Toby Neal


Kirkus Reviews calls Neal's writing, "persistently riveting. Masterly."
Award-winning, USA Today bestselling social worker turned author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. Neal is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her stories.

Neal's Lei Crime Series police procedurals, starring multicultural detective Lei Texeira, explore the crimes and issues of Hawaii from the bottom of the ocean to the top of volcanoes, and are so popular that they've spawned a licensed fan fiction world on Amazon. She's also written spinoff Paradise Crime series, romance thriller Scorch Series (with Emily Kimelman) and her own line of romances. Readers rave: "We love Toby'sy fast-paced, character-driven stories set in wonderful places. No one can read just one!"

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Smashwords book reviews by Toby Neal

  • A to Z Stories of Life and Death on Oct. 04, 2011

    Tightly written, not a word out of place, this collection of diverse, moving, disturbing and thought provoking short stories cut to the heart of the human experience. I was left thinking about them long after, like some small and perfect delicacy, they were devoured.
  • A to Z Stories of Life and Death on Oct. 04, 2011

    Tightly written collection of diverse gems. Each story left me thinking about it long after it slid down easy and unique, not a word wasted, glimpses of perspectives beyond imagination that cut to the heart of the human experience and leave the reader wondering and enriched.