Book Review-Behind a Twisted Smile-Faith Mortimer | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Behind a Twisted Smile-Faith Mortimer

Monday, October 19, 2015


I had previously read two of Faith Mortimer's books in the Diana River's Mystery series and really enjoyed them-Book#3 The Surgeon's Blade and Book#7 A Brutal Trade (my reviews can be found by clicking on the titles. I will be reading the rest in that series but this one caught my eye!

Moya dumps Martyn after a couple of weeks-but somehow it all gets twisted and Moya is made out to be the bad one when Martyn somehow ends up dating Moya's older sister-then her friend's younger sister. Close family and friends of Moya's start dying and Moya knows in her heart who did it. But how can she convince others when the killer is so kind and considerate to everyone. Martyn is a true psychopath and only Moya can see through him. Can Moya somehow prove her case and can Martyn get his just deserts? I think he did! But you will never guess how unless you read this novel!

Behind a Twisted Smile is a psychological suspense thriller that you won't want to miss reading. I just finished it and there are chills running up and down my spine. The thought that this was based on a true life scenario makes it even more chilling.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Behind a Twisted Smile (A Dark Minds Mystery Suspense Thriller)

What do you do when an ex-lover won’t take “no” for an answer? Moya thinks Martyn will eventually take the hint – but the rejected lover has no such intention.

Three weeks later, Moya meets her older sister Evie at a picnic, and learns that she has recently met the man of her dreams. Only problem is – He’s Moya’s spurned ex.

Almost at once, Moya finds herself in a long and terrifying ordeal; she has to deal with an adversary who loves playing sinister mind games, all under the guise of his twisted smile.

As the months slip away, the mental battles with Martyn move insidiously towards physical conflict. A conflict where only one person will step away…. Alive!…

Author note. Based on a true life scenario back in the 70's. Forensics were simpler then so the up to date version had to be modified.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.

Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamed of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

*Please note: all books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

Top selling novels include the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! & A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae & Behind a Twisted Smile (Dark Minds Psychological Thriller series)

Faith also write Romance: A Very French Affair (#1 in France), A Very English Affair, The Seeds of Times, Harvest, On Christmas Hill & Not Just For Christmas. (The Affair Series)


Author's Website and Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads








I pirchased this book with my own funds. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

21 comments :

Mykidsguide said...

I was not a huge fan of mystery books, but lately, I've been reading a lot of them. I realized that I love mystery books. This sounds like a great read.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love suspenseful books. I think my hubby would like this one, too!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I love to read, and enjoy hearing about new authors. I like the mystery genre and it sounds like this is a title I might enjoy.

Julie Wunder said...

Looks like a great book. I'm always reading one, so I appreciate the suggestions!

Michelle Feliciano said...

This sounds like the perfect book for the Halloween season. I love thrillers like these.

Lesley said...

Sounds like a suspenseful thriller in time for Halloween. I don't like to be scared but my mom loves these sorts of books.

jaime said...

I just received a Kindle for my birthday so I'm reading ALL of the books! I'm definitely going to check out this series!

Faith Mortimer said...

I've just found this review and as the author I am delighted...I never knew you had a copy! Thank you for your kind words and I am of course pleased that you enjoyed Behind a Twisted Smile.

Crystal said...

I've known a few people that everyone thought was just darling, but I knew better. Thankfully they didn't turn out to be murderers! Sounds like a great read.

Amber N said...

I need to put this on my list. I am in search of a new book to read!

debdenny said...

I love thrillers like this. I may have to check out the authors other books also.

Jennifer Williams said...

Wow, that Martyn certainly gets around. This sounds like a great series, I love that there are so many books in the series - perfect for Winter reading!

Claudette said...

I love mystery novels and you do such wonderful reviews. Will check this out!

karla | Karlaroundtheworld.com said...

This is perfect for the season. Thinking of reading it since I now have time.

Julie Tucker said...

I love to read books where the lead character is super twisted. It makes the mind wonder about some of the nuts around. This sounds like a great murder mystery. I would love to read it.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

He dates Moya, then one of her sisters, then another? My goodness! Sounds like a psychopath to me! I'll have to keep an eye out for this biik, sure sounds interesting.

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

He dates Moya, then one of her sisters, then another? My goodness! Sounds like a psychopath to me! I'll have to keep an eye out for this biik, sure sounds interesting.

Janet Krugel said...

I love a good mystery story and to know this one is based on a true story makes it even more interesting!

Maureen said...

I like that this is based on a true story. It sounds like a good read.

mail4rosey said...

The worst bad guy is the one who has the best smile. Sounds like it's gonna pull you in, when you're reading. It's fun to get lost in a book.

Nicole Escat said...

I really missing read a book that based on true story.

 
Miki's Hope . Design by Pocket