It is highly likely that you are hearing the author’s name for the first time. The reason is that she is not quite known on the literary scene but that does not mean that she is not good, rather she is talented. The McGill graduate has published two books namely “False Impressions” and “Fatal Whispers”. “Fatal whispers” is the second book in her Megan Scott/Michael Elliot Mystery series.
One can find hundreds of mystery/thriller stories out there; the trouble with many is that they seem unoriginal. Sandra, on the other hand, seems to be of the few who have original stories to their name.
I would try to write a spoiler-free review and will leave you, the reader to experience the story yourself. The novel is centered on three mystery deaths in the city of Portland. Among these three people is the beautiful and young wife of a millionaire. All three people had a good reputation hence their deaths makes this whole affair quite mysterious and eccentric. We then see how the protagonists play a part in the proceedings and events that take place later on.
The novel has a number of strengths. I did not find a single dull or boring chapter in the whole reading experience. The rich characterization gives a human touch to the narrative. The author makes good use of cliffhangers at the end of several chapters thus enriching the storyline. The pace of the novel is quite satisfying and each chapter leaves you wanting more.
The only weakness in the story that I found was that maybe had the pace been quicker it would have made a much more thrilling experience. Still I found the story to be good, characters likable and vocabulary well suited to the purpose.I would definitely recommend this book.
You can look up the author at:Sandra Nikolai’s Website
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads
Use of Language: 4/5
Look and Feel (paperback version):4.5/5
Print Length: 300 pages
Publisher: Vemcort Publishing; 1 edition (August 29, 2013)
Publication Date: August 29, 2013