With a cast of secondary characters whose challenges mirror Grace's own, Saving Grace is, at it's core, an allegory for the struggle of the marginalized to be heard and live life on their own terms.
"A psychological thriller with more than enough twists, turns, and misdirection to keep even the most jaded reader turning pages all night long."
–Lori Robbins, author of the Silver Falchion Award-winning novel, Lesson Plan for Murder
This is an interesting psychological thriller. While it got off to a slow start, I was hooked half way through. Grace is a well crafted heroine. I liked that the plot developed in such a way that we are as confused as she is. Is she really loosing it or is it the medication? Does her husband love her or is he really plotting her demise? Are her friends helping her or are they in on the scheme?
There is not the intensity of psychological fear in this novel that I have experienced in some thrillers. That would make this a good book for readers who enjoy a not so scary thriller. I will be looking for more from this author.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Domestic Suspense
Published by: Black Rose Writing
Publication Date: October 15th 2020
Number of Pages: 255
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BlackRose Writing | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
My background includes stints in travel marketing, travel journalism, meeting planning, public relations and real estate. I was, for a long and happy time, an award-winning magazine writer and editor. Then kids happened. And I needed to actually make money. Now they're off doing whatever it is they do (of which I have no idea since they won't friend me on Facebook) and I can spend my spare time weaving tales of debauchery and whatever else tickles my fancy.
The main thing to remember about my work is that I am NOT one of my characters. For example, as a real estate broker, I've never played Bondage Bingo in one of my empty listings or offed anyone at my local diet clinic. And I haven't run away from home in fear that my husband was planning to off me.
But that's not to say that I haven't wanted to…
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