False Impressions - Sandra Nikolai

False Impressions

By Sandra Nikolai

  • Release Date: 2012-05-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 465 Ratings


"Her cheating husband was murdered and she's the prime suspect. Proving her innocence is one thing. Evading a killer who wants her dead is something else."


Montreal ghostwriter Megan Scott falls under police suspicion when her husband and a female companion are found murdered. In what a Québec detective calls a crime of passion, startling evidence surfaces to also implicate Michael Elliott, a young investigative reporter who'd rather rub elbows with scumbags than live the posh lifestyle he inherited.

Clutched out of her comfort zone, Megan is flung into Michael's dark world of criminal investigation. As they make a last-ditch attempt to prove their innocence, an elusive enemy closes in and threatens their lives. Who wants them out of the way and why?

Their only path to freedom is to catch the twisted killer before they become the next victims. But not knowing who to trust or where to turn can have consequences that are just as lethal…

Book Reviews:

"Psychological twists and turns make this a heart-pounding read!"

"Fast-paced, plot-driven action with sharp, realistic dialogue" 

"A stunning debut...deserves a much wider publication"

"A sparkling book…a tight story line" 

Books in the Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series by Sandra Nikolai: 

*** Each book in the series can be read as a standalone ***

False Impressions (Book #1)

Fatal Whispers (Book #2)

Timely Escape (A Short Story prequel to Icy Silence)

Icy Silence (Book #3)

Dark Deeds (Book #4)

Broken Trust (Book #5)

Cold Revenge (book 6)

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery Box Set: Books 1-3

Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery Box Set: Books 4-6



  • False Impressions

    By Murf811
    Great mystery with many twists and turns. Very exciting and hard to put down. I will be looking forward to more by this author.
  • False Impressions

    By Woodland3
    I’ll admit that I had a hard time finishing this book. Besides having unlikable characters, their actions were not realistic. Even finding out her husband was unfaithful, how did she show NO grief for the end of her dreams/marriage? I was glad when the book was over.
  • So intriguing..

    By Tristan Costales
    This book is very interesting. I kept trying to solve the murder myself. Although I was surprised at the ending. The love story between Megan and Michael is amazing. Another great read.
  • Spell binding

    Love this book. Kept going from one person to the next as the killer and then I thought Emily was the killer till she was reveled. That doesn’t happen very often.
  • Riveting story, unexpected character analysis

    By Dog mystery lover
    This is a must read! Twists within each character that keep you guessing! Even the main characters! Greatly written; can hardly wait to read more from this author!
  • Great story with lots of twists!

    By ZTA lady
    I enjoyed this book and its characters. The “villain” remained elusive until the last few pages!
  • False Impressions

    By LC in KC
    A clever, enjoyable mystery with interesting characters.
  • False Impressions

    By Ms. English Teacher
    Well done. I never lost interest and moved through the book easily. Realistic conversation and action. I was in it to the last page. I’d also read another of her books.
  • Murder mystery for dummies

    By Luceagain
    Stilted writing. Also, very obvious that Jane was a leading suspect killer from the beginning. That Michael never followed up on her investigation of Willie was out of character for him. And, that the main character was so thoroughly fooled by Tom and Pam and managed to have two such terrible people in her life? She was no dummy, so out of character. This book needs work, but the basics are there for a good story!
  • False Impressions

    By Bayport Granny
    Very smartly written. Believable, interesting characters.