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House of Cards [Kindle Edition]

Terri Molina
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“I think he’s going to kill me.”

A frantic phone call from her estranged sister sends Jesse Peña rushing home to Brownsville, Texas, only to find that Alicia –seven months pregnant– has vanished. Jesse is convinced her brother-in-law, Marcus Vega, is a killer but getting the police to listen isn’t easy, especially when Marcus announces that Jesse and her sister are borderline schizophrenic.

Detective Michael Cisneros is reluctant to believe Jesse's allegation. After all, Marcus Vega is a prominent citizen with a tight alibi, and this isn’t the first time she’s charged him with murder. When Michael is accused of allowing a personal relationship with her to cloud his judgment, he is forced to accept what Jesse cannot--Marcus Vega is innocent. Jesse’s refusal to give up will risk more than her life, it will test her sanity as well.


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About the Author

Terri Molina is a native Texan, born and raised in Southeast Texas. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America including the Northwest Houston Chapter and Desert Rose Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona. She writes multicultural romantic suspense, blending in the flavor of the Southwest with her Mexican heritage. After years of living a nomadic life with her Coast Guard husband, she now resides in Southeast Arizona with her husband, four children and two dogs. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, singing karaoke with the kids and spending time with family and friends. To learn more visit her at www.terrimolina.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 401 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Purple Papaya LLC (October 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PP0KSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,124 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and enchanting October 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
HOUSE of CARDS had me from the first line. This novel displays a wonderful mixture of suspense, mystery and action when Jesse begins her search for her, knowing in her heart something is wrong.Having a fractured past she arrives in the home town she left long ago to try and find her sister--will anyone believe her when she accuses her sister's husband of murder? You won't go wrong reading this as it will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Balancing Act October 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Terri Molina's HOUSE OF CARDS is precisely that; an intricately balanced structure with thrills, a mystery at the center that holds it all together, and a touch of romance just enough to make you want to see the two leads to end up together! Settle in for a long night and turn the phone off when you start this one."
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliciously entertaining! October 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is one of those books that you wish were actually longer than it is just so you have more time with these characters. A wonderful read, full of life and energy...was very sad to finish it but VERY glad I read it!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!!! November 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Terri Molina's House of Cards is suspenseful, with great characters, and romance! Love Love Loved it!!!!.....It catches your attention in the first page, and holds it to the last word!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling! November 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a read! House of Cards is a delicate tale filled with thrills, mystery and more. The book unfolds a tale of mystery and suspense, and I loved every word of it. House of Cards really will keep you guessing until the end. You surely won't be disappointed!

"Her hand tightened around the phone, pinching her skin against the hard plastic. "Alicia? It's Jesse! Are you there? Oh God, please answer."

"Oh, God, don't let that be blood."

"You can't let him hurt my baby."

These are some of the lines that created the intense moments in my mind as I read. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Thank you for writing this story!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yawatta Hosby's review on "House of Cards" November 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
**I received a free copy in exchange for a book review.***

I enjoyed this 23 chapter book. It went back and forth between Jesse and Detective Michael's third person point-of-view. How would you feel if you knew a crime was committed but you couldn't prove it? I'd go crazy. I admired that Jesse didn't give up trying to search for her sister Alicia. And that she didn't give up believing that her parents were murdered. I liked that the main character was strong and took matters into her own hands when the police force wanted to stick a cold case label on the alleged crime.

I liked the backstory that Jesse and Michael knew of each other when they were younger. I always like to see how people's relationships develop after rekindling. It offered good inner conflict scenes for Michael. Following protocol, he couldn't do whatever he wanted without evidence. He had a precinct he had to answer to. However, he didn't want to let Jesse down.

Marcus was Alicia's husband, and let me tell ya, he was a true villain. He made my skin crawl (in a good way). He had the right charisma and good boy image to get away with crimes. I thought the scenes where he terrorized Jesse by playing mind games with her was very interesting. From the beginning, I got a sense of how the story was going to go, so it wasn't really a mystery for me. Instead, it was suspenseful (as in trying to determine when the characters will wise up so they can protect themselves).

The author had a brilliant talent with dialogue. The conversations were really realistic and her dialogue beats helped enhance the vision of how the characters interacted with each other. There were a lot of disagreements that I loved. I really felt bad for Jesse because she'd been dealing with trauma for 12 years, without anyone listening to her. I could picture this novel as a Lifetime movie.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Puts You On Edge August 15, 2013
Format:Paperback
House of Cards is a book filled with suspense. It is full of unexpected scenes that kept me on edge. I particularly liked the protagonist's determination and her involvement in the police investigation. If you're looking for a good suspense I don't think you'll be disappointed. Mourning Has Broken
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Riveting! July 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Let me preface this book review by stating it is a joy to read stories where the setting feels like home. (Texas) The fast-paced thrilling murder story leads you through a path of possible conclusions. I would say mystery, but the foreshadowing was overt. This story was about finding proof. One of the things I admire about Molina's writing is the way she can use her craft to unravel clues slowly building a case so to speak against the antagonist. Little by little she allows you to gather more information mounting undeniable evidence.

House of Cards had me a little on the edge of my seat as I wanted the antagonist to be caught. As the story develops it follows with a predictable ease; however, the ending surprised me as it also depicted a feeling of empowerment. Flashbacks and memories the main character displayed mounted evidence in my mind. As a reader, I slowly started mounting my own evidence similar to what I would do if I were watching an Episode of Matlock or Bones without the strong forensics. Molina usually writes a little more romance in her other books, but the subtle romantic innuendos were enough for this serious and at times sad story. The cultural aspects of this novel in the title was witty. If you like a quick and nice read about plots of murder, then this is a book for you. It begins then it ends, there are no stagnant parts in House of Cards. It is like a piece of candy, you can't eat (read) just one.If you read this story, you will definitely want to read another of Molina's work.-M.Espinola

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5.0 out of 5 stars House of Cards
This was a great light read that kept me wanting more. This was well written and ironically I moved to the area thus capturing even more excitementPpl
Published 5 months ago by mary jane goode
4.0 out of 5 stars Great suspense story
I've had this book on my "to-be-read" pile (if that's what I can call the backlog on my Kindle app) for a year. Read more
Published 7 months ago by peggy bird
4.0 out of 5 stars smart and satisfying plot
A quick, suspenseful read owed to the story’s believable blend of mystery, romance and thriller. Monlina has a very clear sense for her characters, and ultimately our sympathy for... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Patricia de Bermuda
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this story
Exciting story line, couldn't put the book down. Wanted to see what as going to happen next. I enjoyed this story and book.
Published 9 months ago by catwiskers
4.0 out of 5 stars A winner by Terri Molina
I was immediately sucked in to this story. Terri Molina created well developed characters and an intriguing mystery. Well done.
Published 15 months ago by Carla Rossi
5.0 out of 5 stars House of Cards Review
Excellent book! Great characters, intriguing storyline and very well written. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic suspense.
Published 16 months ago by Theresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
This is a very good and fun read, I didn't want to put it down. Great mystery, fun slow build of the romantic relationship.
Published 17 months ago by A. Mckenna Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed
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Published 17 months ago by Romancing the Book
5.0 out of 5 stars HOUSE OF CARDS~
I love reading this story. I enjoy the ups and downs, even the frustration and irritation at Jessie's impatience. The characters are vivid and have some heft to them. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Coffee Time Romance
4.0 out of 5 stars House of Cards
I quite enjoyed Terri Molina's book, HOUSE OF CARDS. She creates memorable characters. You find yourself caught up in Jesse's frustration in her search for her sister. Read more
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Terri Molina is a native Texan, born and raised in Southeast Texas. She is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, including the Northwest Houston Chapter and Desert Rose Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona. She writes multicultural romantic suspense, blending in the flavor of the Southwest with her Mexican heritage.
After years of living a nomadic life with her Coast Guard husband, she now resides in Southeast Arizona with her husband, four children and a dog. When she's not writing she enjoys reading, singing karaoke with the kids, and spending time with family and friends.

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