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Dangerous Duplicity

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  13 reviews
How do you move past a life-altering tragedy—the death of someone you were responsible for protecting?

Evan Wentworth, an El Dorado Hills, California police officer, blames himself when his six-year old sister is accidentally killed in a bank robbery. Ashley's death is devastating and the psychological consequences are so great that Evan resigns from the police force.

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Published January 20th 2017 by Hummingbird Flight Press
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Ali Farhat
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Duplicity is a great read. The first chapter, which introduces the main character of the story is only a few pages long, but takes you from a tranquil, almost perfect California scene to a horrific occurrence that had my heart pounding. Some tragedies are almost too terrible to get past, and the effect that this particular one has on the main character is shown throughout the rest of the book.

I really like the way the various people are described in this novel. No one is all good, or a
Mary Lagomarsino
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Every so often a writer is able to tell a story with passion and compassion at the same time. Joyce is masterful at understanding human behavior, the true love we seek, the challenges and heartache of overcoming loss, especially of a young child.
Evan Wentworth, a young cop, blames himself for a preventable tragedy, but finds a new, successful career as an artist in Tribeca. He thinks he is in love with the gallery owner who is his art patron, until he travels to St.-Pa
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent story of love, loss, and learning to love again.

Evan Wentworth suffers a terrible tradegy, one that causes him to change his life and career.. but before he can truly be happy again, he must face the loss he’s tried so desparately to forget and learn to forgive himself.

A wonderful read with just the right mix of romance, mystery and suspense.. it’s a fast paced story of all those things, but also a story of love and loss, of learning to let go of grief and guilt so you can find love
Linda Berry
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great read if you're going on vacation, or you want to take a vacation in your mind. The story crosses continents from New York to the Mediterannean in France, and the author does an excellent job of placing the reader into these settings. I especially love the realism of floating on a yacht on sun-kissed azure seas. Combine the art world, murder, a ruthless killer, gorgeous lovers, and an array of well-developed side characters, and you are drawn into this alter world. Evan, an accomp ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this novel—the characters, the setting, the descriptions and the plot. I highly recommend it for a summer read, especially if you
love the South of France.
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever wanted to take a vacation to the south of France, just pick up this entertaining romantic suspense crime novel. Set in the world of art, yachting and drugs the author successfully whisks you away and takes you on quite an adventure. This book was a page turner from the start to the surprising finish. The author did such a good job describing the yacht I felt like I was sailing on it along with the characters sipping champagne. The characters were well developed and believable an ...more
Linda Townsdin
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Duplicity, Joyce’s latest romantic suspense has it all—plenty of romance, glamorous settings, riveting suspense, charming characters and evil ones, some with a bit of both in their make up, and lovers’ secrets. It all comes together in an inventive tale about a cold case murder that leads to a current murder a continent away. Joyce has a gift for writing scenes that grab you and don’t let go. Expect the unexpected. I recommend!
T.T. Thomas
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Duplicity is a tightly written contemporary romantic suspense that we’ve come to expect from author Sherry Joyce—and she does not disappoint in this, her second novel.

There are more twists in this fast-paced murder mystery than the actual death-defying hairpin turns on the
towering hills above the seaside in St.-Paul-de-Vence! Whether onboard multi-millions dollar yachts in the Riviera or diving under the sea, this adventure will take you on a wild ride with its intricate plot and memor
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed this second book by Sherry Joyce. The story grips the reader in the first chapter and it continues throughout. Intrigue, murder, romance a titillating combination to a great read. There is a scuba diving scene that Joyce describes in such detail that you feel you are swimming along with Ryan and Evan. The authors descriptive style allows the reader to easily feel they are exactly where the story takes place. I could smell the lavender of Southern France.
A compelling not to miss
Joyce House
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I ordered this book as soon as it was available. Sat down on a Sunday thinking I'd read a little. Got so engrossed in the story, I read the whole book. I always love to read about places I've traveled and one of my favorite spots was St. Paul-de-Vence so I could picture the village in my mind as well as the hilltop home of the DuBois family. Sherry did a great job of weaving the storyline and the characters together from beginning to end. The ending left you lusting for the sequel. The book had ...more
Michele Drier
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sherry Joyce is one of those storytellers who slides the reader into the action, builds the suspense and makes you root for the protagonists! Set in the south of France, an up-and-coming artist bumps into (literally) a young teacher and gets involved with her and her wealthy family. He also has a fiancee, a gallery owner in New York. The artist retired from law enforcement, but didn't leave his curiosity behind, leading him into murder, drugs and danger to those he loves. Fast-paced, romantic, a ...more
Jenny Thurman
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great summer read with my toes in the sand and waves crashing in the background! Sherry writes this book with an ease of words flowing from her thoughts right onto the page, where words become pictures and a story. This is a mystery, a love story, a redemptions story, and a story of family heartache and healing. All are subjects that anyone living on earth can relate to. A delightful payoff of woven details!
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Former Silicon Valley Vice President of Human Resources, author Sherry Joyce spent many years as editor-in-chief of several high-tech company newsletters. Allied, A.S.I.D. and N.K.B.A affiliated, Sherry owns SJDesigns Interiors with articles featured in GENTRY, BUILDER ARCHITECT, CALIFORNIA HOME & DESIGN, NATIONAL KITCHEN AND BATH, and a university textbook. A graduate of Bryant Stratton College, ...more

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