Thursday, August 1, 2013
Deadly Pleasures' Five Star Reviews.
Review of Deadly Pleasures From Kirkus Reviews: "Firmin’s first novel is a first-rate murder mystery." "A swiftly paced tale of lust, seduction, duplicity and horror, Firmin’s debut easily keeps the pages turning."
From Clarion Reviews: "Firmin writes more like a seasoned storyteller than a debut novelist, making good use of her personal experience as a yacht club member and author of a California society column to create sympathetic nuanced portraits of the wealthy who frequent such clubs while simultaneously poking fun at their eccentricities. All of the characters have good points and foibles, complex back stories, and reasons to keep readers rooting for them. Megan’s charm and pluck, insecurities, money troubles, and battle to stay alcohol-free make her an appealing, well-rounded protagonist. The action in the story comes fast and furious, alternating between sexy and lethal, sometimes straddling both extremes at once. Although the graphic descriptions of bondage torture may make some squirm, these detailed depictions of the seedy side of the bondage lifestyle make the gruesome murders all the more chilling." Jill Allen, Clarion Reviews From Blueink
Reviews: "Sex and the City meets James Patterson in this tale of friendship that's peppered with enough thriller action to make Deadly Pleasures a solid guilty pleasure." - Blue Ink Reviews