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Seemingly unbreakable friendships are wrecked in a web of deception, lies and infidelity and someone will pay the ultimate price. Nothing is as it seemed and nothing will ever be the same again.

Some skeletons are best left in the closet.

When five friends go to a psychic for a reading; the predictions make no sense at all because they just cannot envision the tragic circumstances in which everything the psychic says will come to pass.

A group of relatives and pals agree to go for a group reading with a mysterious psychic: their emotions range from eager anticipation to nervous excitement and in the case of Sasha a poo-poing and putting it all down to hocus pocus entertainment.

Yesod catches their attention with pin point accuracy about their pasts and inner conflicts; however her predictions about the future appear to some baffling and out of sync with the reality they all know. Even sceptic Sasha is thrown off kilter by Yesod’s apparent inability – or was it rather a disguised refusal – to read her.

The session strikes a chord of confusion and self doubt into Lee and Gemma; but was the reading so elliptical for Lianne. Did she read something into it the others have missed? Why does Lianne go asking pertinent questions about her past while alienating herself from the others?
Michelle is overcome with guilt: she believes she knows that her own dirty secret lies behind Lianne’s strange behaviour. Confiding in Lee, she reveals all.
But is Michelle’s hunch correct or is the truth so deeply buried in the psyche of one of the other friends that even Yesod could not perceive it.

REVIEWERS SAID

“Great entertainment.

Very distinctive and vibrant characters bring this story to life.

Good conflict drives literature and this is full of conflict, guilt, angst and fire.

Who knows what the future holds? In fact, is seeing a snippet of the future a help or hugely detrimental if misinterpreted. The psychic reading attended by Sasha, Leanne and friends sets off a chain of events which bring closure, answers and tragedy.” TOPAZ SAMMONS

“Wow, have just finished reading ‘Holly Leaves’, for the THIRD time and am about to start again. It is incredibly rare for me to read any book more than once but I just loved this. The author clearly has a great knowledge, understanding and insight of her subject, and also I might add clearly perhaps some experience of the darker side of psychic predictions and readings. The book taps into that primeval sense of ‘wondering’ and inquisitiveness that helps to form the survival instinct in us all. But is seeking knowledge of our own futures thus far unlived a wonderment too far???…… we all know what killed the cat!!! Can simply that inquiry of the spirit world redefine our destiny???
Lisa J Gordon knows the answer, to this and many other questions.
The trail of the five principal characters is mesmerising; they jump of the page and follow you through your day, you expect to bump into one around the very next corner…. such is their feeling of reality.
Don’t miss this book; its special. It will certainly make you sit and think before reading your horoscope; or visiting the little old lady with the crystal ball….
LOVED IT”  ROB STEVENS

“I discovered Lisa Gordon’s writing a year ago and I’ve been waiting for her to publish something new. Holly Leaves is a very different type of read altogether. It’s written as a play and can be enjoyed in an hour’s time, that is if you only read it once. I am an author so I always pay close attention to character development and I marveled at the way Lisa was able to bring the characters to life through dialogue; no narrative or flashbacks were needed for me to get a true grasp of what made each character tick. Holly Leaves is entertaining and unusual and deals with a subject matter that so many of us are fascinated with, but know so little about – psychic readings. Hey, give this a try, it may just be one of the best one hour readings you’ve enjoyed in some time. Bravo Lisa!”  RA Quinn

A SEALED FATE – Mystery Thriller Set in Dubai.

‘As you read through it, you might say, “Oh…I see where this is going,” but believe me, you don’t.’ Susannah St Clair Foxy Loxy (Vine Voice)

A SEALED FATE

A chain of tragic deaths across Dubai spanning two decades, only Valda knows they were not accidents, but murders.

Her name is next on that list….. Spunky singer Valda ditches her old life in Cape Town for a new start in glittering Dubai. Armed with just her cigarettes and some attitude she sets about reigniting her career and putting to bed the heartache over her former boyfriend Richard.

Valda does indeed find success and to her astonishment love, but all is threatened when she is introduced to a billionaire Sheikh. Her clandestine liaison with the Sheikh, propels her into a murky web of deceit and when newspaper clippings of seemingly accidental deaths across Dubai are posted anonymously to her it is clear she is rushing headlong into the same fate. No one dare cross the Sheikh and she can hardly hardly turn to the law, so with few options open she confides in Larissa.

As an astrologer, Larissa predicts that Valda and the Sheikh’s destinies were sealed from the moment of their first meeting; however she keeps the dire fate that she reads in the charts a secret. Together, Valda and Larissa take a gamble in a game of cosmic Russian Roulette where the stakes are their lives and their adversary, Fate itself.

A thoroughly modern cocktail of intrigue, passion and suspense set against the exotic locales of Cape Town and Dubai with an eclectic mix of characters, a perfect beverage if you like a tangy lemon peel in your drink as this one has a twist at the end too, but you’ll have to read it to discover it.

A riveting read. Cleverly written this modern suspense thriller charts the story of Valda and is set in the exotic but dangerous locations of Cape Town and Dubai. Containing destiny, fate, karma, intrigue and passion it is an edge of the seat read. Its emotional impact is chilling and often quite scary and its tight description and dialogue create real tension. That said it is an easy read and has an easy plot that suddenly shakes you with its swift turns. The journeys between Cape Town and Dubai are very tense and often chilling. The atmosphere and culture of Cape Town and Dubai come alive on the page and Gordon cleverly weaves all this into easy dialogue and vivid descriptions. Once the reader is comfortable with the story along comes another sudden twist. The storytelling is compelling and moves at a fast pace making the book difficult to put down.
The characters are well written and relationships both warm and friendly through to cold and chilling. Valda soon realises that a chain of tragic deaths across Dubai over the last twenty years were not accidents but murders and her name is next on the list. As this unfolds Lisa Gordon keeps the reader guessing as Valda’s relationships with Richard, the Sheik and his bodyguard Ahmed, Charles and Brett develop. Her professional meeting with Larissa turns into friendship and a strong sense of trust between the two as they unwittingly test the assumptions of fate, free will and destiny. All the time I felt I knew what was going to happen next, then was quickly sent in another direction.
Well worth reading, I look forward to reading more novels by Lisa Gordon.
Barbara Goldie from the Kindle Book Review

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BOOK REVIEW – Psychological Thriller Next of Sin

From the KINDLE BOOK REVIEW

NEXT OF SIN

Another excellent story from Lisa Gordon, I loved the insight into Gaby, Gabriella Harvey and her legal world. The story really draws you in, carries you along, and just when you felt you knew where this was going, well it didn’t. Chick Lit and crime thriller is a good mix and Lisa Gordon does it so well.

So you can expect the unexpected, be prepared to feel the tension and suspense, and experience the uneasy, chilling sense of the unknown. The characters especially Gaby are well drawn and develop as the novel progresses, they are strong and believable with individual personalities. It is well paced and held my concentration throughout.

The descriptions are vivid and settings feel real and the dialogue is tense and gritty. The plot is intricate and compelling, with serial killers, childhood memories, nightmares and traumas dealt with seamlessly. Switching from new marriages to serial killers Gordon does with ease.

This is the second Lisa Gordon novel I have read and look forward to many more.

Barbara Goldie from the Kindle Book Review
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BOOK REVIEW – Mystery/Thriller: Next of Sin

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SHOCK AFTER SHOCK

Glyn Smith

What do you do if you discover that someone very close to you is a killer?
That’s what this book is all about. Lisa describes the doubts, the conflicts of emotion and the raw feelings of reality as the story unfolds. The protagonist, Gaby, and her friends come across with consummate reality, and before the end of the book, you come to know them very well.
Lisa has either travelled widely, or really knows how to use Google Earth. No matter, the descriptions of the many international venues come across vividly, and you feel yourself transported to each of them.
I think I would have given this book a five star rating were it not for the number of typos. It is only because of that that I have awarded four stars.

FAST PACED PAGE TURNER

K. Barns

It says a lot when you read a new book by a new-to-you author, and immediately start searching for what else she has written.

Next Of Sin is a fast paced, well written page turner. Beautifully structured in as much as you start off witnessing a murder from the point of view of the murderer, without knowing which character’s head you are inside. This is slowly revealed along with the trail of destruction this character has left behind him. And is done in such a way that the book is full of the type of surprises that make perfect sense as soon as they are revealed, even though you didn’t see them coming.

The author cleverly weaves the different aspects of the story together, throwing in lots of twists and turns and plenty of nail biting conflict. The main female characters are feisty and likable, though as someone recently said to me about ‘Game of Thrones’, don’t get too attached to any of the characters. You really don’t know who will still be alive on the last page.

A great read and one I’d recommend to anyone who likes crime fiction, thrillers or just well-written, edge-of-your-seat drama.

Available at: Amazon UK and Amazon US

Thriller worthy of Hitchcock!

Book Review NEXT of SIN – Dianne Rapp, Book Reviewer

Ever wonder what happened to those stories filled with suspense with twists and
turns? You know the kind that Alfred Hitchcock produced, making us bite our
nails and worry for the hero or heroine! Well Lisa Gordon has penned that type
of thriller and it’s worth reading. Her heroine, Gaby thought she was leading an
ideal life. She was a rising star in her legal firm and just married a handsome
man. Then the nightmares started plaguing her and memories of a childhood trauma
erupted. To save her sanity Gaby must delve into the secrets of a serial killer
and risk her own life to bring him to justice.

I really enjoyed this
suspenseful novel! It reminded me of a Hitchcock thriller, filled with danger
but not depending on blood, guts, and gore like modern novels. This is a
thriller that delivers chills while chasing an elusive killer. You won’t know
until the final pages if this clever killer escapes. Gaby evolved from a society
socialite into a brave woman fighting for justice. Pick up this book and enjoy a
story worthy of Hitchcock.