First things first – Kerry J. Donvan’s novel is on sale for a mere 99 cents until April 21st on Amazon! What a deal I have had variable results checking the sites for this sale price but Kerry assures me all is in order and his book is on sale.
Genre: Thriller, mystery, suspense, crime, medical, heist
18 Reviews on Amazon.com with an average of 4.8 out of 5!
Born in Dublin, Kerry J. Donovan now lives and writes in a stone cottage in rural Brittany, France. A former cabinet maker and respiratory physiologist, Kerry writes character-based thrillers as well as police procedurals.
What’s the book about:
In an action-packed tale of secrets and lies in small town America, Chet Walker is a man forced to make decisions that will affect his future and the life of the woman he loves. Witness to a car crash and in receipt of a cryptic message from a dying man, traveling musician, Chet Walker, reaches the picturesque lakeside town of Lucky Shores. He faces hostility and suspicion from the locals and learns that the information he carries could unlock an eight-year-old mystery—it could also get him killed. Josephine Dolan, owner of the Lucky Shores diner, wants to bury her past. When Walker arrives with a message from her father, she doesn’t want to hear it. She cuts him cold. When his life is threatened, Chet Walker learns the truth behind the saying, “no good deed goes unpunished.”
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well-drawn main character dropped into a great setting!
I loved the setting – a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies. Donovan’s main character, Chet Walker, is finely drawn from the details of his back story that informs his current actions to his multi-faceted personality – the musician, the martial arts fighter, the drifter, to say nothing of his mysterious knowledge of firefighting and medicine. It takes some time for Chet to come completely into focus – another master stroke of storytelling! A line like, “… focused on the pain and the rain and the water running down the drain.” as Chet observes his surroundings and turns them into a tune captures the reader’s imagination. A mysterious sheriff, a small town doctor who seems anything but and a damsel in distress round out a team of secondary characters who all hit the right notes. Solid writing – an enjoyable read.
Happy reading on lucky shores.