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Bright by Mary Paddock

 

Bright
Bright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE BRIGHT BY MARY PADDOCK:

In Bright, Hannah Whitfield’s a married woman having an affair.  It was not planned but happened slowly from friendship and flirtation.  From the loneliness of her marriage, she needs reaffirmation she’s someone with thoughts, desires, and worth.  It was to be a light affair with the terms of “when it’s over it’s over,” agreed by Hanna and Clint.

As a Christian, she knows its wrong and finds it harder and harder to live with herself.  She decides to break off the affair, confess to her husband Jeff, and concentrate on her marriage.  Although Clint appears to accept her decision, he is far from ready to give up Hanna.

Jeff although devastated by Hanna’s revelation, admits she was not alone in her transgressions;  his inattentiveness led to her seeking love and affirmation from another man.  Deciding to work on their marriage, they are making progress and plan a camping trip to renew their closeness.

However, Clint appears at their campsite with plans of his own.  Clint’s plans change the course of Jeff, Hanna, and their children’s lives forever.  No one will ever be the same again.  My book reviews of Bright follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Mary Paddock has the rare talent of storytelling at its best in Bright.  I found myself engrossed in the characters and the storyline immediately as she led me through the “why” of Clint and Hanna’s affair.  Why did a thirty-something woman with a successful career, a husband, and three children risk everything?  This question had many layers which Paddock skillfully revealed.  As humans, we have a tenancy to become self-absorbed, uncommunicative, and blind to everyday issues and relationships;  we tend to bury our heads in the sand.  Mary Paddock skillfully wove these characteristics into Jeff’s personality.  In turn, revealing the effect upon Hanna and their marriage.  Hanna was ripe for the plucking when Clint entered her life.  However, nothing turned out as she thought.  As a result, disaster waited just ahead for Hanna and her family as Clint revealed his real personality. 

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My Daddy The Serial Killer By Cindy Kovacik

 

MY DADDY THE SERIAL KILLER BY CINDY KOVACIK
MY DADDY THE SERIAL KILLER, COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE MY DADDY THE SERIAL KILLER BY CINDY KOVACIK:

In My Daddy The Serial Killer, Katelyn thought her Daddy a normal loving father until the age of six.  She discovers her Daddy’s something evil, something she’s too young to understand fully.  As time goes on, Katelyn’s understanding deepens and her fright increases.  She sees and hears unimaginable things in the cellar of her home.  While withstanding psychological and physical abuse, Katelyn’s alone in her traumatic world.  While everyone else sees what they want to see, Katelyn knows her daddy’s a serial killer.

Follow Katelyn as she grows up in an environment we can only imagine.  What are the results of living a life of abuse and mental torture?  Will Katelyn survive her Daddy’s pathological need to torment and kill?  My review of My Daddy, The Serial Killer, follows.

 

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First, I must say this is one of the most horrendously traumatic books I have ever read.  I don’t know where to start with my review.  So here goes, author Cindy Kovacik created a story filled with drama, abuse, murder, and much more;  seen through the eyes of a child.  Katelyn suffered mental abuse from childhood as her father played games with her mind and practiced his evil trade.  Kovacik gave the reader a look at the world of the serial killer and his psychotic, manipulative world.  A psychopath without conscience or remorse, he made Katelyn’s life a living hell.  While appearing to the world as a typical father, he was the worst of demons.

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Operation Sunset: A Thriller By Leslie Wolfe

Operation Sunset: A Thriller
Operation Sunset: A Thriller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE OPERATION SUNSET: A THRILLER BY LESLIE WOLFE:

A villainous Russian psychopath filled with overwhelming greed for power and money has an unimaginable plan to destroy America; and possibly the world.  Alex Hoffman has chased him for years.  She has a knack for seeing what no one else can see.  However, this time she must succeed in finding and eliminating this evil or the consequences are unthinkable.  Failure is not an option.  My book review of Sunset Operation: A Thriller follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

In Operation Sunset: A Thriller, Leslie Wolfe created a roller coaster ride of excitement, thrills, chills, suspense, and a scenario which so easily happen in our world. With a heroine who is almost a genius in stepping in the villain’s shoes and seeing the game of a villain extraordinaire, Operation Sunset: A Thriller grabbed me immediately and did not let go.

I found the characters full-bodied and realistic even though they are almost superheroes. In creating Alex, Wolfe gives the reader a heroine who is also human. All families are not blood-related, and this investigation team is definitely a family. I could feel their closeness and their awe of Alex’s talent. The suspense Wolfe wove into this storyline is palpable. I found myself almost gripping my chair as they race to save America and ferret out the identity of the villain. Alex has chased the elusive man known to her only as “V” for years. He has always been one step ahead as he spreads mayhem, murder, and unsavory deeds across the world.

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