Thursday, October 16, 2014

So What is Really Going On?

Hidden is the most recent novel by Catherine McKenzie.  A very interesting story!  Something is definitely hidden between three people: Jeff, his wife Claire, and Patricia. So what are they hiding?  How engrossing is this story?


Jeff is not looking forward to what he has to do.  He has to fire a colleague who has mentored him.  While Tish (Patricia) can advise him as a member of Human Resources at the company they both work for.  They work at a company that is located in two Springfields.  John’s choices will affect both women in his life.  Claire is his wife and the mother of their son.  Then there is Tish Underhill the wife of Brian and her daughter Zoey.  So who do they all relate to one another in this story?    There are many ways because his death causes paths to cross that may or may not give answers to both Claire and Tish.

My Thoughts:

I am a fan of Catherine’s work.  I liked Hidden!  I found the story interesting especially the way she chose to tell it.  It is told from three different perspectives of: Jeff, Claire, and Patricia or Tish.  The story is told in first person by each character.  The question becomes can you keep the details straight? The story deserves to be taken apart with a fine tooth comb.

I didn’t find as many hooks in the story to keep me interested as I have with her previous novels.  I would probably have to go back and read more myself.   I actually found myself wanting to fight for the character of Patricia.  Her story won me over and how she strove to move forward. 

Very interesting read!



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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to Writer’s Corner!  We are participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway  Hop this year!  The giveaway is hosted by Inspired Kathy and will run from October 15-31.  This month we are focusing on Read for Pink at Writer’s Corner.  It is the campaign that Penguin participates in every year where they raise funds for the fight against Breast Cancer.  I will feature a few of the novels that are part of this year’s campaign.
If you would like to contribute the campaign click on the link below.  Please enter in the rafflecopter.

This giveaway is open to US Residents only.  I am not responsible for anything that might be lost in the mail.

Here are the novels part of this years collection:  

The Witness by Nora Roberts:  
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems -- and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing. But Abigail's reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something -- and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed.

Dream Eyes by Jayne Anne Krentz: 

The death of her friend and mentor, Evelyn Ballinger, brings psychic counselor Gwen Frazier back to the small town of Wilby, Oregon, and brings back memories she would rather forget. Two years earlier, a killer stalked the members of one of Ballinger’s research studies including Gwen. And though she survived while two others didn’t, Gwen knows that Ballinger’s death is related.

Sent by a friend to help Gwen, psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith arrives in Wilby barely in control of his own talent and his own life, haunted by urgent dreams. His attraction to Gwen is primal, but there are secrets he must keep to protect himself from surrendering to her completely, even as their investigation draws them into dreamscapes, into decades of deception, and into the paranormal fires of a desire too strong to resist.

The Time Between by Karen White:

Thirty-four-year-old Eleanor Murray is consumed with guilt for causing the accident that paralyzed her sister—and for falling in love with her sister’s husband. But when her boss offers her a part-time job caring for his elderly aunt, Helena, Eleanor accepts, hoping this good deed will help atone for her mistakes.

On the barrier island of Edisto, Eleanor bonds with Helena over their mutual love of music. Drawing the older woman out of her depression, Eleanor learns of her life in Hungary, with her sister, before and during World War II. She hears tales of passion and heartache, defiance and dangerous deception. And when the truth of Helena and her sister’s actions comes to light, Eleanor may finally allow herself to move past guilt and to embrace the song that lies deep in her heart.

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