Review from NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS

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.

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4 Responses to “Review from NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS”

  1. Sue Jackson Says:

    Congratulations on review!

    I wanted to let you know I have reviewed Suspect on my book blog. It’s not the New York Journal of Books, but I enjoyed your book!

    Here’s the link:

    http://greatbooksforkidsandteens.blogspot.com/2010/10/teen-review-suspect.html

    Sue Jackson

    http://www.greatbooksforkidsandteens.com

  2. Stephanie Says:

    I love it! Kris Nitz writes EDGY!!!

  3. kristinwoldennitz Says:

    I laughed.

  4. kristinwoldennitz Says:

    Thanks, Sue! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the book and that it provided a nice distraction when you weren’t feeling well.

    I’m sorry that I didn’t get back to you sooner. Somehow, your comment wound up in my blog’s SPAM filter. I think that it could have been the fact that you included links in your message. I was deleting promotions for “Winning poker strategies!” and “Making big money fast!” when I found your message. But then I promptly clicked over to see what you had to say, so including links is STILL a good idea.

    Thanks again!

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