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Book Review - Mortal Fire

When I signed up to review Mortal Fire, by C.F. Dunn, , I didn’t realize that it really wasn’t my style of book.  I’m not a fan of dark, brooding suspense, so read my review with a grain of salt. 
This is the tale of Emma, a young professor searching for secrets in a hidden 17th century journal.  There are many interruptions in her search – friends playing matchmaker, malicious professors, violent attacks, falling in love with another professor.  There are many complications in the relationships that Emma works to understand and overcome – most which I cannot describe without spoiling the story.  There is a current of fear and suspense throughout the book which perhaps raises more questions than it gives answers.  The author leaves much room for character and plot development throughout the series.
Overall, I found the book to be slow, dark, and confusing.  The storyline has potential, but it would benefit from the paring of a good editor.  I won’t be reading the rest of the stories, but if you like dark suspense novels, you might enjoy them more than me.
This book was provided by Kregel Publications, in exchange for my honest review.


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