Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lilac Hill - spotlight and review

One of my favorite writers, Christy Elkins, recently released a thriller with Silver Knight Publishing. I was fortunate enough to read an early version of Lilac Hill, and I loved it. It's a story that  keeps you guessing - every time you think you've figured it all out, something unexpected happens, keeping readers on the edge of the seat.


Daniel Hardfield is tortured by his past and present. When a horrific murder occurs, he is forced to unravel the truth in a twisted tale of voodoo, mystery, and deception.

Upon discovering a man who holds the key to answers, Daniel must race to find the information he so desperately seeks. Each passing moment is the difference between staying alive — and death.
What happens when the one thing you fear, truly is fear itself?

Here is my review:

Daniel Hardfield is a young man with a seemingly well-ordered and happy life. Living and working in Houston, being a lawyer on the rise, equipped with the perfect girlfriend and with a solid and reliable mother having his back, everything seems to be going his way. He has overcome any hardships life might have thrown his way in younger years, and not even an unusual and unnerving experience in a cab, or a number of bad dreams, can rock his equilibrium. Soon, however, a number of mysterious events and a tragic accident pull him back towards Lilac Hill; the happy home of his childhood. As the story unravels, Christy Elkins takes the reader on a journey that's both unexpected and exciting.

The story is high paced, which I personally like, and there isn't much filler. Some books have me browsing through many pages, chapters even, trying to get past the filler material back to the action, but this author doesn't do that. She keeps her eye on the story and keeps it moving.

Every time I thought I knew what was going on, Elkins surprised me with a turn of events I could not have anticipated. If you like an exciting story that will surprise you, "Lilac Hill" is well worth looking into! 

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