Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Devil Don't Knock Blog Tour
Susan Sims Moody, the author of the book The Devil Don't Knock, is a friend from school. Recently on Facebook, she asked for people to review one of her three books and post something on their blog, Facebook, Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble. Since I love to do book reviews, I volunteered my services.
The Devil Don't Knock is the third in the Jennifer Martin series but it can stand alone on its own merit. At first, I wasn't sure what to expect. When I hear about local authors, I tend to look at their work and judge it different from one I might find on the Best Sellers List. I really enjoyed this book. As I read it, I felt myself drawn into the characters and the situations in which they found themselves. Susan had twists and turns in the right places and it wasn't predictable (at least to me - hehe). As I began to develop my own ideas as to what might happen, I was pleasantly surprised when it didn't work out the way I thought it would. I'm afraid if I write more about the book, I will give important information away and spoil it for you. Let me say this, I loved this book!!
There were two problems I had towards the end (and these are just personal preferences). The first problem was with two of the minor characters who spoke Spanish. A translation noting what was said would have been really helpful. The website I used to translate the lines was really rough and made it a little difficult trying to figure out what they were talking about. The second was with Arcana. Her character seemed important in the beginning and throughout the development of the story but seemed underutilized in the end. Granted, she is in a very important scene at the end but her character just seems anti-climatic. Other than that, I love this book! I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to read southern fiction or just something different.
Susan Sims Moody is a native Mississippian and graduate of Mississippi State University. She is married to Tom and has two children. They currently live in Wisconsin.
The author provided a free copy of this book for review. I was not compensated in any way.
**At the time this post was written, the final cover had not been completely decided. I will try to add it later.