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The Deceiving Look
The Deceiving Look
Shepard & Gray Book 3

Sheriff Billie Gray calls on Solomon Shepard once more to tackle an investigation into the murder of a criminal defense attorney in this heart-pounding thriller from the bestselling author of A Killer’s Wife.

A red-hot suspenser aimed at readers for whom a single serial killer just isn’t enough.
Kirkus Reviews

A compelling legal thriller that will have you turning the pages well into the night.

Addictive, suspenseful, and twisty!
—Blogger review

When I say I didn’t see the twists in this one coming? Holy cow.
—Blogger review


Victor Methos immigrated to the United States from Kabul, Afghanistan, at the age of nine and wrote his first short story in English at the age of ten. He is the bestselling author of over 50 novels and has been nominated for the prestigious Edgar® Award for best novel for his work, A Gambler’s Jury, and is the recipient of the 2020 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for, The Hallows.

He attended law school at the University of Utah and has been both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, having conducted more than 100 trials ranging from death penalty cases to defending the rights of Native American tribes to practice their religion freely, to suing police departments for civil rights violations.

​Methos’ books have been #1 bestselling hits in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Australia, and throughout the world. He currently lives in Southern Utah.

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“What would you have if John Grisham wrote Better Call Saul? Answer: You’d have The Shotgun Lawyer by Victor Methos.”
New York Journal of Books

“The story [The Neon Lawyer] is so well written, with a main character you will cheer on.”
—Mystery Suspense Review

“One of the best legal thrillers I’ve read in recent years. Many twists and turns kept the pages turning well into the early morning hours.”
—Amazon review

“The main characters were fully drawn with interesting backstories… The plot moves at an even and fast pace throughout with plenty of twists and surprises to keep the reader turning the page.”
—Blogger review

“The writing is crisp and clean. The story arc moves well and the action and suspense are taughtly written.”
—Amazon review

“Finally a writer that doesn’t add half a book of useless information…. This is a writer that sticks to the facts, adds a little bit of background about what is going on, but gets to the point.”
Mystery Tribune


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