Brittle Shadows
 

I'm doing two Indie Books Reading Challenges for 2011 - the ABC Indie Fiction Challenge, and the I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge (more details below). In helping to spread the word about the wonderful selection of Indie books out there, I'm going to be blogging about my progress and reviews. 

My 24th review is of Brittle Shaows - a mystery to keep you guessing.

About Brittle Shadows

When soon-to-be-wed Tanya Clark is confronted with her fiancé's naked corpse hanging from a wardrobe rail in the upmarket Melbourne apartment they share, her life is torn apart. Two months later, distraught and unable to cope, she drowns her sorrows in a lethal cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs.

On the other side of Australia, a grieving Jemma Dalton struggles to come to terms with the suicide of her only sibling. Despite there being no evidence to the contrary, Jemma refuses to accept Tanya had intended to kill herself. Not her sister. Then the coroner's report reveals that at the time of her death she had been six weeks pregnant. The will, too, raises more questions than it answers. How did a young woman on a personal assistant's wage amass shares worth in excess of $1,000,000?

In a desperate bid to uncover the truth, Jemma puts her own life at risk and starts to probe the shadows of her sister's life. But shadows, like bones, grow brittle with age. The consequences can be deadly.

 
Review

When Jemma's sister dies in suspicious circumstances it's up to her to find out what happened since the police are satisfied it was a suicide. Moving accross the country into her sister's apartment and life isn't easy, especially when someone wants to make sure she never discovers the truth.

Vicki really is the mistress of plot weaving and suspense. It's a gripping mystery that will constantly keep you wondering who is doing what to whom. A real page-turner that you can't put down. When I pick up one of Vicki's books I know I'm not going to be disappointed!

 
Brittle Shadows is available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

 


 
 

The ABC Indie Fiction Challenge...

In order to join in, you must read 24 novels in 2011 by Indie authors. One of the key rules is that each story must be written by a different author, and the first letter of the authors' surnames must begin with a different letter.

For more details, a suggested reading list, and to sign up, head on over to quillsandsebras:
 

http://quillsandzebras.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/abc-indie-fiction-challenge

 


The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge...

 

I've come across another fantastic reading challenge for all you lovers of fiction out there. The I Heart Indie Books Reading Challenge is easy and low-key. All you have to do is read between 1 - 30 books in 2011 in any genre.

For more details about the challenge, check out... 

http://indieparanormalbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-heart-indie-books-reading-challenge.html

Both readers and authors are encouraged to participate.

If you need a suggested reading listcheck out my Ebook store for some fab Indie Authors.

 
My Challenge count

ABC Challenge:
 

A (Atkinson)
C (Chen)
C (Comley)
D (Desforges)
E (Evans)

F (Fasano)
F (Fairchild)
G (Green)
H (Hohenstein)
H (Halliday)
J (Juba)
K (Kirby)
L (Lieu)

L (Lim)
M (Morimer)
M (Maarten)
P (Pierce)

S (Smith)
S (Sullivan)
S (Scott)
T (Tyrpak)
T (Tirraoro)
T (Tyley)
Z (Zeltserman)



IHIB Challenge:  24


Happy Indie Reading!


Sibel xx