Second Slice - JT Bishop

Second Slice: A Murder Mystery Suspense Thriller


About the Book

A husband viciously murdered in his own bed. An abused wife accused of the crime. Can Madison Vickers discover the ugly truth before she meets the same fate as her husband?
After finding her husband dead, Madison suspects the mysterious man who watches her, speaks to her in quiet whispers, and moves objects with his mind is not only a killer but also holds the clues to her strange past and future.

Relying on her handsome attorney and Detectives Daniels and Remalla to discover the clues and prove her innocence, Madison hopes her own mistakes and desperate attempts at love won’t doom her to a life in prison.

When troubled friends, a sad wife, and financially strapped husbands all become suspects, Madison finds comfort in the advice of a quirky woman who suggests the rabbit hole may be deeper than Madison realizes, and ill prepared to face.

But nothing is as it seems when secrets are divulged, and a killer is revealed. And when forced to confront the truth, Madison will face not just a murderer, but shocking secrets that will link her to a deadly stranger and transform her life forever.

Second Slice is book two in the Family or Foe Saga, featuring Detectives Daniels and Remalla. It can be read on its own but is best read after the first book in the series, First Cut.

Full of unexpected twists, intriguing characters, fast-paced action and a dose of supernatural suspense, Second Slice will keep you guessing and reading late into the night.

My favorite quote from the novel expresses Madison's promise to herself, which resonates with many women: 'When I get through this, I'm going to embrace my life. Do the things I've always wanted to do. Be a woman who loves her life, who takes the bull by the horns and acts, despite the consequences. I want to take risks based on my choices and no one else's. And if I screw up, I'll do better.' Second Slice by J.T. Bishop has a distinct style, the pace set by the staccato speech which keeps the plot hammering along. The many protagonists are all in the frame of this complicated whodunit, which doesn't let up until the end of the novel. I really valued the conversation and banter between the two police detectives, Detective Daniels and Remalla, and the underlying sense of brotherhood between them. The reader sees snippets of their history and is able to appreciate the depth of their shared trauma as they battle for the truth.
– K.T. Bowes - Readers' Favorite Review
Second Slice is an excellent suspense thriller that has all the right components going for it. J.T. Bishop cuts right to the chase, literally and figuratively, propping up a body count in the first few pages. Madison is a fully fleshed character and a worthy female protagonist, fragile and flawed, searching for answers to acquit herself of crimes against two ruthless men who themselves were responsible for shattering lives in both the personal and professional arenas. The writing and pacing of the novel are tight and the dialogue is wholly authentic. I admit I have not read the first book in the series and while Second Slice reads perfectly well as a stand-alone, I enjoyed it enough to want to go back and read First Cut. Highly recommended.
– Asher Syed - Readers' Favorite Review
Second Slice: Book 2 in the Detective Daniels and Remalla Series by J. T. Bishop is an excellent read. It starts slowly but you need that to get all the characters in place to start with. Then it begins to move, building in suspense and intensity, grabbing hold of you and not letting go until the end. The characters are really well developed, so well that you feel like you've known them forever. The plot is steady, unique and intense, and there are many twists and turns to keep you on your toes. There is plenty of action and the suspense just keeps on building, right to the very end. Great book. If you want something to lose yourself in completely, this is the book for you.
– Anne-Marie Reynolds' - Readers Favorite Review
Author J. T. Bishop really impressed me with the psychological qualities of First Cut, so I was excited to get back to the world of Detectives Daniels and Remalla for another piece of the action. This second novel leans more towards the plot intrigues and the puzzle pieces of the crime, though it retains much of the satisfying psychological quality when Madison is faced with the pressure of looming imprisonment versus the fear of confronting that which she keeps hidden. The interior struggles make for a compelling emotional arc, whilst the overarching mystery begins in mysticism and ends with hard truths and sudden twists, giving much satisfaction to those who are following the case closely. Overall, Second Slice is an excellent continuation of a suspense-filled series by a very talented author.
– K.C. Finn - Readers' Favorite Review
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