Today I have a BOOK REVIEW of LET HER GO by D.J. Adamson, who has also graciously provided a GUEST POST that reveals some of her secrets! Plus, I have your chance to enter an exclusive giveaway I am hosting as well as the tour giveaway!
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Although this was the third book in a new to me series, I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read it and look forward to checking out the previous installments! I thoroughly enjoyed the darker tone and grittier nature of the story that made this such a suspenseful and thrilling read!
Lillian is a dynamic and flawed character whose mixed bag personality and crazy antics make her a thorn in the side of law enforcement officials. Her heart is definitely in the right place though many would rather she minded her own business. As quite the unreliable narrator, Lillian can’t be trusted because she is filled with so much self-doubt and questions so much about herself, her own actions, and the past that it is ultimately difficult to predict where the story is going to go. While there is a strong focus on Lillian’s self-development as she deals with the stresses of sobriety, relationships, and finances, the fast pacing and twists and turns along the way builds steadily and increases the anticipation for the final reveal.
The author did a fabulous job of blending information from the previous books to give the needed backstory, while also providing enough intrigue to make you want to pick up those previous books to find out more. I also thoroughly enjoyed the addition of supernatural elements into Lillian’s dream sequences which brought to mind A Christmas Carol and completely enriched the atmospheric setting of this intensely winter story made even more so by the fact that I was reading it as Texas began to experience some of the earliest and coldest weather on record!
Overall, this well written plot was fascinating to read and really set some high expectations for the series as I read from the beginning and wait for future releases. Although Lillian’s future and happiness would benefit greatly from her NOT getting involved with any more criminal investigations, I’ll be wondering what she stumbles upon next!
- I secretly write stories in my head as well as with my fingers.
- I eavesdrop on everyone.
- I believe in ghosts.
- Sometimes I imagine I am a ghost.
- My second grade teacher said I was such a good liar that I should be a writer.
- I’m not perfect.
- Sometimes I pretend I’m perfect.
- I dared to ask my mother if she was a virgin when she married my dad.
- I tell everyone I’m fat, but I really don’t care if I’m fat or not. Getting old is far more of a concern.
- I’m addicted to buying books, quilt material, yarn, lipstick. I’m addicted to drinking Coke, flavored water. Saying the F word in the most inappropriate places. I can’t pass up a piece of candy. Lately, I have been obsessed on buying and eating Almond Rocca.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
D. J. Adamson is an award-winning author for both her mystery novels and her science fiction novel. She is the editor of Le Coeur de l’Artiste, a newsletter which reviews books, and a blog, L’Artiste with offers authors the venue to write on craft, marketing, and the creative mind. D.J. teaches writing and literature, and to keep busy when she is not writing or teaching, she has been a board member of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles and Sisters in Crime Central Coast, a member of the Southern California Mystery Writers Organization, California Writers Club and Greater Los Angeles Writer’s Society.