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Scott M. Deitche, Author Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Mafia and Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey.  Tampa, FL

          Trust No One, Promise Nothing is so much more than a tightly written Mafia-tinged mystery. It's also an inter-generational story of family and secrets, buoyed by sharp writing and a unique approach to telling the story of a man reckoning with his past and present. Incorporating real unsolved underworld murders adds to the atmosphere, while the memorable characters propel the narrative. An enjoyable read.

Denise Meyers, Screenwriter, (The Dark of Night, 2017 Cannes Film Festival), NC


          An engrossing first novel from beginning to end, TRUST NO ONE, PROMISE NOTHING deftly weaves together a powerful story of love, revenge, violence and salvation in a taut thriller that peels back the complex layers of one man's search for redemption, a woman's search for truth and the tragic consequences a life led in secret can have on a family.

Gigi Langer, PhD, Author (Worry Less Now), MI

          Trust No One, Promise Nothing leads the reader through a tangle of blood relations that crisscross one another over several decades. There’s plenty of action with mafia, murders, adultery, drug-running, and adopted children born out of wedlock. But that’s not all! The author keeps you guessing! Everything is not what it seems.

Linda Maran, Retired Detective Sergeant, FL

          Trust No One, Promise Nothing is definitely a must-read. From the moment that you open this book until you are finished, you are totally engrossed in the web of crime, deceit, lies, and anticipation of what will happen next!

Cheryl Foster, Retired English Teacher, FL

          I am an avid reader and read Trust No One, Promise Nothing from cover to cover in one sitting. I could not put it down. The suspense of this psychological thriller kept me mesmerized!

Hazel S. Smith, C.N.A., FL

          I wasn't sure where this book was going when I read the first chapter, but the plot kept me coming back anxious to find out what was going to happen next. If you like action crime novels then Trust No One, Promise Nothing is definitely a must-read. I could hardly put it down. There's got to be a sequel and a movie. Those action scenes are amazing!

Patricia Discher, Business Owner,  IA

          The different people, their secrets, and their intertwining relationships had me from the beginning. I wasn't sure where the author was going when the mafia was introduced but soon learned how much of an integral part of the plot they actually were. Trust No One, Promise Nothing has a bit of everything for women and men, from unrequited love to gruesome mafia gangland murders.

Jessie Yanson, RN, Pediatric Nurse, IL

          Perhaps being from Chicago, with its rich history of organized crime, has something to do with the fact that I have always been interested in the crime genre.  Trust No One, Promise Nothing contains suspense, family drama, history, and romance. From the first chapter, I was instantly hooked on both the storyline and the characters. This book draws you in and is an absolute page-turner. 

Marilyn D. Reynolds, MS, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,  FL

          Trust No One, Promise Nothing is teeming with suspense, murder, mayhem, betrayal, abandonment, revenge, codependency, remorse, courage, romance, and personal growth. The author utilizes her exceptional insight to reveal the character's personal histories and explore the childhood traumas which were instrumental in shaping their personalities, choices, and actions. She reminds us that perpetrators can also be victims and is able to evoke compassion for Ray.

Celine Johnson, Librarian and Media Specialist, FL

          This story brilliantly transports us back to a time during the heyday of the mafia filled with gangsters, drugs, and deception. Trust No One, Promise Nothing is a captivating story about how the seemingly insignificant decisions we make every day can change the course of our lives forever. This is definitely a must-read!

Fidel Deforte, Technology Solutions Architect, FL

          Trust No One, Promise Nothing is a fascinating and exciting read that kept me intrigued and anxious, itching to turn the page. The author is very detailed in all areas of the story, such that I vividly immersed myself in the scenes and activities as a silent spectator. Emotionally connected to the key players, I experienced surprise, anger, joy, frustration, and relief as the story unfolded. The author's story is imaginable in today’s world.

Jeff Manz, Attorney and Real Estate Broker, NC

          I love the title! It creates tension and supports a story with more twists and turns than a country back road. Just as I thought, I knew where the story was going, I learned I wasn’t even close, which happened so many times throughout the book. The most intriguing key character appeared to be despicable, with little redeeming value. I hoped he would be bumped off early on, but the tale moved toward painting a totally different man, which kept me reading nonstop to see where in the world it was going. I know that writing Trust No One, Promise Nothing is only the beginning. I can’t wait for the sequel. 

Fran Haag, Retired Insurance Agent, PA

          Oh boy! What a ride! Just when I thought all was good and I could relax, Boom! Bumpy though it was, some scenes brought tears to my eyes. I do enjoy a book that is full of surprises; you delivered with Trust No One, Promise Nothing!

L.W. Middleton, Self-Professed Bookworm, FL

          With the opening lines of Trust No One, Promise Nothing, you experience tension and dread. As the plot unfolds, the reader realizes the characters have more secrets than can be imagined. Flashbacks round out the characters and their motivation for action emerges. Murder and mayhem abound. From the beginning to the end, be prepared for a wild ride.

Stephanie Young, Professional Mother, FL

          I'm a thirty-one-year-old with two young children and an avid reader. I'm always enthralled when a novel's plot involves mystery, drama, conflict and characters who evoke emotion. Trust No One, Promise Nothing delivers these elements and more. It read like a thriller/crime movie I couldn't put down and can't wait for the sequel.

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