Hey guys! Anna and Vivian here and today we have a joint NON-SPOILERY review of Deep in the Meadows by Lisa M. Cronkhite for a blog tour hosted by Leap Publishing! Enjoy~
Released: January 26th, 2014
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Leap Books
“Bianca “Bee” Thompson’s brother, Jimmy has been dead for ten months, yet she still feels his presence lingering. And one question haunts her: Was Jimmy’s death an accident?
Probing into the events on the night of Jimmy’s death, Bee hears strange voices. The voices lead her to a blood-splattered room, a terrifying threat, and a deadly trap. Is Bee on the trail of her brother’s murderer, or is she entangled in a totally different and much more diabolical plot?”
About the Author:
Midwest Author Lisa M. Cronkhite’s love for writing started when she was a teen, journaling of her torrid romance with her first boyfriend then and now husband of over two decades. She picked up writing again after her first bipolar episode and psychotic break when her doctor recommended it as a coping skill. Once again, with pencil in hand, Lisa dove herself into crafting poetry. Through the years, Lisa has published her poems in print and online magazines such as Poetry Repairs, Grey Sparrow Press, Sacramento Poetry Center, Poetry Salzburg Review and many more. Lisa also has short stories in magazines like Suspense Magazine and YA Fiction magazine Suddenly Lost in Words.
Her novels include Dreaming a Reality, Demon Girl and Deep in the Meadows. Disconnected is her fourth novel. Lisa is currently working on her next novel, Purple Haze.
As this was the first book of Lisa M. Cronkhite that either of us have read, we went into it not knowing very much. However, we were very impressed with how the plot played out. Starting this book out, we’ll admit that we were a bit skeptical. Contemporary thrillers are not books that we usually like to read.
The book starts out like a nice contemporary read, nothing too heavy and even a budding romance for our female protagonist. However, don’t let the first couple of chapters fool you, the plot quickly thickens, and the book takes a darker, more mysterious turn. The situations become much more intense and captivating and keeps you up reading late into the night. You quickly become invested in the plot and Bee’s struggles. It’s a stressful and exhilarating experience that definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat (as cliche as that may sound). Upon finishing it, we were both awestruck at all that went down within the last forty pages of the novel.
Overall, this book was a sound contemporary thriller in our opinion.
Comment below to show your support for Lisa M. Cronkhite and give us some more recommendations in the contemporary thriller genre! After this read, we’re definitely interested and would love to explore more of this genre.