Portrait of Deceit

Portrait of Deceit: A Kira Logan Mystery by J.C. Andrew is a murder mystery in the style of a late ’80s and early 90’s tv drama. Set in Arizona, this intriguing story starts with Frank Thompson being poisoned. The author then focuses on Kira Logan, an artist, and amateur sleuth. A simple request from both the Thorton’s and Barlow’s to have their portraits done breaks down into an intricate web of deceit that is created around both families. For they are friends, business partners, and suspiciously more. From there, you are drawn along the twisted inner musings.

The central plot of the novel was enjoyable. The emotional arcs were interesting: as were the morally grey aspects of violence. Author J.C. Andrew’s writing continues to pull you in, propelling you forward into the characters’ lives. This thrilling book has a slow burn start that picks up, and the action takes over.

I felt the dialogue to be a little awkward, but I think that was intentional as the characters always seemed to have something to hide. The author skillfully described the scenery, making you feel as though you are alongside the main character. In addition, the author provides detailed information about each character allowing you to understand each person’s motives.

The last part of this exciting novel is filled with trauma and mystery, which I found fascinating. I found the character of Kira to be exciting and charming. She brought a fresh perspective to the drama between the two families. This murder mystery brings back a sense of nostalgia to the old style of mystery shows and novels. Kira’s character and personality will draw in a new generation of mystery lovers.

Portrait of Deceit: A Kira Logan Mystery is a captivating crime thriller that will give readers family drama and action as Kira tries to stay out of harm’s way.

Pages: 270 | ISBN : 1648032966

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