top of page
  • N. N. Light

5+ stars for Sound and Deception by Nancy E. Polin #newadult #romanticsuspense #bookreview

Title: Sound and Deception

Author: Nancy E. Polin

Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb: 


A family emergency brings Klahanie Bishop back to the tiny Pacific Northwest island where she grew up. Going home wasn’t something she’d anticipated, nor had she anticipated running into Noah, the childhood boyfriend who’d humiliated her years ago.Noah McLeod is torn when Klahanie returns to the island. The girl he’d loved forever had evolved into a stunning, free-spirited young woman, and Noah aches to grow close again, but fears the demons from his past will destroy any hope of a future.But someone else is on the island, someone who blends with the locals and hides behind smiling eyes, someone with a cold-blooded secret …


My Review: 


Klahanie returns home, not realizing the danger she’s in. Sound and Deception is a gripping romantic suspense set on an island. With a tight cast of characters and a feeling of isolation, I couldn’t put this book down. Nancy E. Polin is known for writing paranormal romance, yet it was pleasurable to read Sound and Deception.


Let’s start with the characters. I connected with Klahanie from the start. She’s an independent heroine who is back home, a place she never thought she’d be. Family brings her home, yet things go sideways when she runs into her ex, Noah. The tension between her and Noah is off the charts. There’s a dark secret between them and if they are to get back together, Noah must tell her the truth. These characters are so well written, they stuck with me long after I finished reading.


The world-building and narration work together to hook the reader. Layering in descriptive narration, suspense, and a sense of foreboding, Nancy E. Polin crafts a flawless story. The world-building is impressive with its rich attention to detail. Emotions also play a huge role in the plot. Put it all together and Sound and Deception is an unforgettable read.


My Rating: 5+ stars


Buy it Now:   










Author Biography:


Nancy E. Polin began writing as a child and returned as a late bloomer to add experience and the occasional quirk to her work. She and her family happily reside in the rain-sodden Pacific Northwest.


Social Media Links:



Reviewed by: Nancy


bottom of page