False Impressions by Sandra Nikolai

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False Impressions by Sandra Nikolai

Download False Impressions by Sandra Nikolai PDF book free online – From False Impressions by Sandra Nikolai: “Her cheating husband was murdered and she’s the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing; evading a killer who wants her dead is something else.”

Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered. In what a Québec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surfaces to implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who’d rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited. Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael’s dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. Who wants them out of the way and why? “Nikolai’s debut is stellar.” – Lakefront Muse review “A real gem …

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FALSE IMPRESSIONS by Canadian author Sandra Nikolai was a real gem, a nicely composed whodunit that shies away from gore and violence in favor of a dialogue-driven narrative in which the characters’ brainstorming sessions take center stage. Am I mixing metaphors? Maybe. Go buy the book.

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I always like reading mysteries that are set in different places and Nikolai puts the reader right in downtown Montreal, giving us a sense of the French influence as well as the shops, restaurants, subway system, etc. She uses snippets of the French language accurately and to solid effect. Her writing style is strong on description and dialogue and is easy to read.

The plot doesn’t have bizarre twists and turns – it goes straight at the central theme which is Megan Scott’s discovery that her husband – for whom the word “cad” was coined – has been cheating on her with friends and strangers alike and suddenly ends up dead far from where he said he was going to be. She is the most likely suspect and nicely introduced details that Megan didn’t realize meant anything suddenly do. There is a love interest who is handled adroitly, Megan’s husband is recently dead, after all, and a nicely wrapped up ending.

I wondered if this would be classified as a “cozy” mystery, a category that for me usually involves a cat and something knitted. Nikolai gives us more of a clean thriller and one which many should enjoy.

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About the Author

Mystery author Sandra Nikolai weaves ordinary characters into extraordinary, life-threatening situations, using the premise that evil often lurks in familiar places. Sandra first pursued her passion for writing mysteries by publishing a string of short crime stories, garnering awards along the way.
When she’s not plotting her next book, Sandra enjoys reading mysteries, watching movies, and getting together with family and friends. She also likes to bake and makes the best  tiramisu ever!
Visit Sandra’s website at sandranikolai.com and join her mailing list to receive her latest book news and special offers. You can also follow her on Twitter: @SandraNikolai and Facebook: facebook.com/SandraNikolaiAuthor

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