I am super stoked!! Received this just today, after an excellent book signing trip to Deadwood, SD. Will be posting about the trip later. But THIS!!! OMG!
Title: Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel
Author: Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
Word Count: 100000
Plot: Alonso-Sierra’s high-speed plot is dramatic and well-balanced. Despite an abrupt ending, the storyline introduces believable complications and plausible intrigue.
Prose/Style: Alonso-Sierra’s prose is both poetic and succinct. The articulate third-person perspective employs genuine criminal lingo without sacrificing its lyrical style.
Originality: Hanging Softly in the Night applies conventional murder mystery themes, but goes above and beyond by adding in psychiatric subplots.
Character Development/Execution: The characters in Hanging Softly in the Night are relatable and intriguing, particularly Nick Larson’s troubled past juxtaposed with his present-day crime-fighting. Readers will be left ruminating on the attention-grabbing dynamics between Laura Howard and her malicious twin sister.
Blurb: A fast-moving murder mystery that will leave readers fixated on the psychiatric undertones driving the main characters.
- Plot/Idea: 8
- Originality: 6
- Prose: 7
- Character/Execution: 8
- Overall: 7.25