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The Art Of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

 

The Art Of Hiding
The Art Of Hiding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE ART OF HIDING BY AMANDA PROWSE:

In The Art Of Hiding, Nina McCarrick, has the perfect life.  She has everything a woman could want, everything wealth could buy; a loving husband, two wonderful children, a mansion, luxury cars, and money for anything she wants.  When Finn, her husband, suddenly dies in an auto accident, her world comes tumbling down.  She finds her husband’s broke and she’s bankrupt, without a dime to her name.  All she owns will go towards paying 8 million pounds in debts; she and her boys stand on their lawn and watch the creditors and courts take everything. Thrown on the street, life as she knew it, is over forever.

Come along with Nina as she ends up back where she started, reconnects with her sister, holds on day by day, and finally must learn to stand up and take control of her and her boy’s lives.  My contemporary book review of The Art Of Hiding follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I am afraid my review will not do justice to this book. However, I will try to tell you the wonder of this story and Prowse’s talent with prose, plotting, and development.  The Art Of Hiding’s a powerfully written story of grief, renewal, and second chances at life.  I can’t imagine the feelings of pain and fear this woman felt as she found her life’s destroyed.  Nothing would ever be the same again. She’s desperate, with two boys, in unimaginable debt, losing everything she thought mattered.

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Citizen Kill By Stephen Clark

 

Citizen Kill
Citizen Kill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE CITIZEN KILL BY STEPHEN CLARK:

In Citizen Kill we find  America in the continuing battle against terrorism.  Since 9-11, America has faced terrorism with small in-roads into their organizations.  A new black ops unit, formed after the newly elected President’s son’s killed in a terrorist bombing, engages eliminators/assassins.  Justin Raines, a black ops agent for the CIA, assigned the task of eliminating American citizens who radicalize Muslims, accepts the task.

After the diabolical of his last assignment, this will place him back in the good graces of the government and into a new position in the CIA.  Assigned to kill the principle and founder of a Muslin school, Raines becomes close to Zahra.  He saw the reality and injustice of this program as he came to know her.  His disillusionment grows.  Now he must find a way to prove her innocence and stop this assassination program.  These are American citizens; innocence until proven guilty.  What follows is an amazing fast paced story, my book review of Citizen Kill follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In Citizen Kill, author Stephen Clark created a fast paced novel filled with betrayal, terrorism, injustice, and prominent government officials gone amuck.  Of course, for those of us who like a little romance, Clark also included a love interest for Raines.   This book will make you stop and think;  could this really happen in America?  You bet it could, all it takes is a group of government fanatics and the stage is set for a government that kills its citizens under the misplaced guise of eliminating terrorism.

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