I like to take my time, read slow and really ENJOY the time I get to spend with Sam, Nick and the whole Fatal crew. Yes, it did only take me a day to read this last installment, but every hour was soooooo worth the wait.

    Fatal Deception sucks you into the plot from the first chapter and has you on a roller coaster ride of suspense until the very end. I had so much fun reading this book, I wished I could be Sam for the day...Sometimes her job can be SO MUCH FUN!!

    The emotions were running high, the sexual chemistry between Nick and Sam was OFF THE CHARTS HOT, and we have some great new characters ready to stir up some action. I will say that I did kind of fall a little in love with FBI Agent Avery Hill, I really enjoyed being able to get into his head and I do hope that Marie finds him a soul mate...he really is the "heart stealer" of the book.

    There are so many things that I want to say, but I hate giving ANYTHING away, especially to my tasty readers who are HUGE Fatal Fans. All I will say is that you won't be able to get enough, especially when Nick takes charge...oh baby...just you wait!! And the end, if the "letter" doesn't have you tearing up, then a certain conversation will have you reaching for a tissue.

    Marie, I love this series, and I guess we can thank Baby Sofia for being stubborn and not wanting to come out, that I was able to read and review Fatal Deception. I am so excited for what you have in store for us next, and I will be a Fatal Fan For Life!!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Dorotha K. Thurner Butler, PA, United States 12-01-14
    Dorotha K. Thurner Butler, PA, United States 12-01-14 Member Since 2004

    I am a 62 year old mail carrier who has had her sanity saved by audiobooks

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    "why????"
    What would have made Fatal Deception better?

    damned near anything...i loved this series till i got to this one and it is all i can do to finish it


    What could Marie Force have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    cut the crap...make her characters more believable...yee-gods.... the fbi agent is a joke, the kid is too good to be real...seriously what kid wants to go to a political fundraiser??? the southern accent is horrific...no one is as plucky and whiny all at the same time as sam has become...and no cop ever gets hurt that often...and it's always something that hurts but not slaughters her "ravishing" beauty....


    Would you be willing to try another one of Felicity Munroe’s performances?

    ok till she tries southern male...horrible


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    not that i have heard so far... i am done after this one...cause i can forsee sam getting into sexual submission... ick... not for a smart and savvy cop...and no two people are as hot for each other as these two..gimme a break...and the premise that without winning a single election the valiant nick is being groomed for the next presidential election??? .


    Any additional comments?

    she started with a wonderful couple of books...so sad they did not go the distance

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 12-01-14
    Bookworm 12-01-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Southerners do to sound like Hill"
    What did you love best about Fatal Deception?

    Good series. Great adventure for the senator and LT.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam. She is a complex character who excels at work and tries to balance marriage and family.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    no. Hill sounded like a slow idiot. The narrator is unable to portray the male voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 10-14-13
    Stephanie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 10-14-13
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    "please give us more of this series"

    this series has a tender love story, strong character development and interaction between people I want to know more about. Added to this is a good mystery with plot twist, turns, and surprises. Then there are the political tidbits that make up so much of the story background but in no way is the story. There is simply nothing not to like and I am left hungry for more but have spent many happy hours with them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13
    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Will not be spending anymore time with this series"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A lot more mystery and less of everything else that going on in this book.


    Has Fatal Deception turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It has turned me off from any other book in this series.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She didn't destract, (the entire series has gone down hill for me) I guess she can only work with what she was given.


    What character would you cut from Fatal Deception?

    Unless the Author is planning to breakup the perfect couple she has spent several books creating, I don't understand the purpose of Agent Hill hanging around loving a women he can never have.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the first book was really good. Enough with the sex scenes every other chapter, we get the heroine and hero are hot for each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 08-17-13
    Linda 08-17-13
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    "last book from this author."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    no--

    Story was good until the bedroom sex descriptions. I can see the next book will try for more shock value on this. If I was into this kind of book, I would have gone to a different dot-com. It's too bad because I liked the first four books. Oh well, Audio has many other good authors.

    As you can see, I am not a writer, but love books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Madison, MS, United States 07-27-13
    Y. Madison, MS, United States 07-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sam and Nick have done it again"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fatal Deception to be better than the print version?

    Don't know have not read the printed version but the audio edition was very good


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As always Sam and Nick. The chemistry between them is great. Aside from the explicit sex scenes, I loved it.


    What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Munroe's performance was rather good. I would have preferred that the male characters had a little more bass in their voices but in all not bad. I thought Hill was kind of slow for an FBI agent, he sounded mentally challenged. I would've given Nick a stronger tone to be so sexy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved by the death of Victoria and the kidnapping of her daughter Mave and the whole trauma of that family.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good reader. It was filled with suspense, romance, friendship and lots of emotion. I was hoping that after the birth of Sam's niece Ella that at the end Sam would have discovered that she is pregnant. After all that steamy, hot sex, she should be pregnant. Oh! that's another book! Great job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jess M 03-27-13
    Jess M 03-27-13 Member Since 2010

    JessaLu Knits

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    "This narrator is making me stabby."

    I can't take it any more.

    It is not a "honey-eyed" accent. It's HONEYED. Honey-ed. As in "his southern accent was dripping with honey" I went to the print book to be sure the author had it correctly and it was the narrator making the same mistake over and over again. Plus, the southern accent the narrator gave Agent Hill stinks and is it really necessary to make all the women characters have ear-piercing pixie voices?

    Other than that? Good story ;o)

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Shelby Twp, MI, United States 12-12-12
    Sandra Shelby Twp, MI, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Another hit for the "Fatal" series!!"
    What would have made Fatal Deception better?

    This is the 5th book inthe "Fatal" series by Marie Force. The first book takes you by storm and the storm hasn't stopped yet. I suppose any could be read alone, but if read in order if you can. I hated to have the story stop---I'll need to wait months for another installment!I read dozens of books each month---few have gripped me so quickly and entertained me so well as the "Fatal" books. This one doesn't disappoint!


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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