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  • 11/2014
  • 258 pages
  • $0.00
Hannah Howe
Author
Sam's Song
Hannah Howe, author

Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)

Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that’s where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end. Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist. Sam’s Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.
Reviews
Amazon

Sam's Song, a classic P.I. tale. Other reviewers have fleshed out the novel's plot, so I will just leave you my thoughts on what I liked about this book.
Characters are important; probably the most important element in any book I read. I was very impressed with the protagonist, Sam, for a couple of reasons. First she was three dimensional with flaws, vulnerabilities, and a few surprising traits, when she really got going.

Her private life was tarnished, her professional life was in trouble, financially, and to begin with we meet a bit of a lost soul, dealing with an abusive husband.
Like all good stories, however, this one manages to bring Sam's fighting spirit out, during the course of the pages, without her becoming a super heroine, or wooden. Her dialogue was sharp and at times, humorous. I enjoyed the ensemble of characters. All were nicely developed, and made sense. In no way were they black and white.

This was a well written story, with enough twists to keep me guessing. There was no fluff, just good storytelling, from beginning to end.
The best part now, is that there are more books in the series, and I will definitely be following them right to the end.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 11/2014
  • 258 pages
  • $0.00

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