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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Monique D. Mensah, author of Smoke Screen
Lauren, Ryan, and Simone meet again after the tragedy that brought them together ten years ago. A serial killer is on the loose, and each of these women has a motive to kill.
Simone, a sexual abuse survivor and advocate for young girls, has begun to heal her wounds over the past ten years, but she is still trying to reclaim her life. Her mother, Jessica, thinks it’s unhealthy for Simone to immerse herself into a world of pain and jaded love when she has yet to fully heal herself.
Ryan is willing to do whatever it takes to become a mother, even if it means betrayal. With her biological clock screaming and a shameful ten-year secret bubbling to the surface, Ryan is determined to get what she wants, but she may lose her husband—and her mind—in the process.
Lauren, one of Detroit’s most prominent defense attorneys, redefines justice and seeks a way out of the career that has left her feeling trapped and torn. She can’t set her moral standards aside, winning acquittal after acquittal for the demonstratively guilty. But how far will she go to rid Detroit of its criminal filth?
As these women’s lives collide yet again, forcing them to deal with the tragedies of their pasts, they all learn that no one is safe behind the thin shield of a Smoke Screen.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Smoke Screen?
Monique D. Mensah: Smoke Screen is a sequel of my first novel, Who Is He To You. It takes place ten years later, after the tragedy that pulled my Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Monique D. Mensah, author of Smoke Screen