4 feather #bookreview of POINT OF NO RETURN by Diana J Febry

POINT OF NO RETURN by Diana J Febry

Publisher: Wings ePress (August 1, 2015)

Pages: 245

Genre: Mystery/Crim

BLURB:

The significance of the noose left hanging outside James Palmer’s barn is obvious to everyone in the village. When threats turn to violence DCI Peter Hatherall has to unmask a master of disguise determined to have their revenge.

MY REVIEW:

How far would you go for revenge? When do you get to the point of no return? Even though this is the 2nd book in this mystery series, and I haven’t read it, that didn’t detract from this book. There were references to the previous case, and they actually made me want to read the first book.
The book grabbed my attention from the very beginning, with the plight of poor Digby. Diana Febry does a fantastic job getting the readers inside the character’s heads. Every one of them was well-developed. Even though I knew who the culprit was, almost from the beginning, it was entertaining, watching the two DI’s running around, tracking down the clues. I wouldn’t consider this a fast-paced book, until the end, but the storytelling kept me involved.
There were several “plot holes” that had me scratching my head. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’ll try to be general. Two of them had to deal with James and Emma Palmer’s injuries. Emma should’ve been more severely burnt and James seemed to move around fairly fast for a stab wound to his leg. And I don’t think it was explained very well how old, frail William Pierce overpowered James. There was a lot of conjecture, but nothing concrete.
The writing is pretty straightforward, but here again, we have another writer that doesn’t understand the principle of Cause and Effect. Sentences and paragraphs read so much better, and are easier to understand, when they’re laid out in a linear format. You can’t have an effect before the cause. And what were all the “ C’s about?
This was an enjoyable story, and if you’re a person who loves a good detective story, this book is for you. I give it my 4 feathers.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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