Saturday, May 26, 2012

Reviews and blurbs

Good morning everybody! Great news this morning...after struggling with some formatting issues, Killer in Sight is finally on its way to the printer. I can't wait to hold that baby in my hands! :-) So far, Killer is already available on Kindle for $.99 and it is downloadable for free in the Kindle Lending Library. These are some of the reviews it has earned: 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Suspense, May 23, 2012 P. Scarboro (Youngsville, NC USA) This review is from: Killer in Sight (A Tom Lackey Mystery) (Kindle Edition) I don't normally read murder suspense books but I couldn't put this one down. I feel like this must be exactly how the police go about solving a crime. Sandra Carrington-Smith gives the many characters personality and weaves them all so wonderfully into the mystery. From the first page I was hooked and couldn't decide on who did it until all was revealed. I particularly loved how she wove the super natural into the story without it becoming the main thrust; just like real life. 5.0 out of 5 stars Killer in Sight, May 22, 2012 M Johnson This review is from: Killer in Sight (A Tom Lackey Mystery) (Kindle Edition) This is an excellent book. From the first page, to the last, it will keep you in suspense. The twists and turns, will keep you guessing as to who committed the murder. Sandra Carrington -Smith made the story come to life. Kudos to her!! 5.0 out of 5 stars "Killer in Sight" | Book Review, May 21, 2012 Milena Rimassa - This review is from: Killer in Sight (A Tom Lackey Mystery) (Kindle Edition) Sandra Carrington-Smith's latest novel opens with a kaleidoscope of rapid-fire images that viscerally transport you through the last moments of a dying woman's life. Impossible to put down from word one, I had to - if only briefly - to get a glass of water, a slug of Scotch and make a call my own daughter, roughly the age of the book's victim, Tracey Newman. I also had to come back. Immediately. The same morbid curiosity that compels every one of us to rubberneck for glimpses of details at the scene of a horrific car wreck had me retrace Tracey's last jog in the North Carolina woods into the arms of her killer with a second reading of the first page. My ankles burned with her cuts. My stomach curdled as she observed her own impending demise depicted in the author's hyper-real montage of Tracey's final random thoughts, sensations and emotions. I strained to see the killer through her fading eyes and thought to myself, "Great set-up, Sandra, you really got me." Tracey was dead and the story begins. Ms. Carrington-Smith weaves together multiple back-stories that cannot be taken at face value. First, there is a love story between the detective handling Tracey's case and his long-time photographer girlfriend. Through their relationship, we peek into a complex and inspiring dynamic between these two people. Secretly, I couldn't help say a prayer that the detective would not be killed in the line of duty. Then, there is a universe of brilliantly crafted who-coulda-done-it characters. As the story unfolds, we learn that each has intersected with Tracey in unexpected ways. The author delves into universal themes ranging from the complexities of infidelity, abandonment, sexual orientation, victimization, redemption - and perfectly weaves each character's back story into the context of this murder/mystery. Magically, each character's demons are exorcized through their relationships with Tracey. Then, there is the author's unmistakable moniker - the other realm. In this book, Lily, a spirit stuck between this world and what lies beyond, holds the key to solving Tracey's murder. 5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read - Hard to Put Down!, May 20, 2012 J. Wall "lens addict :)" (Eastern North Carolina) This review is from: Killer in Sight (A Tom Lackey Mystery) (Kindle Edition) As a professional photographer, I found this story to be incredibly believable, and one I was unable to put down easily. Carrington-Smith's characters are so lifelike and have taken on personalities of their own. Without giving away too much, I will say that things are not always as they seem and some of the plot twists may shake you up a bit. I know they did me. This was a riveting story; you will find it appealing if you enjoy crime mysteries with a twist. Other reviews and blurbs... “Killer in Sight places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances in a very believable way.” ~Tracy White, law enforcement officer. “A fast-paced, suspenseful ride. Carrington-Smith’s spellbinding words grab you from the start and don’t let go…” ~ Victoria Roder, author of Mystery Suspense Bolt Action. “Sandra Carrington-Smith turns the police procedural on its head with Killer in Sight. A must-read.” ~Donald Vaughn, Triangle Area Freelancers “With a cast of intriguing, complex characters and a plot full of twists and turns, Sandra Carrington-Smith serves up a murder mystery to be read from beginning to end in one sitting.”~ Deborah Marshall, 2011-2012 President of the Missouri Writers’ Guild “Sandra Carrington-Smith's “Killer in Sight" grabs you from the beginning and won't let go. It was a wild ride I thoroughly enjoyed. A must read.”~Regina Williams, Storyteller Magazine I hope you will be willing to give Killer in Sight a chance...:) HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY, EVERYBODY!!!