Narrated by Naomi Rose-Mock
Run Time: 6 hrs and 21 mins
*Disclaimer: Flashbacks have never been my favorite technique.
A woman wakes up tied to her bed. The rest of the story is about 98% flashbacks. You hear about her parents, upbringing, beloved servants, handsome husband, and a giant move across the Pond to Scotland. You’ll also hear about some harassment and the history that leads to the character’s current predicament.
- Caroline Emma Corbett Reid and her husband Tom leave Charleston, South Carolina and move to Scotland. Somehow, she ends up tied to her bed. I’m surprised she doesn’t complain more about having a headache or something. The story unfolds where she takes some very, very long walks down memory lane.
- The action doesn’t happen until the last 20 minutes of the book. Then, it’s over in two winks.
- Writing the book this way puts an odd filter on things. It’s almost like the reader is getting the story second hand from an unreliable source. She doesn’t have amnesia about most of her life, just the last few days.
- There are elements of mystery in here as we don’t know how the MC wound up tied to the bed until the last few minutes.
- The conclusion involves the bad guy basically laying out the whole sordid tale. While fine, I wish Caroline had more to do with her eventual fate than everything happening to her.
- The back cover copy talks about greed and murder, but it’s probably mostly a tale of revenge.
- There isn’t much chance of figuring out whodunnit because you’re not even sure what the “dunnit” part is until the last part of the story. But in the end, there are some clues scattered out.
- Many portions of the flashbacks are interesting, but they do not seem to connect well to the rest of the story. The style in which this unfolds lends itself to building Caroline’s world, but that includes a lot of unnecessary pieces. I guess they’re either purposeful or incidental red herrings for the mystery.
- Caroline is a pretty likable character.
- Narration’s fitting for the story. Southern and Scottish accents are decent.
A uniquely told mystery.
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Ones I think may still have US codes: Reshner’s Royal Ranger, Never Again, Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Holy War, Reclaim the Darklands, Eagle Eyes, Treachery Makes it Tense, Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts, The Dark Side of Science, Ashlynn’s Dreams, Nadia’s Tears, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest
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Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)
Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Devya’s Children Series Links:
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)
Guardian Angel Files:
Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)