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My family doesn't know who I really am, nor the truth about my past. But someone out there does—someone who hates me enough to frame me for murder. How do I prove I’m innocent, especially since I’ve been keeping secrets that make me look guilty? But  most importantly, who is setting me up and why?


Shelby Cooper has worked hard and sacrificed for the life she has: a successful career as a leading scientist in the field of bioinformatics, mother to two incredible kids, and a happy marriage to a brilliant corporate power player. Then it all begins to unravel in the blink of an eye.

A routine stop by the police for a broken taillight leads to Shelby’s arrest for the murder of her physical therapist. But the nightmare is only just beginning. An ingenious killer is out for revenge and will stop at nothing to ensure Shelby’s life is completely and irrevocably ruined.

This novel was originally published under the title Swan Deception



“A truly diabolical psychological thriller. If at any point you think you have this one all figured out, you probably don't.”

 — LaDonna's Book Nook


“I’m an avid reader of Baldacci, Clancy, Sheldon, Patterson, Koontz and Ludlum. Well…this one rated up there.” 

 — Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


“This is a spell-binding thriller that hooks the reader in the very beginning, building tension and suspense on every page.”

 — Long and Short of it Reviews


“A gripping and suspenseful novel…with a writing style that’s unique and superb. A must-read that will keep you turning the pages until the very end!”

 — Ana E Ross, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author


“What a brilliantly written book! I cannot wait to read another title by this author. A definite must read for anyone who loves a well-written, carefully crafted thriller full of twists and turns!”

 — Voracious Reader of Fiction


“The writing is absolutely phenomenal. That's the first thing that hit me when reading this book. The twists and turns just keep coming throughout the book and kept me on my toes with each passing chapter. Glede Browne Kabongo has made it to the top of my "to read" list whenever she has a new book!”

 — Angie Martin, Award-winning Author of Conduit and The Boys Club and Chrysalis


“Dark and twisty.”

 — The Twisted Book Curmudgeon

“The psychological tension builds as the deceptions are peeled away, like the skin of an onion.”


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