Mary Ann Peden-Coviello


I'm a writer, a wife, a mother (both of natural and unofficially adopted sons) in no particular order.

I have a preference for a lot of British spelling. Shoot me.

My humour is a little dry, a little caustic, a little bit on the punny side of the street.

I'm a Christian but don't believe in battering people over the head with my religion. Just don't batter me with yours and we'll be fine.

My politics are a little to the left of centre.


This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Mary Ann Peden-Coviello

  • Pillow Talk on June 16, 2011

    This is a twisted little tale. A dystopian futuristic situation and a flawed, damaged narrator leave the reader gasping in the last few sentences. The writer, using a pen-name here, is masterful in leaving clues all throughout so I said, "Of course!" when I came to the end. I didn't feel cheated or tricked. The ending was still a stunner, but made perfect sense.
  • The Noon God on Oct. 27, 2011

    This is an excellent book. The characters are three-dimensional and true-to-life. The plot, which starts with a murder and soon takes us into an examination of a dysfunctional family, is well-constructed. I enjoyed the setting (Toronto, Canada) as well. The plot twists were surprising, and yet clues had been salted skillfully throughout the narrative so they weren't head-spinning in that "where did THAT come from?" bad way. I wish I could give half stars, because this book deserves four-and-a-half. I can't give five because I am that one reader in a million who notices mistakes such as "elicit" instead of "illicit." There were a few mistakes of this sort. Did it wreck the book? Not by a long shot. Did I notice? Yes. So I can give only four stars. I'd take away only half a star if that were an option.