Review: Prime Deception by Carys Jones
When Lorna Thomas is found dead in her car everyone believes she killed herself. But the day after her death Lorna was set to sell a scandalous story to one of Britain’s biggest tabloid papers. For six months she had been the Deputy Prime Minister’s mistress.
Will Lorna’s secret die with her? While her family try to move on and come to terms with her death one person refuses to believe that Lorna killed herself. Her twin sister, Laurie is convinced that Lorna was murdered and she’ll stop at nothing to prove it, even if that means teaming up the very man her sister had been having an affair with…
I received this book via NetGalley.
After reading the blurb I figured this would be a really good mystery, but it was more of a decent one. There wasn't really a mystery so to say. The characters did not feel fully developed for me. We have a young intern who is having an affair with the Prime Minister OH NO right? Yeah it seemed to be more hush-hush. Or so what is thought. We learn a bit about Lorna through her twin sister who comes into play later on but it just didn't feel as though we truly learn who Lorna is. Why all of a sudden would she want to sell her story? Yes I understood she was hurt but there has to be an underlying reason and I didn't feel as though I got a true answer. Along with that being said the Prime Minister lets talk about him. He is in the office "working" but it seemed all he could do is reminisce about Lorna and then when her sister came into play I felt as though he kept trying to flirt with her? I mean really? You are thinking about Lorna and all this but yet you seem to want to be with her sister or that is the impression I got.
Now the whole mystery about Lorna's death. I felt this fell short. Both the Prime Minister and Laurie wanted to investigate but there wasn't that push to do anything. Yes we find out who killed her which was not the person I was really thinking about so that is a good thing. But I figured that the characters would get dirty trying to uncover some big secret.
I felt a majority of the story dealt with the Prime Minister and his feelings on Lorna and how much he missed her but yet he didn't want to leave his wife. Even though he loved her and he kept trying to avoid her. After a while the repetitiveness just kind of dulls.
Now at the end one of the characters has a gun. I never truly understood this person's intentions on using the gun. Was it to kill another character? Was it to scare 'em? Was it to save the day because this person had a hunch? I truly felt that just maybe this part needed to be elaborated on more thoroughly. Along with more character development. There was also a few grammar issues that I do not know if they have been worked out.
Would I read more by this author I do believe so. I feel as though she has a real knack for writing but may need some more work.
Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader's imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.
When she's not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science- fiction films or playing video games.
She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.
To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.
For more information about Carys please visit www.carys-jones.com or follow her on Twitter; @tiny_dancer85