BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - The Counterfeit Wife by Mally Becker
The Counterfeit Wife
by Mally Becker
September 19 - October 14, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Months have passed since young widow Becca Parcell and former printer Daniel Alloway foiled a plot that threatened the new nation. But independence is still a distant dream, and General Washington can’t afford more unrest, not with food prices rising daily and the value of money falling just as fast.
At the General’s request, Becca and Daniel travel to Philadelphia to track down traitors who are flooding the city with counterfeit money. Searching for clues, Becca befriends the wealthiest women in town, the members of the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, while Daniel seeks information from the city’s printers.
But their straightforward mission quickly grows personal and deadly as a half-remembered woman from Becca’s childhood is arrested for murdering one of the suspected counterfeiters.
With time running out – and their faux marriage breaking apart – Becca and Daniel find themselves searching for a hate-driven villain who’s ready to kill again.
Praise for The Counterfeit Wife:
"The Counterfeit Wife by Mally Becker has it all — adventure, romance and deceit … [w]ith smooth-as-ice prose and pitch-perfect dialogue."
Tina deBellegarde, Agatha- and Derringer-nominated author of the Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery Series
"The Counterfeit Wife is a not-to-be-missed adventure that gives new meaning to rebel and loyalist, spy and spouse."
Lori Robbins, award-winning author of the On Pointe and Masterclass Mystery series
"As the young country struggles for independence, so does Becca, and she will have you turning pages well into the night … I highly recommended The Counterfeit Wife and I’m already anxious for the third of the series."
Eileen Harrison Sanchez, award-winning author of Freedom Lessons—A Novel
The Counterfeit Wife is the second in the “A Revolutionary War Mystery” series. While I did not read the first book, I still enjoyed this one and think it could be read as a standalone. The references are explained well, and I didn’t feel like I was missing out. For the record, I will be going back to read the first book! I found Becca and Daniel to be delightful even with their imperfections. I love a strong feminist protagonist especially in a time when women were second class citizens and property of the men in their lives.
In the second installment of this series, we find Becca (a young widow) and Daniel (a one-time prisoner of war) summoned to Philadelphia to track down traitors who are flooding the city with counterfeit money. Their simple assignment becomes complicated when a woman from Becca’s childhood is arrested for murder. Will Becca and Daniel find the hate-driven villain before they kill again?
This book is fast-paced and full of tension. I have not found many books written about the early parts of American History just after the Revolutionary war. Thus, I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour. I love the way Mally Becker zeroed in on this era with a brilliance that kept me engaged from the beginning. I stayed up late reading because I had to know what would happen next. The descriptions are vivid, and I felt I could see things as the characters saw them. I highly recommend this book to all Historical Fiction Mystery lovers and look forward to seeing how this series evolves!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Historical Mystery
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: September 2022
Number of Pages: 300
Series: A Revolutionary War Mystery
Book Links: Amazon
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Author Bio:The Turncoat’s Widow, which Kirkus Reviews called, "A compelling tale... with charming main characters.” Her first novel was also named a Silver Falchion finalist and a CIBA “Mystery & Mayhem” finalist.
A member of the board of MWA-NY, Mally was an attorney until becoming a full-time writer and an instructor at The Writers Circle Workshops. She is also a member of Sisters in Crime and the Historical Novel Society. Mally and her husband live in New Jersey, where they raised their wonderful son and spend as much time as they can hiking and kayaking.
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