From Traci Hoffman’s Blog (original URL http://ethoffman.blogspot.com/2014/02/book-review-vera.html) [not there anymore]
By: Rachelle Ayala
Books for me are an escape. Whether they are fantasy, romance, mystery or even horror. It’s most likely after the kids go to bed and a time for my brain to focus on something different. It’s my time to step into whatever story I want. Not to escape but, just time for me to not get all caught up and being the usual worrier I can be.
After reading Rachelle Ayalas’ mystery/thriller _Knowing Vera _I was well on my way to becoming a true fan of her writing. Within the first couple chapters I fell deep into her character _Vera_. It was almost as if I could personally tell you anything you wanted to know about Vera, her current position and some of her past. This book really hit home with me. Without giving too much away, I’d just like to mention that Vera is a very complex character with true feelings and like I said before right away you feel like you have been along side Vera in her journey. I usually tend to put mystery novels in a category with sci-fi fiction and typically not a book I would choose while scanning the pages upon pages of Amazon or Goodreads.
I am so glad I had the opportunity to take the time to really dive into Knowing Vera. I would highly recommend Rachelle Ayala as an author. There is no mistaking that her writing is A-class top of the line. You almost get a feeling that your diving into someone’s personal life. I kept wanting to check and double check to make sure that this was a fiction novel and not a non-fiction biography.
Excerpt from Knowing Vera:
_Vera Custodio has never fallen in love, though she has strong feelings for her friend and sometimes lover, Zach Spencer. Long-forgotten memories resurface when Vera discovers Zach’s mother was the woman her father supposedly murdered many years ago._
_After losing his leg, former triathlete Zach Spencer reevaluates his life–and realizes he’s falling in love with Vera. When she ends their relationship, Zach is determined to prove his love and follows her to Australia in search of the killer._
_Caught between a web of family secrets and a deranged adversary, Vera and Zach must depend on each other for survival. Love blossoms, but the truth explodes everything Vera knows about herself. Will she close her heart forever or risk it all for a shot at happily-ever-after?_
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