Monday, June 25, 2012

A Lighter Shade of Gray Book Review

I have a new book to tell you about called A Lighter Shade of Gray by Devon Pearse. As is my custom, I like to start by giving you the excerpt from either the back of the book or inside cover.
So, here is how the story unfolds:
Ten years ago, Devon gave up the love of her life, fearing she would one day fall victim to the mental illness that has slowly ravaged the mind of her mother, who isnow being cared for in a private facility.

Just when it seems Devon might have a chance to make up for past mistakes, her best friend Cass becomes a suspect in the murder ofher sister's drug dealing boyfriend. Devon knows cass is lying about the details of her involvement and the lead detective on the case, convinced that Cass is guilty, is relentless in his pursuit of justice.

When her mother's young, emotionally disturbed roommate insinuates she knows something about the night of the murder, as well as details from Devon's own life that no one else is privy to, Devon becomes desperate to uncover the truth before Detective Lake does. As the investigation continues, Devon is led down a path she never expected and forced to face her greatest fears of life and love.

Tangled in a web of lies, regrets and questions, can Devon find a way to let go of the past and start again? And, once the mystery is solved, can she live with the secret's she's uncovered? 
Okay, first of all, I did not know until the end of the book and I read the back cover that this is actually a semi account of the author's own life. So, this made the book even more interesting. I just assumed she named the lead character Devon just so that she could keep up with the book character. Well, just goes to show, how deceiving things can be, doesn't it?
Since the excerpt really gives you a good idea of what the premise of the book is about, I have decided this time, not to divulge anymore info. It is a good book with a surprise twist at the end that makes me wonder if this is part of the "real" life of Devon or if this one is fiction.
I think to myself, surely she would not divulge such an explosive secret in a book that could affect one of her friend's life, so I am thinking that that part is made up...........
Happy Reading!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


awhartness said...

I normally read autobiographies, fiction and biographies.
Angela Hartness

Kasee said...

I've been reading a lot of Historical Romance books lately, but I read just about anything. Dean R Koontz is my favorite author.

Kasee Johnson

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trish said...

Now you have me wondering what the secret at the end is! Other reviews mentioned the blending of fact and fiction which I thought was intriguing, but revealing an explosive secret at the end?! I'm really curious now!

Thanks for being on the tour!

Kimbuckjr said...

I normally only read Chicken Soup For the Soul books. I love that series!
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Vesper said...

I mainly like to read mysteries
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Sarah said...

I like Fantasy series.

Anita Yancey said...

I usually read mysteries and thrillers, but also read other genres.

Susan said...

I read a wide variety of books, however have a penchant for most any mystery and a good romance is a close second. Susan Burton Darling Spurrier

chris0855 said...

I like a good romance or fiction book!

Elizabeth said...

Nice review is up on July 20.

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