Book Review: Miles of Deception by Leah Diehl

Written by a local Baltimore author, this book follows the tribulations of Megan Gerard as—right after burying her mother—she deals with a stalker who is out to have his way with her—and worse. Right after the funeral, all Megan wants to do is get her life back to normal. She doesn’t know that her mother’s car accident wasn’t an accident at all. Or that the strange man contacting her has a more than personal connection. There’s some romance interwoven into the book as well—Megan seems drawn to two men, a police officer and a mysterious yet helpful stranger. There isn’t much more I can say without giving away the plot, except that Megan has to go into hiding for a time while the police try to locate and catch her stalker, a man with whom she’s already had a run-in.

miles of deceptionI enjoyed the plot twists, and I did want to keep reading to see what happened next. I had only two complaints. The mysterious stranger—and his life—seemed a bit too fairy-tale-ish (or maybe Megan’s life was just starting to make me jealous!). There were also some basic grammatical errors (misuse of to/too, or other similar words) that should have been caught by a proofreader. Overall, these weren’t a big enough distraction to make me put down the book, and I finished it in three sittings.

If you like mystery and romance, this is a fun read.