Welcome to Day 3 of The Necromancer’s Daughter’s Book Tour!
I hope that each tour stop offers something fresh and fun. Here’s what you can expect:
~ A lovely community of bloggers. My hosts are bloggers who are always willing to lend a hand, share a laugh, and build a friendship. Enjoy!
~ They’re talented too! Before I send you off to each tour stop, I’ll share my favorite book from the blogger’s list along with my review.
~ Something to make you smile. I’ve been collecting memes to leave you with a grin.
~ You’ll find something short and different about The Necromancer’s Daughter: a snippet, a tidbit about a character, some thoughts about the story, or the struggle writing it. (Follow the link below).
~ And last but not least, if you comment on my host’s site, your name will be entered in an end-of-tour drawing for a $50 Amazon gift certificate. The more sites, the more entries!
Day 3, here we go!
Author D. L. Finn’s Blog
Denise is a writer and poet who’s also a voracious book reader and reviewer. Her love of nature and its creatures comes through loud and clear in her stories and poetry, as does her gracious, positive spirit. She’s a member of the Story Empire where she shares her expertise on the craft of writing through a wide range of articles. Her blog is a great source for indie book reviews, info on new releases, and her own syllabic poetry.
I’ve read almost all of her books, and she writes in a wide range of genres from poetry collections to horror, suspense, and gentle YA tales. Here’s her latest:
A Voice in the Silence by D. L. Finn
My Review: Drea, a recent widow, lives alone in her home far from town. There’s a serial killer roaming the area and a winter storm on the way. But what initially finds its way into her home isn’t a murderer, but a trio of animals who’ve escaped from a lab—a dog, a cat, and a rat. And before she knows it, they’re doing things that no animals should be able to do. They talk.
Suspension of disbelief was a necessity for this book. In some ways, the fantastical abilities of the animals gave the story a whimsical, childlike innocence. But that quality is countered by the presence of a serial killer outside in the storm, and the suspense intensifies when Drea finds his footprints in the snow. With the help of her animal family, a ghost, and a caring police officer, she just might get through the storm alive.
Three major plot lines thread through the story, and each comes to its own satisfying climax rather than all resolving at the end. The main protagonists are well-rounded characters, and that includes the animals. My favorites were Drea, Adam, and Charlie the dog. The villains range from mentally ill to completely deranged. The story unfolds primarily from Drea’s perspective though the overall POV is omniscient.
The pace is good, and the descriptions gave a clear picture of the action and setting. There’s a romantic undercurrent and some violence, including an off-stage suicide. Overall, I’d say this book is suitable for YA and adult audiences, and I recommend it to readers who enjoy paranormal stories and want to try something whimsical, suspenseful, and entirely different