CLUB DECEPTION by Sarah Skilton
Grand Central Publishing
4 star rating My Highly Caffeinated Thought: This book is a good mix of drama, duplicity, and romance all combined with the misdirection and magic of a good illusion.

CLUB DECEPTION opens up the world of magic to its readers. What is so great about this book is that the story give us all the wonder that is a magic show, but deconstructs it all at the same time. With a sleight of hand and a bit of misdirection, Sarah Skilton weaves together a character driven mystery so captivating that I wasn’t able to put this one down.

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I truly loved the way that the author gave us strong female characters that are more crucial to the story than the men on stage. From the veteran magician’s wife Claire to the newbie young trophy wife Jessica to the girlfriend impersonator Kaimi, all of these women show strength, heart, and a bit of fierceness.

This book is a wonderful tale that has the glitz and glamour, but also isn’t afraid to show the underbelly of the illuionist’s world. So prepare for the card tricks, the illusions, and the backstabbing. This is going to be one heck of a show.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Plot Summary

 Club Deception by Sarah Skilton Welcome to CLUB DECEPTION where nothing is what it seems ...and love may be the most dangerous illusion of all.

Claire Fredericksson is the beating heart of CLUB DECEPTION, LA's most exclusive society of magicians. She's the Queen Bee of Magician WAGs ("Wives and Girlfriends"), and the real genius behind her philandering husband Jonathan's award-winning magic show, but her debilitating stage fright has kept her out of the limelight. Until Claire's life is upended by the arrival of two new women to the closed group of magicians' wives- Jessica, a young trophy wife with a secret; and Kaimi, an art expert looking for the long- lost Erdnase papers by posing as a girlfriend. When a magician rivalry and a stolen routine erupt into murder, the women must uncover the truth and set things right for the men they love. With a cast of endurance experts, Vegas stage stars, close-up card handlers and a pick-up artist or two this glamorous novel weaves a tale of murder and fame, and many, many illusions.

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About the Author: Sarah Skilton is a book blogger with Barnes & Noble as well as the author of two young adult novels, Bruised and High & Dry. This is her first adult novel. And Sarah has been married to a real live magician for many years!

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Book Details

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1455597015
ISBN-13: 978-1455597017
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches

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