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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Author Wendy VanHatten Reviews “Dead Write” by Sheila Lowe



Dead Write by Sheila Lowe
Author Website: www.claudiaroseseries.com and www.sheilalowe.com
Blurb:
When it comes to solving murder, sometimes the pen can be mightier than the sword ...

Handwriting expert Claudia Rose heads to the Big Apple at the behest of Grusha Olinetsky, the notorious founder of an elite dating service whose members are mysteriously dying. Drawn into the feckless lives of the rich and single, Claudia finds herself in a twisted world of love and lies fueled by desperation. But is one among them desperate enough to kill?

Claudia must find clues in the suspects' handwriting before more victims are scribbled into the killer's black book...

Book Length: 320 pages
Publisher: New American Library/Obsidian Mysteries
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BOOK REVIEW:

If you have an inquisitive mind, you will find yourself trying to figure out what can possibly be the next pitfall or revelation. You will even ask yourself if main character Claudia has thought about what she is doing. Fast paced, this novel is so easy to get dragged into you can’t wait to find out what the next turn of events is. Yet you worry that it might not be a good thing…for anybody.

Twists and turns keep this one moving forward, never stale. Yet there are not so many plots or subplots as to confuse the reader. You won’t need a scorecard to remember who does what and when. Her characters are memorable in their own rights. With the continued turn of events you never have a clue as to what the next chapter will bring. And like any good mystery…the ending is full of surprises. 

I found myself wanting to read faster…to find out what happens next. Then I found myself wanting to read slower…because I didn’t want it to end.

REVIEWED BY:
Name:                Wendy VanHatten
Tagline:               Freelance Editor and Author
Website:             www.vanhattenwritingservices.com
                           www.virtual-author-assistant.com

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