Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Deadly Intent by Camy Tang
I really enjoyed Camy Tang's new book, Deadly Intent, because of the atmosphere and attitude. The characters were fun even though they had some real hurdles to leap when clientele kept dropping around them.
I loved that Camy had enough hints along the way that the perpetrator was a realistic antagonist and yet I did not guess the identity prior to the unveiling.
I also enjoyed the setting being in a day spa. It was fun to feel a part of an unusual setting.
One other thing I enjoyed was that even though the romance unfurled, they weren't magically able to know everything about one another. I liked that they were still learning new things in the relationship all the way to the end. A true life romance is more like that and so it made the romance Camy crafted much more believable.
Good job, Camy!
DEADLY INTENT back cover blurb:
SCENE OF THE CRIME
The Grant family’s exclusive Sonoma spa is a place for rest and relaxation—not murder! Then Naomi Grant finds her client Jessica Ortiz bleeding to death in her massage room, and everything falls apart. The salon’s reputation is at stake...and so is Naomi’s freedom when she discovers that she is one of the main suspects! Her only solace is found with the other suspect—Dr. Devon Knightley, the victim’s ex-husband. But Devon is hiding secrets of his own. When they come to light, where can Naomi turn...and whom can she trust?
Camy Tang writes romance with a kick of wasabi. She used to be a biologist, but now she is a staff worker for her church youth group and leads a worship team for Sunday service. She also runs the Story Sensei fiction critique service. On her blog, she gives away Christian novels every week, and she ponders frivolous things like dumb dogs (namely, hers), coffee-geek husbands (no resemblance to her own...), the writing journey, Asiana, and anything else that comes to mind. Visit her website at http://www.camytang.com/ for a huge website contest going on right now, giving away ten boxes of books and 30 copies of her latest release, DEADLY INTENT.
Please join us on July 10th as Camy guest blogs. She's sharing the real benefits of a day spa!