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Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Book Review & Release Blitz (+ author giveaway!): Three by K.J. McGillick
Author: K.J. McGillick
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 9, 2018
Three is the mystical number.
Omne trium perfectum.
Three blind mice. Three musketeers. The three bears.
Beginning, middle, and end.
Three, two, one… BOOM!
Consequences not of my making were nipping at my heels. Tick tock
The clock radio delivered the morning news announcing that another
terrorist attack had rocked the city of London.
When Emma Collier an art history professor in sleepy Maine wakes to find
her lover Jude White has vanished, she discovers evidence of the unimaginable:
he is part of the most powerful underground organization of modern times.
International money laundering, art forgery, black market organ harvesting, and
sex trafficking are the tools he uses to amass his blood money.
Emma’s worst fears are confirmed. Through his deception and betrayal she
has been drawn into his duplicitous world. When her body double is found
brutally murdered, it leads her to fear she could be marked for death next.
Embarking on a frantic hunt against time, Emma and Cillian O’Reilly of the FBI
Arts Crime Division follow a trail that snakes across three continents leading
them to the final phases of a plan involving mass murder.
Art fraud, money laundering and identity theft feature in
this story as Emma Collier discovers her live-in boyfriend Jude has disappeared
and her own identity has been used to create a web of deceit.
Emma is a reactionary character in this book as things have
already taken place without her knowledge and the book takes us on her journey
of discovery about what really happened to Jude and why someone has been
I liked the characters of Emma and Cillian but I wish they
were more relaxed, especially Emma. Often she comes across as robotic and
overly formal, and when she does act, it seems out of character. The love interest
between Emma and Cillian provides a good balance and I wish we knew more about
them before they come together in this book.
Aunt Mary is very funny and brings a lightness and comedic
relief to the book.
I enjoyed the plot and overall themes. You can tell much
research has gone into the story but the flow does get bogged down at times due
the volume of what I consider to be unnecessary detail and repetition.
Future books look intriguing and I am interested in reading
K.J. McGillick is an author of psychological thrillers
and calls upon a background in the law, medicine and art to heighten her
readers experiences as they enjoy her fast paced novels. An avid traveler and
art historian she draws upon her experiences from visiting a multitude of
countries and interacting with various cultures to produce page turning
thrillers filled with mystery and suspense.
K.J. McGillick is a practicing attorney with a background in
nursing so what else should you expect but thrillers filled with legal issues!
She lives in Georgia and enjoys spending as much time as possible with
family. Her series A Path of Deception and Betrayal begins with Three:
Deception Love Murder to be published in January 2018 and the final installment
in April 2018. Art forgery, money laundering and black market organ harvesting
are just a few issues that face her characters. She invites you to join the