How often do you respond to an ad only to discover that it’s deceptive?  For example, there are adverts in the U.S. that encourage you to sign up for solar.  It sounds fabulous.  They even include statements that the government will help cover your costs.  Then, when you speak to them you realize that it is only you paying and their ad was deceptive.  People are deceptive in everyday life.  The old saying, “Looks can be deceiving,” is truer than you think.  Just because a person dresses in what appears to be expensive clothing and  drives an expensive vehicle, doesn’t necessarily mean they are well off or wealthy.  It just might be that they bought the upscale clothes in a consignment shop and  the car is a lease.  Deceptive trying to impress, yes.  Not necessarily always a good thing.  It’s better off just to be yourself.  If you trying the deceptive act to land a job, it may help, but in the end when you turn in the lease car and can’t find good clothes at the thrift store, everyone will know.  Just in general, deceptive practices are common in business.  Real estate or estate agents use them to close a deal.  When they tell you the home needs a little tender loving care, you know that means it’s a fixer upper or a complete renovation.  If they say no animals, but you walk in and can clearly smell the odor or see fur, change agents. If the used car dealer tells you that a little old lady only drove the car to church on Sunday, but the mileage is high you can guarantee that he or she is using a deceptive technique to close the sale.  People who are always late and have more excuses than you can possibly imagine, are lying and just trying to cover up their inability to be anywhere on time. It may also apply to their work ethics.  In the Good Gus series, there were no stories with deceiving characters.  It would have been a poor example to the young reader.  The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you find the people you are dealing with in finances, an estate or a will are being deceitful, move forward with someone new.  Then take a reading break and relax in a comfy chair and read “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.