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  1. Lynne King Lynne King says:

    My reading is eclectic I love biographies, gardening books, thrillers, astronomy, cookery books you name it and I will read it but the ones that I love and keep in my library all have one thing in common, they have that magical je ne sais quoi quality that wants me to read them and read them, and keep them to read again To this day, I don t know what makes a great book but I do indeed know one when I read one.The elements are good for this mystery Based in Montreal to me a very exotic cit My reading is eclectic I love biographies, gardening books, thrillers, astronomy, cookery books you name it and I will read it but the ones that I love and keep in my library all have one thing in common, they have that magical je ne sais quoi quality that wants me to read them and read them, and keep them to read again To this day, I don t know what makes a great book but I do indeed know one when I read one.The elements are good for this mystery Based in Montreal to me a very exotic city Megan Scott is married to Tom and she s trying so hard to become pregnant She s a ghostwriter and her husband is often travelling that in itself is suspicious and then suddenly he s found murdered with her boss, Pam.Megan soon falls under suspicion with the police and also the man she is working with, crime writer, Michael Elliott.I was intrigued to find out who was the murderer and was pleasantly surprised at the end of the book.This book is very well written and I m sure that many people will love it but it really wasn t for me I don t know why that s all I can say All I do think is that perhaps it needsstructure to it as for me the plot was excellent


  2. Susan Anderson Susan Anderson says:

    I just loved FALSE IMPRESSIONS, a mystery by Sandra Nikolai It s got a tight story line, a strong voice, and love is in the air between its two main characters, Megan and Michael It s got minor characters who are exploding with jealousy and who fall over one another chasing the men they re burning for so what s not to like Ghostwriter Megan Scott becomes a suspect when her husband and his companion are found murdered Startling evidence surfaces to implicate a young investigative reporter, Mic I just loved FALSE IMPRESSIONS, a mystery by Sandra Nikolai It s got a tight story line, a strong voice, and love is in the air between its two main characters, Megan and Michael It s got minor characters who are exploding with jealousy and who fall over one another chasing the men they re burning for so what s not to like Ghostwriter Megan Scott becomes a suspect when her husband and his companion are found murdered Startling evidence surfaces to implicate a young investigative reporter, Michael Elliot who d rather rub elbows with Montrea s drug dealing underbelly than live the posh lifestyle he s inherited In order to exonerate herself, Megan is flung into Michael s dark world of criminal investigation As Megan and Michael make a last ditch effort to prove their innocence, the real killer closes in on them Someone wants them out of the way and the author never lets us forget it.The book kept me sucked into the story until the end It s about murder and deceit, two of my favorite subjects, and there are suspects galore But the book is also about what dislocation feels like since Megan Scott, who tells the story, deals with the shock and the anger of betrayal and we see life through her eyes FALSE IMPRESSIONS really connected me to life It s a sparkling book, a book that plunked me smack dab onto the streets of Montreal with Megan and Michael, into its neighborhoods, its restaurants, its churches, its red light district, and beyond And as a bonus, I learned how to say electric butt cheeks in French I mean, whatcould a reader want If you re into mystery and memorable characters, if you d like a taste of the je ne sais quoi of Montreal, then FALSE IMPRESSIONS by Sandra Nikolai is a book for you


  3. Gail Baugniet Gail Baugniet says:

    Seamless Plot and Escalating SuspicionsSet in Montreal, this debut crime fiction novel by author Sandra Nikolai is loaded with intriguing characters that continued to hold my interest as it wove a story of a betrayed wife, Megan Scott, and a criminal investigator, Michael Elliott.As a bit of a movie buff, I found the premise of False Impressions reminiscent of the 1999 movie Random Hearts starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas who, after their marriage partners die in a plane crash, dis Seamless Plot and Escalating SuspicionsSet in Montreal, this debut crime fiction novel by author Sandra Nikolai is loaded with intriguing characters that continued to hold my interest as it wove a story of a betrayed wife, Megan Scott, and a criminal investigator, Michael Elliott.As a bit of a movie buff, I found the premise of False Impressions reminiscent of the 1999 movie Random Hearts starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas who, after their marriage partners die in a plane crash, discover that their spouses were having an affair The similarity ends there, though The reason I read and enjoyed False Impressions is because it focuses is on the murder mystery The main plot also offers escalating tension by presenting the protagonist as a major suspect in the murders The emotional repercussions on protagonist Megan Scott, of her husband s extra marital affair and of police suspicion concerning her involvement in the murders, permeate the story on asubtle level.The main plot and subplots in False Impressions fit together seamlessly, building suspense and creating new questions, along with doubt, as suspicion passes from one possible murderer to the next The roles of Megan Scott and Michael Elliott are written with vivid effect, allowing the reader to develop a relationship with these characters as the story progresses While this is essential to many stories, it is especially significant in a continuing series with its recurring cast of characters I want to believe the protagonist has a backstory with enough depth to allow new revelations as the series progresses, along with the strength from past experiences to realistically deal with new crisis situations


  4. JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book) JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book) says:

    was pleasantly surprised by this novel While I expected the mystery to be decent, I certainly did not expect it to be something I could not put down It definitely held my interest.Megan s husband, Tom, is a salesman and travels quite often for his job Megan is a ghostwriter The police arrive at Megan s home one day and inform her that her husband is dead And that a female was found along with him She is devastated partly because she thought they had a happy marriage, partly because they w was pleasantly surprised by this novel While I expected the mystery to be decent, I certainly did not expect it to be something I could not put down It definitely held my interest.Megan s husband, Tom, is a salesman and travels quite often for his job Megan is a ghostwriter The police arrive at Megan s home one day and inform her that her husband is dead And that a female was found along with him She is devastated partly because she thought they had a happy marriage, partly because they were attempting to conceive, and partly because the woman with him was someone she knew Suddenly, her life is thrown into turmoil.Michael Elliott is a schoolfriend of Megan s Because she spent a lot of time with him while trying to edit his book, and during that time, her husband was killed, the police suspect them both of plotting the murder Now it is up to them to try and clear themselves, all the while sorting through circumstantial evidence which can certainly send them both to jail.I highly recommend this suspenseful mystery, and hope others will enjoy it as much as I did


  5. Lynda Kelly Lynda Kelly says:

    This wasn t for me and I packed it in at 18% The writing didn t come across as believable, especially in the scenes where Megan s told of her husband s death The policemen didn t talk as I imagined they would and her reaction wasn t what it ought to be, either All quite strange Then she s pretty much sniffing around after someone else straightawayit just wouldn t happen Her constant attempts at telling her boss her job and who to fire or hire wasn t something she should ve had any inv This wasn t for me and I packed it in at 18% The writing didn t come across as believable, especially in the scenes where Megan s told of her husband s death The policemen didn t talk as I imagined they would and her reaction wasn t what it ought to be, either All quite strange Then she s pretty much sniffing around after someone else straightawayit just wouldn t happen Her constant attempts at telling her boss her job and who to fire or hire wasn t something she should ve had any involvement in, either That was none of her business.It seemed peculiar with Megan s profession as when she was working it seemed to me she was an editor, really, not a ghostwriter Her and her hubby didn t discuss work or clients with each other, which was fair enough, but Megan also does something else she doesn t tell him about So you have to wonder what they DO speak to each other about The weather, maybe..I loved the dedication to her parents at the start


  6. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I received a copy of this book free from Goodreads First Reads.I had a hard time deciding on a rating to give this On the one hand, I really really enjoyed reading it It was a great mystery and it really did keep me guessing about certain things all the way through I was correct in my suspicion of who the killer was, but I didn t know any of the details behind it, and it was really well done in how those were revealed Plus I loved the relationship between Michael and Megan On the other hand I received a copy of this book free from Goodreads First Reads.I had a hard time deciding on a rating to give this On the one hand, I really really enjoyed reading it It was a great mystery and it really did keep me guessing about certain things all the way through I was correct in my suspicion of who the killer was, but I didn t know any of the details behind it, and it was really well done in how those were revealed Plus I loved the relationship between Michael and Megan On the other hand, there were scenes that I really didn t like at all Megan s reaction to the detectives news of her husbands death felt weird and awkward Ditto to when she went over to break the news to her mother I also had a few annoyances with a specific thought of Megan s Several times early in the book she said that Detective Moreau seemed hell bent on incriminating them However nothing in the book had indicated that yet I believe they had met twice and the detective indicated with nothingthan body language that he considered Michael and Megan to be suspects Which, in my opinion, would only be natural.But anyways, moving on from that I had such a great time reading this book I loved it, and that usually automatically gets four stars from me However, because of these niggling little details, I am having a hard time giving it that fourth star At the end of it all I would say that if it didn t contain these things that annoyed me and that s just purely personal opinion I would have given it four stars without question So I ll settle by giving it three stars It was a good cozy mystery, and I had trouble putting it down


  7. Cheryl Landmark Cheryl Landmark says:

    Lots of tension, suspense, red herrings, twists and turns, suspects, motives all the makings of a well crafted and clever whodunit The pacing was great, the plot believable and the resolution satisfactory The setting of Montreal was vividly described and the sprinklings of the French Canadian language and culture throughout the book made me feel like I was right there along with Megan and Michael.Speaking of whom, these two characters were very strong, well developed, intelligent and real and Lots of tension, suspense, red herrings, twists and turns, suspects, motives all the makings of a well crafted and clever whodunit The pacing was great, the plot believable and the resolution satisfactory The setting of Montreal was vividly described and the sprinklings of the French Canadian language and culture throughout the book made me feel like I was right there along with Megan and Michael.Speaking of whom, these two characters were very strong, well developed, intelligent and real and were the reason the book was as compelling and intriguing as it was I thoroughly enjoyed their brainstorming sessions as they tried to prove their innocence and find the real murderer.All in all, this was a thrilling, well written mystery that is sure to tantalize the palate of many fans of the genre


  8. Quillracer Quillracer says:

    This was a mid pack novel in the genre.The main characters are believable with realistic motivations for getting involved, although I felt how they first met in college years before a bit coincidental and wasn t really necessary for the story to work.That they didn t fall into bed shortly after reconnecting was a plus.A minus was Nikolai got a little long winded in her descriptions several places The final chapter seemed a bit rushed, as if she had to get it written fast She did, however, This was a mid pack novel in the genre.The main characters are believable with realistic motivations for getting involved, although I felt how they first met in college years before a bit coincidental and wasn t really necessary for the story to work.That they didn t fall into bed shortly after reconnecting was a plus.A minus was Nikolai got a little long winded in her descriptions several places The final chapter seemed a bit rushed, as if she had to get it written fast She did, however, take the main characters in a direction that was non conventional and, therefore, fresh.I ll readin this series if they come my way


  9. Luana Luana says:

    One of the best mysteries I have read


  10. Demoness Tenebrae Demoness Tenebrae says:

    Great mystery novel Suspense, crime, clues, false accusations One hell of a ride Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under suspicion of murdering her husband, Thomas Scott and her best friend, Pamela Strober when their bodies are found at a cottage in Pineview The autopsy declares that they were murdered by cyanide poisoning Detectives in charge turn to the most obvious suspect, the wife She had the perfect motive, a cheating husband and a backstabbing friend When they discover she wa Great mystery novel Suspense, crime, clues, false accusations One hell of a ride Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under suspicion of murdering her husband, Thomas Scott and her best friend, Pamela Strober when their bodies are found at a cottage in Pineview The autopsy declares that they were murdered by cyanide poisoning Detectives in charge turn to the most obvious suspect, the wife She had the perfect motive, a cheating husband and a backstabbing friend When they discover she was really close with her client, Michael Elliot and that he might be in on the murder, they both end up as the most likely suspects Now, Michael and Megan must fight to prove their innocence while dealing with the threat of a real murderer First of all, let me say that this book kept me up till 5.a.m I just couldn t put it down Just onechapter and then oneand onebut I have to know who really did it So , I read the whole thing in one sitting It doesn t happen that often with mystery novels where I m concerned It is a remarkable debut from the author, Sandra Nikolai, who will definitely end up in my shelf from now on.Now, let me turn to the characters for a bit The heroine of the story, Megan Scott is somewhat clueless regarding her husband s work and activities It s actually amazing how she never suspected him having affairs and spending all of their money I didn t really liked that side of her But, knowing how they both had busy jobs and fast paced life, I can see how that might happen So, the other side of her was good From a quiet, introvert woman she turned to a crime solving, murderer chasing, helping her reporter friend with his dangerous activities kind of woman The transformation was great She really gained muchrespect from me in that regard The hero of the story is Michael Her reporter friend who has wealthy parents but decides to live his life doing what he loves most reporting To beaccurate, reporting and uncovering major drug deals in the area So, a dangerous kind of reporting And Megan helps him with that while they re on the road of clearing their names and finding a real murderer.There were two things I didn t like though First one was the idea that detective Moreau was hell bent on accusing Megan and Michael of murder The guy only appeared a couple of times, first to tell Megan that her husband was dead and then bringing Megan in for questioning and again visiting her apartment while Michael was there So, till almost half of the book since almost the beginning, Megan keeps on describing how this detective has certainly done this to incriminate her, or gone there, or thought of this or certainly made up that And the guy is nowhere to be seen He doesn t even contact her On p.105 Megan saidI especially didn t want to tell her the murders had drawn not only the attention of the media but also the curiosity of one particular police detective who was prepared to pursue Michael and me to hell and back if required The detective only did his job and she really was the most likely suspect She had the motive and the means I believe that was blown out of proportion a little bit The second thing was Dan, the lawyer Michael hired Dan for his expertise and his reputation But throughout the book he really didn t show any of it Everything he has done, a first year law student could have done better And he didn t see what Jane was really like even though they spent so much time together But like I said, this is really a personal likeness of a character On the plus side, I loved how Megan was thinking Her inner monologues while she was alone or lost in her thoughts really had me thinking Let me show you what I mean MeganWe humans were so naive about the danger around us We could only speculate about how often we might have brushed against its borders as we wandered through rituals of our lives, not paying attention to strangers who crossed our paths All in all, I really like this book Even though I m not a great fan of mystery suspense genre If it can keep me up until morning and make me make coffee at 2.a.m so I could find out who the killer really is, then you can imagine what it can do to a true fan of the genre.I highly recommend this book to the fans of all genres for it is a universally good read


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False Impressions ✺ [BOOKS] ✮ False Impressions By Sandra Nikolai ❄ – Thomashillier.co.uk Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered In what a Quebec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surface Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered In what a Quebec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surfaces to implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who d rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inheritedClutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael s dark world of criminal investigation As they make a last ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives Who wants them out of the way and why.

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  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • False Impressions
  • Sandra Nikolai
  • English
  • 18 September 2017

About the Author: Sandra Nikolai

Sandra Nikolai is the author of the Megan Scott Michael Elliott Mystery series, a blend of mystery, thriller, and psychological suspense Her two sleuths, a sharp eyed ghostwriter and a daring investigative reporter, face life threatening situations as they hunt down ruthless murderers and struggle to stay alive in the processVisit Sandra s website at sandranikolai to join her mailing list and receive the first three chapters of False Impressions and Fatal Whispers, plus short story Timely Escape free You can also follow Sandra on Twitter SandraNikolai or connect with her on Facebook at.