BOOK REVIEW + Authographed Book GIVE AWAY - A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez
Book Title: A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 392 pages
Genre: Crime Fiction / Thriller
Publisher: Subplot Publishing (Imprint of Amplify Publishing Group)
Release date: October 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M. The book deals with heavy themes, murder, and violence
Lori Crawford's world is turned upside down when her husband dies in a car accident. After twenty-five years of marriage, she thought she would forever live an uncomplicated, happy life with Jack. But just as Lori feels she’s coming out on the other side of her grief, Jack’s assistant at SpringWare, Rita Johnson, discovers information that convinces her that Jack was murdered.
The two women vow to bring the perpetrator to justice. But time is running out, and their names are on someone’s kill list. The truth takes them down a path they never could have suspected. They set out to bring down one of the most powerful men in the country: the director of the National Security Agency. But who will believe them? And how many more will die before they do? Now, they have to decide if they have the courage—and the ability—to finish what they started.
I’ve heard only good things about A Knock on the Door and jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour. This is my first book by this author and will not be my last. In A Knock at the Door, Lori Crawford’s world has been turned upside down when her husband of 25 years is killed in a car accident. Just as she emerges from the fog of her grief, Jack’s assistant, Rita Johnson shows up with evidence that Jack was murdered. Together they embark on bring the perpetrator to justice. The only problem, he is the director of the National Security Agency and one of the most powerful men in the country. Wondering whether anyone will believe them, they find the courage to finish what they started before it’s too late.
This book has it all – action, intrigue, red herrings, and suspense. The book is well written with a brilliant cast of characters that add depth to the story. I was engaged from start to finish and literally could not put this one down. I stayed up WAY too late reading and do not regret one moment of it or how sleepy I was the following day. The setting is vividly described which had me feeling like I was walking beside Lori and Rita as they put the puzzle pieces together.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to all thriller lovers. The writing is substantive, and I appreciate that the characters are middle aged, being middle aged myself, I identified with the characters and felt a bit nostalgic at times. I loved all the twists and turns as the truth slowly revealed itself to the reader. The final twist left me breathless!
In her sixty-three years of life, Roberta Fernandez, a board-certified hypnotist, didn’t know that she had a story waiting to be told.
In 2006, she attended a weeklong memoir-writing class conducted by a bestselling author, Joyce Maynard. Joyce worked hard to bring out Roberta’s best work, in spite of her self-perceived lack of talent. While it was an awesome experience to be instructed by a well-known author, Roberta determined that writing about herself was not a talent she possessed.
As a first-time author, Roberta now understands she was simply destined to write in a different genre. She enjoys creating relatable characters and watching the story unfold as she types. Like her readers, she wonders what’s going to happen next. A sequel is already being written as this book is published. Who knows what words will flow across the page in the next fifteen years!
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