"Deceiver" is a very fast-paced novella. Owen does a great job establishing her characters and building a sense of mystery. The plot twists are enjoyable if not a bit predictable.
One hole in the plot though ruined the entire story for me. It struck me in the first couple of pages of the novella that if the police had properly processed evidence that was returned to the victim's husband, then none of this novella would have happened. There are so many things wrong with that little bit of the novella that just nagged me all the way through the rest of the story and completely voided any of the good aspects.