Fool Her Once by Joanna Elm

Fool Her Once, published by CamCat Books is the focus of todays post. iReadBookTours is supporting the tour for this thriller. This is Joanna's third book and while she is a new author to me I will definitely be reading her backlist after reading Fool Her Once!

Book Description:

Some killers are born. Others are made.

As a rookie tabloid reporter, Jenna Sinclair made a tragic mistake when she outed Denny Dennison, the illegitimate son of an executed serial killer. So she hid behind her marriage and motherhood. Now, decades later, betrayed by her husband and resented by her teenage daughter, Jenna decides to resurrect her career—and returns to the city she loves.

When her former lover is brutally assaulted outside Jenna’s NYC apartment building, Jenna suspects that Denny has inherited his father’s psychopath gene and is out for revenge. She knows she must track him down before he can harm his next target, her daughter.

Meanwhile, her estranged husband, Zack, fears that her investigative reporting skills will unearth his own devastating secret he’d kept buried in the past.

From New York City to the remote North Fork of Long Island and the murky waters surrounding it, Jenna rushes to uncover the terrible truth about a psychopath and realizes her own investigation may save or destroy her family.
The first thing I noticed about this book when I opened the mail is how shiny the cover is. It reflects (which makes is hard to get pictures of :)) and the words are slightly raised. Inside the book each chapter has the same drawing of rocks and the water and each section has a picture similar to the cover. There is also a map at the beginning of the book, which I love! I normally would not spend so much time describing the physical book but this book is one I would recommend buying the physical copy rather than the ebook because of the extra touches. 
The story had me hooked from the first page. I was already in love with the book from the blurb and I'm glad the book lived up to it. The characters are very interesting and you don't quite know who you can trust. The author does a wonderful job of giving out just enough information while withholding other information to spring on you later. I didn't want to put this book down at night because I wanted to find out what happened next! 
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Meet the Author:

Joanna Elm is an author, journalist, blogger, and attorney. Before the publication of her first two suspense novels (Scandal, Tor/Forge 1996); (Delusion, Tor/Forge/1997), she was an investigative journalist on the London Evening News on Fleet Street in the U.K. She also wrote for British magazines like Woman’s Own.

Then, she moved to New York where she worked as a writer/producer for television news and tabloid TV programs like "A Current Affair." She was also the researcher/writer for WNEW-TV’s Emmy-award-winning documentary "Irish Eyes." In 1980, she joined the Star as a reporter, eventually becoming the magazine’s news editor and managing editor before moving to Philadelphia as editor of the news/features section of TV Guide.

After completing her first two novels while living in South Florida, (Nelson DeMille described Scandal as “fresh, original and unpredictable”) Joanna returned to New York, enrolled in law school, graduated summa cum laude, passed the NY Bar exam, and worked as a principal law clerk for an appellate division justice in the prestigious First Department. She has been married to her husband Joe for 35 years and has one son.

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