When Celeste Parker’s daughter Tamara goes missing in Dubai the all-out search and rescue mission she anticipates never materializes. She is put off by the police as 18-year-old Tamara is technically an adult, and no foul play is apparent. Celeste faces the gut-wrenching fear every mother dreads… the possibility of losing a child. And, with the unfamiliar laws of the Middle East, the stress level skyrockets. The longer Tamara is missing the more Celeste’s feelings of dread escalate. Her maternal instinct tells her something is terribly wrong. New to the city and with her husband away working in Saudi Arabia, she turns to her new friend and fellow expat, Susan Morris, for help. This suspenseful mystery/thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as the duo set off on a hunt, which takes them down a dark alley of deep deceit. From exotic nightclubs and high-class call girls to mysterious Saudi palaces hidden behind ominous walls, they follow each lead while uncovering the unthinkable. The suspense builds as they come closer to finding Tamara and the secrets Celeste and Susan uncover threaten not only her daughter’s life but everyone in their families’ as well. 

Anne Louise O’Connell is a genius, she is a genius because she has expertly weaved numerous themes throughout her mystery book, Deep Deceit, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together. Deep Deceit is an incredible book that has shocked and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of mental health make Deep Deceit not only a stellar suspense novel but also a poignant one which should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is a sensational, thrilling, exciting book… one that should not be missed!

Deep Deceit is set in the exotic, desert land of Dubai and it follows the protagonist of the novel, Celeste Parker; Celeste’s daughter is sadly missing, but because her daughter Tamara is eighteen and no suspicious events have occurred, the police refuse to act on her disappearance or to offer resources. They explain to a distraught Celeste that she is eighteen and nothing can be done. Celeste, however, knows her daughter, she knows that Tamara would not suddenly run away, her innate mother instincts tell her that her daughter is in grave danger and that she must find her before it is too late.

Dubai is a populated city and to find her will be almost impossible, so she enlists the help of her new found friend and expat, Susan Morris who decides that she will gladly help Celeste to find her daughter before it is too late. What follows is a thrilling journey in which the two female stars travel through nightclubs, have encounters with high-class escorts and through some dark alleys that will take them down a terrifying road in which many deceitful truths come to light and this book lovers, is the premise of the sensational Deep Deceit.

To write I am astounded by Deep Deceit is an understatement, this thrilling book captured me and held me prisoner until the very end. Its brilliantly clever, imaginative, original story is one that enthralled me from beginning to end, and this is thanks to the incredible author Anne-Louise O’Connell who has managed to flawlessly write an astonishing mystery novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Most mysteries these days in my opinion are lacklustre and prediatable and so my faith in this genre has dwindled over the years. Deep Deceit, however, has restored my faith in mystery novels as this one, in particular, is incredible! The story, combined with O’Connell’s flawless writing which feels as if it is spiked with adrenaline make Deep Deceit a stellar read.

As I am madly in love with Deep Deceit and think it is a unique novel with a brilliant plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling Five Stars because it deserves this! Deep Deceit truly is a thrilling book, and if you are looking to be kept on the edge of your seat until the very end then Deep Deceit is not to be missed so please, read this wonderful book and get lost in a brilliant but terrifying world!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Deep Deceit; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

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Wow! Aimee, thank you so much for the enthusiastic review. I’m glad you enjoyed reading Deep Deceit. It is the first in a mystery series so this has given me the encouragement I needed to get the next one finished!


Thank you for your kind comment Anne! Your book is wonderful and I adored it so much.

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