First things first! This weekend I’ll be at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia and would love to introduce you to Charlotte Luce!
Below is the schedule when I’ll definitely be in the booth.
You all know that I love the romance genre, but I love mystery and suspense just as much. And one author mixes the two beautifully, and of course that’s Nora Roberts. She’s the author whose style I want to emulate, without losing my voice in my writing.
The Witness isn’t a new release, in fact it has a copyright date of 2012, but for some reason I’d missed it. But oh is it good! The story begins with the short-lived teenage rebellion of sixteen year old Elizabeth Fitch and her desire to move out from under the control of her very domineering mother. And she does so in a big way.
The events of the next day, and the consequences she faces, are thankfully nothing like the teenage rebellion most of us go through. Elizabeth, who at the urging of a new found ally Julie, decides to rebrand herself as Liz, is about to face the horror that no teenager or adult should ever have to witness. The cold blooded murder of two people.
The Witness is written into parts, the first being titled Elizabeth, and is the backstory of the atrocities of her youth. Part two, titled Brooks, starts twelve years later and tells the reader about Brooks Gleason, the Chief of Police in a small town in the Ozark’s. He’s young, good looking, and an honest cop. He’s also very curious about the mysterious young woman living in his town named, Abigail.
I don’t want to give too much away because if you love romance and suspense, this book has it all. One of the the things Nora Roberts does best is write love scenes that are sensual, and allow you to use your imagination, without being overly descriptive. A line from Brooks reads “Let me take you to bed, Abigail.” Now tell me, is that sexy and provocative, or what?
The Witness earns a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review from me, and if you haven’t read it, and love a romantically written suspense story, you won’t be disappointed.
*The contest to WIN a Free ebook of Breaking The Barriers, by B.B. Swann ends on September 6th. It’s not too late to enter! The link is available on last week’s interview with Bonnie if you haven’t read it. Click the word WIN or use the link below
Until we read again…📚
Dana L. ❤️