Bitter Comes the Storm - Pat Fletcher WA
I've just finished reading your book. It's a ripping good yarn and brilliantly told. The pace is so fast I felt I should be panting, and didn't want to put it down. Well done!
Dark Secrets - Marlene Fulcher
Dark Secrets by Helen Iles has you hooked from the first paragraph to the last as characters come to life and the settings become places you can see as clearly as if watching a movie, but you can’t remain a spectator, you are there, walking the streets, driving along the county roads, sipping coffee in the diner. It isn’t long before you become aware there are secrets. You have not arrived at the beginning. There is far more to many of these characters, some have known each other for years, since childhood, some are damaged but all well rounded and hold your interest.
The interaction between the main characters leaves you wanting to know what went before, what are those Dark Secrets. The writing, plotting, excellent, the story-line faultless, adding even more to the plot as does the pace, changing with the mood of each character and building to a break neck speed as events come to a head, have you holding your breath, unable to put this book down.
This is a thriller in every sense of the word and you know from now on, Helen Iles is a name you will look for when buying your next book in this genre.
Lyn Bodycoat, Perth, WA
With the development of the main characters’ personalities, the author Helen Iles, has created suspense throughout the novel until the final moments of Dark Secrets. All characters, both major and minor, are developed ensuring the reader is aligned closely to each person in the story as the plot unfolds. Set in rural America, it is a tale about truth and justice and how each is manipulated by characters who hold power and misuse it to obtain what they want. With the various twists and turns, it resembles an Agatha Christie crime thriller where the reader tries to guess the outcome but is regularly delightfully surprised.