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Friday, November 14, 2014

The Deepest Dark by Joan Hall Hovey

by Marilyn Meredith

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review.

This is the story of an ordinary woman—the fact that she is a writer made it even more intriguing for me—who finds herself in the worst possible situation. Abby Miller is in the throes of depression because of the death of her husband and daughter in a traffic accident. Unable to write or find peace, she decides to go to the cabin on Loon Lake where the family enjoyed their last vacation together. She neglects to let anyone, not even her sister, know where she’s gone.

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Three prison escapees are loose in the area and have already killed an elderly couple. When they stumble upon Abby who is all alone, they take her hostage. Of course, the excitement and tension ramps up—making this reader read quickly. My heart beat quickened right along with Abby’s.

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To me the best part of this tale is the strength and intelligence Abby uses to survive—despite all the odds being against her.

Yes, The Deepest Dark is definitely a thriller.

Hovey did a great job ramping up the suspense and developing a believable heroine.

To enter to win a copy of The Deepest Dark simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Dark,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 22, 2014. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author of the Tempe Crabtree series and writing as F. M. Meredith, the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. Be sure to visit her website; fictionforyou.com

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