For a debut novel, this is one good book! Combining just the right amount of seriousness and tension with some tangible humor, To See the Sun gives you everything you expect in a whodunit, plus a little more.
My attention was secured from the first page on. The opener is a humdinger! Shock is all I can say I felt, and then great sadness. I knew I was going to be spending some late nights with these characters. A young widow expecting a baby, an ex-boyfriend who is still in love, a psycho killer, and some very supportive secondary characters are spectacularly written and just seemed to vault right off the page.
I'm always saying how visual I am and that covers are the first to pique my interest in a book. This entire book was a pleasant experience for me. I love the font that was chosen for the title and chapter headings, the print was easy enough to read without my glasses, and the story leaves me looking forward to the next in this anticipated series!
I was provided a copy by the author for review purposes. A positive review was not required, just my opinion of the book. No monetary compensation was received.
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Peggy Blann Phifer is an author and columnist, whose work has appeared on various Web sites and writer periodicals both in print and online. She is also an avid reader and loves to escape between the covers of a good book. A retired executive assistant, Peg now makes her home in southern Nevada with husband Jim.
To See the Sun is Peg’s debut novel, released January 2012
Visit her blog, Whispers in Purple.
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Pregnant and widowed hadn’t been part of her “happily ever after” dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her . . .
Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, anymore than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seems to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough—worse when you have no idea who might want to harm you. Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed.
When P.I. Clay Buchanan, stumbles upon Erin at her husband's gravesite, he’s totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, was predictable. But Clay can’t let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way—not when he has evidence that proves Erin’s life is in danger.
With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay’s help . . . and it just might be her undoing.
List Price: $12.99
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace (January 6, 2012)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER: