Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book Review: The Magician's Daughter: A Valentine Hill Mystery by Judith Janeway

Title:.The Magician's Daughter 
Author: Judith Janeway 
Year: © 2015 (Febuary 10th)
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♡
Pages: 277
Genre: Mystery
Format: ARC; Paperback
Sources: Publishers
Publishers: Poisoned Pen Press
ISBN: 1464203385
ISBN 13: 9781464203381


Hardcover: $24.95
Large Print: $22.95
Trade Paperback: $14.95
Ebook: $9.99

                The Magician's Daughter

Magician Valentine Hill always introduces her act by announcing Reality is an illusion. Illusion is reality, and nothing is what it seems. When Valentine is reunited with her grifter mother, nothing is what it seems becomes true in real life. A wealthy socialite turns out to be a ruthless criminal, a car mechanic a psycho killer, and a cab driver a seductive gangster. When an FBI agent who'd befriended her is killed, Valentine takes on the hated role of a con artist to get evidence to put the criminals away. Will her skills as a magician prove enough to help her maintain the illusion? 

                      My Thoughts

When, I first received this book I was rather excited. I did a cover reveal and ability feel in love with the beautiful product. The title really says it all and this is indeed about magicians. I was very excited to read this book because I love being amazed by magicians and the wonderful tricks they "WOW" the audience. Now, this story was indeed said because Valentine has been lied to by her mother.

Shes not her real age, and most importantly she doesn't know her father. That to me was the saddest part. I too, don't really know my father and I never really had a special place in his heart. Now, Valentine tries to search for the truth by spending several years in search for her mom and any facts she can find about herself. Valentine is a strong independent woman who only wants answers but has been faced more than she has bargained for.

She then travels to San Francisco where she faces many dangerous task along her journey. She enters a world where she is lost, confused, and doesn't know who turn too for help. Along her adventure an FBI agent is killed and its up to her to uncover the truth and help save the day. Janeway has a beautiful writing that must be recognized. I loved the characters in this book and I could relate to her.

                   Judith Janeway

Judith Janeway believes that she was born with a Ticonderoga no. 2 pencil in one hand and a canary yellow lined pad in the other, because she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing stories.
She attended the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Bordeaux, France, and San Francisco State University and emerged with a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature. She took up teaching at a men’s college, which wasn’t as much fun as it sounds. After seven years it finally occurred to her that having a passion for literature didn’t correlate with having a passion for teaching literature.


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