"...wickedly clever suspense" ~Self-Publishing Review
"A fantastic and dark paranormal mystery" ~Readers Favorite
From USA Today bestselling author, Linda Watkins, comes the second installment in the award-winning Kate Pomeroy Mystery series,, The Tao of the Viper...
After the events of the summer before, Kate is finally getting her life back on track. She and Jeremy have reconciled and are planning for a life together. But things are not always what they seem. The arrival of a sinister old man, with an agenda of his own, may serve to turn Kate's ordinary world upside down!
"Fluidly moving between romance and suspense, The Tao of the Viper is a supernatural thriller with teeth, heart, and a visionary mind at the creative helm." ~Self-Publishing Review
"This book captures the reader from page one and holds them enthralled until the end! The suspense, action and danger are well written and make the reader feel they are part of the world the author has created...The plot is engaging, and pacing of the book is spot on, making the reader want to keep turning the pages. The characters are well-written and believable...The ending is satisfying and leaves the reader craving more of Kate, her story, and the consequences faced by some of the more notable secondary characters."~Carly Fulmer for InD'tale Magazine (5-Star, Crowned Heart, Review)
"Unlike many mystery genre reads, Linda Watkins cultivates a unique voice and an ability to weave disparate themes into her story of a doctor recovering from her own life's blows...Contrasts between character traits and underlying motifations and influences are well done, while Watkins injects fine, thought-provoking moments into Kate's discoveries that continually challenge reader anticipation and presumptions...It's a top pick for mystery readers who look for more than the usual whodunit." ~Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"The Tao of the Viper is a fantastic and dark paranormal mystery, with Linda Watkins delivering enough suspense and chills to knock it into the thriller genre as well. Kate is a great protagonist, balancing general affability with dark and intrusive fallibility, and making her as complex as her extraordinary family history ... an engrossing series for readers who enjoy mysteries with a supernatural twist, and those who are inevitably drawn in won't have to wait long for book three, Abducted." ~Jamie Michele for Readers Favorite
"For those who love supernatural conspiracies and wickedly clever suspense, The Tao of the Viper by Linda Watkins is an excellent second installment of the Kate Pomeroy mystery series. The novel has something serious to say about the machinations of power, while patiently unveiling a captivating mystery and building on Watkins' engaging heroine. Fluidly moving between romance and suspense, The Tao of the Viper is a supernatural thriller with teeth, heart, and a visionary mind at the creative helm." ~Self-Publishing Review
The Tao of the Viper, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery, was awarded the Gold Medal in Supernatural Fiction by Readers Favorite Int'l. Book Awards. This medal joins the novel's previously awarded gold medal in Mystery Fiction given earlier this year by Book Excellence Awards.