Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lillian Duncan's Deception

Lillian Duncan lives in Ohio with her husband, four parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She’s been a Speech Pathologist for over thirty years.

She writes the types of books she loves to read, suspense with a touch of romance. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit her website  or her blog


Twins are supposed to have an unbreakable bond, but Patti and Jamie have serious “relationship issues.” Patti hasn’t seen Jamie since her twin ruined her upcoming nuptials years before. When a niece she knows nothing about calls, Patti must unravel the yarn of Jamie’s life and her disappearance.

Detective Carter Caldwell takes his job seriously, and it's his job to keep Patti and her adorable niece safe. But Patti is determined to help find her sister. Each step brings her closer to the truth, but pulls her further into a web of danger and deception.

They must find the courage and faith to continue the search for her sister. Her journey will take her down a road of deception where they will have to fight for her life and the lives of countless Americans.


Cleveland, Ohio

Patti Jakowski sat alone at her deck watching the drizzle from the leaky roof form an ever growing puddle on her picnic table. Taking another sip of the now cold coffee, she frowned. It would be the third time she’d contacted the roofers.

She would never let herself be talked into a major house renovation from a door-to-door salesman again.

Great way to start summer vacation. Sitting and watching the rain.

The ringing of the phone brought her to her feet, and she ran into the kitchen. The scent of baking cinnamon rolls reminded her to check the oven after the call. "Hello.”

"Me want my aunt." It was a young girl. By the sound of her voice, maybe three, or four.

"Oh, I'm sorry, honey. You must have dialed the wrong number. Hang up and try again. OK, sweetie?" instructed Patti, slipping into her teacher voice.

"I need my aunt. Mommy’s not here," said the little girl. I ‘sposed to call my aunt. I want my mommy.”

Her heart skipped a beat.Patti didn’t like the sound of that. Surely, her parents hadn’t left this little girl alone. "You're mommy's not home with you?" Concern edged into her voice.

"Just me. Can’t find Mommy. Where's Mommy?" The little girl’s voice trembled.

"I don't know, sweetie. How old are you??‛ Patti asked, while reaching for the pad and pen by the phone.

I’m four.‛ The little girl’s voice was tinged with pride at the announcement.

"That’s very good. What's your name?"

"I not ‘spose to tell strangers." It came out more like a wail than words.

"That's a good girl. You're right, you shouldn’t tell strangers your name, but I’m not a stranger. You called me, remember?‛

There was a pause as the little girl considered this new information. “Sabina?”

“Do you mean Sabrina?”

“Yeah, Sabina.”

Patti smiled. She’d had a cat named Sabrina when she was young. Patti and her twin had played house with that silly animal for hours on end. Her sister always said she would name her first daughter after... Patti’s heart skipped a beat. It couldn’t be.

Patti shook the thought away. This Sabrina had nothing to do with Patti’s twin. It was a coincidence, nothing more.

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Lil’ is giving away an ebook copy of Deception. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Until next time . . . Sharon A. Lavy


Jennifer said...

Wow, I got sucked in just from this one page! My hair was standing on the back of my neck.
Can't wait to check this book out.

cjajsmommy said...

Edge of my seat in just a few paragraphs! This is a must read. Please enter me in the giveaway. djragno {at} hotmail {dot} com

Anne Payne said...

what an opener! look forward to reading this one :)

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win this.


Teela said...

Lillian, I WANT this book. Pick me!! Love suspense and who dunnits! teelayoung at
Really, best of luck with the sale of this book and many others to come!

Bethany said...

I would love a copy of this book! It sounds interesting :)

Marianne said...

Just the fact that this is about twins has me enthralled, but your blog is great. i would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity


karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Laura J said...

This looks like a great read!

laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds so interesting. You first caught my eye because I also have a Cavalier. They're the best! Good luck with your new book!

Juliecranford at hotmail dot com

Cindy said...

You got me! Thanks for letting us enter for a chance to win- btw- if I don't get picked- is it in Kindle edition too?

Amy R.S. said...

This books sounds and looks great. Very interesting. I also live near Cleveland, about 25 minutes out. Please count me in. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Wow, I definitely want to read this book. It sounds like a page turner for sure and one that I want to read more of now. Thank you for the opportunity!


Sharon A. Lavy said...

Check this blog 1-25-2012 to see who wins Lillian's book!

The gift is an ebook. You may purchase this in either ebook or paperback.

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