Friday, February 23, 2024

THE OFFER by D. L. Wood, (Deadly Decisions #2), Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

Thrilling Suspense (The Deadly Decisions Collection)

"She had to control her runaway panic. She needed to be ready. Because she was alone. Alone with a killer."

Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

"Ten thousand dollars. For four days."
Too good to be true? For Chef Adelaide Nichols it was a welcome infusion of cash for her trending New York restaurant, with that kind of money she could pay her rent and make a dent in the debt she had incurred just to get "East to West" established. The source of the bizarre job offer was a wealthy, obviously high-maintenance socialite who was used to getting her own way. Still, cooking meals for a private birthday party on a beautiful island near the coast of Canada didn't seem like a risky endeavor . . . until the front door of the five story Victorian mansion opened.

In spite of its tidy number of pages, this little book boasted a powerhouse of a story. Chilling twists and turns right down to the very, very, very end. Excellent short novel! 
*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:

Some decisions are deadly.
Addie Nichols, a young, ambitious chef, is determined to make her new Manhattan restaurant a culinary sensation. Pursuing her dream has cost her everything, including financial stability. Though the restaurant is gaining ground, Addie can’t even afford to pay her rent.

One night a wealthy socialite makes Addie an unbelievable offer: an exorbitant sum for personally catering a weekend celebration for her husband on their secluded private island, nestled in the idyllic Thousand Islands. Ignoring inner echoes of “don’t talk to strangers,” Addie accepts. She desperately needs cash, and it’s only a few days. What could go wrong?


First, Addie is briefly distracted by a charismatic local boat captain before the disheartening realization that his captivating smile is something else she doesn’t have time for.

Then, she barely sets foot on the island when it becomes devastatingly obvious she’s made a huge mistake. But she’s trapped: leaving would be professional suicide, and now there are questions that need answering. With each passing hour come more disturbing revelations about her hosts, the tension mounting until finally death strikes, and the tranquil island becomes the sinister stage for a fatal script with Addie in the lead role.

With no way off the island, the body count rising, and the killer closing in, can Addie outwit a relentless psychopath before it’s too late?

The Offer is a gripping psychological suspense novel where nothing is as it seems. If you relish strong heroines, unpredictable twists, and riveting intrigue, you’ll be enthralled by this compelling story by USA TODAY bestselling author D.L. Wood. Get your copy now and don't miss another thrilling moment.

Silverglass Press, August, 2023



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