Dangerous Duplicity

Romance - Suspense
364 Pages
Reviewed on 06/01/2017
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Author Biography

Author of The Dordogne Deception and Dangerous Duplicity, Sherry Joyce writes romantic suspense novels set in some of the most beautiful settings in the world. Her books are about the redeeming power of love, surviving adversity and grief, and complex, intricately woven murder/mystery plots. My husband's little sister died from Cystic Fibrosis at age 12, and we were unable to protect her from this disease. The guilt (of not being able to protect a young child) became the theme for Dangerous Duplicity, set in the Cote d'Azure, France. Evan Wentworth, a young cop from El Dorado Hills, struggles with his guilt to find a new life as an artist in Tribeca, New York, becomes very successful, vacations in the South of France and meets a young teacher whose father owns the largest charter yachting company in the Riviera. Although Evan hopes to solve his sister's cold case, he becomes embroiled in solving yet another riveting murder. Sherry is a guest feature writer for The Hills Living Magazine, and has published several short stories. She own SJ Designs Interiors and is also an artist who lives with her husband and two beloved West Highland Terriers in El Dorado Hills, CA.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

Evan’s life seemed to be on a great path, but one spur of the moment decision changed everything and led to an entirely new path. Now he finds himself in St. Paul, under the guise of a vacation from art school, but his real path is something entirely different. Meeting Danielle was never the plan, but when he does, it’s a meeting that he can’t soon forget. Not only that, but it turns into a very fortuitous experience for his original plans as well. Who would have thought that meeting the people important to Danielle would get him closer to resolving his own vendetta in Dangerous Duplicity by Sherry Joyce?

This book is full of adventure and plenty of romance. Of course, the focus is on the happily ever after that you really can’t wait to see with the main characters. Each of them is intriguing and someone that you hope will succeed. The adventure, of course, was really exciting as well. Dangerous Duplicity by Sherry Joyce is a book you’ll enjoy, and it will leave you intrigued to find out even more about what is going to happen next, and what the characters are going to do. After all, there’s always more that can and may happen when a book ends like this one (but we won’t reveal what’s so special about that). You’ll want to read this book to find out more about these characters and to really immerse yourself in the story.

Romuald Dzemo

Dangerous Duplicity by Sherry Joyce is a hard-to-put-down thriller, a story that follows a man’s search into the mystery surrounding his younger sister’s death and a romance that brings him into very dangerous situation. Drama, murder, intrigue, investigation, arts, and duplicity are all bundled up in this thrilling novel.

Evan Wentworth lost his sister tragically and has never gotten over the thought that he could have prevented her death. Evan follows his passion for art and works his way up to great success in Tribeca, New York, where he falls in love with his gallery owner and boss. During a trip to St. Paul-de-Vence, he meets Danielle DuBois, the daughter of a successful yachting entrepreneur. He intends to unveil the mystery about his sister’s case, but what awaits him is worse — he gets implicated in another murder that may cause great harm to the girl’s family.

Sherry Joyce is a master of the craft and reading Dangerous Duplicity left me with the thought that the author could be an artist. I enjoyed the portrait of the protagonist and how the author shows readers how far guilt can drive someone. Evan may seem to be a serene, gifted and focused man, but there is a restlessness that compels him and sets him on edge. I loved the way the themes are carefully developed in the story. The writing is awesome, the setting gorgeous and colorful, the plot gripping. Sherry Joyce has a special gift for character and plot and I can’t wait to read more of her books.