Thursday, 13 October 2011

Snowfall by Sharon Sala

Title: Snowfall 
Author: Sharon Sala

My rating: 3.5 Stars

Synopsis: Mystery author Caitlin Bennett is the target of a deranged fan who progresses from mailing threatening letters and rat parts to pushing her into traffic. Against her wishes, Caitlin’s publisher asks ex-cop, Conner “Mac” McKee to provide protection for her. However, just as she begins to feel safe, the bodies of women who bear a remarkable resemblance to her are discovered and Caitlin realizes that she could be next.

Review: An entertaining romantic suspense novel even if the plot is predictable.

The characters are well developed and engaging. Caitlin is intelligent and independent, finding it difficult to place her trust in Mac even though he is strong and capable of protecting her. They have a tangible chemistry and their romance is sweet although they do seem to get over their differences quite quickly.

The villain is seriously disturbed and even though his motive is far from original, it is fun trying to work out his identity. It shouldn’t take too long if one is following the clues.

The writing is strong, the dialogue flows and there is a good buildup of tension and suspense. The ending is fast-paced but ultimately feels a little anti-climactic.

In sum, Sharon Sala is a first time author for me. Even though Snowfall is a light and entertaining read, I’m not sure I would go out of my way to get another of her books. Nevertheless, if I came across one at the used bookstore, I’d definitely read it.


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