I love to read thrillers/mystery/detective and suspense stories, as well as stories of adventure and everyday life. A bit of humour thrown in to that mix is an added bonus!
I appreciate the hard work that goes into writing, and enjoy spreading the word when I've found a good read by those authors who are brave enough to 'have a go'.
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Believable characters who each contributed to the storyline. A descriptive style that gets straight to the point without surperfluous words. The description of Melbourne is spot on! An exciting build to a surprising end. Can't wait to get my teeth into another of Vicki's books, well done.
Sleight Malice was my reward read after getting on with new years’ projects. I love to have a good read up my sleeve… and it certainly didn’t disappoint.
Vicki’s story telling skills are such that I instantly feel I know her main characters very well. No turning back to the first few chapters to check on details.
In this story, Desley is a loyal, trusting soul who is confronted with confounding deceptions, and reacts in a very human way. She has a quirky side too … who would’ve thought of preparing a Vegemite snack the way she does!
Desley is surrounded by a gamut of strong characters all with their own agenda and seemingly plausible reasons for their actions.
A well thought out, entertaining story.
Keep writing Vicki. I also appreciate the research your stories contain, in addition to the excellent editing.
After reading this story, Thin Blood and Brittle Shadows, I will have no need to check out a preview of your future books... I know I’m assured of a quality read, thank you for that luxury.
A top story. Exciting adventure and mystery - totally devoid of any slow bits. Very cleverly thought out with characters whose personalities shine through. Narrative transports the reader to exotic locations.
Fugue was a thrilling read - it kept me guessing right to the end. Each character's individuality shone through in this fast-paced action fantasy.
It was the sort of story that I couldn't imagine what the ending would be... it didn't disappoint.
Well written, good editing.
You have a brilliant imagination Chris! Thank you for the story.
I'd thoroughly recommend this book.
Vicki has unleashed another compelling story, chock-a-block full of just the right mix of ingredients that we've come to expect from her stylish hand.
A simmering mystery that erupts into highly charged emotions combining with dramatic and sometimes confronting encounters, all cleverly woven with an intriguing psychological twist.
Vicki's editing is seamless. Her words flow with an ease that is pure delight to read.
Her main characters, Greg and Megan, have heart and warmth. I was nail-bitingly, lip-chewingly, carried along not wanting to leave their sides all throughout their harrowing journey.
Very highly recommended.
Corporal Tweed's War is a scary and lonely one.
This happened to be the first novella I read in Benjamin's Sketches from the Spanish Mustang novellas - it most definitely won't be the last.
A thriller with heart.
Extremely entertaining and Highly Recommended.
An intriguing and imaginative storyline with great characterisation.
This trilogy truly whets the appetite... I'm keen to read about a world in which the Sentinels and Arbiters operate. Bring on Ion, as soon as, Marek, and thank you for these superb free reads.
I just loved this book. An exciting, adventurous and totally entertaining story.
The free read was much appreciated, thank you. I have absolutely no hesitation in purchasing Books Two and Three.
Most highly recommended.
My apologies for not writing a review before now.
I continued to enjoy your storyline. We can follow Alexis (Ms Grey) as she progresses through the company. Lots of action and fun. A true adventure story. Well done.
Bitter Nothings starts as it means to go on – a cover to whet the appetite of mystery/thriller fans everywhere; followed by an intriguing prologue which then jumps head first into a simmering brew of murderous deceit and connivance.
The threads of familial complexity stir the pot and, true to Vicki’s inimitable style, the plot thickens until the inevitable happens… a roiling boilover to an unexpected end. In other words – one heck of a read!
Thanks Thom, I really got into your book. Well developed and believable characters.
The storyline has been written with great heart and understanding of the human spirit.
I especially appreciated your treatment of Randal and his private agony.
A great read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
A great book. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Plenty of action and a good storyline with strong characters. Kept me turning those pages and was sorry when it ended.
Excellent editing too.
Well done and thanks for the free read. Looking forward to reading book 2.
A gutsy read - always a surprise around the corner. The story keeps nipping along and I enjoyed it all the way through.
Great characters too. Well written. I've been slow to review it but no reflection on quality of the story.
Hi Grant, loved your first Archie. You've created a believable character. Full of the complexities of being human and someone to have on your side when life turns upside down at times. I like his little 'asides' - sometimes they're overdone in stories, but Archie's felt just about right. I enjoyed the intro to this book as well, acquaints the reader with all that led up to this first book. Well done. I recommend getting to know Archie Lemons from Book 1. You're very generous with them being a free read too Grant, thank you. I've started on Book 2 and can tell already it's a good 'un too.
Another beaut read and I not only enjoy the character of Archie, but also that of Elise - she's a good counter balance to Lemons when he gets a bit off the rails. An excellent storyline threaded between the two. Great detective series.
Certainly a good read indeed. Compelling and plenty of incentive to keep at it until finished. Who knew this would lead where it did. Appreciate the (mostly) good editing. Well done and thanks for the freebie.
True to its cozy mystery genre, this story was very entertaining and I happily fell into its rhythm from the first chapter. Delightful characters, no untied ends combined with excellent editing and research, which I appreciate.
Thanks for the read Ann!