Book review and giveaway: Double Identity

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Double Identity,
by Alison Morton
Pulcheria Press
Published on 1/7/2021
338 pages

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I enjoyed how the Double Identity opens, with its dramatic scene: when Mélisend (Mel) wakes up one cold November morning in London, her boyfriend Gérard is next to her in bed, but he has been murdered. Obviously, she’s the main suspect!

As is quickly revealed, even in the synopsis itself, she didn’t do it.
But the police doesn’t know that, and it’s going to be a tough job to convince them she’s innocent.

So, as she didn’t do it, who did? Why target the man she loved and she was preparing to marry? Could he have led a double life? That’s what Mel is going to try to find out.

With her military background, Mel is tough. But will the many dangers and hurdles along the way be too much for her and for her career? And can she really trust men she meets as she investigates?

I enjoyed a lot all the suspenseful scenes, plus an intriguing number and a suspicious van, among many other things, as well as the elements related to the world of spies. Which doesn’t necessarily tells you Gérard was one!

The book gives a good background on complex relationships between different European entities working on international crime. The author has served in the military service, so we can trust her descriptions.

If you like a good mystery with a strong and feisty heroine, you definitely need to meet Mel!
And the good news is that you can follow her in another adventure, as book 2,
Double Pursuit, was recently published.

VERDICT: You like feisty heroines and a lot of action and suspense? Buy the book and meet Mel today!

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Deeply in love, a chic Parisian lifestyle before her. Now she’s facing prison for murder.
It’s three days since dual national Mel des Pittones threw in her job as an intelligence analyst with the French special forces to marry financial trader Gérard Rohlbert. But her dream turns to nightmare in London when she wakes to find him dead in bed beside her.
Her horror deepens when she’s accused of his murder. Met Police detective Jeff McCracken wants to pin Gérard’s death on her. Mel must track down the real killer, even if that means being forced to work with the obnoxious McCracken.
But as she unpicks her fiancé’s past, she discovers his shocking secret life. To get to the truth, she has to go undercover and finds almost everybody around her is hiding a second self.
Mel can trust nobody. Can she uncover the real killer before they stop her?
A stunning new thriller from the author of the award-winning Roma Nova series, fans of Daniel Silva, Stella Rimington and Chris Pavone will love Double Identity.

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Double Identity_Alison MortonAlison Morton
writes award-winning thrillers
featuring tough but compassionate heroines.
Her nine-book Roma Nova series
is set in an imaginary European country
where a remnant of the ancient Roman Empire
has survived into the 21st century
and is ruled by women who face conspiracy,
revolution and heartache but with a sharp line in dialogue.

She blends her deep love of France with six years’ military service
and a life of reading crime, historical and thriller fiction.
On the way, she collected a BA in modern languages and an MA in history.

Alison now lives in Poitou in France, the home of the heroine of her latest two contemporary thrillers, Double Identity and Double Pursuit. Oh, and she’s writing the next Roma Nova story.

To find out more,
Connect with Alison on her thriller site.
or on her writing blog
Visit her on Facebook author page
Twitter  @alison_morton
Alison’s Amazon page
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Any other good thriller with feisty heroines?

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In full compliance with FTC Guidelines, I received this ebook free of charge to review.
I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.

14 thoughts on “Book review and giveaway: Double Identity

  1. I like a like feisty heroine! I remember we discussed where to go when you have finished Agatha Christie’s Poirot books. If you try some of her stand-alone books (not Marple or Poirot) you will meet them in abundance. Also, I like Ann Cleeves’ Vera, although she isn’t really your typical heroine.

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