Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors Summary

New York Times bestselling mystery series. 

Grace Ashby wakes to the sound of a horrifying scream

She races down the hallway, finding her mother's lifeless body on the floor in a pool of blood. Her mother's boyfriend Hugh is hunched over her. At first glance it seems Hugh is to blame, but is Hugh really her mother's killer? 

As revelations about Caroline Ashby's secret life unfold, private detective Sloane Monroe takes the case, but it won't take long to find the killer. He's been watching, carefully tracking her every move. And now Sloane's own life is in grave danger.

If you're a fan of Sue Grafton and Mary Higgins Clark, you'll enjoy the Sloane Monroe series. 

Praise for the Sloane Monroe Series

"While I've found most mystery/thrillers to be rehashes of the same old plot line, this was refreshingly new/original." - Jack Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Reflexive Fire

I can officially declare that I am now a Cheryl Bradshaw fan and look forward to reading the other books in the series over the summer. - Mel Comley, New York Times bestselling author of the Justice series

"Bradshaw writes a great thriller, with likeable characters, and a taunt timeline that keeps you reading way past lights-out." - Amazon Vine Voice Top 500 Reviewer

"Only once in a while do you come upon a novel that sweeps you literally off your feet. The pot-boiling tension in this story is out of this world. Cheryl Bradshaw can write like the pros did at the turn of the 20th century." - Glen Cantrell, Author of The Resume

Book Reviews


A Page-turner!5 star

Suspense from beginning to end. Well written with defined characters.55


Smoke and Mirrors5 star

Great mystery and storyline. Wonderful job.55


Well done5 star

Kept me on the edge of my seat. Pulled an all nighter just to get to the end. Couldn’t put it down.55


A little too ugly3 star

I like the characters in this book, excetthe killer. He was an ugly and brutal person and not enjoyable for me to get to know.35

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Smoke and Mirrors3 star

Plot was a little convoluted.35


Smoke and mirrors5 star

Action packed.55


Excellent Australian murder mystery5 star

Set in Australia, this female detective who seeks out murders by choice is looking for a disturbed doozy of a serial killer!55


Loved it.5 star

Great twist!55


Awesome end5 star

I have finally finished the series and all I can say is “what I ride” Sloane is a strong woman who knows who she is even though she lost herself kinda but who doesn’t question themselves and their life at one point. That’s not a bad thing it helps to make changes sometimes good and sometimes it just validates our direction. Now Cade I can imagine a very sexy man with that cowboy hat I can see it in my mind his look. At least he never gave up on Sloane. Thought the series was well done and developed all the way to the end!!55


Smoke and Mirrors2 star

Quick read with good characters, especially the children. The conclusion felt rushed.25

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