Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review # 292: The Quiet Road by Annie Frame

     Frankford Lucas is the chief superintendent in the police force. He is well respected and well thought of... however, he has a secret. Ever since childhood he has visited The Quiet Road in his dreams. He thought it was a good place, this Quiet Road, but events unfold to prove otherwise. 
     Gruesome murders are being carried out on his patch and trophies turning up in his flat with no rational explanation. Who is slaughtering the innocent victims and why? 
     Profiler Lenny Docker introduces a clairvoyant into the investigation and The Sarsaparilla Duchess, seems to know more about Frankford Lucas than she should - even more than he does himself!
     In time Frankford Lucas learns the true secret of The Quiet Road and realises he is dealing with a force beyond his control. Can he save his soul from darkness, and can he save the souls of others who cannot help themselves? 

     I was a big fan of Annie Frame's last book, Imprint, because it detailed the existence of reincarnation, as well as the aspects of clairvoyance. Her characters had me mesmerized and on edge, never knowing what was about to occur, and those in The Quiet Road were no different! Her stories are always strangely ethereal and mind-bending, with plot-lines that bridge the gap between suspense and the paranormal. I was thoroughly captivated by the secrets of The Quiet Road and its characters, especially the realistic interactions and dialogue. The only parts that I disliked were the slowness of the pace and the events leading to the ending (no spoilers!). I also thought that there could have been a little more character background. Overall, I was quite interested in The Quiet Road, and I will definitely be looking for more Annie Frame titles in the future! Recommended read!

Rating: Bounty's Out (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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