May Book Reviews Part 3! @Sandra_Cox @Virgilante @Dwallacepeach #whattoread #writingcommunity #bookreview

The Bone Wall

by D. Wallace Peach

“The Bone Wall” is a beautifully written post-apocalyptic story with some painful insight into human nature. When twins Rimma and Angel’s perfectly controlled world breaks down, they are introduced into the reality of the people who were left to deal with what their ancestors had done. The girls are complete opposites, with Rimma rebelling and fighting and Angel wanting to follow the rules. They are enslaved and learn the hard way about the people they have called Biters. Some of these Biters have unique gifts that can cause pain or comfort. I loved the contrast between where they lived behind a force field, Heaven, and what the real world that was left behind had to deal with to survive. There was a cruel harshness in a world that had little hope besides being able to have a healthy baby. The relationship and devotion of the sisters was my favorite part, and the story was told through the girl’s first-person experience. Angel was the light between the girls while Rimma dwelled in the darkness, but they found their comfort together. The scary thing about this story is it isn’t so hard to believe it happening. We could very well destroy our world, and then a select few can escape the immediate consequences and continue in their comforts while the masses suffer. It was a deeply disturbing scenario, especially thinking about the bone wall, but it still offered just a tiny bit of hope. I can highly recommend this story.

Mateo’s Blood Brother

By Sandra Cox

I was thrilled to see a sequel to “Mateo’s Law.” This story picks up from where it left off, but with the local attacks starting up again. While investigating the attacks, Mateo and Jesse are still working their way back to friendship. As in the first book, the characters are likable with real flaws, while the community is a place I’d like to live or at least visit. I love Mateo and Blair’s relationship and am glad to see them back. Jesse is working through a past bad relationship and finds himself attracted to Tina, who is a painter. With a killer on the loose, he doesn’t dare pursue her because he’s worried being around him might put her in danger. A couple of twists surprised me, which I always enjoy. I appreciate the small-town setting with the supernatural thrown in. A couple of times, I was laughing out loud, while at other moments, I turned the page as fast as I could to see what happened next. A great story that I can highly recommend.


by C.S. Boyack

“Panama” is an action-packed paranormal story set in 1903. President Roosevelt approaches Ethan to help him deal with a problem happening during the construction of the Panama Canal. It isn’t your everyday problem. It involves men leaving their jobs and disappearing into the jungle. Ethan has a unique skill that might be of help. He can see ghosts. Ethan requests the help of a friend, Coop, who is in an unpleasant situation in a New Orleans jail. They head off to the canal to see what they can do for their country. I love all the details of the canal workers, the jungle setting, and these two men’s friendship. Ethan and Coop are now Federal Marshalls, who are not only dealing with ghosts but a demon and the Spanish army. It is a fun read that takes a normal historical moment and puts a nice supernatural twist on it.

I only post my 4 & 5-star reviews. If I don’t like a book, I won’t finish it. It doesn’t feel right leaving a review in that case, but I have been known to email the author:) Life is too short not to enjoy every book you read!

Always embrace your inner child and read a good book! D. L. Finn

52 thoughts on “May Book Reviews Part 3! @Sandra_Cox @Virgilante @Dwallacepeach #whattoread #writingcommunity #bookreview”

    1. All good reads, Priscilla. Yes, all have different flavors but equally good 🙂

  1. Thank you for sharing your reviews, Denise. They’ve captured my attention for sure. Congratulations to Diana, Sandra and Craig. ✨✨✨

  2. Wow! Panama seems a long time ago in my career. It still garners the occasional review and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it enough to share with your fans. I’ve learned a lot since then so I’m glad it holds up.

  3. I loved Diana and Sandra’s books, they’re so talented! I haven’t read Panama yet, but going by Craig’s body of work it’s sure to be an adventure 🙂
    Great reviews!

    1. They are are, Jacquie, as are you;) Panama is definitely an adventure and always fun when Craig writes them.

  4. Oh, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this title from Craig. I’m intrigued! I love the reviews on all of these books and now have more to add to my TBR pile! 🙂 Thank you, Denise!

    1. I am trying to go through all my books on my Kindle when I ran across this gem. Happy reading Jan.

  5. Great reviews, Denise! All three books sound interesting, and their book covers are awesome, especially Diana’s. That one is awesome! Thanks for sharing your reviews with us. 🙂

    1. You can’t go wrong with any of these reads. I agree the covers are all awesome.

    1. Thanks, Teagan 🙂 all good reads you can’t go wrong with any of them 🙂 Hugs back!

  6. Great reviews, Denise! I should have a little free time coming up now and hope to fit in bouts of purely indulgent reading. I’m already a fan of Craig’s writing, and I’m going to buy the previous book of Sandra’s first. As for Diana, I’m in awe of her talent as an author and have just bought The Bone Wall and know that I’ll be moved by it. I was quite pleased with myself three weeks ago because I’d managed to skim a tiny bit off the top of my TBR mountain – now I’ve built it up again. No complaints!

    1. Thanks so much, Alex. It’s a dark book… my most dark and graphic. But I hope you enjoy the story. Denise’s review was wonderful and I’m honored. And Sandra and Craig are both awesome authors. Can’t go wrong there! Happy Reading.

  7. I love purely indulgent reading 🙂 I’m a fan of all three of these authors. You can’t go wrong with any of them. I look forward to hearing what you think about your reads. I hear you about clearing out some of the TBR pile, only to add to it again. I will never complain either about having good books to read, yours included! Thank you, Alex!

  8. Congratulations to all mentioned on your great reviews! Denise, you have called out great books, just what i want to read in near future. Thank you, and enjoy your week! xx Michael

  9. Thanks so much for the review and post, Denise. Sorry I was off gallivanting and was late to stop by. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, my darkest by far. And I so appreciate that you took the time to read. Hugs.

    1. I was glad you got to do some gallivanting, Diana 🙂 It was on tbe darker side but so relateable too. Another good one, as I work my way through your wonderful catalog! Hugs back xo

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