Fantastic review of one of my books on Amazon. Thank you Tanya Gotcher!!
5 Stars! Another great book by Kelli Jae Baeli!
This is the third of Ms. Baeli’s books I’ve read and I plan to read more of them. She is an absolute MASTER of characterization! After I read her books, I catch myself wondering about the characters as if they were real people. And, no, this is not a sign I need to be in a mental ward somewhere; rather, it is a testament to how authentic her characters are. This authenticity extends to her plots as well. I can especially speak to the authenticity of the plot and characters in this particular book because I work in the emergency services field myself. This book in it’s entirety, down to the smallest of details, is real enough to be based on people whom I know and work with daily.
One final big plus!… more often than not, I can guess “who done it” before the ending of a murder mystery and that just ruins the whole book for me. I also view it as a weakness in the writer’s talent. However, not so in this gem of a psycho-thriller/murder mystery! I was totally and happily surprised! Reading this one was time well spent!
Little Rock, AR
Author’s note from Achilles Forjan:
This is my first attempt at a mainstream novel, and although I thought the challenge would lie in writing about only straight characters, I discovered that whether characters are straight or gay, they essentially live the same lives, face the same challenges, and have the same fears, joys and affections. The challenge was one of juggling details in what became a multi-genre work. This book taught me how to be a better writer.
Back Cover blurb:
A psychological exercise in suspense and mystery that captivates the reader with dynamic characters and sleight-of-hand clues covering a gamut of genres.” ~Justice Harlow
Author of The Recipe, & Shall We Consummate?
Burlington, Vermont was a city known for its near-nonexistent murder rate. So when bodies begin to appear along with a mysterious note and a humiliating gesture from the killer, local authorities scramble to discover who is responsible.
A complicated series of events points to Amy Jane Spenser as the prime suspect. She is troubled by sleep deprivation and frequent memory lapses. Her job as a paramedic feeds her compulsion to help people, but ultimately only renders her a crippled witness to the human condition. Amy struggles with doubt over her own mysterious behavior, and is left with no alibi for any of the murders.
Her friend, Karma, uses her degree in Criminal Psychology and a gift for psychometry to search for clues to Amy’s innocence, in spite of a persistent detective. The suspense builds as lives intertwine, and destinies dangle precariously over an abyss of secrets and suppositions, until nothing can ever be the same again.