☆☆➹⁀☆ 4.5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆
What it’s about:
“Through the stark and leafless trees, I see her.
I remember the first day I saw her; an instant attraction. I think she’s beautiful. She has such pensive blue eyes; they remind me of a blue sky right before the sun descends. Every time I see her I want to talk to her, I want to get to know her, and I want to be her friend.
She usually completes the lower woodland walk in six minutes and forty-two seconds; she misses the deeper woodlands and goes home, I believe.
I walk down the road at the same speed as her. She reaches the crossroads at the bottom of the road, looks both ways, and then jogs across into the garden of a house. I stop walking and concentrate on which house is hers.
I can’t stare too long but I am intrigued already, I will come back.”
T. J. Blake’s psychological thriller, ‘Deception – A Love of Lies’, will not let you look at passing dog walkers the same.
Guest Review by Frances:
Deception — A Love of Lies is a psychological thriller that keeps readers guessing until the final pages.
The male lead character is a dark, depressed and brooding man who recently lost his wife. He falls in love with a vulnerable woman who seems to need his help, but she has her own faults and oddities which become more and more evident as their relationship progresses. When these two people–who are desperate in their own ways– join together, it only results in disaster.
One thing that makes Deception such an interesting read is that the reader’s perception of who the “bad guy” is keeps shifting throughout the story. T.J. Blake amazingly depicts the full range of emotions that these characters feel, especially obsession, rage, passion, contempt and confusion.
The book is aptly named Deception because it is full of manipulation, unclear motives and people not being what they appear. Read and be enveloped into a world that is wonderful but warped, and be taken along a journey full of exciting twists and turns!
I highly recommend it.
About the author: T. J. Blake is an indie author in the UK, most known for his thriller and horror novels. Currently living in Surrey, T. J. Blake by day is a Copywriter for a Digital Marketing Company and by night an author. T. J. is currently writing the final book for ‘The Endurance Series’ – due for release in 2017.
Blake on writing – “Writing is a powerful tool, especially Creative Writing – it gives you the freedom to create a whole new world inside yours and your reader’s mind.”