A reviewer from THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS had some nice things to say about SUSPECT:
“Suspect is a quick and easy read that will satisfy lovers of mystery and suspense. The edgy romantic component will capture the imaginations of others who will certainly want to know, at the very least, how that particular snag plays out!”
So what’s this about an edgy romantic component? I’ll let the reviewer explain:
“A significant subplot deals with the romantic vibes between Jen and Mark, her “uncousin,” as she calls him. They’re related by marriage, not by blood, but this is a rather edgy plot twist. Their relationship is developed as that of knowing one another as first cousins since they were babies. Some readers may feel there’s a bit of an “ick” factor here. It certainly makes an interesting topic for discussion.”
All my critique partners would tell you that I am not an edgy writer. In fact, I’m close to the opposite of that. So I did rejoice just a bit at having “ick factor” used in the review. But that said, I wouldn’t have had a problem giving this book to my daughters when they were in sixth grade. (And my daughters would tell you that I’m an overprotective mother.)
The entire review can be found here, but I’m not sure for how long because they’ll be shifting to a permanent site at some point in the future.