A Woman's Voice

Book Reviews ~ Solstice

Solstice by Author Damian Stevenson

This fictional mystery thriller starts off ordinarily enough. Dana Barnes the protagonist…has a good insurance policy with her present employer and decides to voluntarily commit herself to a five day stint at Expedition House, a psychiatric facility to help her overcome her bout with severe depression. She is being treated by Dr. Hertzig, who after the required time, releases her with a bag full of prescription drugs and sends her on her way.

Tyler…a temporary worker/new boyfriend at the facility picks her up on the day of her release to drive her to Thornhill House, Home of the Rainbow Collective. This gated compound is run by her sister’s fairly new husband, Clive. He is a charismatic leader who has a son by the name of Conrad from his first marriage that Zoe is yet to meet.

On the drive to Dana’s destination, Tyler mysteriously disappears and then all hell breaks loose. The roller coaster ride of a series of the oddest and most unpredictable events ensues. Something very weird is going on in this compound where Clive, with his eerie personality and haunting eyes, manages the affairs and orchestrates the preparation for the yearly Solstice Fair. It has been a very dry year. Much rain is needed to correct the drought situation that is similar to four years ago when the Marsh’s nineteen year daughter also lost touch with her family and friends. Dana, even in her fragile mental and emotional state, is wondering if there is some kind of connection. What macabre events has this cultish leader cooked up to honor this annual event and satisfy the demands of nature earth in order to get that much needed rainfall…

Any reader who enjoys a mystery thriller with many unexpected twists and turns is bound to be captivated by this quick and unpredictable novel. It is a real thriller and will keep you on the edge of your seat…Damian Stevenson is one creative author!

Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte


2 Responses to 'Book Reviews ~ Solstice'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Book Reviews ~ Solstice'.

  1. raisethegaze said,

    Thanks for sharing your insightful review, Dolores. You wisely raise the intrigue, while keeping the mystery . . . 🙂


    • Why thank you Peter…I always appreciate your positive feedback! I dropped by your blog site just the other day to read your latest post. I know it’s been awhile since either of us has posted an article. One of the woes of retirees….lack of time! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: