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Book Review~ Bluff, #NetGalley,

Author: Jane Stanton Hitchcock1C0040BC-1636-45D7-BCF5-2BCCE79BA022.jpeg

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Pub Date: April 2, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Synopsis:

Taken from NetGalley

 

“Driven by the heart-pounding suspense of a high-stakes poker game, Bluff is a vivid, compelling novel about deceit, seduction, and delicious revenge that will keep you spellbound and cheering as you turn the last page.” -Susan Cheever, New York Timesbestselling author

One-time socialite Maud Warner polishes up the rags of her once glittering existence and bluffs her way into a signature New York restaurant on a sunny October day. When she shoots Sun Sunderland, the “Pope of Finance,” as he lunches with “accountant to the stars” Burt Sklar – the man she’s accused for years of stealing her mother’s fortune and leaving her family in ruins – she deals the first card in her high-stakes plan for revenge.

Maud has grown accustomed to being underestimated and invisible, and uses it. Her fervent passion for poker has taught her that she can turn weakness into strength to take advantage of people who think they are taking advantage of her. It’s uncanny how she reads them.

Her intimates in New York high society believe that “Mad Maud” accidentally missed Sklar, her real target. But nothing is as it first appears as she weathers the unexpected while following her script. And while Maud is on the run, the dark secrets of men who believe their money and power place them above the law will be exposed. Betrayal, larceny, greed, sexual battery, and murder lurk beneath the surface of their glittering lives.

One unexpected twist after another follows as we watch a fierce, unapologetic Maud play the most important poker hand of her life. The stakes? To take down her enemies and get justice for their victims. Her success depends on her continuing ability to bluff. And on who will fold.

Can she win?

My Review:

Bluff is such a unique mystery-thriller, that is very appropriately named! I enjoyed every minute of this poker themed story! Maud Warner is an old poker player, but she’s still a good one! After being swindled out of her family’s money, Maud uncovers the truth and she takes matters into her own hands.
I loved this novel! And I loved Maud! I also happen to enjoy playing poker and will be looking for more from this author.
Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for this advanced copy, my opinions are my own.

Thank you to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for this advanced copy, my opinions are my own.

Have you read this one or want to? Are you a poker player? Let’s talk about it in the comments…

Happy Reading Friends!❤️

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