Saturday, November 6, 2021

The OC by D P Lyle

This novel starts out slowly and proceeds in a methodical way. Nothing suspenseful happens until near the end. Jake and Nicole are in California and a friend of Nicole's is experiencing a stalker. Megan, a popular television new personality receives emails, texts, and gifts. When they become more aggressive, frightening Megan, Jake gets involved. Pancake, the investigative whiz, flies out to help.

It was interesting to find out that the police could essentially do nothing until a direct threat was made. One minor character, a successful movie star, tells of the stalking and over the top fan actions he has experienced. This novel gave me a new appreciation for what easily recognized, well known people have to go through to protect their own well being.

Lyle is a master at creating snappy dialogue and come backs. I did feel there were too many suggestive comments between Jack and Nicole. It seemed to cheapen their relationship.

This novel is part of an ongoing series. While it read relatively well on its own, reading the earlier novels would help in receiving the full enjoyment of this one.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

D P Lyle is the Amazon #1 Bestselling, Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning, and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreword INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of 22 books, both fiction and non-fiction. For the past 40 years, Lyle has practiced cardiology in Orange County, California. You can find out more at

Oceanview Publishing, 304 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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