Book Review-ON DEVIL'S BRAE: A Psychological Thriller in the "Dark Minds" #1-Faith Mortimer | Miki's Hope

Book Review-ON DEVIL'S BRAE: A Psychological Thriller in the "Dark Minds" #1-Faith Mortimer

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


This is one of those rare psychological novels that will not frighten you--until you start thinking. It is laid back and could actually happen to any of us--you know--those little things that keep happening but don't quite add up and individually don't amount to much and can be shrugged off. Well, that is what happens to Cassandra Potter. She decided to take an extended vacation in the remote Scottish Highlands in her recently deceased sister's cottage to re group and get herself back to her normal self.

Memories of an awkward and not very happy childhood are hidden deep in her psyche--her sister (whom she had never known) had recently died before Cassandra could really get to know her. Her new neighbors are taciturn and not all that friendly--well there are one or two--but which one of them wants her gone so badly that they start small fires-enter her cottage and make off with objects and watch her from a distance?

You will have to read this novel to find out the answer to that question. And once again, as with the other Faith Mortimer Psychological Thrillers-- the answer will elude you until it is revealed.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Cassandra Potter; is hiding from the memories of two recent and traumatic deaths. But one day she makes the mistake of walking alone on Devil’s Brae. A mountain in the stark wild of the Scottish Highlands.

The beautiful country seems empty, stretching for miles in every direction, but it is then she sees him. A dark brooding figure, standing motionless, watching as Cassandra climbs the brae.

That first time Cassandra ignores the watcher, until the next time and it is then she first realizes her mistake. Someone wishes her gone from the village – at all costs.

No one believes her story—not the police, not the neighbours, and especially not her friends. When she suspects someone is lying to her, Cassandra is forced to retrace her past, following in her own footsteps to find the truth and stay alive. But who is following Cassandra? Is murder in their uppermost thoughts?

On Devil's Brae...You never know who's out there.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Amazon Top #14 author rank for mystery, #27 mystery, thriller & suspense, #55 literature & fiction #5 bestselling author on Nook Books. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #1.

Faith is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she turned her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamed of writing novels which readers would love, & spent many hours writing short stories which she read to her sisters. Born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England.

*Please note: all books are written in British English. Spellings and grammatical conventions are conversant with the UK and appropriate for the setting.

Top selling novels include the Diana Rivers Mystery Suspense Series: The Assassins' Village (#1 Harpers Collins/Authonomy), Children of the Plantation, The Surgeon's Blade, Camera Action Murder, Childhunt! & A Deadly Learning.

On Devil's Brae & Behind a Twisted Smile (Dark Minds Psychological Thriller series)

Faith also write Romance: A Very French Affair (#1 in France), A Very English Affair, The Seeds of Times, Harvest, On Christmas Hill & Not Just For Christmas. (The Affair Series)


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26 comments :

April Hammond said...

This books sounds awesome! I am very much into psychological thrillers, more so than actual thrillers. Cassandra's story seems very interesting and I love the idea of a story taking place in Scotland.

Maria Long said...

I am looking for some books to read this summer at the pool. I will look for this one.

Michelle Martinka said...

Woah! That does sound like a thinker! I think this is going to be my first beach read!

Scott said...

Love that it is set in the Scottish Highlands. That's where my ancestors are from!

nellwyn said...

I don't usually read many psychological thrillers but this sounds good! Seems like a fun read for summer.

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Lisa @ A Bride On A Budget said...

I love these kinds of books, anything to keep me on the edge of my seat. Thanks for sharing it. I had never heard about this book before.

Neely said...

I think I may check out some of her romance novels! They sound great!

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Now this is right up my alley. I love suspense novels and I can always use a new book in my collection. Thanks for letting me know about the author, Faith Mortimer, and her great books.

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh goodness, I don't know if I can read this or not...I'm a deep thinker when I'm reading LOL Maybe I'll give it a go :)

Ronnie E. said...

Yikes! Sounds like quite the psychological thriller. I always prefer the kind of plots that have me turning the page instead of putting the book down. I might finish them in one afternoon but I can't help but sink myself into the story!

Nicole Escat said...

This is an interesting book. I like reading thrillers once in a while. I will add this to my list.

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a great psychological thriller that I would love to read. I love novels like this one. It seems quite interesting to me and I know my sister would love it too. Thanks for a great review.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

i love that this novel is a psychological thriller and really makes you think. Books like these are what keeps the reader wanting more and turning from page to page.

mmsoy51 said...







definitely going to read this book. I love thrillers and with twists at the end I can enjoy thats for me...

jean602 said...

Love thrillers sounds like a great read

jean602 said...

Love thrillers sounds like a great read

Alicia Hewitt said...

I love thrillers!! I definitely have to check out this author, she sounds great!

Colleen Boudreau said...

This looks really interesting!

Marthalynn said...

What an accomplished author! I can't wait to check out her other titles, as well. This one sounds great. I love a good mystery/suspense/thriller!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

This novel sounds great. It sounds like one of those books you can't put down. Thank you for sharing

tiffany dayton said...

This sounds like a great book . I enjoy these types of books.I like books that keeps you guessing.

Cheryl Everitt said...

This book is a must read! Thanks for sharing.

anne marie Carter said...

This book sounds very interesting and thrilling. I love to read thrillers as long as they are fictional.

polly said...

Sounds like a great thriller that I would so enjoy!

LAMusing said...

Always looking for an exciting read!

Norma said...

Sounds like a really great read! Thanks!

 
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