Title: All Good Deeds
Author: Stacy Green
First published September 10, 2014
310 pages, ebook
For Violet Spencer, Arbon Academy was the fresh start she needed. It was a place where she hoped to find new opportunities and a chance for greatness.
However, things took a dark turn when she realized that the academy and its prince, Alex, were nothing more than a trap. In a world of politics, backstabbing, and indulgent parties, Violet must navigate her way through to recover her shattered heart.
With the help of her new friends, she sets out to make Alex feel the pain of his betrayal. But Prince Rafe’s involvement complicates matters, and Violet realizes that she must tread carefully to keep herself alive.
The rules are clear: don’t break tradition, don’t let them know you know, and don’t lose your heart… again.
But as Violet struggles to survive, she wonders if following these rules is worth the cost.
About the Author
Meet Stacy Green – the mastermind behind the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. Her debut novel, ALL GOOD DEEDS, clinched a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards while TIN GOD was the runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.
Stacy’s passion for thrillers and crime fiction knows no bounds. She is constantly on the hunt for the next gripping and twisted tale to devour.
Stacy began her career in journalism but took a break to focus on raising her daughter. During this time, she rekindled her love for writing and hasn’t looked back since.
She currently resides in Iowa with her husband, daughter, and their three fur babies who are a little too pampered for their own good.
Stacy is presently working on a new crime fiction series and is represented by Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo, Helin and Fountain Literary Management for literary and dramatic rights. Head over to stacygreenauthor.com to learn more about her work or follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@StacyGreen26) to stay up-to-date on her latest releases.
Stacy Green’s All Good Deeds is a gripping thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Green is an accomplished author of several mystery and thriller novels and has won numerous awards for her writing.
The novel follows the story of Lucy Kendall, a vigilante who seeks justice for victims of child abuse. Throughout the book, Lucy must navigate complex moral dilemmas as she seeks to bring perpetrators to justice while avoiding the attention of law enforcement.
The story is set in St. Louis and uses the city’s gritty urban landscape as the backdrop for the action. One of the strengths of All Good Deeds is the character development.
Lucy is a complex and flawed character, driven by her own traumatic past to seek justice for others. Green skillfully weaves in backstory and brings secondary characters to life, which adds depth and intrigue to the story.
The book’s pacing is also impressive, with Green ratcheting up the tension as the story progresses. The plot is full of twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the surprising conclusion.
All Good Deeds deals with sensitive subject matter, such as child abuse, and Green handles these topics with care and sensitivity. The book brings attention to an important issue while delivering a thrilling and entertaining read.
One area where the book falls short is the writing style. While Green’s prose is serviceable, it lacks the lyrical quality that distinguished other works in the thriller genre.
The dialogue can also be a bit stiff at times, making some of the interactions between characters feel forced. Despite its flaws, All Good Deeds is an entertaining and thought-provoking read that will resonate with fans of the thriller genre.
The novel offers a thrilling ride that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. I recommend All Good Deeds to fans of thrillers and mystery novels.
The book’s exploration of important issues makes it a resonant read, while its well-crafted plot and characters will keep readers hooked. All Good Deeds earns a solid four out of five-stars from this reviewer.