Book Viral Review Secret Keepers and Skinny Shadows

This is the review Book Viral gave my novel.

An intricate and captivating read throughout, Secret Keepers And Skinny Shadows is the exciting novel from author Mary A Russell. A tale that benefits from meticulous research, Russell instinctively understands the devices of suspense and tension and uses them to maximum effect. Not by stringing a series of contrived events one after another in a tedious stream of clich├ęs, but by creating a pervasive atmosphere of intrigue and peril which genuinely immerses the reader in the culminating mystery. A mystery that is not only aptly framed by the book’s title, but delivers a number of cleverly articulated surprises that always seem congruent with time and place. Written with an acerbic pen Russell moves confidently between time frames with rich thematic undertones that bring each era to life, whilst her characterizations are without fault. Each of her protagonist are well observed and measurably add to the suspense. Without a shadow of doubt, there is enough here to sate the most demanding of armchair sleuths.
An excellent novel by any standard, Secret Keepers And Skinny Shadows certainly deserves a place on your bookshelf and is highly recommended! Book Viral. http://amzn.to/2Dx6L8b Available on Amazon.

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