At the outset, Miranda Davis has nothing much going for her. The tourists are long gone by October in the quaint Carolina town of Black Mountain, her realty business is at a standstill, and her weekend stint managing the local tavern offers little to pull her out of the doldrums. When prominent church lady Cloris Raintree offers a stipend to look into the whereabouts of a missing girl hiker on the Q.T, Miranda, along with her partner Harry (an unemployed features writer) agree.
But then it all backfires. A burly figure shambles down a mountain slope with a semi-conscious girl draped over his shoulder. Miranda’s attempts to uncover Cloris Raintree’s true motives become near impossible as she puts up one smokescreen after another, including a slip of the tongue regarding an incident in Havana. The local police keep stonewalling and Harry is of little help.
Tarot cards left on Cloris’ doorstep and arcane prompts on her e-mail only exacerbate the situation. Growing more desperate over the captive girl’s fate, Miranda comes across a link to a cold case of arson and murder. With the advent of the dark of the moon, she is summoned to “Tower Time” as this twisty tale continues to run its course.
Moon Games can only be described as a dramatic, thrilling and exciting novel that will keep readers entertained, captivated and engrossed from the very first page. Mystery stories are currently my go-to read so when I read the description of Moon Games I knew that I had to read it as well as review it so that all you lovely readers could learn about it. Never before have I been so captivated by a mystery novel and this is thanks to the exceptional author Shelly Frome and his talented literature and so, if you are a reader who loves mystery and suspense reads then you will adore this adventure as it is stellar!
Moon Games is an exceptional novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the book, Miranda Davis. Miranda lives in a quaint town in Carolina, and it is here that she has a business. The reader will follow Miranda as she is approached by Cloris Raintree, a church leader who offers Miranda help in exchange for her help. What does Cloris require from Miranda? Cloris wants Miranda to help find a girl who went missing hiking and so Miranda does just this with the help of a few people close to her. As Miranda investigate the strange disapperance, more shocking truths are revealed and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational Moon Games.
Moon Games shocked me from the start because although I thought I knew where the book was going to go, it didn’t go that way and instead took a U-turn and wow it was shocking! The themes combined and laced throughout Moon Games perfectly compliment the atmosphere of the book and story; the reader will experience mystery, action, terrifying and thrilling moments and many more exceptional themes. As I read Moon Games, I found myself racing through it, turning the pages with haste thanks to the addictive nature. What I loved the most about Moon Games is that it was not a silly mystery novel in which the author has to rely on gimmicks. Instead, the story is unique and has the perfect combination of crime, suspense, and mystery which are all perfectly weaved together by the exceptional author, Shelly Frome.
Moon Games is excellent and incredibly well-developed thanks to Frome as he manages to develop his world with immaculate detail; every event, character, and setting is well thought out and planned, and I was impressed by Frome’s flawless ability to do this. As I read Moon Games, I immediately was drawn into the book and felt captivated by Frome’s spellbinding literature. Frome’s writing is detailed in the most immaculate of ways; the text is detailed but not too dense, it is beautifully written so that the reader will be able to immerse themselves in the story from beginning to end without difficulty.
Not only is Frome a talented author for his descriptive powers, but he is also a phenomenal writer thanks to his characterization of the protagonist of the novel Miranda. Miranda is a character every reader will be able to root for, her grit and determination to not give up on the case is inspiring and will have many readers care about her. Frome has essentially written a character study of Miranda, and I adore this approach in literature because it makes the story even more immersive and entertaining for a reader. Being able to accompany Miranda on her journey was incredible, it was remarkable to witness her growth along the way and extraordinary to observe how she goes about solving the mystery and troubling situations she was faced with
Shelly Frome is an incredible author who has written a fantastic story and come up with a brilliant idea. Frome from the very start sets the tone of the novel; he lets his readers know that this is going to be a dark and atmospheric book thanks to his literature and wow was it! Frome is an exceptional writer because he grabs his readers attention from the start very quickly and keeps them engrossed until the end. There are no long build-ups that drag in Moon Games; instead, the reader will be thrown into the thick of the story quickly, and the result of this is exciting (and slightly terrifying!).
Overall Moon Games is a superb novel that has everything a reader would want in a story; it has a thrilling narrative, magnificent plot development and excellent characterization that will thrill and excite its readers so of course, I have to award this impressive piece of literature five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below and also keep an eye out for my spotlight for the author which will be live soon!
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