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 I loved the pace. 

By Laurie    February 16, 2022

Just finished it! I’m not a creative writing instructor, but I thought you might like the unsolicited reactions of a retired high school English teacher.

I loved the pace. You did an especially good job of relaying the entire episode when Cal is shot and then Mattie shoots the crazy gun collector. I zipped through it fast, and was impressed with how clearly & smoothly you maintained tension and built up the suspense as she rushes him to the hospital.

I also loved your homage to the island life of the past. The eccentric characters, Cal’s respectful treatment of those in need, and the clever non-legal solutions to every infraction, were fun to read. Mattie’s development as a character was also paced well. And her growing appreciation of Cal’s policing was believable.

I thought the conflicts were varied and interesting, with quirky characters introduced and dealt with as both backdrop to the setting and plot points in the investigation.

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I wasn’t as big a fan of the romance between them, but I often find the romance in these kinds of books a bit too pat. Hard to imagine they’d be calling each other “dear” and “honey” after such a short acquaintance. But that is often a convention in these books, so I accepted it. Her gradual change in perspective was certainly believable; I enjoyed her character most while Cal was out of the picture in the hospital, and she needed to step into his shoes.

Okay. That’s my analysis.

It was a real pleasure reading your work, Sandy. I’m coming late to the party, but Congratulations!

 The Ending is a Secret! 

By Peter Morton    May 27, 2013

Reviewing this book, it is necessary to be very careful not to even hint at the ending. And in its character development, in some ways, the ending is incidental. I live on an island, and Mr. Graham captures the small town, eccentric, quirky, pull-together culture of an island quite faithfully. There is nice quiet humor, a news distribution system called "Loose Lips", a protagonist love interest with powerful attractions AND conflicts, and a good who-done-it yarn to keep you entertained. Perhaps telegraphing what he wishes about his readers, Mr. Graham has his protagonist discover a closet-author's works that she just cannot put down, and last night when I started this book, I by Golly could not put it down. Bleary eyed, I finished the book at 2 am and am pleased to recommend it. You'll love the small town Island community and its characters, and you'll stay with the story until the....very end.