MINI-REVIEW Sheryle’s story unfolds like a classic film noir. There are dark shadows and silhouettes on every page. I couldn’t help but feel that every character encountered could be either Savior or Satan in this account of a life filled with intrigue, deception, and betrayal. – Ron Hughart, Supervising Director, Fox Television Animation
MINI-REVIEW Acclimated in childhood to self-preservation by denial, Sheryle finds herself married into a family whose patriarch is a benevolent con man. Carl claims his motivation is to benefit the family he purports to love. But is it? The author shares an insider’s tale, revealing how those same family members become unwitting participants in Carl’s schemes and are ultimately destroyed by them. – Joyce Marder, Author, Surviving the Start-up Years in Your Own Business
MINI-REVIEW Bauer’s honest, forthright voice explores the life of a woman trapped by a small family’s big crimes. With an unflinching view, she goes past the mansion gates and into the criminal machinations that shocked Utahns in the mid-90s. An engaging read. – Kurt R. A. Giambastiani, Author, The Fallen Cloud Saga
AMAZON REVIEW Amanda B. What a gripping novel! Bauer reveals the human events behind the headlines, providing a deeply personal look at a family tangled in a web of crime. Her characters are complex and paradoxical, seen through a lens that is both loving and critical. Bauer’s dialogue is true-to-life, and her wry humor comes through on every page. The narrative moves through a series of vignettes, each with its own dramatic arc. The threads come together, only to diverge again as the novel steadfastly resists tidy conclusion.
AMAZON REVIEW Christina Deason Uninhibited, raw, and honest! The stuff that guts are made of! Falling in love with the characters was easy in this novel, The Devil in the Deal. Sheryle let’s us peek at the dark side of these folks, but within the pages, their vulnerable sides are revealed, making it easy to see why her beloved heroine was loyal to her family. (I particularly felt close to her Italian country grandparents and would love to travel back in time to see them!) Thrilling, honest, raw, and uninhibited! Like the Mafia, it’s a Hit! Great read- grab a strong cup of coffee, and maybe a shot, settle down and enjoy this page turner!
AMAZON REVIEW Pat Hichborn Five Stars. This is a great read–kept me up past my bedtime to finish reading it!