Book Review - MALEVOLENT (A Shaye Archer Novel) by Jana DeLeon


Title:  Malevolent
Author:  Jana DeLeon
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Sleuths
Release Date:  July 23, 2015

About the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series.

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer’s past. Including Shaye.

Shaye Archer’s life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she’s a licensed private investigator, with a single goal—to get answers for her clients when there aren’t supposed to be any.

And maybe someday, answers for herself.

Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma…playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.

To kill Emma.

Buy Links: Amazon

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My Review:

If you have read this author's "Miss Fortune" series, please know that this book is entirely different. Do not read it if you are expecting humor. You may also want to stay clear if you can't stomach gore and horror. That being said, if you are a mystery fan and a psychological thriller fan you will love this book. 

I actually listened to it on Audible and that version was even better! 

Shaye Archer is a brand new private detective. Her first client believes she is being stalked... by her dead husband. Okay, that got my attention! I won't give away spoilers, but all I can say is that as soon as you figure out who the stalker is, I'd be willing to bet you are wrong. So many twists and turns! 

The story comes to a conclusion but there is more to learn about Shaye and her history. Yes, I'm going to read the next book because I really want to know more!

My Rating: 

About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.

Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottom aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these "studies," but they kept makers of peroxide in business.

Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she's still hopeful.

She now resides in Dallas, Texas, with the most spoiled Sheltie in the world.

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