Deceptions

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Publisher Name
Rae-Allen Publishing
Age Group
13+
Published Date
February 22, 2015
ISBN Number
978-1508499022
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Book Two of a Thrilling Trilogy

Mysteries and secrets continue in this twisted romantic series...

New school, new friends, new boyfriend, Heather Reiner's life has finally become somewhat normal. Normal, that is, for a girl who possesses abilities to see visions. What could go wrong?

Corruption.
Extortion.
Lies.

Secrets and half-truths destroy relationships. As each truth reveals itself, Heather finds herself with the worst betrayal yet—her own Deception.

Will it prove all too much for Heather?

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Gripping and heartfelt
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In Visions, I was introduced to the character of Heather Reiner, a vulnerable but brave teenage girl with the power of clairvoyance. Using this gift, and with the help of her friends, she is able to overcome her fears and help the local authorities crack the ten-year-old unsolved homicide of a young boy.

In Deceptions, Heather's story continues as she is brought in to help locate a young man who has gone missing. But in doing so, Heather is drawn into a web of intrigue that involves drugs, payoffs and local government corruption. And bringing this matter to a successful may end up driving a wedge between her and Barry, the boy she loves.

Kimberly Readnour does a great job of building the tension as the story goes, but we never forget that at the center of the story is a fragile girl who sees her gift as both a blessing and a curse, complete with typical teenage neuroses and hormones. We feel every hurt that Heather feels, and we rejoice when she turns her fears into triumphs.

Cannot WAIT for the next chapter in this series!
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Even better than the first book in the series
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I really enjoyed this sequel to Visions. Once again, the heroine's psychic abilities are the crux of the story. Even though this book's main storyline dealt with more political intrigue than the child-in-danger theme of the first, it as just as gripping. The characters were well-developed and I started to feel a real connection with them in this book. Readnour did a very good job of dealing with the dramatic ups and downs of teenage romance (I know from my own writing that it's harder than you might think!) without making that the entire focus of the book. The characters and the storylines are very believable (once you buy in to the main premise of psychic abilities - which I am completely willing to do!). I liked the sub-thread embedded in this story that gave the heroine's single mom a bit of romance of her own. And the cliff-hanger ending definitely left me wanting to read the next installment in this series.
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Worthy Sequel!
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There’s so much going on in this book! I absolutely loved it.

After everything that happened in Visions, we go into this book expecting Heather to finally be able to have a semi-normal life. She has friends that know about her clairvoyance and a boyfriend that can deal with the oddness that goes along with it. Her relationship with her mom is on its way to being fixed and she now has a purpose- she’s helping the police by using her visions to see what people are up to.

So that’s how she ends up in Detective Tanners car, searching for Nicholas- a college kid who has gone missing. This time her visions aren’t only about him. He’s involved with much bigger players in town and there will be consequences. Never have Heather’s visions put her in this much danger and never before have they broken her heart. Can the people in her life handle her ability when it involves them or the people they love? How will Heather react when they hit closer to home? The answers to these questions will surprise you and the twist at the end will leave you wanting more.

I liked the first book in the series, Visions, but I absolutely loved this one. There’s enough drama to get your heart pounding and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. While I’m not a big fan on Barry- I find him overly clingy and kind of a jerk sometimes- I’m really enjoying seeing the development of Heather as she becomes this strong force. The visions are hard for her but she handles them and their consequences with a grace that surprises and delights the reader. I admire her.

Anyone who had any interest in the prequel Visions is going to love this book. It is definitely worthy of your time and I for one, can’t wait for the third book!
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Taut, Tense and Triumphant
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In Visions, I was introduced to the character of Heather Reiner, a vulnerable but brave teenage girl with the power of clairvoyance. Using this gift, and with the help of her friends, she is able to overcome her fears and help the local authorities crack the ten-year-old unsolved homicide of a young boy.

In Deceptions, Heather's story continues as she is brought in to help locate a young man who has gone missing. But in doing so, Heather is drawn into a web of intrigue that involves drugs, payoffs and local government corruption. And bringing this matter to a successful may end up driving a wedge between her and Barry, the boy she loves.

Kimberly Readnour does a great job of building the tension as the story goes, but we never forget that at the center of the story is a fragile girl who sees her gift as both a blessing and a curse, complete with typical teenage neuroses and hormones. We feel every hurt that Heather feels, and we rejoice when she turns her fears into triumphs.

Cannot WAIT for the next chapter in this series!
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