Book Reviews

The Last Dance Book Reviews

Reviewed by Jack Quick for Readers' Favorite "The Last Dance" by Lonna Enox: When the husband of Sorrel Janes is brutally murdered, Houston police suspect the crime may be related to Janes’s high-profile position as crime reporter for a Houston television station. A story on gangs had yielded more than the usual number of threats which in hindsight should have been taken more seriously. They recommend that she should leave the area, at least until they can get a better handle on the situation. Fortunately, Sorrel has property in Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico. Her aunt had willed Sorrel a combination home and gift shop, which seems the ideal solution for her. She can pursue her hobby of photography and run the now dormant gift shop started by her aunt. Within a few days of her arrival in Saddle Gap, Sorrel and Flash the wonder cat are involved in not one, but two murders and an inquisitive detective Chris Reed seems determined to solve the murders as well as Sorrel's secrets. I was quite surprised and pleased that the skill of Ms. Ennox kept me fully engaged throughout the book. Overall the style reminded me of early Marcia Muller. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone enjoying contemporary mysteries. Janes is certainly a usual character and worth following in subsequent outings. I look forward to more from Lonna Enox.

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"This book was wonderful! It was fun, light-hearted and captivating! It kept me second guessing my predictions all the way to the end." - Colleen N Thank you very much! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17154036-the-last-dance

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"This was the best mystery I have read in several years. The characters were capitivating and you could not put it down! I highly recommend this book." -Ronald Tucker Thanks Ronald! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17154036-the-last-dance

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"I was quite surprised and pleased that the skill of Ms. Ennox kept me fully engaged throughout the book. Overall the style reminded me of early Marcia Muller. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone enjoying contemporary mysteries. Janes is certainly a usual character and worth following in subsequent outings. I look forward to more from Lonna Enox." -Jack Quick http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-dance-lonna-enox/1113944221?ean=9781600478130

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Blood Relations Book Reviews

Reviewed by Claude My wishes were granted to find book number two in this series. Already knowing the people in the story allowed me to get 'sucked' into this novel a little faster that Lonna's previous work. "Blood Relations" seemed deeper, yet it was an easy read just as the first. I was kept guessing and being surprised as the pages turned and the chapters changed. And I hope I am seeing the door leading to book number three opening soon. I love Lonna's characters and style of writing, and found myself visualizing and seeing the locations and the other participants. Great Job, Lonna."

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An excellent read ---- I found the characters engaging and the plot 'twisty' without being too illogical. Good nature descriptions made me want to visit the Southwest in person! My only quibble is that the on-and-off romance between Sorrell and the hunky lawman is a bit formulaic, but perhaps that's needful for a cozy. Overall, two enthusiastic thumbs up." - lehoglmem

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Striking Blind Book Reviews

Lonna, I am so glad Monica & Marissa convinced you that you could finish Striking Blind. It is super good! You get better and better with each book. I got the book on Wed. and just finished it. Lee Ann is waiting to read it now. She is as anxious as I was. Congratulations! Now, when can we expect book #4? Can't imagine any more "fixes" Sorrel can get herself into; but, if there is one out there, you will imagine it. Let us know when #4 is ready? Have a super nice Christmas and a terrific new year in 2017. Susan From Susan Taylor in Tucumcari

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Vesnelle Berger rated it it was amazing I loved it! I read her first two books and eagerly waited for this one to be finished. She "knows" New Mexico and her descriptions of scenery, etc. are wonderful and true. I'm very interested to see where Chris' and Sorrel's relationship goes and will be watching for the next book. A thriller, yes; gave me chills when the rattlers struck. I could not figure out who the villain was and was startled when it turned out to be someone I hadn't considered. I was excited to read it and not disappointed when I did. It will go on the shelf with my other favorite authors. (less)

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Mstuckey rated it it was amazing Striking Blind is a good read. It flowed smoothly. I liked the continuation of the characters. Very enjoyable and easy to read book.

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Mary Barnett Howard rated it it was amazing I've read both the previous books in the Sorrel Janes' series, and couldn't wait for Striking Blind to be finished. I wasn't disappointed in the least! From her knowledge of the Southwest, to her ties to nature, and the twisting plots that carry the reader back to earlier novels, then shoot forward to places one really doesn't want to go, Lonna Enox keeps the mystery spiraling on. I was compelled to finish the book, looking at every new character with questions about their character and whether they might possibly be the perpetrator. Then in the same thought, I would question if they were a victim, too, or just someone who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Another great read!

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Ann rated it it was amazing This is the third book in the series. I've read them all. "Striking Blind" is what I call a "page turner." Once I stared the book I couldn't put it down. I read half of it the first night and finished it the next day. Ms. Enox keeps your attention. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, but not too many to make you want to give up. I was totally surprised at the end! If you liked the first two books you'll love this one. Can't wait for the next one.