swan-deceptionAbout the Book

The perfect family, a house of full of secrets, and an ingenious killer out for revenge…


Dr. Shelby Cooper is a busy modern woman trying to balance it all—career, motherhood, and marriage to an ambitious corporate power player. But Shelby is not who she seems. The perfect life she’s constructed comes crashing down one afternoon when a stop by the police for a broken taillight turns into a terrifying battle for survival. A clever killer with a bitter vendetta is on the warpath, a killer who knows Shelby’s secrets—a psychotic genius hell-bent on revenge, and she won’t stop until Shelby and everything she loves is destroyed.


This diabolical psychological thriller chronicles the heart-wrenching unraveling of a family and exposes a shocking portrait of duplicity, vengeance, and betrayal that will keep you at the edge of your seat until the final, draw-dropping twist.


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They sat together on her bed. “What are we going to do, Abbie?” he asked. His eyes brimmed with fresh tears. “What if Mom doesn’t come home tomorrow or the day after?” “She will, Miles,” Abbie answered and rubbed his shoulders. “It’s just a mix-up. Remember the time you brought home Max Mitchell’s backpack by mistake because the two of you had the same bag? And you almost got in trouble the next day but then they figured out what happened?” Miles nodded. “Well, it’s like that with Mom. It’s a mistake. Once the police find out she didn’t do anything wrong, she’ll come home and they’ll look for the real bad guy.” “But what if they don’t find him? Does that mean Mom will never come back to us?”
What would you do if someone that you loved, was arrested for a dangerous crime? There would be so many questions and so much emotional insecurity, but at that moment, trust would mean everything. If your trust in someone was completely broken, that doesn’t just affect that person–rather it is a mutual loss.  Kabongo delves into this world, a world filled with deception and suspense. This author provides her readers with first person and third person accounts of a family suffering through an undeniably difficult and perplexing situation where the mother is charged with murder.
Shelby Cooper is a well known celebrity in the science world. She has two children, Abbie and Miles, a wonderful husband who also makes his own fortune, and a family pet. Everything for Shelby is perfect–or so that is what it looks like to everyone else. Shelby has skeletons in her closet from her past, a past that she has never told anyone, but someone knows. Someone is going around and falsifying evidence against her which will land her in jail. After the murder of a very close friend, the police find his body stuffed into the trunk of her car, but she has no idea how it got there. Mourning her friend, on top of threats that she has received, she is unable to do much to help find this killer without her family being in imminent danger. What will it take to catch this person…when it seems that they know everything about her, even the things that she has tried to run away from like her childhood life…and a teen pregnancy?
Kabongo has a terrific, fast-paced story with well thought out characters and an amazing plot. This story is well written and filled with creativity. This author does show a great deal of knowledge in psychology, which makes this novel very credible. If you are a reader of mystery, crime and suspense, this may be perfect for you.
A free copy of this fictional piece was provided in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author

6580842Gledé Browne Kabongo writes intense psychological thrillers—unflinching tales of deception, secrecy, danger and family. She is the Amazon Bestselling Author of Game of Fear, Mark of Deceit (Eye of Fear Anthology), Swan Deception, and Conspiracy of Silence. Her love affair with books began as a young girl growing up in the Caribbean, where her town library overlooked the Atlantic Ocean. She was trading books and discussing them with neighbors before Book Clubs became popular.

She holds both an M.S. and B.A. in communications, and worked as a freelance news reporter right out of college. After she abandoned the dream of winning the Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Boston Globe, she jumped into marketing management for over a decade. Gledé lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.