Publisher: Barking Rain Press April, 2014
Denying the past proves deadly for BK Hartshaw and Trevor Mayhew in this gripping noir novel where nothing is as it seems.
BK is a rising star at a public relations firm, and tonight’s charity ball should be a high point in her career. But a closely guarded secret threatens to destroy her chance for happiness with the only man she’s ever loved… a man who is also hiding a deadly secret.
Trevor has tried to put the past behind him, pretending it never happened. But the conniving father he’s been running from for years has finally found him—and is determined to settle the score once and for all.
BK and Trevor’s deeply buried secrets are about to catch up with them—and everyone they know and love. Who will pay the ultimate price for their dangerous denials?
Dangerous Denial follows the lives of BK and Trevor from childhood on. They both had sad, loveless and abusive childhoods. I always have a hard timing reading about this sort of thing. The author did a good job of makinng the bad guy a very real person. That was the tough part because he was so evil. It made me want to do evil back to him. Fortunately for me, this is a short book – 212 pages.
It felt as if there were two parts to the story. I thought it was interesting, but the best part was the second half. This is where all the twists and turns take place – all the good stuff that I can’t tell you about because it would be a major spoiler. You’ll have to take my word for it that there was something worth hanging in there for. There was also a satisfying conclusion.
Overall, Dangerous Denial was a good story with realistic characters. It was a good start for a debut author.