Reviews are scary beasts – should you read them, not read them? And am I the only one who holds their breath while reading a review of your book?
The Reader, which is Booksellers New Zealand Blog, had this to say in a recent view of my novel, The Kingfisher’s Debt:
Reading The Kingfisher’s Debt took me on a wild romp around Dunedin to many places I have been to, but after reading this Urban Fantasy I will look and think differently about these familiar places.
Carpenter’s crisp descriptive writing is delightful and I could mentally picture many places she includes in the novel. ‘Their vivid dark blooms a tangle of untrimmed canes. The state of the roses, like the cars filling every space along Pitt Street, indicated this neighbourhood was primarily rental properties.’ The cover of the book is stunning and inviting, with appropriate photos cleverly aligned in the kingfisher photo.
I enjoy a good thriller / mystery but this book is unlike what I normally read, with fantasy elements skillfully interwoven throughout, adding more intrigue and mystery to the plot, and keeping me guessing to the end. The ending was strong but I am hoping the Dunedin based author will write a sequel – Reviewed by Lesley McIntosh
Phew! What a great review – I breath again!
Read the full review of The Kingfisher’s Debt on the Bookseller Blog here