Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne Scott Book Review!
Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne Scott
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 496 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery / Thriller
Publisher: Crowe Creations
Release date: January 2023
Content Rating: PG-13 – Colloquial expressions in dialogue.
No matter where Grace Walker goes, her extra sensory power goes with her. She’s an empath and she sees things — terrible things. After a tragic accident at the place where she works, she decides to take a mental-health break on a remote West Coast island. But she no sooner gets to Galliano Island when a vision of the murder of an Indigenous woman draws her into a disturbing and threatening dilemma.
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REVIEW By LAWonder10:
Underneath the Fireflies by Marianne Scott is an intriguing and realistic story. It is about a woman who has a controversial empathic ability. She has experienced a death that she saw happening and was part of the judicial inquiry. She was stressed out and was having re-occurring nightmares. She took off work and escaped to Galliano island on the West Coast, to visit her parents on the remote island. To begin with, the plane ride was rough, then her seatmate realized she needed help before getting off. Was he hitting on her? Ironically they were staying at the same hotel and taking the same ferry to the same place. Was this a coincidence?
What was supposed to be a weekend to recover and relax ended up being quite the opposite.
This book is full of adventure, mystery, intrigue, romance, and out-of-the-world occurrences.
The characters are developed well and are very believable. The scenes are well-described and quite easily visualized. The action is constant and the mystery is not easily predictable. The only negative is it felt slightly drawn out and repetitive. The ending was slightly abrupt. Otherwise, it was a very entertaining read.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
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Meet The Author:
Marianne Scott is the Canadian author of four mystery thrillers and is currently working on her fifth novel, a sci-fi/thriller. She has a BA and a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She studied creative writing through Conestoga College and Humber College. She enjoys writing workshops such as those offered by Brian Henry, publisher of blog, Quick Brown Fox and One Lit Place, a writers’ hub by creator/editor Jenna Kalinsky. She has an author’s website and blog. She is a full-time writer who lives in the historic small Canadian village of Hespeler Ontario (now amalgamated with the city of Cambridge).