Deceiver - Kelli Owen

Another excellent noir-ish novella from Darkfuse.

 

A classic tale given a more modern treatment. I don’t want to say that much about what I thought of the story because I can’t say much more without giving away too much of the plot. It is best to not read reviews and just dive into this one.

 

This is the second novella that I have read by Ms. Owen. The other one was the apocalyptic “Waiting Out Winter” which was also excellent. She writes smooth prose, keeps the plot lines totally plausible, and creates believable and sympathetic characters…..and then proceeds to put them through hell.

 

Four and a half stars. Owen is now officially on my “read more of” list.