Friday, October 2, 2015

Book Review: Played for a Fool by Stephanie Black

Played for a Fool by Stephanie Black

Book Description: 

Three years ago, the small town of Britteridge was rocked by the senseless murder of Gail Ludlum. Now the people most affected by the tragedy have returned to the place where it all began, and the scene is set for the perfect revenge . . .

Megan O’Connor’s life was shattered when she was unwittingly drawn into a kidnapping plot that ultimately led to the murder of an innocent woman. Though the road to redemption has been long, she’s finally found happiness with her recent engagement to a wonderful man, a pillar of the community. But amid the chaos of wedding planning, the return of Gail Ludlum’s son to Britteridge sets in motion a disturbing sequence of events. Soon Megan finds herself the victim of a series of cruel deceptions that indicate one thing: her past mistakes have not been forgiven or forgotten. As the mischief escalates to dangerous levels, it becomes clear that someone is determined to avenge Gail’s death. And he won’t rest until he’s taken a life for a life.


This was one of those books that I didn't want to put down, and frequently found the extra time to sneak in just a bit more reading. I wasn't aware that this was the second book in a series, but for the most part this book stands on its own well. The only time I felt like I was missing something was when the murder was brought up and it seemed like I should know what happened but missed it somehow. My curiosity is piqued though, so now I need to go read the first book, "Fool Me Twice."

The author brings all of the characters to life really well - boy, I would not want to get on the bad side of the main bad guy! I even felt just a little bit bad for one of the other bad guys, but not enough to want him to get away. :)

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 Title: Played for a Fool
Author: Stephanie Black
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: Sept 2015
ISBN: 1680476505
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.  Purchase: Amazon Deseret Book