• Fatal Deception

  • Fatal, Book 5
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (731 ratings)

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Fatal Deception

By: Marie Force
Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
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Publisher's Summary

The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford.

As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby? Or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?

©2012 Marie Force (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Fatal Deception Sizzles!!

For me, Fatal books are one's to savor. Even if I get an ARC, I still wait because once I finish it, that's it for a while, I'm done. So I like to take my time, read slow and really ENJOY the time I get to spend with Sam, Nick and the whole Fatal crew. Yes, it did only take me a day to read this last installment, but every hour was soooooo worth the wait.

Fatal Deception sucks you into the plot from the first chapter and has you on a roller coaster ride of suspense until the very end. I had so much fun reading this book, I wished I could be Sam for the day...Sometimes her job can be SO MUCH FUN!!

The emotions were running high, the sexual chemistry between Nick and Sam was OFF THE CHARTS HOT, and we have some great new characters ready to stir up some action. I will say that I did kind of fall a little in love with FBI Agent Avery Hill, I really enjoyed being able to get into his head and I do hope that Marie finds him a soul mate...he really is the "heart stealer" of the book.

There are so many things that I want to say, but I hate giving ANYTHING away, especially to my tasty readers who are HUGE Fatal Fans. All I will say is that you won't be able to get enough, especially when Nick takes charge...oh baby...just you wait!! And the end, if the "letter" doesn't have you tearing up, then a certain conversation will have you reaching for a tissue.

Marie, I love this series, and I guess we can thank Baby Sofia for being stubborn and not wanting to come out, that I was able to read and review Fatal Deception. I am so excited for what you have in store for us next, and I will be a Fatal Fan For Life!!

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Another hit for the "Fatal" series!!

What would have made Fatal Deception better?

This is the 5th book inthe "Fatal" series by Marie Force. The first book takes you by storm and the storm hasn't stopped yet. I suppose any could be read alone, but if read in order if you can. I hated to have the story stop---I'll need to wait months for another installment!I read dozens of books each month---few have gripped me so quickly and entertained me so well as the "Fatal" books. This one doesn't disappoint!

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Southern, not stupid

Hated, hated, hated the southern accent. OMG! Horrible! And please let Nick do something worse than hang up his clothes. He is too good to be true even for a romance novel. I am starting to hate him! I have read and listened to all these books, and I need a more flawed hero! I actually like Sam, but I can't see her with Nick. They are turtle doves!UGH!

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This narrator is making me stabby.

I can't take it any more.

It is not a "honey-eyed" accent. It's HONEYED. Honey-ed. As in "his southern accent was dripping with honey" I went to the print book to be sure the author had it correctly and it was the narrator making the same mistake over and over again. Plus, the southern accent the narrator gave Agent Hill stinks and is it really necessary to make all the women characters have ear-piercing pixie voices?

Other than that? Good story ;o)

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Why??

Please tell me why they used a different narrator???? This one about ruined the story for me.

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Hitting You Makes Me Hard

When US senator Nick tells his police officer wife Sam "I get hard when I remember hitting you" I wanted to vomit. Author Marie Force is attempting to change Nick & Sam's relationship from an equal, loving partnership to one in which degrading,violent and abusive behavior is considered romantic and/or erotic.

It's ironic that in this Fatal series there is a subplot involving the kidnapping, beating and rape of a female officer. On one hand, the author seems sensitive to the emotional & physical trauma that a victim of sexual assault suffers. Paradoxically the author starts promoting domestic abuse as an "alternative lifestyle", as if a strong, intelligent women could actually enjoy being slapped and humiliated.

The other 99% of Fatal Deception is engrossing and entertaining, showing that Marie Force is a gifted writer. I can't imagine why so many successful female authors are willing to exploit their own gender. Ever since FSOG made millions of dollars by encouraging immature, pathetic women to believe that men have the absolute right to beat, rape, and torture them.



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Money well spent, another good book

Totally Awsome and heartwarming, and who cares about the southern draw, the narrator did a good job, and when you get to the chapter where Sam and Nick experence a different kind of sex, well all I can say is 50 shades of Grey has nothing on Marie Force, Sex is every where, but series 4 and 5 reminded me of 50 shades of Grey, cant wait for another series..if you haven't got the book, do so, well worth the price.

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I really enjoyed this book!

If you could sum up Fatal Deception in three words, what would they be?

The story, the characters and the writing

What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

I quite like her performance she has a nice voice and makes good different characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't like her southern accent she should improve it or just leave it.

Any additional comments?

With each book the characters get more interesting specially Sam, Nick is too perfect he doesn't have any flow and this makes him unreal.

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A bit tiresome

I haven't listened to a Marie Force book in years. Now I remember the reason. It reads as though the extent of Force's research into police work and senate politics was limited to television and other romance books. The female protagonist is annoying immature - sticks her tongue out behind the back of a FBI agent, can't handle getting stitches, whines, etc. What professional in any field behaves in such a manner? The plot goes nowhere for the longest time - far too much time is spent on mundane daily conversations, etc. Force has an interesting premise and could have done so much more with the story. What a disappointment.

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Awesome read

What made the experience of listening to Fatal Deception the most enjoyable?

It is a very good story, well written and read my the narrator

What did you like best about this story?

That Scott will now be nick and sam's son
And Sam is accepting and supportive of nick's political career

Which character – as performed by Felicity Munroe – was your favorite?

Samantha

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • jd66
  • 07-07-21

Amazing book

Wow another fabulous and exciting story in this gripping series. Narration just adds to the drama of the story.