Thursday, September 26, 2013

"Barely a Spark" - reviews

Thought I'd pass along a few reviews for Barely a Spark and Not a Whisper. I hope if you have read one of them, you'll take a minute to post a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Thank you!!

From James Noel, Quality Book Club Reviewer: Not a Whisper
What did you think about the ending? 
The ending was definitely a surprise but I did like the way it tied in with the rest of the story. I also especially liked that the author did not have an open ending for this book when it is part of a series.
What is the climax of the book and why?
When Cherie is in the interrogation room with Jazz and David. The opening of this chapter had me sitting at the edge of my seat. Was something going to happen? What was Cherie getting herself into? I'm sure other readers will feel the same way.
Who do you think the author intended to read this book and why? 
Anyone who likes a mystery set in a small town will fall in love with this book and its characters. Think Midsummer Murders. Everyone knows everyone and their dog. No incident goes undiscussed. In this book, the author introduces the breakfast club which offers the reader a spectator's seat to the happenings in the town. 
From Wm. Mosher: Barely a Spark
Barely a Spark of down time as I read this second installment to the Klondike Mysteries. The only thing is, given Donna' s hectic schedule, it is going to be a while until the third book is in our hands. I guess we'll just have to re-read the first two as we wait. 
A big thumbs up for characterizations, plotting, and pacing. The editing was a little rushed in places, but that is minor. Given the generally poor quality of self-published works, these are a pleasant find. More, please. 
From Jayelle: Barely a Spark
McNicols has continued her story of the little town of Klondike in this second book of the series. In it she has rounded out the characters in both towns, Klondike and Bradford. The mystery has continued and so have the love stories. Parents will sympathize with the problems of Janie and Kat as they struggle to raise their children alone and face the teen-age years. 
New characters have been introduced and readers will have to wait to see how new twists and turns with them will develop in the next book (which can't come soon enough). I highly recommend this book for the way it hold one's attention and for the entertainment value. But, through it all, the way the author brings one into the everyday life of police, firefighters and victims is a lesson in human behavior well done.
Do you have YOUR copy of The Klondike Mysteries yet?

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