Has the Reviewer Really Read the Book?

I encountered a new situation recently. In publishing my first novel, I have reached out to many reviewers, many of whom have their own sites where they highlight their reviews. All of the reviews have been specific relative to characters, likes and dislikes as well as expressing interest in the next book in the series. One review stood out from the rest in that it was extremely vague and short, and it rated the book a 4 stars, which was less than the average of 4.7 out of 5 at the time. I first asked the reviewer, who we can refer to as Tracey, to simply provide me her favorite part of the story. Her response was that she couldn’t remember everything she read. I then asked for her favorite character. She named a very minor character that was mentioned in the first few pages only. What would you do?

Deliberate Deceit is Listed Live on USABookNews.com!

Excited to see Deliberate Deceit listed under the Fiction: Mystery/Suspense category!


Available in Spanish!

Available in Spanish! Jack Landis, un condecorado miembro de las fuerzas de operaciones especiales de la Marina de los Estados Unidos, renuncia a su jubilación para unirse a una misión especial encubierta de la CIA y se encuentra atrapado en medio del abuso de poder de North. Debe confiar en su entrenamiento, experiencia e instintos para salvar a un buen amigo, a su amante y frustrar un Armagedón.