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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

p.m. terrell's Newest Suspense Novel Reviewed

Vicki's Key
By p.m.terrel
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Genre: Suspense
ISBN 978-1-935970-03-3


Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of Tallent & Lowery, originally for Suspense Magazine

Terrell has certainly proven that she knows the ingredients to creating a mystery that's filled to the brim with seduction and intensity. And, if possible, she's getting better with each and every novel she creates.

Vicki Boyd is the most capable woman working for her boss, Sam, at the CIA. In fact, she has a gift that no other agent will ever know. She can, quite literally, fly inside her own mind to places never before seen to uncover everything from drug schemes to political plots. She can find these locales like the best GPS on the planet, and provide latitudes, longitudes, even speak about the clothing of the people who live there. Unfortunately, her gift brings her to witness a terrible crime and she leaves the CIA in order to achieve a stress-free life.

Taking a job as an assistant to an elderly woman who spends her time breeding tropical fish, Vicki finds herself in a brand new location--a quiet one, but one that will turn out even more frightening than her last CIA mission.

Upon arrival at the Maguire's house, she finds that her new employer has had a stroke and is confined to her bedroom. She meets her nephew, Dylan, and is charmed by his Irish accent. Dylan, with the help of the slightly angry housekeeper, shows Vicki around, but the woman who hired her remains a mystery.

When her CIA boss suddenly arrives back in her life and on the Maguire's porch, Vicki finds herself dragged into yet another perilous journey in her own mind, stumbling across the fact that she's stuck in a truly frightening situation with no way out.

Parts of this story will make the reader feel as if they are the ones walking up that flight of stairs leading to Mrs. Bates' door in Psycho. The obsessive romance, the dark recesses of Vicki's mind, and the trouble that's been brewing in the Black Swamp area will come to life in rapid succession, forming a truly riveting read!

~Author p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than fourteen books. She is also the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation whose slogan is Buy a Book and Stop a Crook and the co-chair for Book 'Em North Carolina, an annual event that raises awareness of the link that exists between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. More about Book 'Em's next event can be found at Learn more about p.m.terrell at

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