The Beauty in Deception – A Hawk Creek Novel by Felicia Starr (Review by Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial)


Title: The Beauty in Deception –  A Hawk Creek Novel

Author: Felicia Starr

Published Date: May 15th 2015

Genre: Romantic Mystery


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After years of tangled sheets with a series of one-night-stands and living under a whiskey-induced haze, Detective Dex Preston is constantly trying to cope with the pain and guilt of his past. His perpetual state of denial is interrupted by a disturbing string of horrific murders, thrusting him into a very bizarre case. Dex struggles to bring justice to the murdered women because every lead uncovered is tied to the women in his life.

As the bodies pile up, Dex realizes his life will never be the same when he has an unexpected run-in with Trina Hayes, a snarky blonde who possesses the potential to break down the walls of his hardened heart. She alone can bring Dex face to face with two things he fears most—love and death. For the first time in years, he finds himself concerned about someone else, but she could be next on his killer’s list.

Dex knows he needs to find the killer even if he isn’t prepared for what unfolds next.


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Gladys – #NerdGirlOfficial’s  Review***
This is one of  several books I have read from Felicia Starr and I enjoyed this one so much. It was raw, fascinating and kept me on the edge of my seat. I literally didn’t know where the story was going.

Dextor is a drinking womanizing detective. His partner is weary of his life choices but stands by Dex’s detective skills. As does Dex’s captain. In this small town most people know the reason. His partner’s death has stain on his heart and soul.

Then the murders began happening. First one… Then the next… Both victims were killed similarly but the weird similarities don’t end there. They were room mates and Dex has slept with one of them. Regardless of Dex’s skills this case has stumped him.

In comes Trina. A new face in a small town. She is his kind of girl, that is if he were to settle down. She liked him. THEN she needed him. Her life was in danger. Can Dex save her? With his former partner’s death still staining his heart, he feels he has something to prove. TO HIMSELF.

5 stars and a tip of the Nerd Girl hat!! i can’t wait for the next installment.


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