Mar. 28, 2017

Even when everything is explained it is hard to believe!

Dying for Christmas: A Novel by Tammy Cohen

 

My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my advance reading copy of this book! Rock on!

When the story opens, host Jessica Gold informs the reader that if he or she is reading this, Jessica is probably dead. In my opinion, that is the lynchpin that will hook the reader and keep them reading! Not bad for the first page, no?

There follows Jessica’s firsthand account of the ordeal she has been through as the kidnapped prisoner of a psychopath. The villain, Dominic Lacey, has taken Jessica prisoner the day before Christmas Eve. This begins a vicious cycle as Jessica herself the prisoner of a sadistic sexual predator, who is giving her the twelve days of Christmas in his own vivid way…

And then the reader comes to book two…

This second half of the novel contains twists and more twists. The final twist on the very last pages of the book should be a surprise and delight to any reader of thrillers!

The underlying story also makes for excellent reading.  Policewoman Kim is a driven person who is trying hard to get a promotion. Yet her husband doesn’t see it that way. He believes that her job is putting a strain on their marriage and is neglectful to their children. His ultimatum is clear: find another job or lose your family! She can’t shake the feeling that her career might hinge on solving the Jessica Gold case. She also begins to question her decision to focus on career over family…

I gladly give the book five stars! I feel I could have been reading from a real case instead of a scenario created by the author’s imagination. My hat is off to you, Tammy Cohen! Encore!

Quoth the Raven…

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