Smoke & Mirrors by Charlie Cochet: Pre-Release Day Review



Life for Dexter J. Daley has never been easy, but he’s always found a way to pick himself back up with a smile on his face. Taken from his home and the arms of Sloane Brodie, his boyfriend and THIRDS partner, Dex finds himself in a situation as mysterious and lethal as the Therian interrogating him. Dex learns what he’s secretly believed all along: his parents’ death wasn’t an accident.

Discovering the whole truth about John and Gina Daley’s homicide sets off a series of events that will change Dex and Sloane’s life forever. As buried secrets rise to the surface and new truths are revealed, Dex and Sloane’s love for each other is put to the test, with more than their relationship on the line. If traversing the waters of murder and secret government agencies wasn’t enough, something inexplicable has been happening to Dex—and nothing will ever be the same.

Title: Smoke & Mirrors
Series: THIRDS Book Seven
Author: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: July 8, 2016
Category: Mystery/Suspense, Paranormal, Werewolves/Shifters, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 230

morgan review
When I finished this book I was a complete wreck, but in a good way. I believe Smoke & Mirrors is my favorite yet. Charlie has created an amazing world with the THIRDS and each story seems to be even better than the last. With this next installment we get to see a lot of our questions answered and a lot of new things about Dex’s past revealed. Dex and Sloane are met with even more struggles in their relationship and Dex is going through something that will blow everyone’s minds. This story had me laughing out loud, gripping my seat though the action scenes and crying my eyes out on more than one occasion. Omg, my emotions were all over.

Charlie is an amazing writer. I cannot wait to see what she comes up with for the next book in the series. I am really looking forward to seeing how the story plays out with Seb and Hudson. I have been completely hooked on this series from day one and she can’t write them fast enough. I was so happy with this new installment and Smoke & Mirrors definitely gets 5 pieces of eye candy from me.

5 pieces of eye candy


denise review

I don’t give 5 pieces of eye candy out anymore. For me, the biggest factor on that is, is this a must re-read again. The answer to that is an emphatic YES!!! SOON!!!

Charlie has taken the THIRDS world and turned it on its head. We learned previous to this book, a little about TIN, and we certainly learn so much more in this book. And we learn how that affects Sloane and Dex’s lives. There is no turning back now.

The opening chapter literally gutted me. I couldn’t read it without crying, and cursing Charlie. (I “might” have been messaging someone about it, because I was upset). The rest of the book was a roller coaster like only Charlie can do. Things you think shouldn’t be related, definitely are. Things that happened in the recent past come back to change their worlds. Things that happened in the long ago past do the same.

Their worlds are changing, and we are so fortunate to have Charlie taking us along for the ride. My emotions were at a huge high, and a sad low. Few authors can take me on that journey, Charlie and her band of merry men did that.

A note of warning…before you read the epilogue, make a stop to grab some tissues. Your heartstrings will be pulled…tightly. What I see ahead for the group, well, it’s still a bumpy ride.

Without question, 5 pieces of eye candy. I will be getting it in paperback, and audio, when I can. And you should too!


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