Desperate Paths by E.C. Diskin is available now!
One book three different opinions!
Drama anyone? There is lots here to offer if you enjoy a bit of drama in your domestic suspenseful novels! I sure do so I ended up thoroughly enjoying this one but………Brenda and Lindsay didn’t enjoy this one nearly as much as I did though. I’m all for a little bit of drama in my books but for Brenda and Lindsay it was just a little too much for them to fully enjoy this book. I say bring it on and they were like enough already! LOL
Entertaining, unputdownable and an intriguing read!
DESPERATE PATHS by E.C. DISKIN is jam-packed full of family secrets and lies and as the story progresses they just keep on coming with lots of twists and turns to be had here. For some the overzealous plot and drama might be a little too much to handle but for me I totally embraced and loved it all. In fact, I finished reading this one in less that 24 hours as I just could not put it down.
E.C. DISKIN’S delivers an interesting, tense and well-written read here that gradually increases in tension and offers a suspenseful twisty plot with complex characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the structure of this story and it had me hooked right from the very first chapter.
So this is where things went a little sideways for both Lindsay and Brenda where I thought that E.C. DISKIN did a fabulous job with creating little intricate pieces of puzzles for us to ponder from the story while sleuthing how they fit together when in reality I don’t think being an armchair detective works out well for this one. Although, I had lots of guesses and some of those guesses came to fruition I was never confident in saying that I knew the why or how of pretty much everything that came to pass.
Small town, dark secrets and lies, murder charge, a shooting and some sister drama.
Desperate Paths send me down a desperate path of my own. A head spinning path I didn’t know what direction to go path but in the end it didn’t really matter because every path took you to the end. There was just that much drama going on here.
Now this one did have some drama that I must admit I enjoy and that’s sister drama. I have been known to create a little sister drama myself that has left Norma’s head spinning. lol Did I just say that? lol I enjoyed the dynamics here between these sisters and the tension created between them added to the story for me. However, there was a little too much overall drama that came on very quickly and my head started to spin and I became desperate to finish.
Too much drama for me!
Brooklyn Anderson returns to her hometown of Eden to help care for her aging father who is in the hospital. While there, she reconnects with her estranged sister Ginny who needs helps caring for their father. Darius Woods is a famous actor who grew up in Eden and recently returned with a screenplay and many hidden secrets from his past. Darius is shot and taken to the same hospital as Brooklyn’s father within hours of his return to town.
This novel takes place over a seven day period, starting at Day Seven, moving to Day One and then the days in between. I was intrigued with how it started at the conclusion of the story which kept me wondering what lead to such a drastic situation.
After the first half of the book, the drama kicked into high gear and I completely lost any sort of connection I had. I ended up skimming quite a bit toward the very end because there was so much dramatic effect. Unfortunately, this novel simply wasn’t for me. With that being said, I loved this author’s previous novel, The Depth of Lies, so I would be interested to see what she comes out with in the future.
Cover: Eerie, suspenseful, eye-catching and a great representation to storyline.
Title: Intriguing, interesting and totally could feel the desperation emanating from the different paths that these characters took.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, entertaining, engaging and readable.
Plot: Complex, interesting, dramatic, thought-provoking, fast-paced, twisty, and entertaining.
Ending: Twisty, surprising, neat and totally satisfying. With the complex nature of this story and all the twists and turns I really appreciated the neat and concise ending.
Overall: This was a fun, entertaining,and enjoyable read that I thoroughly enjoyed the escape! Would recommend!
Thank you so much to NetGalley, Thomas and Mercer & E. C. Diskin for the opportunity to read and review an ARC of this book.
Are you a drama lover like Norma? Or like Brenda and Lindsay not so much?