A Margin Of Lust by Greta Boris ~ A Mystery Review and Giveaway

Posted: August 9, 2017 in giveaways, Mystery, reviews
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A Margin of Lust (The Seven Deadly Sins)
by Greta Boris

Every time I turn the page I am not sure what is going to happen next.
~A. Holland Reads

… if you love a quick read and a killer for vengeance this book is for you.

A Margin of Lust (The Seven Deadly Sins)
1st in Series
Fawkes Press, LLC (May 10, 2017)
Paperback: 346 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1945419218

My Review

Just when it looks like Gwen’s career as a real estate agent is going to pay off big, things start going horribly wrong. Agents are being murdered, the first body found in the home she’s going to get the big commission on. And that’s not all. Strange things keep happening at the house and it now appears it all might be connected.  Can she be safe partnering up with another agent, or will it just be two for the price of one?

This was a pretty good mystery. You get inside the killer’s head. Know what motivates him. But have no clue who he is. When you do find out, it’s someone you wouldn’t expect. I always like that. The author got away with it by giving multiple suspects and some false trails.

Gwen’s got more on her plate too. She suspects her husband is cheating on her and acts impulsively, jumping to conclusions. At first her actions didn’t ring true to me. But then I though about it some more, and yeah, people do dumb things in the name of love.

All in all, I enjoyed this one. Not too gruesome nor easy to solve. I’ll be reading more of this series.

4 Stars



Gwen Bishop, wife, mother, and struggling real estate agent, has two big fears: claustrophobia and being buried in suburban obscurity. When she signs her dream listing, a multi-million dollar beachfront property in Laguna Beach, California, she’s sure her problems are behind her. And they would be, if it wasn’t for the secret in the basement and the body in an upstairs bedroom.

When the crime scene tape comes down, Gwen enlists the aid of a handsome co-worker with a background in construction to help her ready the house for sale and bolster her flagging courage. But every time they’re ready to put it back on the market, something goes horribly wrong. She must face old fears and new ones, temptations and buried truths. Gwen is determined to sell the dream house—or die trying.

About The Author

Greta Boris is the author of the 2017 releases, A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath, the first two books in her 7 Deadly Sins domestic suspense series. She’s also the Director of O.C. Writers, a community of over 800 published and aspiring authors in Orange County, California.

She’s published articles on culture, health, and entertainment for a variety of national magazines including Victorian Homes, Zombies, 50 Scariest Movies, Exodus, and Women of the Bible. She’s also the author of the Amazon Kindle Bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout – Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life.

You can visit her at http://gretaboris.com. She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante’s Inferno

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  1. Guess that will hurt her commission. :-) And I thought the money pit was bad.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah. Hard to sell a house when people die in it and weird things happen to spoil the open house. The Money Pit is a favorite of mine. Too funny and probably could happen. LOL

  2. Anne says:

    A captivating and intriguing feature and giveaway.

  3. taylordeanbooks says:

    I’ve always thought it would be a little creepy to show strangers around an empty house. Just seems like you’re setting yourself up to be in a dangerous position. Sounds like this book will play on that fear!!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Me too, Taylor. Stranger Danger comes to mind. And yes, this book does play on the fear. The killer is very creepy.

  4. The title doesn’t make me think mystery, but since I read your review it does sound good and a mystery so I will put it on my list. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’d say the title connects to one particular thing going on in the book. I had this huge review written and realized I was talking too much so I cut it back. LOL

  5. Drangonfly says:

    Again I have to say Laura that you have the absolute BEST titles here! I’m a sucker for anything with the words Lust, Deadly or Sin on it!!! And a great mystery is always good! :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Yeah, all of those words spell trouble with a capital T! Thanks so much:) I try to read all kinds of genres and age groups.

  6. gretaboris says:

    Thanks for the review, Laura! Glad you enjoyed the book.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Thank you for the opportunity to read your mystery. Sure kept me entertained and wishing you a successful tour:)

  7. diannekc says:

    A dead body in a home you’re trying to sell, sounds like a real nightmare. Sounds like a great read.

  8. Sounds good! It is nice when they have you guessing or surprised by the ‘bad guy’