Review And Giveaway Of “Imposter For Hire”

I’m finally getting into reading actual books and not just children’s books or stuff on the internet thanks to my book club.   And when I was given the opportunity to review a book and give it away on my blog I had to jump on it.

I got a chance to review Imposter For Hire A Dr. Cory Cohen Mystery by Sandra Levy Ceren.  I was very excited to read this because of my love for psychology and mysteries.  Here’s now the book was described to me:

Imposter For Hire is an international intrigue with psychological twists and turns! Psychologist Dr. Cory Cohen teams up again with private investigator Ben Fortuna. This time they’re on a case involving an anorexic young mother and her Iranian husband, a prominent petroleum engineer. His method to reinvigorate abandoned oil wells is sought by a desperate oil company executive willing to do anything, including kidnapping and murder, to claim ownership of the method. Cory and the detective tread a treacherous path strewn with terrorists determined to cause international disasters and a man propelled by greed and ambition.

About Imposter For Hire

Dr. Cory Cohen is a psychologist who has a thing for Ben the private detective.  He invites her to help him on a case which involves Allison a young socialite mother of two who is separated from her husband who is an Iranian petroleum engineer.  Allison has custody of the children and her husband gets visitation rights, but one day he doesn’t bring them home so Allison ends up hiring Ben the detective to find her husband and the children.

While it seems like the husband is a bad guy we quickly learn that he is actually looking out for the best interest of his children and his wife actually.  He just wants his wife to get well so she can be around for the children.

While Cory and Ben think that it should be relatively cut and dry to get the husband to come back with the children they begin to find out that there are so many more problems that they were not aware of.  And then the children and husband get kidnapped when they are in another country.  Cory, Ben, and Allison go to England to find them.  You will have to read the book to see what happens, but there are plenty of twists and turns to keep your interest peaked.

My Thoughts On Imposter For Hire

I found this book to be a very easy read.  Even though I have studied psychology there were no terms in the book that would make it difficult for anyone to understand.  Even if you have not studied psychology.  There was plenty of intrigue including a little romance going on.  It was kind of a mild romance book wrapped up in a mystery.

While I couldn’t relate to this book in real life that’s okay.  It was still captivating as mysteries should be.  It kept my interest and once I got to the middle of it I found it hard to put down because I needed to know what was going to happen next.

There were several kidnappings and abductions along with murder and attempted murder in the book.  And of course the budding romance between a psychologist and a private detective.  All coupled with trying to figure out the inner workings of an anorexic/bulimic mother of two who was under an extreme amount of stress with her children missing and then her husband as well.

I did not read the first book in this series, Stolen Secrets, but I was still able to follow along without a problem.  The characters were all introduced very well in this book and you did not need to read the other book to be able to understand what was going on.  I am hoping to get a chance to read this other book though.  If I do I will be sure to review it here.

While it’s not the best mystery I have read I definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys a mystery.  Especially if you’re looking for a light and easy read.

Giveaway Time

One lucky reader can find out for himself what happens to Dr. Cory Cohen, Ben, and Allyson.  I have been authorized to giveaway a book to one lucky reader.  This giveaway is open to residents 18 years or older residing in the US, Canada, or the UK.  The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter after all entries have been verified.  If you miss even one entry and entries will be disqualified.  The prize winner will have their book shipped direct from the publisher.  I will contact the winner via email and need to be contacted within 48 hours with the winner’s shipping address.  If I do not hear, then I will choose a new winner.

The giveaway will run from August 6, 2012 at midnight EST until August 12, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Odds of winning depend on how many enter.  Please read the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter form below for further information. Good luck, and thank you for your continued readership.

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I was provided this book to review free of charge.  However, all views expressed here are my own and I was not paid for a positive review.

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  1. I read all kinds of books. I dont know if I have a favorite. True Crime is good. As are all the books I have read that are autobiographical in regards to extreme religion and escaping those religions.

  2. sci fi i think

  3. Thanks Monica’s Mom, for taking the time to read Sandra Levy Ceren’s book. We ALWAYS appreciate what people get out of reading our books! We will be happy to send you book #1 as well, “Stolen Secrets”.

    Victor R. Volkman
    Senior Editor
    Modern History Press

  4. Fav genre: mystery, thriller

  5. Katherine Mahoney says:

    looks like a great book

  6. Jenna Burris says:

    give me a good Nicholas Sparks type love story any time


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