The Woman In the Painting
♥ These books are mesmerizing. The character of Alexandra is enticing and I eagerly look forward to each new novel. Her brand of vigilantism is intriguing; much like the show Dexter but focused on misogynistic men and weak women who support their stance. This particular novel — the third in the series, introduced a new, unforeseen facet of one of the main characters that was not anticipated as well as a new character that could definitely add another intriguing dimension to future novels. I can’t wait for the next release!
The Woman In the Water
♥ I enjoyed every sentence of this novel, despite the main character’s total lack of empathy. Indeed, she was captivating because she is so different from the people I know. Or is she? Grant weaves a taut narrative that keeps you guessing – sometimes I was right, sometimes I wasn’t.
♥ I love, love, love the strong central female character and how she grows beyond the poison of her childhood. I don’t even “like” the character’s personality but I sure love her strength and independence. Please write more like this!
The Woman In the Mirror
♥ This is a must read!!!!
♥ It’s refreshing to see stories that feature women as more than some one-note sacrificial lamb.
♥ This crazy, mysterious story has kidnapped me. The characters are like out of a Hitchcock noir.
♥ A fabulous, and very dark exploration of the twisted and neurotic minds of the residents of a cliff top bungalow as they plot and scheme against and amongst each other creating such a tangled web that it can only end one way — or can it? This book will have you gripped as it reveals more and more layers to the characters through tantalising snippets of their lives before the bungalow. I was truly not expecting the story to unfold as it did, totally changing my opinion of said characters. A fascinating read.
♥ Very cleverly written with brilliant characters. I loved the ending too. Highly recommended.
♥ Couldn’ t put it down – a great summer read!
♥ … kept me on the edge of my seat. The plot twists and turns, and you don’t really get it (who did it) until the end. Grant is one of my favorite authors. Her story lines are developed and her characters seem so real they could jump out of the book. Highly recommend this read to those who like dark mysteries and a bit of evil.
♥ Bizarre and twisted.
♥ I am absolutely hooked by Grant’s writing, and this book is a great introduction for anyone who has not read her before. We all know these people, which is the hook, but their foibles drive them over the edge. It’s as addicting as listening to your best friend tell you about the facts behind the murder/suicide of the couple next door.
Buried by Debt
♥ One expects mysteries to follow formulas that we have learned from reading mysteries over the years. This one is different.
♥ The outcome is avoidable and also inevitable although, being a noir, there’s no predicting those last scenes.
♥ Well, this one caught me by surprise! Pleasantly, I should add. The beginning ambles along satisfyingly enough and then… pow!
The Demise of the Soccer Moms
♥ A perfect version of an adult mean girls club.
♥ I was swept along, unable to stop reading.
An Affair With God
♥ Featuring men and women who are as complex as they are familiar … the nuanced and believable story paints its picture in striking colors. –Kirkus Reviews
Madison Keith Ghost Stories
♥ Mysterious, suspenseful, light and hard to put down.
♥ Drawn to the main character immediately, taken in by her stream-of-consciousness narration. I want to know what happens next!
♥ Enjoyed the way Cathryn Grant writes … very witty … will read the rest of the series.