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Selling real estate for the past 35 years, Joyce Freese believes that all homes have a persona, including the secrets that are often harbored in them.
Previously published, she has written real estate books, screenplays, and thrillers. Along with her 3 dogs, she and her husband reside in Phoenix AZ.
on June 24, 2011 :
Another great story from Joyce.
Joyce uses 1st, 3rd and third person omniscient (Point Of View) to move the story forward by increasing tension; the technique allows the readers to know more than the characters. Even the old Victorian mansion becomes a player as the story unfolds, lending a ghostly venue for this mystery thriller.
Nice use of contrast; POV, the anonymity of the stalker (we suspect from the beginning he isn't Peter Carter, as he claims) against Victoria's need for recognition; Victoria's independence, Shane's regrets, the stalker's need for dependence, old and new, for example. All these contrasts help build depth and suspense as the story unfolds.
I won't give away the plot, but I will tell you this is an enjoyable glimpse into Victoria Garraway's world of real estate, a golden past, a modern thriller and love denied.
(reviewed the day of purchase)