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Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include Children of the Fog, The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls "a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart...a beautiful, haunting novel."
Her next thriller, Divine Justice (book 2 in the Divine series), will be published in spring 2011, in ebook and trade paperback editions.
Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (ebook) and Remote Control (novelette ebook).
In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot's Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo.
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Booklist raves, "Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border."
Cheryl's website: http://www.cherylktardif.com
Official blog: www.cherylktardif.com
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on June 30, 2014 :
Seems like I have been waiting FOREVER for Divine Sanctuary to come out. Let me say it now, it was well worth the wait. With so many twist and turns, this final entry in the Divine trilogy will keep you on the edge of your set guessing until the very end.
Let’s start I am not a big mystery fan. However, I do like a good PNR story. It doesn’t have to have to be a vamp kind, humans that are ‘different’ will do me just as well. So knowing that this is a PNR mystery what is about this book and series that drew me in? I like Ms. Tardif writing style. She spins a good tale and creates characters that I can find myself interested in. Our MCs, Jasi and Brandon, I have been following along and just love. Jasi is tough and smart but not completely infallible. Brandon is a nice balance to her a both a work and relationship partner. As they work together on this case I found myself not only interested on what they were investigated but as well as how their relationship progress. The secondary characters of Ben and Natassia were great as usual, but it was Natassia’s interactions with ‘Jay’ that had me cracking up and wishing for more. As for Father Jeremiah and all his cult followers, I definitely did NOT drink the Kool-Aid. I knew one of them had to be the killer especially with their stepford wive/ blind minion following but the actually one. Yup didn’t see it coming. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
So on to the mystery. Did I see the whodunit coming? Absolutely not! I was guessing the whole time but all the reveals definitely had me out in left field wondering how did I not see that come?! For you the reader, I suggest trying not to guess the who/what/how and just enjoy the story. Because even if you do figure it out, there will be a few strange twists that will have you scratching your head wonder how did I miss that.
I got to mention the cover. When I first saw it I was curious to its meaning. The gates almost resemble something you would find at a cemetery. Mix it with the title I was thinking…some sort of religious aspect (?) I was missing. Now that I finished the book I look once again at the cover and the gates. Oh yeah I get it now. Am I going to explain? Not without giving a spoiler so you will need to read the book for yourself. But I do suggest once you finish Divine Sanctuary to go back and look at the cover. It definitely will give you a new perspective on what it means.
So this is the finally book in the Divine Trilogy. I know because it’s in the Message from the Author. I’m not exactly disappointed. Ms. Tardif did a great job finishing out all the linger issues I had. Now while this book can be read as a stand-alone there are a few lines running through the whole series that won’t make sense unless you read all three titles. This is definitely a must read series for anyone who is a fan of the author as well as anyone who likes PNR mysteries.
I received this book from the author for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)