Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Giovanni Gelati's opinion of Sin Creek

Giovanni Gelati really likes Sin Creek! Take a look at what he had to say about my latest novel:

The week just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Today's novel has a really cute cover but a really creepy and intense inside. Susan Whitfield has a winner here in Sin Creek.

"A gruesome murder leads Agent Hunter into wicked waters.

Some call Gator Creek "Sin Creek"--where the Cape Fear River snakes through eastern North Carolina, past the stunning port city of Wilmington. A sliver of water where wickedness and decadence take precedence over decency.

When SBI Agent Logan Hunter discovers a dead UNC-Wilmington coed used porn to pay tuition, she tracks down and questions other coeds. Far too many of them have been coerced into the raunchy business and have the scars to prove it. Hunter battles dens of iniquity, zeroing in on a brazen but somehow elusive ferry to find a deranged killer and bring down the porn operations, while trying to keep her marriage to Agent Chase Railey from falling apart.

Even though she succeeds in finding the killer, the investigation changes her life in ways she never could have imagined."

I like character driven fiction, this is just that. The story line wasn't my focus but a vehicle to enjoy the writing of Whitfield as she crafts a great novel. Her characters are well described, defined and fleshed out. She allows the reader into their minds and makes them come alive in ways that surprised me. For me that was the best part of the read. I felt as I was getting into this she made Logan Hunter very tangible, visceral and yet naked as the author laid it all out there to drive the novel forward and propel it to its conclusion. The rest was just icing on the cake.

Thank you so much, Giovanni!

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