Welcome to this Book Tour for Seeing Double, along with my Review! Continue to read the Guest post and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! (Sorry, U.S./Can. residents only.)
Book Title: Seeing Double: An Elisabeth Reinhardt Thriller by Nancy J Alexander
Category: Adult Fiction, 318 pages
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Publisher: NJA Productions
Release date: Nov 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 + M for themes of terrorism, kidnapping, some bad language, but no explicit sex or violence.
“A chill ran up her spine, triggering an alarm that spread through her system. Her eyes studied him as his eyes studied her. In the recesses of her mind, a fragment of a memory tingled…a tiny blip from long ago. An image spiraled, then vanished. There was something about this young man, this Ari Ben Aviv. There was something about him she couldn’t pinpoint.”
On the heels of her last mystery, Elisabeth’s new patient is more than meets the eye, and unraveling his secrets will throw her team into a desert storm of double agents and religious extremists. All that stands between love and war are two families, two brothers, and two conflicting versions of the truth.
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My Review: (LAWonder10)
In this gripping tale, several covert organizations are forced to interact with one another for the good of mankind. A new, extreme organization has been created and growing rapidly. In each organization, the individuals do not know who they can trust. While each feels loyal and dedicated to their organization and its participants, there are many unusual happenings which stirs up doubt of even the most trusted individuals.
There are several covert actions which occur. Who will prevail and who will die?
This is a tale of dedication, loyalty, trust, betrayal, deceit, binding relationships, love, regret, and turmoil.
Seeing Double has a large variety of different “players” and organizations contained in this one novel! Although the characters personalities and attributes are described well, the reader will become confused if he/she does not concentrate. It was, especially, confusing to me the first portion of the book. While the story is well told, it would be more effective if it had been divided up more without so many “players” at once. The transition from one scenario to another was not smoothly done. It felt quite “choppy”.
Although the book I read is an ARC, there were excessive grammatical errors. Profanity was used often but was masked by faulty spelling. The scenes were described well. The characters interactions were felt by the reader. too. The book’s ending was very weak. It was left unfinished for a signal that there was a sequel, but the place the author chose to break off, was not chosen well. It left the reader feeling he/she was missing a page. The Book Cover and Title, however, were well chosen.
I offer a Three Stars rating for this book.
*This book was gifted to me without any guidelines of giving a positive review. This is my honest review.
Whether I’m reading an Amazon review or talking with one of my readers, it is always interesting to hear readers talk about my work and to learn about what captured their interest.
Often, I’m surprised that what they love the most or what entertained or scared them is not what I expected. I am connected to specific characters, scenes and points of interest and so when I learn that some readers didn’t even notice certain elements, I am surprised.
How I wonder can it be, that something I spent so much time on, something I laughed or worried over was not significant to my readers. Sometimes, it’s the opposite. A character I think is minor is seen by a reader as essential. So much for predictions! So much for projections!
I always want to hear different points of view about my work because I know there are many different angles in every novel and of course, readers will respond in various ways. When I write a scene and think this is so fanciful, no one will ever believe this happened, but then I discover no one, except me, felt that way! It’s just surprising.
Writing is internal. It’s just the keyboard and me. The creative process is by definition egocentric. It happens when the writer is alone, traveling along a specific path of ideas, imagination and information. Opening that internal process to the light of day, to the opinions of others makes it a new experience. Pre-publication feedback is critical because it allows the writer to make certain adjustments to the work, ensuring that the novel is well grounded and clearly presented. It ensures that when readers enter the writer’s world, that world is a place the reader enjoys.
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