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Book Review-Perfidy (Circle City Mystery, Book 1)-M.E. May

Friday, November 6, 2015


"Remember Michele (M.E.) May and her Circle City mystery series? Guess what? The whole series is so good, Harlequin wanted to get in on it! They’ve re-released Perfidy, the first in the series in July 2015 and each of the others will be released before the end of the year." And after reading those words I said send it! I had already read one of the books in this series-Purged-(see my review here) and LOVED it.

You really aren't going to be able to guess the ending to this thoroughly entertaining murder mystery. You are going to think you know who was doing all the killing-then you will change your mind--then change it again! There are so many suspects and twists and turns that I really couldn't put this book down--I just had to find out who the murderer really was, and if Mandy would ever find her Mom who had disappeared. It kind of reminded me of that TV show Peyton Place or if you don't remember that one probably any of the daytime soap operas. This would make a great TV series or maybe even a movie!

Yes, I do recommend you read this!!

About the Book:(from Amazon)

Perfidy – noun
Deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery

Mandy Stevenson left home for college even as her family was being torn apart by the loss of her brother, an Indianapolis police officer. But now, four years later, it’s time to return and face the grief and hardships she left behind.

As summer fades, Mandy finds herself in a nightmare when her mother vanishes without a trace. Faced with her father’s skepticism, Mandy turns to her godfather, head of the police department’s Missing Persons Unit, for help. The police investigation quickly uncovers her mother’s secret, nefarious lifestyle – a lifestyle that may have cost her mother everything – including her life.

Just as these secrets begin to unfold, Mandy’s world is again turned upside down by the murder of a dear friend. She soon realizes that his murder may be connected to her mother’s disappearance.

How much grief from personal loss and duplicity can she bear? Will uncovering the most perfidious betrayal of all turn Mandy’s life to bitterness – or end it?


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About the Author: (from the Author's Website)


M. E. May (Michele) lives in the far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with her husband, Paul, and white Husky, Iris. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the fourth of five children to working class parents. Both of her parents were avid readers who loved mystery, fantasy and romance. They often encouraged her to read as well. Her son, Brian, and daughter, Marie, and four wonderful grandsons, Kodey, Kaleb, Kameron, and Gustin all live in central Indiana. M. E. attended Indiana University-Kokomo studying Social and Behavioral Sciences. This sparked her interest in the psychology of humans and the curiosity to ask why they commit such heinous crimes upon one another.

At age 50, she finally realized what she wanted to be when she grew up -- an author. She always knew she had it in her, but was never quite sure how to fit writing in with raising children and working full-time. In 2008, her wonderful husband found out about her dream of becoming an author. He suggested she take a year off to get started. The children were grown and have been on their own for several years now, so why not?

Michele is a member of several organizations, such as Mystery Writers of America (including the local chapter MWA Midwest); Sisters in Crime (Chicagoland and Speed City in Indianapolis) and is currently Vice President and Program Chair of the Chicagoland group; Chicago Writers of America and their affiliate InPrint.

She is currently writing a series of novels involving the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, which she calls the Circle City Mystery Series. The first novel, Perfidy, explores the depths of human perception and to what lengths a person will go in seeking revenge. Perfidy was honored on February 2, 2013, by colleagues at the Love is Murder Conference in Chicago, when Michele received the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel. The second novel, Inconspicuous, was nominated for the 2014 Lovey Award for Best Suspense. The third novel in the series, Ensconced, was released March 7, 2014, and the fourth, Purged, will be released on November 20, 2014. Michele was also privileged to have her short story, "Uncle Vito and the Cheerleader" accepted for the Speed City Sisters in Crime anthology, Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks, which was released in October 2013.

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11 comments :

bxcrochet said...

That sounds like a really good read. I love when a book has you guessing until the end.

Michelle F.

Sharon Martin said...

I love a book that keeps you on your toes all the way through. Congratulations Michele, on working with Harlequin.

Liz Mays said...

Oooo, I really love that it keeps you guessing like that! It's much more fun that way!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a murder mystery that is challenging to the mind try to guess who done it. I love these kind of reads that would make for a great movie.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

I am totally intrigued! This is going to be a fun book to dive into during our holiday breaks!

Kristen Campbell said...

You are so good at recommending books that you can't figure out the ending to - those are my favorite!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like the kind of read that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I love good mysteries like this one.

mail4rosey said...

I like that you don't really know who did it. Those kinds of mysteries are fun to read.

Nicole Escat said...

I love reading mysteries book like this, I'm sure my sister too would love it, I'll let her know she's a book aholic.

Joely Smith said...

I love it when I can't figure things out until the very end! Sounds like a book I would love to read!

Myrah - Coupon Mamacita said...

These are the type of books I like to read, those that keep me intrigue til the end!

 
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