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'.
on Nov. 29, 2010
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.
on Feb. 10, 2011
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.
on April 13, 2011
Highly entertaining read. Jam packed with the murderously twisted, weird and vengeful kind of yarns that delight.
The Maine Event
on April 15, 2011
I enjoyed this book. A beaut adventure. Descriptive with attention to detail. Much appreciated the free read. Thank you Alex. I look forward to checking out your other works.
on April 17, 2011
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.
on April 19, 2011
A down to earth story of a hard working, world weary couple striving to make the right choices in their chosen careers; as well as for their family unit. Good mix of police and hospital drama.
on April 20, 2011
Very well done. Excellent!
on July 08, 2011
Quirky, enjoyable, loved it.
on July 24, 2011
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.
on Aug. 17, 2011
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.
on Oct. 07, 2011
Really enjoyed it - tension building. Thanks Mark.
Color Me Grey: Book One of the Alexis Stanton Chronicles
on Oct. 18, 2011
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.
I, Crime Writer
on Oct. 29, 2012
Full of clever and entertaining writing. Thank you.
Shades of Grey: Book Two of the Alexis Stanton Chronicles
on Nov. 20, 2012
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.
on Nov. 24, 2012
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!
Now They Call Me Gunner
on Jan. 19, 2013
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.
Two Birds (A Short Mystery)
on Feb. 02, 2013
Loved Two Birds - immensely. Great twists and a clever ending . A very satisfying and entertaining short story.
on Aug. 04, 2013
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.
Short Shorts & Longer Tales
on March 09, 2014
Thanks for another really good read John. A lovely mix of humour and touchingly poignant stories. Highly recommended and I appreciate the free read.
on March 09, 2014
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.
A Soap Slippery Bath Imp
on March 11, 2014
A delightful story, just the right length for a bedtime read to youngsters. It will put a smile on their faces. Also explains a few things for us oldies as well.
Darkness Once More (Archie Lemons #1)
on March 22, 2014
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.
A Touch of Danger (Archie Lemons #2)
on March 28, 2014
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.
Taboo (CSI Reilly Steel #1)
on April 29, 2014
This one kept me turning the pages. I warmed to Reilly straight away. Okay, a bit of fine-tuning needed but I was entertained and enjoyed the suspense.
on June 14, 2014
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.
The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club - Book One
on Oct. 17, 2016
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!