Art of Deception

Author(s): Ridley Pearson


Beneath the streets of Seattle, a deadly cat-and-mouse game is played out to a terrifying conclusion... Seattle Police forensic psychologist Daphne Matthews, who volunteers as a teenage runaway counselor, is haunted by the loss of a suicide, a 'jumper', of a year earlier. When a woman's body is found beneath the Aurora Bridge, Matthews is one of the first at the scene and begins a puzzling investigation that is entangled with the pasts of Matthews, the victim, and even Seattle itself. Mary-Ann's boyfriend has a record of physical abuse, and an attitude that Matthews finds difficult to crack. When the victim's grieving brother surfaces, throwing blame onto the boyfriend and craving revenge, Matthews gains an unstable ally she does not want. Then the stalking begins: the eerie phone calls, the noises outside the house, the shadows that move in the night. Someone has their eye on Matthews, but to stop her, kill her, or to help her solve the crime? While her colleagues on the police force pursue a hotel room peeper in hopes of solving a series of disappearances, Matthews herself is led into the Underground - a perfectly preserved 'city under a city', hidden beneath present-day Seattle. Faced with the stalking that is wearing her down and terrifying her, Matthews engages in a mental game of cat-and-mouse, never knowing whom she can trust. She knows that she is caught up in something that could kill her... Criss-crossing Seattle, diving below the streets to ancient tunnels, running for her life, Matthews must unlock the psychological secrets behind Mary-Ann's death, before she herself is buried alongside her. Matthews' very survival will depend on her skills at the art of deception.


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  • : 9780752856902
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  • : Ridley Pearson
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