The Reader By M. K. Harkins



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Story line The Reader:

Author M. K. Harkins, created an exciting paranormal romance thriller in her book, The Reader.  A young girl finds herself on the shore dodging bullets.  Without memory of her identity or past, two uncommonly handsome young men, Archer and Devon, come to her rescue.  Told her name’s Ann, Archer and Devon claim to be friends.  However, somethings feels off!  Still, they whisk her off to North Bend, Washington as bullets fly around them.

Upon arriving in North Bend and presented with an impossible tale, she doesn’t know what to think.  For in North Bend a compound of superior humans, live, love, work, and claim they are mind readers.  Humans who have secretly inhabited the earth for thousands of years side by side with normal humans.  Ann comes to believe this impossible tale, her part in this community, and the part she will play in destiny.  Long awaited by the Readers and others, Ann has a major role in the future.  However, evil is stalking humans, these superior beings, and Ann.  Plans are in place;  Ann, Archer, and Devon will have to come to terms with their place in history.

Come along with Ann, Archer, and Devon as they come to understand their place in the past, present and future.  Grab your favorite beverage, have a seat, and enjoy this wonderfully intriguing tale. My paranormal romance thriller novel review of The Reader follows.


Characters, Plotting, and Development:

Firstly, let me say, Author M. K. Harkins, grabs the reader from the first sentences in this paranormal romance novel.  She started her story with a bang and grabbed me right away.  The intrigue and mystery will grab your imagination and not let go.  Secondly, her writing is clear and easy to read with a refreshing original story-line.  Consequently, I became so involved in the story-line, I read this book straight through and finished wanting more!

Ms. Harkins developed the characters in The Reader to their fullest potential as they grow and mature throughout the book.  The confusion Ann felt comes alive on the page. The intense competition between Archer and Devon, and her rival’s ire jumped off the pages.  I could feel the tension in the air as Ann does not receive all the facts.  Bit by bit, Ms. Harkins reveals the story-line.  Moreover, Ms. Harkins builds the suspense in The Reader to the last lines of the story and kept it at high peak throughout.  In addition, she created twists and turns keeping you on your toes.  She masterfully developed the plots adding in just the right amount of mystery, intrigue, secrets, romance, betrayal, and revelations.

The pacing was steady and the story-line seamless as Ms. Harkins wove the many threads of her story together.  Also, Ms. Harkins did not reveal the villain until the last possible moment.  Oh my, what a surprise, very unexpected.   The ending of The Reader is sweet and touching, leaving you guessing for a few pages, then, BAM, there’s the sigh of satisfaction.

Additionally, in conclusion of my paranormal romance review of The Reader, Ms. Harkins writing style is clean and clear, with well-developed characters, and an intriguing story-line.  Finally, The Reader is a prime example of a clean well-written book which did not need sex to sell the story.   Ms. Harkins writing talent and story-telling skills were all she need to craft a solid paranormal romance novel.



Without hesitation, I gave The Reader 5 stars.  Suitable for anyone from young adult to adult looking for a wholesome clean romance with paranormal elements.  I look forward to reading more of Ms. Harkins works.


In addition, I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book/novel.  I voluntarily chose to review the book with an honest paranormal mystery romance novel review.  Hence, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion.  Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinion.






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