Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Book Review - EVERYBODY'S BROKEN by Fay Lamb
From the time when Fay Lamb and I critiqued each others' books (way back in '06), I have absolutely loved her writing. She can create a nail-biter like nobody else, I kid you not. The genre is mystery and suspense, and it has a generous spoonful of Christianity and another of romance.
Abracadabra Carmichael, so named by her father because she was born on Halloween, is anything but Halloween-ish. Abra avoids spooky or scary stuff, ignores truth that might hurt, and likes everything to remain exactly as it has been. Then her husband Beau is murdered, her brother Finn also presumed dead by the same assassin, and her five-year-old twin sons missing. Her best friend Mazzie is acting suspicious; she's introduced to Beau's sister and brother-in-law; and she nearly faints when Beau's cousin arrives--almost a dead ringer for Beau. Oh, sorry--bad choice of words.
It soon becomes apparent Abra is also in danger. The boys have been returned, and she loves her new inlaws, but Mazzie insists she must leave Bodacious Cove for a safer environment. However, it soon becomes apparent that Beau's home town, Amazing Grace, is no safer. Strange sounds emanate every night from the huge house his grandmother willed to him, and Abra decides to sleep in the boys' room on the floor between their beds with the door locked.
I highly recommend this book, even though it has a few typos. I would give it five stars, which I usually don't when I find more than one or two typos. Truly, Everybody's Broken is a well written, surprising, and suspenseful story. You can get it from Amazon.