PositiveLibrary JournalDebut author Raina’s gritty description of Ramesh’s downward spiral and the story’s over-the-top action give this novel a cinematic feel. Ramesh has a singular voice, and readers will come to understand how and why he has made the decisions he has.
PositiveLibrary JournalThe publication of this haunting novel in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic may hit too close to home for some. Nevertheless, it is compelling and well-written and should appeal to fans of near-future fiction that seems all too plausible.
PositiveLibrary JournalFans of period mysteries by authors such as Ashley Weaver and Deanna Raybourn will appreciate this gutsy duo.
RaveLibrary JournalObvious comparisons to Charles Todd’s Bess Crawford and Jacqueline Winspear’s Maisie Dobbs are warranted, but this novel also hearkens back to Helen MacInnes’s classic spy thrillers and Mary Stewart’s romantic suspense novels. At turns heartbreaking and action-packed, this gripping and superbly written story proves Perry still has what it takes.
RaveLibrary JournalWillig’s exceptional research into the period and her skill at drawing characters shines on every page. She doesn’t shy away from the realities of slavery, and carefully depicts both the oppressed and the oppressor ... Not always a comfortable read, but a compelling one, this book is appropriate for readers who like complex family dramas in exotic locations.