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Be Careful What You Wish For

September 16, 2016 --

book-broken-boysBroken Boys: a Thriller by Jill Kelly
Book Review by Leona Grieve

While watching a parade with his wife, junior high school teacher, Gordon Morehouse, is momentarily distracted while ogling an attractive neighbor. Then in an instant, his wife is gone. As a witness had seen her shortly afterward with a strange man, the police believe Maggie has left on her own accord with a new lover, though one detective is not so sure.

But Maggie, bored with her intractable husband, is on an adventure with a man called Scully, a ruthless but enigmatic drifter she knows nothing about. Soon he has Maggie embroiled in what appear to be petty crimes, though his increasing infatuation with ‘the Game’ as he calls it, begins to alarm her. While her suspicions increase with each new city they pass through, and each ‘mark’ Scully scams, Maggie is sucked into his web of lies and vows of undying love. And unwittingly, her husband and son Ben fall victim to Maggie’s indiscretion.

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