"This is a fast-paced novel, with some well-drawn characters, some brutal moments and interesting twists of fate."
~ Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine
"An intensely dramatic psychological thriller. An intriguing romantic suspense that will keep you turning the pages!"
~ Kat Martin, Best Selling Author of Deep Blue
"Michelle Perry's writing sizzles! Breathtaking suspense, great characters, and non-stop action make Cain And Abel a fantastic read. Don't miss this debut from a star who's sure to shine! "
~ Tina Wainscott, best selling author of What She Doesn't Know, St. Martins Press
"Ms. Perry's debut effort is a worthy one and I look forward to reading her in the future."
~ Kristi Ahlers, Independent Reviewer
"Cain And Abel, by newcomer Michelle Perry, is a gripping romantic suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat page after page. There are so many twists and turns in this exciting novel that the tension level just continually ratchets up right up through to the exciting conclusion. Kudos to Ms. Perry on creating a terrific novel!"
~ Romance Junkies
"The romantic suspense of Michelle Perry grabs you and won't let go."
~ Affaire de Coeur Magazine
"By train, plane, boat, or bus, get to your local bookstore and find a copy of Cain And Abel by Michelle Perry. It's a book that will have you reading late into the night, and then begging for more from this very talented author."
~ Romance Reviews Today
"Ms. Perry did an incredible job on this romantic suspense at every turn. The pace and utter drive behind the plot and suspense were amazing. I don't think there was a moment during the story where I wanted to put it down. I can honestly say I loved Cain And Abel...and in a strange way, I'm almost hoping for more."
~ The Romance Studio
"This debut book by Michelle Perry is an excellent foray into romantic suspense and I'm definitely looking forward to her next release."
~ A Romance Review
"Wow. Perry's thriller is edge-of-your-seat intense. Every page adds another layer and you want to put the book down and take a break, but you find you can't. You have to know how the story ends. While fiction, Cain And Abel does resemble life, as you read Jessica's story, escaping from an abusive husband and trying to start a new life, you realize there are women doing the exact same thing at this very moment. This realization adds to the storyline and intensifies the emotions. Cain And Abel is a masterful thriller!"
~ Sharyn McGinty, inthelibraryreviews.net
“If you are looking for a suspenseful tale that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, then this is definitely a must read. It has earned a prominent position on my keeper shelf.”
~ Billie Jo, Fallen Angel Reviews
If he looked up, she was as good as dead. Jessica was afraid to move, afraid to breathe, afraid he would hear her heart slamming into her chest from across the room. How had Cole found her? She watched him eat his hamburger and marveled at his casualness as he sipped his iced tea. Was it possible that he didnʼt know? It had taken five years for her to stop looking over her shoulder. Five years to reach the place where a ringing phone or a knock at the door didnʼt terrify her. The idea that he mightʼve crossed her path again by mere chance staggered her. But the late Mrs. Cole Ramsey, as she humorlessly considered herself, had never been much of a believer in chance. Fear coiled in her stomach like a thick, cold serpent. She wiped her sweaty palms on her slacks and clutched her purse. As she gauged the distance between herself and the door, Jessica tried to suppress the whimper that rose in her throat. Her habit of always seeking a back table may have gotten her killed. To get out, sheʼd have to walk right by him, and she didnʼt think she could do it. She looked around the room, searching for any means of escape, any help. Nothing. Then she glanced back at Cole and nearly screamed. He was staring at her. Her furiously pounding heart nearly skidded to a stop as his pale blue eyes locked on hers.
Then Cole did something extraordinary, something that frightened her more than if heʼd pulled a gun. He smiled. With a strangled cry, Jessica jumped up and toppled her chair. It banged against the gray marble floor like a gunshot. Conversation at the neighboring tables ceased, and the other customers seemed to fade away until there was nothing left but Cole and her and the ragged sound of her own breathing. Coleʼs smile flickered and died and was replaced by a look of confusion. Was it possible he hadnʼt recognized her? The thought seemed ridiculous, even though sheʼd tried to alter her appearance. Her long blond hair was now short and mousy brown; her green eyes were hidden beneath a pair of brown contact lenses. She no longer looked like Jessica Ramsey, the trophy wife of a wealthy businessman. She was Emily Jackson, a shy woman who worked at Mid-Tennessee Realty and hid behind thick bangs. Cole looked over his shoulder, then back at her, as if trying to spot the cause of her distress. Jessicaʼs stomach lurched. He hadnʼt recognized her. Sheʼd just blown it. Cole wiped his mouth with a napkin and pushed away from the table.