Monday, April 19, 2010

Review for Queen of Hearts Compares it to Shutter Island

First Review for Queen of Hearts

I'm so excited...I just had to share with you guys. Michelle Sutton has posted a review for Queen of Hearts on goodreads. She compared it to Shutter Island. Here's what she had to say.

Queen of Hearts is a blend of so many things that it really held my interest. It had elements of Dick Tracy, Psycho, The Godfather, and more recently, Shutter Island. If you enjoy suspenseful stories set during WWII (stateside) that have moments where you'll feel like you're as scared as the heroine is, then you'll love this story. I personally prefer romantic elements in romantic suspense, and this story had a lot of that, too. It was tasty enough to keep me reading. I was seriously torn and unsure for quite a while about who the bad guy was. At different times I liked them both. The author did a fabulous job of making you want her to run from both of them on occasion since each man told her the other guy was dangerous. It wasn't super-obvious who the real enemy was, and I loved that. It had me guessing for most of the story and I was terrified along with her. Those elements in this novel that reminded me of Shutter Island were eerie, but so well done that I couldn't stop reading. It is obvious that the author understands mental institutions and their histories. That made the setting even more authentic to me. Did I mention the mob involvement and dead bodies? Oy, this story had it all. It was a great read and highly entertaining, but also contained a faith element that was impossible to miss. I highly recommend this story. It's a terrific debut.

Don't forget to register to win the Queen of Hearts Prize Package. Check it out on a earlier blog post.

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  1. Fantastic review! I am very eager to read the book! Congratulations, K. Dawn on receiving this great review on "Queen of Hearts."


  2. Dawn,

    What a great review! Looking forward to reading your book!


  3. I went through a stage in my life when all I read were books set during WWII and sort of got burnt our on them. Consequently, now I don't usually care for books set during this time period but I can see that I am most definitely going to have to make an exception in the case of Queen of Hearts. Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

  4. Thanks for your kind comments. You can actually download the first few chapters of Queen of Hearts for free on Amazon. If you don't have a Kindle, download the Kindle app to your computer. It's on Amazon, it's free, and you'll have access to all the Kindle books. Many of them are free.

  5. Congrats on the awesome review! I heard from others it was really good. Hope you sell tons of books!

  6. Congratulations on your review, K.D. You have a couple of blog awards over at my blog if you want to stop by and see.

  7. Congratulations! Sounds like a good read:)

  8. K Dawn,
    Congratulations on the wonderful review!
    Donna Winters

  9. Sounds like a great read.

    Sandra Stiles

  10. I read Michelle's reviews and trust her judgment very much! Congratulations on your rave review
    from her. What an exciting sounding read.....
    Many thanks, Cindi

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