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Book Review-The Deepest Dark-Joan Hall Hovey

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


This book was disturbing to me on many levels. I was able to read it in one sitting, riveted to the pages and story line. Abby Miller, an author, was already going through a deep depression due to the deaths of her husband and daughter. She decided to go to their cabin up in the woods to try and relax and continue writing. Meanwhile three prisoners had escaped and were on the run. An elderly couple is brutally murdered. No one except Abby and her now deceased husband know where this cabin is located. Abby's sister is frantic with worry and is determined to find her. But-one other person knows this cabin. I will leave you to read the book to find out who-the answer will astonish you as much as it did Abbey!

About the Book (From Amazon)

Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.
In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to Loon Lake where they last vacationed together, wanting to believe they will be waiting for her there. At least in spirit. Barring that, the pills Doctor Gregory gave her to help her sleep, are in her purse.

The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, to whom she is close, knows where it is. But someone else does. He is one of three men who have escaped from Pennington prison. They are dangerous predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want - and to keep from going back to prison. Having already committed the worst of crimes, they have nothing to lose.

Unknowingly, Abby is on a collision course with evil itself. And the decision of whether to live or die will soon be wrenched from her hands.

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About the Author (from Amazon)


In addition to her critically aclaimed novels, Joan Hall Hovey's articles and short stories have appeared in such diverse publications as The Toronto Star, Atlantic Advocate, Seek, Home Life Magazine, Mystery Scene, The New Brunswick Reader, Fredericton Gleaner, New Freeman and Kings County Record. Her short story Dark Reunion was selected for the anthology investigating Women, Published by Simon & Pierre.

Ms. Hovey has held workshops and given talks at various schools and libraries in her area, including New Brunswick Community College, and taught a course in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. For a number of years, she has been a tutor with Winghill School, a distance education school in Ottawa for aspiring writers.

She is a member of the Writer's Federation of New Brunswick, past regional Vice-President of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers.

She lives in New Brunswick, Canada with her husband Mel and dog.

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19 comments :

Heidi Bee said...

This sounds like a nail biter! I think I would have to read it during the day!! :)

Maria said...

A cabin in the woods? I can tell it's a thriller right away! Sounds like an exciting book from cover to cover!

Literary Winner said...

Your reviews keep adding to my TBR pile! LOL This looks like another great read, especially at this spooky time of year.

Jenn said...

I have such a love hate with these thrillers lol. I love them but I pay for it when I try to go to bed.

Fun Reviews & Giveaways! said...

I don't do much reading as far as books are concerned except to my kids of course, but this one seems like it'd be a good one to read with suspense thrillers.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Now this is a book I could get into.. And, now that I am in Montana on vacation, I have time to read.

Kristen Campbell said...

Yikes! If it was disturbing to YOU, then I probably don't need to read it LOL

Katherine Bartlett said...

I don't read much anymore but my mother in law sure does!

Scott said...

Your first comment about it being disturbing tells me there is no way I want to read this. Last thing I need is a book keeping me up at night!

becca said...

You are starting to be annoying cause every time I come here my reading list gets longer. Ok so maybe you are actually my new BFF.

Danielle Royalegacy said...

This one will really be a deep read. It's perfect for a Halloween read. Added to my list of "to read."

Stefany T said...

Oh wow! I am really interested in this book simply because you said you read it in one sitting. I am going to check it out!

valmg said...

This sounds like suspense meets thriller? I love to read, wish I had more time to do it.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an amazing read with a lot of excitement and one you don't want to put down. I will have to read this on for sure. Thanks for sharing.

mail4rosey said...

Ah!!! Nice cliff hanger on the write-up. I'm a big chicken of such writings but you've got even ME wanting to read this. You did that once before w/one of your write ups and I was not disappointed at all with the read. Love this blog!! You open up my reading realm to things I would never try. Putting this one on my list (my third of yours reviewed in a very short time, lol).

Growing Up Madison said...

This sounds like a thriller that I may have to read during the day. I am currently reading a few books right now but this is going on my Kindle TBR list so I can get it when I'm done with the ones I'm reading.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This book sounds really interesting. I will have to add this to my must read list.

Amanda McMahon said...

You definitely make it enticing. I will put this on my pending list.

Kristal Deane said...

Not so sure if this one would be for me but I'll definitely pass this on to my boyfriend. This is right up his alley as a great read I'm sure! Thanks for the review! :)

 
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