Monday, November 04, 2013

South African author Estelle Ryan with the second book in her Genevieve Lenard Series -- The Dante Connection

Welcome a fellow South African Estelle Ryan to my blog today!!!!


Estelle Ryan was born in South Africa and spent her childhood being surrounded by African beauty, nature and diversity of cultures. Her first trip to Europe at the tender age of 16 transformed her world into a much larger place, endless in its possibilities and places to explore. For most of her adulthood she's travelled all over the world, lived on a few continents, explored numerous cultures and is insatiable in the quest to still the hunger for more life experiences.

She's written for numerous international magazines, was the editor of a European lifestyle magazine and has seven out-of-print romance novels published under a pseudonym. With her interest in international politics, arts, crime, behavioural psychology, criminal psychology and music, she decided to combine all these elements in her writing. And so Genevieve and the team came into being.

She is an unabashed coffeeshopaholic. Good coffee, ambience and music in the perfect combination is all that is required to turn a mundane coffee shop into her 'office'. The appropriate coffee shop is chosen depending on the mood, the weather, the type and amount of work that needs to be done and, of course, the craving of the day. All of her books have been written in numerous coffee shops all over the world.



Click on the pic to go to Amazon to get your copy today. 

Publication Date: February 24, 2013
Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat.

Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats. 
Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends' abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators. 
Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.
My review
The Dante Connection
By
Estelle Ryan
I did not read the first book in the series -- usually that for me would be a problem since I keep feeling as if I am missing some information. I give credit to this author for making this book read as a standalone without making the reader feel as if they are missing something.


So I kept on reading with some trepidation. Flash fiction is not my first choice.
Soon however Genevieve had me under her spell. The plot line became clear and unique and even though the author made liberal use of the term fiction regarding Interpol it worked as a whole.

The plot is fast moving, the story enjoyable and the writing style especially concerning Genevieve one I loved.

I did not read the first book in the series -- usually that for me would be a problem since I keep feeling as if I am missing some information. I give credit to this author for making this book read as a standalone without making the reader feel as if they are missing something.

So I kept on reading with some trepidation. Flash fiction is not my first choice.
Soon however Genevieve had me under her spell. The plot line became clear and unique and even though the author made liberal use of the term fiction regarding Interpol it worked as a whole.

The plot is fast moving, the story enjoyable and the writing style especially concerning Genevieve one I loved.


So I kept on reading with some trepidation. Flash fiction is not my first choice.
Soon however Genevieve had me under her spell. The plot line became clear and unique and even though the author made liberal use of the term fiction regarding Interpol it worked as a whole.

The plot is fast moving, the story enjoyable and the writing style especially concerning Genevieve one I loved.

So I kept on reading with some trepidation. Flash fiction is not my first choice.
Soon however Genevieve had me under her spell. The plot line became clear and unique and even though the author made liberal use of the term fiction regarding Interpol it worked as a whole.
The plot is fast moving, the story enjoyable and the writing style especially concerning Genevieve one I loved.

The plot is fast moving, the story enjoyable and the writing style especially concerning Genevieve one I loved.




When I started this book it reminded me a bit much of Dan Brown. Then the main protagonist -- Genevieve was introduced and she reminded me of a female version of Monk. 
The ragga bunch of specialists all has their unique voice and I ended up really loving to get back to the story to read more. For me, that sense of I need to read more is possibly the biggest compliment to an author.


WaAr



As luck will have it her first book in the series is currently free on Amazon.  Hit the pic to pick up your free copy today.







3 comments:

  1. It is Christoph. Until I started on the review I did not know she was a South African!

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  2. It is, and until I wrote the review I did not know she is a South African author!

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