Hello and welcome to Self-Published Sunday. Have you heard of this author? I haven’t; this is my first read on her work. Is it going to my last one, definitely not? Too much going on in this novel not to want more, and there is more because this is actually number two in the series. I can always go back one and enjoy numero uno before she puts out number three. Alright it is Sunday, let’s cut to the chase, get to what this novel is about, and get to reading on this beautiful Sunday, maybe on the beach, and then a barbecue. Good idea, I think so. Here we go, what is between the covers:
“A killer is lurking among the ruins of Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.
A killer she knows.
Still devastated two years after the mysterious murder of her beloved David Alexander, Nicci Beauvoir surprises everyone in the Big Easy by returning to her hometown with a new admirer: the cool and contentious Dallas August. But the attractive stranger is asking a lot of questions about David’s death, making Nicci’s family and friends speculate about his true intentions. Only Nicci knows that Dallas, a high-priced corporate spy, has come to New Orleans to flush out David Alexander’s killer. Playing the part of her lover, Dallas escorts Nicci around town hoping to get closer to his possible suspects. But hiding amid the city’s elite is a jealous maniac waiting to make Nicci suffer. As the days pass and the danger grows, Nicci’s relationship with the handsome spy turns from adversarial to amorous. Desperate to unearth the identity of David’s murderer, Nicci and Dallas decide to lure the killer out of the city for one final showdown. It is a deadly decision that could cost Nicci everything. But it may be her only chance for… Recovery.”
Characters abound in this novel; I love it. Are characters welcome, yes by all means necessary. This is a novel that defies labeling. Alexandrea Weis has so many different elements and facets to this novel that you cannot hang your hat on any of them. I for one like that. Her plotline is complex; I chuckled many times, was sad at others, and yet was thoroughly satisfied at the novel’s end. Good stuff all of it. Worthy of the read and the time invested.
This post completes my week of posting on self-published authors and independent publishers. Will I continue to post on these kinds of authors and the novels, books and digital short stories they produce? You know it! How can I not, there is some great stuff out there. Check out my Goodreads wall later today and see what I have up my sleeve for next week; I think you will find some interesting stuff. Have an awesome Sunday everyone, thanks for stopping by.
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