This is what kept me up late for the past several nights.
Remember when I interviewed that intriguing soon-to-be-published author, Lorna Dounaeva? Yes, you remember, Lorna interviewing Lorna…it was all quite confusing but fun.
Well, so much for your memory! Click here for the interview if you need a jolt of “Oh yeah” Juice.
Well, I bought her book when it was released and just finished reading it. You can blame her for the dark circles under my eyes. I stayed up way too late too many nights reading her book because I just had to know what happened next. Gee I hate/love when an author does that to me!
Yeah, and the book was so scary that my hair kind of went crazy, too.
So I thought I would share with you the 5-star review I gave her on both Amazon and Goodreads.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional reviewer. I just say what I mean and mean what I say.
Lorna’s Review of Lorna’s Book, Fry
Do you ever really know a person? Who hasn’t asked themselves that question? That question is at the heart of this psychological thriller. And that’s why is is such a compelling and frightening read. If you are like me, you will think about your life differently after reading this book. One misstep with the wrong person and…poof! Your life could go, figuratively, up in smoke.
Lorna’s writing style is so friendly and conversant, that I felt I was having a relaxed cup of tea with her in her “flat,” yet she didn’t waste any time luring me into the web of intrigue that had me glued to her book. The villain in this thriller is complicated and, oh so, beguiling. The author had me not only wondering about Alicia’s motives, but how she was able to pull off all the crazy stunts she was pulling to basically ruin Isabel’s (the heroine’s) once “normal” life.
The characters in this book are like anyone I know (except the villain, of course and thank goodness!): they have predictable personality traits, yet they often act in ways that defy explanation until certain facts are revealed. Those fact are the carrots that the author dangled perfectly to keep me turning pages well past my bed time.
I don’t like graphic violence and there is none in this book–just a lot of spine-tingling suspense.
Well done, Lorna! I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery without a lot of gore.
If you want to learn more about Lorna (her not me), go to Lorna’s website
(hers not mine, which should be obvious, because you’re already at mine, right?).
Sorry. I told you I was tired.