Friday, March 7, 2014

VALERIE BOWEN - WOMAN IN HORROR!





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Valerie Bowen is my Woman In Horror today! And, for anyone wondering, the picture above is not that of Valerie. Her Facebook page is playing an evil trick on us.

All of Valerie's books have a deep, underlying message to them.Valerie writes many books which deal with abuse. As in The Drifter, her monsters are real. People who harm others and want to continue on an ever-escalating path of degradation and physical pain and torment are front and center in her tales. But, the strong women protagonists fight back, not wanting to accept a fate that their cruel male antagonists believe should be their manifest destiny.  Valerie's novel Her Silent Tears is based on a true story, another psychological terror story of extreme abuse. Valerie writes so well that I often wonder if many of her tales are taken from personal experiences. I certainly hope this is not the case. However, her skill at delving into the heinous topics makes one wonder. That, my friends, is the essence of a great author.

Valerie Bowen writes from the soul, taking real life and expanding it to create a masterpiece that touches, horrifies, and teaches a lesson. When a person lives horror, the pen to paper experience is genuine. The reader is not cheated and is carried along on a ride of majestic proportions. The series starting with For The Sake Of Amelia-  Tormented begins speaking out against violence against women, but Valerie wants to spread hope, strength, and love.

In Valerie's words, concerning Tormented(For The Sake Of Amelia):

This book series was a work of self inspiration. I took many aspects of my life and inserted them into the characters making them come to life. I have lived through much of the abuse Amelia endures (none as harsh as Amelia's whipping) and added my memories and feelings to her character. With this said I was able to place myself in Amelia's shoes and describe exactly how it feels when you believe a man is attempting to hurt you, and the apprehension that runs through your body when you feel his kind touch.
I have loved a man much like Kyle and due to my past, I refused to allow him to get close. I didn't want this for Amelia, I felt she deserved the love that only Kyle could give her. I want the reader to know, that although this series begins with a tone of violence against women, it's just to enable the reader to feel her pain and to also believe with strength and love you can overcome your biggest fears.
I would like to make a promise to the readers, although Amelia does get to her all time low in book two, she will become strong and independent by series end. 


Valerie talks to the victims of abuse, telling them that being on the receiving end of torture does not have to be part of the status quo. She writes of real-life horror, mixing it with just the right amount of mystery. But always, the message is there.

The review below is one I wrote last year. A great review for a great book!

Mind Of A Madman Evil Unleashed- Mind Boggling!
By Robert C. Nelson on May 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
Mind Of A Madman Evil Unleashed by V. J. Bowen definitely plays games with your head as it allows you to get inside the mind of a deranged, homicidal maniac bent on revenge for any perceived injustice done to him. Whether the foe be real or imagined, human or animal, it doesn't matter. Caleb delivers his own brand of justice. The poor policemen and police dog forced to track him across state lines after he escapes from prison are driven to the brink of psychological breakdown themselves as they fight the clock to stop Caleb before he strikes again. And he will strike again if given the chance: the pain in his mind is too strong to hold back.

This story ends in a cliff-hanger! So, it means a reader MUST continue! That is not a problem since there is the next novel ready to read. And read it I will!

Valerie's books are special. They need to be read. Do yourself a favor and do just that!

Valerie Bowen is a Woman In Horror!

 

Blaze McRob

 

Inhibition (For the Sake of Amelia) by Bowen, Valerie (Oct 16, 2011)

Book Description

October 16, 2011
After having to fight her captor for her freedom, Amelia tries once again to return to the strong woman she was before her ex-husband Ray brutally whipped her and left her for dead.
Amelia has become terrified to be alone and wants nothing more than Kyle’s strong arms to hold her up and protect her from all the evils life has to dole out. The terror she tries to bottle up inside is about to explode and the emotional mess in the days to come is more than she can take
She finally realizes the only way to regain her courage is to go back to where her private torment began. In Colby Kansas Amelia decides to conquer her biggest fear of all, the one that started her on the downward spiral of losing her independence and self respect. With Kyle by her side she returns to the barn and all the memories she has forced herself to forget.
Hearing the news of the escape of her captor brings fear for Amelia’s safety to the forefront of Kyle’s mind. He is faced with the realization Amelia’s nightmare is on his way to reclaim what he feels is rightfully his.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inhibition (For the Sake of Amelia) April 28, 2013
By Arlena
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Author: Valerie Bowen
Published by: V.B.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 5

Review:

"For the Sake of Amelia II Inhibition" by Valerie Bowen was some read that once I picked it up I wasn't able to put down until the end...but was this the end? I must say this author does some phenomenal writings that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ms. Bowen's storylines are so real and so compelling that it seems to take you into the novel. The characters...all of them are simply off the chart....well developed, interesting, well rounded, so real,and well portrayed...from Kyle Talbot, Amelia Parker, Tracy, Ben Sullivan, Ray Parker, Roger Harwick, to Caleb Talbot and there are many others that made this read such a marvelous read.

To understand all the what, where, how and why to it all you must pick up the good read to see how Amelia makes it out of the darkness that she has been found in due to reason that were not of her own making but someone with the mind of a madman... "Hearing the news of the escape of her captor brings fear for Amelia's safety to the forefront of Kyle's mind. He is faced with the
realization Amelia's nightmare is on his way to reclaim what he feels is rightfully his." Will Kyle be able to get his Amelia back safely in his arms from harm?

I found "For the Sake of Amelia II Inhibition" a thriller- suspenseful read that was well written novel that I would recommend this one as a excellent read and wait... this is not the end...you will have to pick up "For the Sake of Amelia - Retribution" for more on Amelia story.
  
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Tormented (For the Sake of Amelia) by Bowen, Valerie (Jun 25, 2011)

Book Description

June 25, 2011
Life for
Amelia Parker has been hard to say the least. Tormented by flashbacks, and the
vow of her ex husband to finish the job he started as soon as he's released
from prison, sends Amelia into an emotional frenzy as time for his release grows
near.

Amelia packs
up and moves from her home in Colby, Kansas to the small town of Camden, Maine with
the hope Ray will forget all about his vendetta. Amelia finds new friends and a
new love in her happy peaceful life in Camden.

She is
suddenly snapped back into paralyzing fear when she receives word of Ray's
release, knowing he will fulfill his promise to finish what he began. Hearing
gunshots and her screams, her new love Kyle must make a rushed decision to keep
her alive.

Due to a
strange twist of events Kyle's past meets them head-on and jeopardizes Amelia's
safety yet again. Will Kyle be able to save the life of the only woman he has
ever loved?

Join Amelia
in this roller coaster ride of emotions that will have you gripping the edge of
your seat at every turn.

Editorial Reviews

Review

Kris Henderson Klatt - Toronto, Ontario writes: Just finished reading the first chapter...you had me hook, line & sinker on the first few paragraphs!!!! Congrats!! You've have a real knack for writing, I've read a lot of books over the years & tried different authors, I've always felt a book was a good read if the author could captivate you within the first 10 min...& you did just that!!! Hats off to you!!!
David R. Updegraff, Senior Career Coach * Valerie: I just read the first chapter of your book on your blog. Congratulations! Very readable, suspenseful, and makes you want to keep going. I'll go to Smashwords later, visit your site there, and buy the book. Good going!


From the Author

This book series was a work of self inspiration. I took many aspects of my life and inserted them into the characters making them come to life. I have lived through much of the abuse Amelia endures (none as harsh as Amelia's whipping) and added my memories and feelings to her character. With this said I was able to place myself in Amelia's shoes and describe exactly how it feels when you believe a man is attempting to hurt you, and the apprehension that runs through your body when you feel his kind touch.
I have loved a man much like Kyle and due to my past, I refused to allow him to get close. I didn't want this for Amelia, I felt she deserved the love that only Kyle could give her. I want the reader to know, that although this series begins with a tone of violence against women, it's just to enable the reader to feel her pain and to also believe with strength and love you can overcome your biggest fears.
I would like to make a promise to the readers, although Amelia does get to her all time low in book two, she will become strong and independent by series end.

From the Inside Flap

The cover for the hard copy is still in the works...I will add the information as it becomes available.

About the Author

Valerie is originally from the beautiful state of Maine, where she lived until she was ten. Being young when she lived there she never appreciated the absolute beauty of the rocky coastline. Although she never live in Camden, she did have a very dear cousin that lived there and they would spend many hours in downtown Camden. When she decided to write For the Sake of Amelia she tried to imagine a great setting for the book. she thought of many places in Connecticut (where she reside now) but kept going back to her childhood and the many fond memories she held in her mind of Camden.
5.0 out of 5 stars Leaves you wanting more. June 26, 2011

Format:Kindle Edition
I had the privilege to read this book before it was published. I was given a copy of the manuscript by Valerie. I have to admit I didn't expect it to be that great. The Valerie I knew wasn't a writer. How good could it be? The night I started reading it, I was hooked. I couldn't put it down. Every chapter ended with me wanting to know what would happen next, so I would have to read the next chapter, and then the same thing would happen again. The characters are so believable and so personable that I felt like they were friends. I needed to know what was happening with my friends. When the book ended, I was devastated. It had such an incredible cliffhanger that I sent Valerie a message right away begging for the next book. She gratefully accepted my plea, and sent me the second manuscript. I read the second book in just three days. I couldn't stop reading. It was even better than the first. The characters have grown, and Valerie has grown as a writer. I guarantee you will have to read the second book once you finish the first. For your sake, I hope the second one gets published soon, because you won't want to wait.
  
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Evil Unleashed (Mind of a Madman) by Bowen, Valerie (Feb 19, 2012)

Book Description

February 19, 2012
Caleb Talbot sent to prison for a crime he felt was justified, grew tired of living like a rat in a cage and devised a plan of escape. Unbeknownst to the prison rat, Caleb enlists his aid and puts his plan in motion. Cliff starts a rumor concerning the two vicious prison gangs. Caleb’s plan is born; a riot leads to an all-out war. Caleb’s escape marks the beginning of his path of heinous murders. Freedom is the only thing that feeds Caleb’s sick mind. He will do anything to maintain it, even if it means taking the life of innocent people.
The man that was assumed to have perished in the riot has been declared an escapee. Special Officer Michael Quincy and his canine partner are dispatched to return the inmate back to the facility from which he’d fled.
As Caleb’s disease goes untreated, he balances on the edge of sanity. Blood is shed in the most heinous ways imaginable. Murder becomes a way of life as the once sane man slowly transforms into the madman.
Can Michael and his canine partner put an end to the bloodshed, or will they be one of his victims?
See through the eyes of a madman, while you witness the inmate’s transformation. Follow in his wake as law enforcement tries to stop the madness before Caleb bridges the gap between sanity to madness.

Caleb Talbot discovered law enforcement was on his tail, and quickly devises a plan to retain his freedom. The kidnapping of a woman is the beginning of Caleb’s heartless murder spree.

Michael soon realizes the man he had been hired to capture, has a disturbing past lined with brutality and bloodshed. He also knows Talbot has little regard for human life.

Can Michael and his canine partner Sasha bring the madman to justice? Or will they be just another name on Caleb’s ever growing list of heinous murder victims?
5.0 out of 5 stars Evil Unleashed (Mind of a Madman) May 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Another great book from Ms Bowen. After reading her series "For the Sake of Amelia" I just had to have more, and this series will not disappoint. She definitely kicked it up a notch with this one. It's fast paced with characters you can feel for and like. It held my attention from beginning till end, I literally couldn't put it down.

This book follows Calob Talbot after he escapes from prison and goes on a ruthless killing spree. Officer Michael Quincy and his K9 partner will stop at nothing to capture this madman.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mystery books, you will love it.
  
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Faerie Wishes by Bowen, Valerie (Oct 5, 2011)

Book Description

October 5, 2011
Talia Saturnfrost has grown very tired of her forest home; she has spent many suns dreaming of leaving the fae realm and living amongst the humans. Her decision is made when she falls deeply in love with Cayden a human male. She only has to utter the wish to make her dream come true.

Talia soon discovers the grass is not exactly greener on the other side of the realm; as a matter of fact she discovers sometimes wishes can kill you. Will Talia find the love she craves in Cayden? Join her on her quest to find the love she desires and the realization that sometimes wishes do come true just not necessarily the way you had planned.
4.0 out of 5 stars Faerie Wishes March 21, 2012
By Arlena
Format:Kindle Edition
Author: Valerie Bowen
Published By: V.B.
Age Recommend: 16
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating 4
Blog Review For: GMTA
Review:

"Faerie Wishes" by Valerie Bowen was a cute and sweet romantic fantasy
read. I really enjoyed this storytelling by Ms. Bowen. Talia Saturnfrost was
a fae and had dreams of living among the humans....
becoming a human. After Talia meets and falls in
love with Cayden (who was a human) she decides that this is what she
wants
and that is to leave her forest home and live with the human...Cayden. Her
best friend Juniper was not for her doing this...but Talia had her own ideas
on this matter and she wanted this dream to become a reality for her. So,
just how this all turns out you will have to pick up this novel. But I will let you
know that sometimes what you ask for may not be the best of you...as in
this story. Sometimes some wishes can even almost kill you.

The characters in this story were outstanding.. For there was Tailia, Cayden
Juniper, Deaghan, Thorn, Arielle, Haleigh and Samuel. The author did a
wonderful job in her storytelling of "Faerie Wishes." There were some twist and turns
that were interesting... especially toward the end.

Will Talia and Cayden live happy ever after or will there be someone who will
comes into this story
and presents issues between them? Again you will have to read and find out for
yourself. It will be worth the read to find out just how this 'wish'
does turn out.

"Faerie Wishes" was a short, sweet fantasy romance that I did enjoy and
I think if you are into fantasy you will like this good read.


 

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Evil Redemption (Mind of a Madman) by Bowen, Valerie and Holland, Gail (Aug 31, 2012)

Book Description

August 31, 2012
Caleb Talbot has been on the lam for far too long. In his quest for freedom he has left behind a bloody trail that seems endless. His illness is consuming him at a high rate of speed. Every living being that crossed his path has met their demise…that is except for one. Zachary Hines joins Talbot on his murderous rampage.
Law enforcement officers Michael Quincy and Jameson think they have finally figured out Caleb’s murderous plan. While they are on the road to Wyoming, too protect Katrina, they discover Talbot has an accomplice. The shocking news sends both men into a frantic tailspin.
Once in Wyoming Caleb’s plan begins to unfold just as he had planned. Finally losing what is left of his sanity Caleb tortures the only friend he has ever had.
When Caleb finds the woman that destroyed his heart, Caleb makes his move. Blood is spilled and bullets fly as law enforcement try to apprehend the heinous murderer before he takes another life.
News concerning the shooting of both law men gets delivered to Warden Hahn. Once the warden arrives in Wyoming, he discovers a life or death decision has been made. Will one of his officers be one of the final victims of the madman?
5.0 out of 5 stars Evil Redemption (Mind of a Madman) September 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Calab Talbot continues his murder spree as he goes after Katrina, the woman that broke his heart. He is trailed by the two law enforcement officers that intends to protect her from Caleb. This is the third book in the madman series and one of the best i've ever read. This is a wonderful author and i hope to be seeing a lot of her in the future.

 

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Evil Stalks (Mind of a Madman) by Bowen, Valerie (May 1, 2012)

Book Description

May 1, 2012
Caleb Talbot, one of the most terrifying men alive, has left behind a bloody trail. Since his prison escape Caleb has done everything in his power to remain a free man. His heinous murders are so evil they are making Charles Manson look like a girl scout. As Caleb’s illness evolves he has little or no patients for individuals that cross his path. Murder and mayhem has become a way of life and he won’t stop until he gets his ultimate revenge…the bitch that goes by the name of Katrina.

Michael and Jameson the law enforcement officers in charge of ending the murder spree, continue to hunt down the cold blooded murderer. Their frustration weighs heavy on both men, as the search for the psychotic killer continues to come up empty. They know it’s only a matter of time before Caleb completely snaps.

Due to a twist of fate, one of the surviving victims joins Caleb on his road to revenge. Can Michael and Jameson put an end the killing before Caleb gets his ultimate revenge?
5.0 out of 5 stars The chilling madman continues his trail of death May 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
"Evil Stalks" takes up the story of Caleb Talbot right where it left off at the end of the last novel in this series by Valerie Bowen. Caleb is not getting any nicer. The trail of blood and death he has left behind him does not lessen as he continues his quest to remain free and take out his revenge on the one person who got away.

Without revealing too much of the plot, I will say that Caleb completely infuriates and sickens me. The author has done an excellent job of showing the evil that is within Caleb even as she brings in an element of, dare I say it, compassionate feelings for a man struggling with something he cannot control. The evil within him is clearly taking over and for a moment I almost felt sorry for him, almost. This is the beauty of the storytelling, horrific crimes mixed with moments of caring for this creature that Caleb has become.

The story of Michael, Sasha, and Jameson continues too as they try to capture Caleb and return him to prison. They know Caleb's final goal, but are constantly playing catch-up. All three of these characters are so well written that I felt as if I was riding along with them, desperately trying to figure out what Caleb will do next.

I give this story 5 stars. The writing has developed significantly since the first novel, Evil really is Unleashed. Another great and terrifying story from the mind of a madwoman, Valerie Bowen.

 

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Mind of a Madman Evil Unleashed (Volume 1) by Ms Valerie Bowen (Oct 19, 2012)

 

Caleb Talbot sent to prison for a crime he felt was justified, grew tired of living like a rat in a cage and devised a plan of escape. Unbeknownst to the prison rat, Caleb enlists his aid and puts his plan in motion. Cliff starts a rumor concerning the two vicious prison gangs. Caleb’s plan is born; a riot leads to an all-out war. Caleb’s escape marks the beginning of his path of heinous murders. Freedom is the only thing that feeds Caleb’s sick mind. He will do anything to maintain it, even if it means taking the life of innocent people. The man that was assumed to have perished in the riot has been declared an escapee. Special Officer Michael Quincy and his canine partner are dispatched to return the inmate back to the facility from which he’d fled. As Caleb’s disease goes untreated, he balances on the edge of sanity. Blood is shed in the most heinous ways imaginable. Murder becomes a way of life as the once sane man slowly transforms into the madman. Can Michael and his canine partner put an end to the bloodshed, or will they be one of his victims? See through the eyes of a madman, while you witness the inmate’s transformation. Follow in his wake as law enforcement tries to stop the madness before Caleb bridges the gap between sanity to madness. Caleb Talbot discovered law enforcement was on his tail, and quickly devises a plan to retain his freedom. The kidnapping of a woman is the beginning of Caleb’s heartless murder spree. Michael soon realizes the man he had been hired to capture, has a disturbing past lined with brutality and bloodshed. He also knows Talbot has little regard for human life. Can Michael and his canine partner Sasha bring the madman to justice? Or will they be just another name on Caleb’s ever growing list of heinous murder victims?

Format: Paperback
Mind Of A Madman Evil Unleashed by V. J. Bowen definitely plays games with your head as it allows you to get inside the mind of a deranged, homicidal maniac bent on revenge for any perceived injustice done to him. Whether the foe be real or imagined, human or animal, it doesn't matter. Caleb delivers his own brand of justice. The poor policemen and police dog forced to track him across state lines after he escapes from prison are driven to the brink of psychological breakdown themselves as they fight the clock to stop Caleb before he strikes again. And he will strike again if given the chance: the pain in his mind is too strong to hold back.

This story ends in a cliff-hanger! So, it means a reader MUST continue! That is not a problem since there is the next novel ready to read. And read it I will!

   

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For the Sake of Amelia - Retribution by Valerie Bowen (Nov 29, 2011)

Book Description

November 29, 2011
Retribution brief synopsis...Life for Amelia has changed significantly with the help of her loving husband Kyle.
Unexpected news from deep within the Kansas prison walls has disrupted the Talbot’s lives once again.
With the eminent release of Amelia’s ex-husband Ray, and his vendetta, the Talbot's are forced to do something drastic.
An unexpected change of events has caused Amelia’s life to change yet again. Will Kyle be capable of handling the emotional strain when a handsome man from Amelia’s past relocates to Camden?
A simple phone call changes Amelia’s life forever. Will she be able to accept the information that has been hidden from her for years?
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Sake of Amelia - Retribution April 30, 2013
By Arlena
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Author: Valerie Bowen
Published by: V.B.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series # 3
Rating: 5

Review:

"For the Sake of Amelia - Retribution" by Valerie Bowen was another one of this authors series read that proves she really knows how to keep our attention from one series to the next. Life for Amelia, Kyle and their child seems to be going fine. However, what will come in this read? What will happen when Amelia's ex (Ray Talbot) is released from prison? What comes from it all with Amelia discovers her best friend while growing up in the orphanage? How important will this person turn out to be in Amelia's life. This is where I say you must pick up the excellent well written read to find out how Ms. Bowen will bring it all out to the reader and as usually will there be another cliffhanger for us for another read on this story? Yes there is! Would I recommend? YES! Be ready for another good read that only this author can give its readers.
  
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Kaslyne's Story by Valerie Bowen (Jan 6, 2012)formats

Book Description

January 6, 2012
Kaslyne Campbell is a typical nine year old girl that loves all animals but her favorite animal of all is Butterscotch her adopted horse.
In this story Kaslyne learns life has its ups and downs and is sometimes a little nerve wracking. Kaslyne also learns how the gift of love affects not only humans but animals too.
Join Kaslyne as she discovers the importance of love between animals and their humans.

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Shattered by Valerie Bowen and Gail Holland (Dec 7, 2012)

Book Description

December 7, 2012
This heart wrenching novel will take you into the cruel world of mental abuse. You will experience the suffering and the pain "Tanya" endured throughout her seventeen year marriage.

Although the scars of psychological abuse cannot be seen, they run deep. Damaging another human being, especially one you swore to love, is unacceptable.

This novel takes you into the life of one victim...there are many more who suffer from the sharp words of another. You will witness, when you step into "Tanya's" world, the words are far mightier than the sharpest sword.

Due to reader comments, this novel has been revised and reedited
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is A Must Read For All Women December 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am glad this story was told. Many women find
themselves in similar situations with the men
they think loves them. It is better not to
return to an abusive situation no matter
what your husband or boyfriend says to
win you back. This story will teach
women that their lives are too valuable
to stay in those horrible relationships.
Thank You , Ms. Bowen for writing this
story... it will definitely keep me
and many women vigilant when it comes
to picking a mate.


 

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The Drifter by Bowen, Valerie and Holland, Gail (Nov 23, 2012)

Book Description

November 23, 2012
When the mutilated body of a young man is discovered on the side of the road near an abandoned house Sheriff Eric Miller is sent into an emotional tailspin. Lack of evidence and the nature of the crime, force the sheriff to call in a special K-9 unit.

Fingers are immediately pointed to the only logical person who could have committed the crimes...the drifter.

Peter Thomas, the drifter, is far from the friendliest person roaming the small town of Easton Kansas. Wrongfully accused of murder, Peter lost eight years of freedom after being sent to prison for crime he didn't commit. Pent up anger feeds his determination to find his accuser and make the liar pay...one way or another.

More heinous murders send law enforcement into an emotional tailspin, as they gather evidence and frantically search for the butcher responsible before more lives are lost.
4.0 out of 5 stars What a great read! December 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an "honest review". I am not a writer myself, nothing more than a reader, but I will share with you my opinion of this book.

I found the story to be very engaging. I read it cover to cover in only a couple of days. This says a lot for the book as I am not one of those people who read books quickly, sometimes it takes me months to read a single book. But this book had enough twists and turns, enough suspense, enough detail left to the imagination to keep me picking it up to see what would happen next or did I guess the identity of the killer yet. Every time a new character was introduced and you began to understand and relate to them, worry set in as what was going to happen to them, would they be the next victim, would they be the key to exposing the identity of the killer or are they themselves really the killer? I mean, sure the story starts with the man being released from prison after being falsely convicted, angry and vengeful......but you really think he would be the villain in this book? At points in this story you will point your finger at the drifter - ready to convict him and put him back in prison, then out of the blue some new clue is revealed to make you look in a completely different direction, different characters suddenly look guilty then innocent, your attention returns to the drifter then quickly diverted again...... definitely kept me engaged, involved, and guessing! The ending was totally and completely unexpected.... Caught me completely off-guard as that was not what I was expecting, not in the least! I would love to get into more detail but one of the things I hate the most is when I read a review that spells out the story to the point that the ending is ruined, I don't wish to do that for any prospective reader. So the best thing I can say is..... if you enjoy suspense type who-dun-it kind of thriller books, this would be the one for you.

 

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The Enchanted Oasis by Bowen, Valerie, Lewi, Mark and Holland, Gail (Jul 17, 2013)

Book Description

July 17, 2013
A missing man and a heinous murder is just the beginning of the mayhem that plagues this pristine getaway.

Frustrated with the lack of evidence, Sheriff Fred Rivera calls in a special unit. Officers Quincy, and Jameson along with their canine partner Sasha, joins the hunt for a vicious killer.

More gruesome murders and added frustration, equals carelessness. Will law enforcement lose one of their own during the hunt? Can Sasha track down the killer before the ultimate price is paid?
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Choice to Read!!! November 13, 2013
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
Here is another book that I just finished reading by Valerie Bowen. It is full of intrigue and suspense with a dose of
romance. Something I always look forward to reading. I like Officer Quincy and Jameson and canine partner Sasha's desperate search for the killer. I don't want to give the good stuff away, which I have a habit of doing you'll just have to read it for yourselves.
Enchanted Oasis is definitely a book I recommend for those who like murder mysteries and suspense.


 

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