Today’s team review is from Terry, she blogs at http://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
Terry has been reading On Lucky Shores by Kerry J Donovan
On Lucky Shores by Kerry Donovan
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by me as a member of Rosie Amber’s Review Team
Well, this was a cracking good yarn! Not the sort of book I’d usually choose at all, but I enjoyed it.
It’s set in hick town Lucky Shores in the Colorado Rockies, in winter. All I know of Colorado is Dynasty and South Park, and Lucky Shores is definitely more Skeeter’s Bar, South Park, than Krystle and Blake Carrington. The story starts when drifter musician Chet Walker (what a great name!) wanders into town, looking for a gig and a place to rest his head. Lost on a lonely road, though, he sees a motorist suffer a crash, and he runs to save his life – and so his trouble begins.
This is an adventure story, a crime mystery whodunnit thriller, with a nice little bit of romantic suspense to keep Chet from wandering back the way he came. The action picks up on a mountain hike when Chet and his female companion can’t work out who their enemies are…
Kerry Donovan has done ‘slightly scary American hick town’ very well indeed. The characterisation is extremely good, the plot totally works, and the dialogue rips along, tight and realistic, often sharp and funny, too. Oh, and as for Chet Walker – well, you know a character’s come to life on the pages when you start to fancy him, don’t you?
Well written, a proper page turner. Nice!