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The Beauty in Deception

(Hawk Creek #1)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published May 15th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Inger Iversen
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ignorance is bliss even if only for a moment in time.

Wow. The beauty in deception is that ignorance is bliss even if only for a moment in time.

Two lovers meet at a crime scene and more deaths follow shortly after...

This book starts with an intriguing prologue. (the prologue is a separate book on Amazon as well.) A relationship is formed between a detective who spends his nights drowning in whiskey and in the beds of countless faceless strangers and a school teacher with a dangerous secret. Clu
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Barbara Desmond
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I've been afraid that I've been dancing on the edge of a potential reading slump but luckily I had this book to read and I think it has pulled me back from the brink. The whole review is on my website and it is much better than what I'm typing here and ooh it has pictures. This is a great read that is sure to appeal to Allison Brennan fans since it isn't all about the crime the cop's trying to solve and not all fixated on the romance side of things.

http://www.ficgal.com
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Kim
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of The Beauty in Deception by Felicia Starr in exchange for an honest review. OMG WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!! Felicia did a wonderful job on this story the characters,the plot,the flow of the story and keeping it very interesting. 2 girls end up murdered in a small down and Dex and Johnny are the detectives that have to solve the case. Dex is a little to close to the case but he manages to stay focus.


Maria Angie Mendoza
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced suspenseful story. It takes a very unique turn in developing a romance story with a real suspenseful plot. This psychological thriller is a fast read as you want to find out who dunnit!
Perpetual bachelor and manwhore Dex falls hard for the beautiful teacher Trina. Little does he know how appearances can be so deceiving.
All I'm going to say is "never judge a book by its cover".
Highly recommend it, and I only wished the story was longer.
Frances
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ignorance is bliss in the beauty in Deception. WOW! Trina is truly a beautiful deception that know one would've seen coming. Dex is a guy who really don't know what he has to offer, but when their two lives come together all the feelings they think the have each other comes to a sad ending.
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: The Beauty in Deception: A Hawk Creek Novel
Author: Felicia Starr
Publisher: Rockti Publishing
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: May 17, 2015
Genre(s): Murder Mystery, Police Drama
Page Count: 408 pages
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

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 interrupte
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Stephenee
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

I am a huge fan of Author Felicia Starr and although this book is a bit different than the others that I have read by her, it was no less amazing! This one was a major nail biting, tension filled, edge of your seat, what happens next kinda book and I loved it! She had the reader frantically turning the pages to see what was going to happen and not once did the reader figure it out. This story took the reader on a looping, curving, twisting
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Robin French
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: did-not-enjoy
So much potential...

Dex Preston is a cop stuck in a rut of drinking and meaningless sex. It takes a series of horrific murders to make him start to climb out of the hole he's buried himself in. Those murders, and a certain blonde that doesn't fall at his feet the way some many others have, that is.

I really wanted to like this book. It had several things going for it in the first few chapters. The scene was set, the mystery of the murder was starting, and the main characters were being introduce
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Crysti Jane
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
** I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. **

Dex Preston is a detective who is working alongside his partner to solve a murder in their small town. Trina Hayes is a sweet school teacher who catches his eye. As another body is found, Dex fears there is a serial killer in the town. But, how will he react if he believes this killer is after the important women in his life?

To be honest, I had intended to give this book a 3 star rating as I was reading it. B
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Shelly Wygant
Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
The prologue of this book will suck you right into the story.

Right away we meet Dex, who is being called into the scene of the crime. The leaves his latest one night stand to meet his partner at the scene of a murder. Even though Dex seems like a player throughout the story you see him struggle with pain and guilt from his past. As the story progresses you see him try to decide what he wants in the future. Trina is a sassy women who goes after what she wants and she wants Dex. You really get to
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Kathryn Jacoby ★My Book Angel Blog★
Pleasantly surprised in many ways! Loved it!!!

This is not the kind of book I typically read and I really wasn't expecting to be grabbed and pulled in the way I was. From the very first page to the very last word word....I WAS HOOKED!!! And it's no wonder really, it's a wonderfully written story that has everything you could want in a book. The characters are well written and developed, you just can't help but love them. This book really got my blood pumping in more ways than one. It's intriguing
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Christy M. Coleman
Apr 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I was given this book in return for a honest review.
This book was a major challenge for me, No matter how much I tried I could not get into the story, It felt like it took me forever just to get through the chapters. By the last chapter I had figured out who had done it, however was a little surprised at the end. This book would be okay for a teen who is just beginning to start reading suspense.
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Author Felicia Starr lives five miles from her favorite Jersey Shore destination with her amazingly supportive family. She loves to spend time creating special memories with her husband and two young boys
Everyone expected her first publication to be a cookbook, but her love for writing has surpassed her love for cooking.

Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degr
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