Review: The Final Deception by Heather Graham

Series: New York Confidential #5
Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: MIRA
Released: March 31, 2020
Received: NetGalley

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The Final Deception is the fifth novel in Heather Graham’s New York Confidential series, combining romance, crime, mystery, and suspense. I’ll confess that I mistakenly picked up this book without knowing it was part of a series. Yet, I didn’t have any trouble diving right into the plot.

FBI Agent Craig Frasier and psychologist Kieran Finnegan have teamed up to hunt a serial killer. Yet, this case will quickly pull them into more danger than they ever could have anticipated. Given the hunt they’ve taken up, perhaps they should have expected that.

The case quickly takes them throughout the city, forcing them to delve into lots of dark secrets while on the hunt for one killer. What will they dig up in the process, and what price will they pay in the process?

The Final Deception was a thrilling read, as I had hoped and expected. I loved Heather Graham’s writing style and felt like she did an excellent job of weaving multiple threads together into one chilling narrative.

As I mentioned above, I haven’t read any of the four previous novels in this series. Yet, I didn’t have any trouble following along or appreciating much of the nuance that came with these two characters. I love it when new readers can just jump on in like that, so I’m going to give extra credit where it is due.

On that note, the killer really was one that gave me goosebumps. If you ask me, he was terrifying and felt so real – which is always a chilling combination. It made it easy for me to root for his capture.

Thanks to MIRA and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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