Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: One of Us by Tawni O'Dell

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Simon & Schuster Publishing, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



one of us cover

Synopsis:


Dr. Sheridan Doyle, a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist, is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office whenever a twisted killer's mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother years ago.


Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners' deaths. Teaming up with veteran detective Rafe, a father-like figure from his youth, Danny, in pursuit of a killer, comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past, and himself.


Review:


Tawni does it again! She gives the reader a book that you just can NOT put down til you get to the end! This book is sort of a hybrid- part mystery, part psychological thriller, and part family drama. Tawni uses all 3 of those effectively to build on the readers emotions and psyche, to lure you into the tale, and to keep you there. You know what is going to happen, but it's the background of the characters and the town that keep you wondering and turning pages. Readers tend to be a curious bunch and Tawni uses this concept perfectly. This is a perfect Fall read and one you may find yourself passing around!



About The Author:

Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author. Her work has been translated into 15 languages and been published in over 30 countries. Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania where she now lives with her two children.

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