An Allison Campbell Mystery
Henery Press (October 1, 2013)
Paperback: 324 pages
After a traumatizing experience with one of her previous clients Psychologist Allison Campbell has taken her career in a new direction. She has become an image consultant helping adults with everything from self esteem to current fashion. She works with those at crossroads in their lives. She moves in a world of powerful executives, wealthy, and eccentric ex-wives. Women heading back into the workforce after a divorce or the children are off to school, anxiety of public speaking, and general confidence boosting. Creating a better public image for her clientele. She works with adults – no children – until now.
Congressman and White House hopeful Hank McBride and his wife Sunny have convinced her she is their 15 year old daughter’s only hope. Maggie doesn’t fit the cookie cutter image of a politician’s daughter and her behavior and Goth sense of style needs to be rectified immediately and they will pay a large sum of money to Allison if she can make it happen. After meeting Maggie, Allison breaks her own rule, hoping she can help Maggie because she realizes there is much more to her story than poor fashion sense and teenage angst. But she never expected the girl would be accused of the ritualistic murder of a local divorce attorney.
While Allison tries to prove Maggie’s innocence it reignites a lot of memories of another young girl she tried to help and failed. As much as she wants to let go of the past and not get any further involved in the murder investigation she can’t help herself from landing right in the middle of it all.
This was so not what I expected this story to be. It is edgy and dark and absolutely fantastic. What a debut for this new series!!
The plot has many layers. The characters so well created. There are so many twists and turns, it is an emotional roller coaster ride. I am really impressed Allison Campbell. A very smart protagonist with the ability to really think on her feet. I am anxious to see her continue to evolve in future stories.
This subject matter could be a bit heavy but the author tempers that with a touch of romance and a bit of humor. When I was first approached about this book I was expecting a cozy mystery. This is definitely not a cozy mystery. I would call it the “edge of your seat” kind of book and a book you should plan to read all at one time because it is extremely hard to put down.
About Wendy Tyson
Wendy Tyson wrote her first story at age eight and it’s been love ever since. When not writing, Wendy enjoys reading other people’s novels, traveling, hiking, and playing hooky at the beach – and if she can combine all four, even better. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Wendy has returned to her roots and lives there again with her husband, three kids and two muses, dogs Molly and Driggs. She and her husband are passionate organic gardeners and have turned their small urban lot into a micro farm. Killer Image is Wendy’s first novel in the Allison Campbell mystery series.
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Comments on “Killer Image Virtual Book Tour – Review – Giveaway”
Thanks for what sounds like a great book. I love mystery and it seems this is one that will be hard to pass up.
I enjoy mysteries, so this is probably a book for me. Thanks for having the giveaway.
I hope you enjoy it, Rose!
Congratulations on the publication of Killer Image! It sounds like a fascinating book. Great review. Will be adding this title to my TBR list. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
Thank you, BookLady! Good luck in the giveaway!
And a huge “thank you” to Dollycas for the thoughtful review and for hosting KILLER IMAGE!
Great review. Dee
This interests me because I want to see who wins, the politico parents or the Goth daughter, and I want to learn the tie-in between this case and the character’s backstory. Plus I always love getting in on the ground floor of a series.
Thanks Denise — I hope you enjoy the book!
I love trying out new (to me) authors. Thanks for the review and giveaway opportunity
Thank you, Linda! Good luck in the giveaway!
This story sounds terrific. I look forward to reading it.
Thank you! Enjoy!
Interesting change of pace from a cozy. Uh oh, I already have trouble putting a book down in order to live my life. Sounds as if this one will put my life on hold.
I hope you enjoy it, Barbara. I’m with you — most books put my life on hold!
Thanks for this lovely post. I would enjoy this book greatly and wish you the best of happiness and success.
I am so thrilled to be featured on this blog! Thanks for your kind comments, Anne!
Definitely adding to my TBR. Great review, love the synopsis, looking forward to reading more!
Intriguing sounding new title for me, will have to hop over and add to the TBR. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us today 🙂
Thanks Denise! And thanks again, Dollycas, for hosting KILLER IMAGE on your blog!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read your books. T hey sound very good.
Thanks Victoria! Happy reading – and have a good night!
While I enjoy cozy mysteries, this book sounds like an exciting mystery that pulls the reader in. I have added it to my GoodReads list and can’t wait to read it.
Thanks Sue! I hope you enjoy your time with Allison and gang!
Thanks so much for the giveaway!
My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by the tour!
Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds very good!
I’m so thrilled to be touring with Great Escapes, so it is my pleasure. Hope you had a nice weekend!
From reading the blurb, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this book. Teen-age daughters that don’t fit in with their parents ideas — well, it may be that the parents are on the ‘wrong’ side, or maybe the child. But psychological mysteries usually do not interest me. However, Dollycas’s review has changed my mind — it just might be worth checking it out!
Donna — thanks for your interest! I hope you enjoy the novel if you decide to give it a go. Either way, thanks for stopping by the tour!
Sounds like a great book. I’d love to see what interesting facts unfold for this teen.
Hi Michelle — Thanks for your comments! Enjoy the rest of your weekend (they go by too fast, don’t they?)!
Thank you again for this wonderful tour! I appreciated all of the guest posts, interviews, reader comments and blog reviews — what a great few weeks it’s been! Best, Wendy
Hi Wendy, I haven’t discovered your work yet, but as a lover of “dark and edgy” novels, I’m looking forward to reading your book (and the rest of the series!)
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