His little sister died—an unspeakable tragedy he could have prevented. Evan Wentworth, a grief-stricken cop from El Dorado Hills, California changes careers and becomes a highly successful Jackson Pollock-like artist who falls in love with Aurora Banfield, his patron and owner of an elite Tribeca art gallery. Prior to graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York, Evan vacations in St.-Paul-de-Vence, where he meets a young teacher, Danielle DuBois, the daughter of the owner of Gaspard Yachting, one of the largest charter yachting companies in the Riviera. Evan finds clues that might unravel his sister’s cold case, but instead becomes embroiled in solving yet another murder, risks everything and unwittingly puts Danielle and her family in danger. Through lavender fields, to the ancient ramparts of St.-Paul to multi-millions dollar yachts on the Côte d’Azur, DANGEROUS DUPLICITY reminds readers why murder, justice, the power of love and the search for redemption can have dire consequences.
Praise: “Dangerous Duplicity is a riveting contemporary romantic suspense novel. Her believable, but flawed, characters captivated me with this layered story of a tormented young man determined to solve a murder that has haunted him for many years, even if it means keeping secrets from the woman he loves and possibly losing her.”…Linda Townsdin, author of the Spirit Lake Mystery Series
December 11, 2016 ,I joined the other contributors to the Capitol Crimes 2017 Anthology. Check out my story,: " Murder by Conclusion"! http://capitolcrimes.org/capitol-crimes-2017-anthology/
Pre-launch release was 12/12/17; actual launch party 4/28/17 at Talisman Collection, El Dorado Hills
Mark Your Calendars! Sherry Joyce and several other Sisters In Crime authors will discuss the inspiration for their spine-tingling mysteries.
Here's a little travel treat for you. Remember my novel, THE DORDOGNE DECEPTION? Thanks to Robin Benzle who stayed there to film the interior (and buy books from me for the entire crew), here's the castle's grounds and interior set to music. I, of course, made the size of the castle, land, # rooms etc. even larger and changed the name to Roufillay in my novel, but the rest is exactly as it was, and still is. You'll have a chance to see the owner, Isabelle Grasse talk about the history of the chateau. Enjoy! Seeing this clip brought back so many memories, without the storm and lightning strikes we experienced. As you walk the hallways, you'll see slanted beams where we ducked to avoid hitting our heads, the massive (I mean 'castle massive' doors, furnishings, and marvelous setting above the Dordogne River. If you want to learn more, visit my web: http://sherryjoyce.com
Great Places to Stay in the World: Chateau de Rouffillac, Carlux, France
This privately-owned historic chateau in the Dordogne region of Southwestern France is perhaps the best…
It is thrilling to get a professional review several years after my debut novel was released. I used to think the number of stars was the most important, but honestly, years later, I feel what matters is whether the reviewer understood the plot, the challenges of intertwining the complexities of writing romantic suspense and bringing the ending of the story to a movie-theatre block-buster ending. When a reviewer (that I don't know and have never met) recognizes what an author has gone through to craft a "can't put it down" novel, it encourages me to hone my craft and deliver another book
Goodreads: Book review by Susan Sewell/Reader's Favorite yesterday.
"The Dordogne Deception by Sherry Joyce is a suspenseful and intricately woven web of intrigue filled with greed, lust and murder. A group of strangers is brought together by one man's avarice and another man's murder. Each of them is drawn into the snare, victims of the same psychopath. Cherise Eden, reeling from an unexpected and painful divorce, leaves her home in San Francisco and moves to France to start a new life. Lady Diana Aubrey disappears after her husband's suspicious death, leaving behind scandalous rumors. Brett Maxfield, a retired detective from Scotland Yard, discovers his old friend has been murdered and is searching for the murderer. The god-like Francois Delacroix preys upon wealthy and vulnerable women to establish and maintain his affluent lifestyle. Although none of them have ever met and are countries apart, they are intertwined in an international murder plot. Unaware of the sinister fate in store, their paths merge with the killer's. Will they survive or will they all succumb to the death that is planned for them? The Dordogne Deception by Sherry Joyce was an intriguing suspense story with a touch of romance thrown in. It was interesting to follow each character's point of view and, subsequently, watch how their thoughts and actions were threads that were pulled and manipulated by one unscrupulous man. The story starts out slowly, but the intensity begins building as it progresses and then snowballs its way to a smashing finale It is a major feat to have that many different points of view threading through a storyline and have them unite without confusion. Kudos to Sherry Joyce for pulling it off.
Check out my latest interview with Fiona Mcvie at Author Interviews! She asked lots of great questions!
DANGEROUS DUPLICITY BOOK LAUNCH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!