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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Dangerous Fiction by Barbara Rogan

(I received a copy of this from Penguin Books on to review)
35 year old Joanna Donavon owns a successful literary agency and has a sixth sense about which books will sell.  She’s mourning the death of her husband of 10 years and trying to get on with the rest of her life when she is accosted by a wann- be writer in Central Park.  Her Agency has rejected his manuscript so he has opted for a more direct approach.     The encounter begins a series of frightening and potentially harmful incidents, at least to her agency, until a murder occurs and that changes the game.
I always enjoy books with a literary bent to them and since Barbara Rogan is an editor,  agency owner and writer the settings ring true to life.   There is behind-the-scenes quality to the book that is fun and informative.  The thriller aspect of the novel had me jumping at noises in my house while I was reading it which shows I was really engrossed in the story.   I had almost figured out the suspect by the end of the book but that didn’t lessen the ending’s satisfaction for me.  This is a good, solid mystery with great characters and I hope there is a sequel in the works.

Barbara Rogan has been around for a while as a writer but she is new to me so I will definitely be reading some of her other books.   

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review! I'm very glad you enjoyed A DANGEROUS FICTION and appreciate your taking the time to say so.