Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Pattern of Deceit by Leigh Duncan
Finding her long-lost father was the easy part...
Following the hit-and-run death of her grandmother, Meridith Woodson discovers that her entire life has been based on a lie. Leaving everything she’s ever known behind, she sets out to unravel the truth. Her journey takes her to the Amish countryside outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she infiltrates a demanding religious cult to meet its founder—her father.
The ink has barely dried on Brad Lang’s medical license when yet another odd accident lands a raven-haired tourist on his exam table. Concerned for her safety, Brad warns Meridith away from the ragtag sect on the outskirts of town, but his fears mount when she falls under the spell of the group’s charismatic leader and disappears behind the compound’s fortified walls.
With guards monitoring her every move, Meridith quickly discovers that gaining acceptance among The Prepared was the easy part. Escaping—even with Brad’s help—will require more strength and courage than she possesses.
I read this book in two days...it would have been one day but I started it really late at night so I only read for an hour on that first night. My point is that it was so good I didn't want to put it down. Once again, my responsibilities were put on hold for a book! I don't regret it at all!
I loved Meridith, I loved Brad, and I obviously loved them together. Of course, there were plenty of characters that I didn't like AT ALL, but they were necessary for the story. Guys, I just really enjoyed this book.
I think I say this kind of often, but I have never read a book like this before. Honestly! I've never ever read a book about a cult. I was super intrigued! And, I was very pleased with the ending. Too often a book with a really good beginning and middle gets ruined by a bad ending. This was not the case with Pattern of Deceit!
In case you haven't figured it out yet, I highly recommend picking this book up! I really don't think you'll be disappointed.
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.