Reviewed by: BigAl
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words
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Phillip Thomas Duck straddles the old and new worlds, with some books published by legacy publishers (Harlequin and Simon & Schuster) and others self-published. Duck lives with his daughter in New Jersey. For more, visit his blog.
Terri Welker feels like she finally has her life under control with a good job, photographing stray husbands for a private investigation firm, and some good friends. Then a part of her past that she’s been running from catches up with her. Again.
In a word, different is how I would describe Modesty. The characters– Terri Welker, the protagonist, along with the supporting cast– are different from the typical. The premise of the story is different from the norm. They say there are only so many different stories, and I’m sure this fits the pattern of one of them, but the unique spin Duck puts on the story ingredients make it feel new. Okay, different. And different is good.
Because of these differences, it seemed like the suspense aspect of the book had me on edge more. It felt less predictable. I wasn’t sure what direction the story was going to go. I had no idea what the resolution might be. In many ways, Modesty resembles a psychological thriller as much as romantic suspense. Whatever you call it, Modesty should keep you turning pages and guessing at how it will all end.
Although the second of a series, this book can be read as a standalone.
Some adult language and sexual situations.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four stars