Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for Someone’s Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass. We are excited to share our reviews with you all today!
You’re not alone. Someone’s waiting. Someone’s watching…Someone’s listening.
In SOMEONE’S LISTENING (Graydon House Books; July 28; $16.99) Dr. Faith Finley has everything she’s ever wanted: she’s a renowned psychologist, a radio personality—host of the wildly popular “Someone’s Listening with Dr. Faith Finley”—and a soon-to-be bestselling author. She’s young, beautiful, and married to the perfect man, Liam.
Of course Liam was at Faith’s book launch with her. But after her car crashes on the way home and she’s pulled from the wreckage, nobody can confirm that Liam was with her at the party. The police claim she was alone in car, and they don’t believe her when she says otherwise. Perhaps that’s understandable, given the horrible thing Faith was accused of doing a few weeks ago.
And then the notes start arriving—the ones literally ripped from the pages of Faith’s own self-help book on leaving an abusive relationship. Ones like “Secure your new home. Consider new window and door locks, an alarm system, and steel doors…”
Where is Liam? Is his disappearance connected to the scandal that ruined Faith’s life? Who is sending the notes? Faith’s very life will depend on finding the answers.
Well-written, snarky and suspenseful!
Dr. Faith Finley is a loving wife, a psychologist, host of a popular radio show and author of a bestselling self-help novel. Her life is thrown upside down when one of her teenage patients publicly accuses her of having a sexual relationship with him. Faith’s husband, Liam, supports Faith throughout her public demise until he goes missing from the scene of a car crash where Faith was driving.
If you enjoy snarky, sarcastic inner thoughts and dialogue, you will LOVE Dr. Faith Finley! I adored her character and found her inner snark so extremely entertaining and hilarious. I was giggling to myself at several points throughout this story. The entire novel unfolds through her perspective so connecting with her is a must in order to enjoy this book.
The writing was excellent! The pace was perfect and the plot flowed seamlessly between a Now and Then timeline in the first portion of the novel. I felt for Faith but also had my suspicions about her and didn’t know who to trust. I had my suspicions about who the culprit was but that was only because I suspected pretty much every character at one point or another. My curiosity was piqued from the first to last page and I enjoyed every twist this story held. A fantastic page-turner that I highly recommend!
I have been having a tough time with thrillers lately and have lost my groove with them. Well, Seraphina Nova Glass had me grooving to the pace here with this entertaining story.
The mystery here is suspenseful and interesting with well-developed characters. The story is layered with well done red herrings, twists and turns that that kept me on my toes going back and forth with who I shouldn’t be trusting. I had my eye on a few characters here and suspected most of them.
I had mixed feelings here with our main character Faith, and at times I found her entertaining with her snarky inner voice, and at other times, I found her a bit annoying. I liked her, and I disliked her, and at times, I questioned her actions. I like her vulnerable side, but not so much her flaws. Her pill-popping and drinking weighed on me at times, and I wish we would have been shown more there rather than told every time she popped one.
Some things I saw coming and some things took me by surprise. What I didn’t see coming were well layered and paced. Things get tense, and that final climax had me gripping my kindle and clicking the pages as fast as I could. I like how everything wrapped up, and I was left satisfied after finishing this one! I recommend it!
Seraphina Nova Glass is a professor and Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Texas-Arlington, where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Smith College, and has optioned multiple screenplays to Hallmark and Lifetime. Someone’s Listening is her first novel.
Thank you to Justine from Harpercollins for inviting us and for our copies to read and review.