I am very honored to have received a copy of the unedited manuscript from the author.
D.J.Adamson has taken another step forward in her writing career. Previously she has published Book One in her Deviation Trilogy titled "Outre", a YA-Science Fiction work. However she is best known for the three books in her Lillian Dove Series. "Admit to Mayhem, Suppose and the recently published Let Her Go. Lillian Dove is a quirky, recovering alchoholic that owns a liquor store and seems to get into trouble everytime she turns around. Her antics as am amateur private eye seem to get her into more trouble than she can handle much to the chagrin of the local police department.
Now D. J. Adamson has venture into new territory. At the Edge of No Return is more gritty offering from an up and coming writer. Although different from what her fans are used too, D.J. has brought to life a new character that will be the star in the first of an exciting new series.
Dr. Constance Jeningson has recently lost her husband Jay to the hands of a murderer, in part because of her position as a consulting psychologist for the FBI. Special Agent Marker Sargaryian has utilized Dr. Jeningson in order to profile the suspect Ernest Purdy, suspected of being a serial killer, in order to find evidence that will lead to Purdy's conviction. But when Constance gets too involved and asks to be allowed to interview Purdy it put a spotlight on her and a target on her back.
Now finding herself in danger she is placed in an FBI protection program, her name is changed to Georgia Bidwell and she moves from her home in LA to the small seaside community of Seaward. But all is not what it seems in Seaward as murder abounds even there. And too many people see the killer dump the body into the local jetty. Georgia just happens to be one of them which will further imperil her. And to add to all her other problems there are strange noises coming from her new home: Horizon's End. Jack Goodman used to live in Horizon's End with his wife Ophelia but now they are both deceased, but Jack refuses to go where deceased people go. He's not happy that Georgia is living in his house and tries to get her to move out. Oh yeah, Jay's killer has found out where Constance/Georgia is hiding out. What a mess!!!
D.J. Adamson cranks up the tension in this thriller with a touch of the paranormal. The pace moves smoothly with the shifting points of view of the major players. The action builds as the story develops and grips the reader through the tension filled ending. The writer has populated her book with interesting characters that make the story fun to read and Marlee McCrae is one of the most interesting. D.J. Adamson is a very good writer that paces her stories well and her plot development makes her stories enjoyable to read. She always has an interesting story to tell which pulls the reader into the worlds she creates. Ms. Adamson has set up this book so that she can move forward with Dr. Jeningson into the future with this new series.
D.J. Adamson now has three series she is working on which gives the reader a choice of which one they will choose to read, but I highly recommend the reader choose them all. If you are looking to add a new writer into your rotation I can't recommend D.J. Adamson enough.
I chose to review this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions are my own and unbiased. I’ve read several books by this author so I was happy to read At the Edge of No Return.
The story takes place in the small coastal town of Seaward. It begins with Reverend Meeks murdering his wife. At first, he seems evil but is he or is he mentally ill? Dr. Georgia Jeningson would know. She has just moved into town to hide from a serial killer who killed her husband and is looking for her. Her new home is being haunted by Jack, the man who built the house. For some reason, he’s stuck in Seaward and doesn’t like anyone moving into the house.
All of these characters are loosely tied together in an inventive way. There is murder, mystery, and suspense around every corner. Jack also brings a little humor into situations at times. It would have been a little more suspenseful for me if Georgia had done less pondering.
At the Edge of No Return was an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading the next book.
I really like the book. The characters are so well described. Suspense, intrigue. That is the ingredients for success. I received this as a gift from the author and I am really grateful for this. Kudos for the story!
The editing and misspells were annoying. If the story hadn’t been so interesting I would have stopped reading. Lots of quotation marks used thinking the character was speaking only to realize they were thinking. It’s was weird.