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Deadly Deception (Deadly Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrea Johnson Beck
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Book Description

Dr. Anne Jamison, a brilliant neuropsychiatrist, is living the concrete jungle life in Minneapolis with her fiancé, prominent attorney Adam Whitney. But the mysterious death of Carter Leeds, her beloved former boyfriend, still haunts her…

After three years of unanswered questions, a mysterious package finds its way to Anne. The note inside reveals the possibility that Carter may, in fact, be alive. Even more shocking, her very own fiancé may have had a hand in his attempted demise. Anne doesn’t know what—or who—to believe, and the deeper she digs, the more she is overcome by a dangerous game of cat and mouse. But will Anne’s trust be restored—or will she be the one left plotting revenge?

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About the Author

Andrea Johnson Beck is a homeschool teacher in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and young son. Beck vowed to write a full-length book before her thirtieth birthday, which she accomplished just weeks shy of her deadline. Deadly Deception is the first in her series of contemporary romantic thrillers. She also writes monthly articles for Homeschool Mosaics and In-Depth Genealogist. Stay in touch with Beck through her blog:

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  • File Size: 1008 KB
  • Print Length: 331 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612184561
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance (October 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me more! January 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have never read from this genre. It just never interested me. But, when I heard all the hoopla about this new author my curiosity was peaked. Can a first book from an unknown author really be that good?

Yes. Yes, it can.

Wow, I started reading it one evening and finished 3/4 of it. It was getting so late and I kept telling myself...I'll just finish this chapter. Then the chapter would end and I couldn't be left hanging! Finally, at about 3 AM I gave into the hour and went to bed. That night I had dreams about Anne, Carter, and Adam. What was going to happen? Tell me! Tell me! First thing in the morning I had to finish it.

I can't tell you how many times I thought I had the plot figured out and then, BAM, I was wrong. Andrea Johnson Beck has a gift for weaving a tale of deceit, romance, and mystery. She will take you on a journey that will arouse every emotion within you. Be prepared for your heart to pound as you feel every embrace, your knuckles to whiten with anticipation, and your jaw to drop as you turn the page and are met with the most unexpected twists.

I cannot wait until her second book is released in this already successful trilogy.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read December 7, 2012
By Dawn
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not a romance book girl but there was enough action and mystery to keep me going. Enjoyed the ending and look forward to see what's going to happen! This author has a future for sure!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh to the Freaking MMM GEEE!!! January 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I love you and hate you at the same time!!! This book was amazing!! Twist after twist that left me hanging in a reading induced daze. I need more!!! Great character development with a strong basis in reality. You can relate to the characters and flip from loving one to hating them the next page. Kept me interested and wanting more. The cliff hanger killed me!! I will be bugging this author for more! need it now!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT'S NEXT! A MUST READ! November 30, 2012
DEADLY DECEPTION by Andrea Johnson Beck is an exciting romantic suspense. Book 1 in the "Deadly" series. A quick read full of deceit,secrets,danger,romance,lies,one fiance presumed dead,another fiance possibly an assassin,and passion. Don't mix lies with romance! If you like the T.V. show the Sopranos,you will enjoy "Deadly Deception". Filled with twists and turns, you will not be able to tell the good from the not so good until the very end. Follow Anne Jamison,Adam Whitney,and Carter Leeds on a roller coaster of a ride with a ending you want see coming. However, it does end with a cliffhanger. I hope retribution for Anne will be a sweet,although, bittersweet ending for her. I can hardly wait to see what happens to these characters next. I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense,crime and romance at its worst. Received for an honest review from the author. For more,visit the author's website,Createspace, and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't stop reading... November 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a wonderful book!!! I couldn't stop reading. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.

The story was well-written and it kept me guessing throughout the whole book. This is a great series to start. You won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of brilliant. January 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
After hearing the gossip floating around about Deadly Deception I knew that I just had to read it. This is not one of those stories that I would recommend reading ANY spoilers on.Thank goodness was not given anything other than READ IT!

Dipping my toes into the waters of this Romantic Suspense I have to admit I was a little weary, in general I am very big into Paranormal Romance but Andrea J. Beck managed to not only grab me but drown me in the deep depths of her imagination.

Reading Deadly Deception in under a day I was hooked from page one. This story is full of plot twists and turns and the moment I was comfortable Andrea J. Beck would add a loop. The characters in this book are incredibly written, full of passion either for good or evil you feel for them all. With every step that each character makes everyone else is affected like pieces on a chess board; and in the middle of everything is Anne whose character development is nothing short of brilliant. Anne is placed into situations that force her to choose light and dark, only to find out that perhaps dark is really light. (Sounds confusing right? Try being in Anne's head!)

Clearly Andrea J. Beck is quite twisted when I say twisted I mean only the "brilliant author twisted"
I am so excited that book two in the Deadly series will be out soon because I cannot wait to find out what Andrea has in store for Anne. I leave you with the advice that was passed to me.... READ IT!

5 Stars.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Deception December 29, 2012
By Knowles
Format:Kindle Edition
The story begins with Dr. Anne Jamison; she is just coming out of a hypnosis session. Anne suffers greatly from severe anxiety attacks. The attacks have been coming to her for the last three years, ever since her boyfriend Carter Leeds went missing and was presumed dead. Anne has spent the past three years in treatment and trying to rebuild her life. She is very pleased with the progress she has been making moving forward and recently became engaged to Adam and believes that things are progressing smoothly.

Anne is a physiologist and shares a practice with her long time best friend Casey Adler. Casey is well aware of her friend's shaky stability and tries her best to keep her grounded. All Anne's work to restore her mental health is put on hold when she receives an envelope containing photos from Carter's last camping trip and a note in his handwriting. Anne believes that this is someone's idea of a sick joke; she and Casey pursue surveillance footage to see who could have left the envelope.

While waiting on the surveillance tapes Anne goes away for the weekend with Adam. While Anne waits for Adam to come home one evening Carter comes bounding out from the shadows. She is quite stunned to see Carter, and he goes on to tell her that he has been in hiding and that she is in great danger with Adam. Anne goes on the confront Adam and he proceeds to tell her that it is the other way around and she should be anywhere near Carter. Anne is so upset from all the lies she has been told and doesn't know who to believe.

I don't really know where to begin, I like most of the book, but the parts that I don't like make me crazy. I think the author meant for Anne to be the heroine of this story but it just doesn't read that way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 21 days ago by James lakin
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Too mushy & not enough suspense
Published 1 month ago by mary payton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read.
Published 1 month ago by CordsofGrace
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, reading it was a waste of time.
Awful! Poorly written, lacking character and plot development. It was difficult to continue reading but kept hoping the book would develop into something interesting or even... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amelia
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Deception R Dee Deeeview
A real page turner but I hated the ending I felt like there was no closure. There should have been one last encounter with Carter. Also it was almost too predictable.
Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book
The story takes some twists you don't expect and it keeps you hooked. There are some major typos throughout the book which is not uncommon but there were more than I have found in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice twisted read!
I am a huge fan of Andrea Johnson Beck, and she did a brilliant job with writing this book.
We start off meeting Anne as she finishes up with a hypnotherapist. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary
2.0 out of 5 stars Will never read another by this author
I found this story to be extremely boring and did not like anything about it. The story line was ridiculous and the and the plot totally unbelievable.
Published 2 months ago by B. Johnson
2.0 out of 5 stars An Ending?
Didn't really care for this read. I felt the story moved achingly slow and the story never wrapped up in any way. I felt like it just stooped in the middle. Teaser for Book two? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Julie R
4.0 out of 5 stars I didn't "like" this book, I "really liked" this book!
I love and appreciate books that are not predictable and this book definitely delivered with great characters and wonderful twists in the plot! Read more
Published 2 months ago by N. Tibbetts
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More About the Author

Andrea was born a Midwestern girl, grew up in Iowa and South Dakota. She came out of the womb writing, her parents have recorded evidence of Andrea's whimsical imagination. She has had many poems and short stories published over the years, even did free verse sessions at a local coffee shop but there isn't any recorded evidence of that. Andrea is thankful for the lack of technology in the 90's.

After twenty-nine trips around the sun, she decided it was time to sit down and write her first book. And, she did. Two weeks before her 30th birthday, Andrea completed, Deadly Deception. Sadly, it sat in her laptop for two years before she decided to self-publish in November 2012.

Montlake Romance loved Deadly Deception and Deadly Redemption so much, they wanted them and their author. Andrea and Montlake Romance decided to interweave the two stories into one novel. The "new" Deadly Deception released October 8th, 2013. The 2nd book in the series, Deadly Revelation, released April 8th, 2014.

Andrea resides in North Carolina with her quirky family, where she homeschools her son and writes about the craziness that pours from her mind. Her son, Logan, has caught the writing bug. He talks about being on the Autism Spectrum and homeschooling at his very own blog, The Quirky Mustache. Logan has touched many lives and is her hero.

You can find her at

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