Secrets from the past crash into the present as clues are put together, heightening the suspense packed in the story. Twists and turns ensure readers are kept guessing until the end.


About The Book

A Jamie Rush Mystery: Book 2
Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Two sisters.

One deadly secret.

No time to lose.

PI Jamie Rush has her hands full with small-time skip-tracing and surveillance jobs in Port Alene, Texas. The work is steady, though she still struggles to make ends meet. But when her partner, Cookie, brings in a low-paying and potentially time-consuming case, Jamie takes it on out of loyalty.

Cookie’s childhood friend, Renata, needs to find her younger sister, Leah. As Jamie digs into Leah’s past, it becomes clear that the missing woman’s life was shrouded in secrets, the kind that could jeopardize those involved in the case.

To complicate matters, PI Alastair Finn has returned, and he’s willing to reclaim his town by any means necessary. Jamie has never been one to retreat, and Alastair enjoys a good fight. Sparks will fly.

A missing woman. Felonies. Finn’s return. Every twist reminds Jamie that she’s still an outsider in this town. Jamie must prove herself all over again, and the stakes have never been higher.



The Review

Jamie Rush ekes out a living as a skip tracer/private investigator in Port Alene, Texas. When her business partner, Cookie, asks her to take a look at a case involving the missing sister of a friend, she agrees. Author Laura Oles uses this case as the foundation for Depths of Deceit.

Jamie is a fiery character who is itching to go toe-to-toe with Alastair Finn, a competitor who returns to his hometown to take over. The opening chapter sets the stage for what turns into an entertaining tit-for-tat between them.

Meanwhile, as Jamie and Cookie begin probing into Leah’s disappearance, they struggle to reconcile what they learn with the information provided by her sister, Renata. Jamie’s personal life, which includes a father with a history of scamming others, is a bit on the messy side.

Secrets from the past crash into the present as clues are put together, heightening the suspense packed in the story. Twists and turns ensure readers are kept guessing until the end.

Depths of Deceit delivers a powerful story of suspense focusing on a powerful secret threatening to drive two sisters apart.

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About The AuthorLaura Oles is the Agatha-nominated and award-winning author of the Jamie Rush mystery series, along with short stories and nonfiction. With two decades of experience in the digital photography industry, Laura’s work has appeared in trade and consumer magazines, crime-fiction anthologies, and she served as a business columnist. Laura loves road trips, bookstores and any outdoor activity that doesn’t involve running. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her family.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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5-STAR REVIEW: DEPTHS OF DECEIT by Laura OlesSecrets from the past crash into the present as clues are put together, heightening the suspense packed in the story. Twists and turns ensure readers are kept guessing until the end.