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Book Reviews ~ Vengeance Is Mine

Harry James KrebVengeance Is Mine ~ A Benjamin Tucker Mystery by Author Harry James Krebs

I very much enjoy reading a good mystery and this fictional murder novel certainly did not disappoint. I’m a big fan of well-known authors John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, and Ken Follett. I would have to say that talented Author Harry James Krebs is about to give them a run for their money if he keeps on writing mystery murders like “Vengeance Is Mine”. I sincerely hope that this book is the first in a long list of future Benjamin Tucker Mystery novels and that a series will ensue.

The main character, Benjamin Tucker, is an author haunted by a past tragic event that sets the pace for this mind tingling thriller. Seventeen years earlier on his eighteenth birthday, his girlfriend Christina Morgan doesn’t show up for their planned date. Although, Ben is half an hour late, he figures it’s no big deal until…three days later her raped and murdered body is discovered. Ben blames himself and becomes a vigilante of sorts in his pursuit to educate himself about criminal behavior. He eventually becomes an investigative reporter and then a “bestselling true crime author”.

Presently residing in Holly Springs, North Carolina with his second wife… successful business tycoon Maggie Marshak…Ben gets caught up in a police investigation when a series of decapitated female murder victims are discovered in the area. With his police connections, he is quickly drawn into the macabre activities of the psychopathic killer.

When Ben’s ex-wife Jennifer is brutally murdered, his pursuit of this maniacal serial killer becomes extremely personal. His daughter, his new wife, his step daughter and a few others that have deeply touched his life…are all at incredible risk. Why is Benjamin Tucker chosen to be so personally and helplessly drawn into this killer’s brutal desire for vengeance? How far will this mad man go to obtain the vengeance he so desperately seeks? A multitude of questions…so few clues! As the murder mystery unfolds with its bizarre and unpredictable twists and turns, Benjamin Tucker becomes both the hunted and the hunter seeking justice for the murder of these innocent women. Armed to the teeth, he is definitely driven to solve the mystery of these unprecedented murders and soon discovers some unknown and bewildering secrets about his own past.

The acerbic wit of Ben and his crusty, cigar smoking cohort Netter…his main contact on the Cary Police Force, are sure to entertain and amuse most readers. If you enjoy murder mysteries, you’ll be hard pressed to put this book down. It grabbed me right from the first page to the last.

Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte
Vengeance is Mine
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November 19, 2013 ~ Book Review ~ Ghost Of Johanna

Posted in A WOMAN'S VOICE,BOOK REVIEWS ~ OTHER AUTHORS by doloresayotte on November 18, 2013
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“Ghost of Johanna” is a well-written and gripping fictional novel by talented Author Susan Earl.

Initially, Johanna along with her mother, are making their way to the United States from El Salvador to enjoy the freedom this country has to offer. Unfortunately, Johanna persishes at sea. However, she does not immediately leave this world and soon becomes, what appears to be, an imaginary friend to Angelina whose plight she can clearly identify with…Johanna makes every effort to lighten Angelina’s load. Although no one else is aware of her presence, the extraordinary connection between these two young girls forms an incredible bond. The ghost of Johanna is able to guide Angelina and her sister to safety through this mysterious and somewhat mythical method in which they manage to communicate.

This novel is a wonderful and encouraging book for the younger reading audience to enjoy. The author’s love for children shines through with every word she writes. Author Susan Earl is able to touch the hearts of both the adult and child with her apparent kindness as she reaches out to the reader from her own gentle heart.


BOOK REVIEW ~ WEBS OF FATE ~ August 15, 2011 by Dolores Ayotte

TITLE ~ WEBS OF FATE (Prequel to the national award-winning Webs of Power)  ~ 519 pages



This spellbinding, suspenseful novel takes place in the heart of the high-fashion, fast-paced, fiercely competitive business world in Beverly Hills during the mid-eighties. Bentleys Royale is feeling the pinch of the negative economic climate which creates a tension and desperation for increased employee performance and the meeting of impossible career demands. In this highly charged atmosphere with budget cuts and unrealistic bottom line demands, executives must perform or risk the loss of their livelihood.

David Jerome, the hard-driven, tough taskmaster runs a tight ship. WEBS OF FATE, starts off with the mysterious disappearance of Danielle Norman.  Upon further investigation, there appears to be discrepancies in Danielle’s department connected to an embezzlement scheme. She has been under pressure to meet her targets or lose her job. No one knows whether she is dead or alive or what part she’s played in this act of ultimate company betrayal.  As the plot unfolds, her dear friend and mentor Ashleigh McDowell,  becomes deeply involved in her efforts to discover the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of Danielle. In doing so, she unwittingly puts herself in extreme danger. Ashleigh’s fiance, Mitchell Wainwright III, appears to be withholding pertinent information from not only the private investigation company he’s hired, but from her as well.  Who can she trust as she seeks to find the much desired answers?  The tall handsome, Conrad Taylor, becomes her ally in trying to put together the pieces to this intriguing puzzle which is built on lust for power, secrecy, and survival.

Quinn, an international award-winning author, weaves together the plot to WEBS OF FATE with skill and expertise. Her knowledge of this world is evident in every word that she writes. She utilizes this knowledge to create an action packed, fictional work of art that will capture any readers interest right at the onset.  It is apparent that Quinn is no novice when it comes to her ability to create a story chock full of intrigue, jealousy, romance, hatred and revenge. The many twists and turns that captivate the reader and hold their interest is beyond description. This well-written work of fiction is over five-hundred pages long. I had a tough time putting this book down but due to its length, it was impossible to read in one sitting. I wanted to keep reading and reading and I was very disappointed to see it come to an end. To me, that spells a great book. Quinn made me want more…no reader can ask for more than that nor can any author!

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