Recent Reviews for Joan Hall Hovey
The Abduction of Mary Rose (Book) - 3/9/2013 2:20:20 AM|
You are so good in presentation of arguments. The flow of thoughts is soothing and profound! And the work you do here on earth shows indeed that if we can really be quiet and listen we can discover that each one of us came here on earth with a divine mission and purpose for fulfillment - and you are fulfilling it in your own true ways. Bravo. In Kenya (East Africa) they say asante sani - meaning thank you. East Africa is a deeply rich spiritual part of the world!
Night Corridor (Book) - 9/27/2011 6:03:14 AM
Joan Hall Hovey's novel "Night Corridor" is a suspenseful, keep you guessing and reading well into the night delight! All the suspense of a great Agatha Christie novel, written in wonderful Joan Hall Hovey style.
Nowhere to Hide (Book) - 5/6/2003 8:15:08 AM
"The Original Mister"
Listen To The Shadows (Book) - 5/30/2001 4:53:24 PM
Shiver! Excellent, gripping, held my attention from the first.
Look forward to reading more of your work
m j hollingshead
(review for ScribesWorld, BookDragon, TerryFic, others.)
Nowhere to Hide (Book) - 12/17/2000 7:42:06 AM
synopsis supplied by the author:
Raised in an atmosphere of violence and unpredictability, Ellen and Gail Morgan have banded together, survivors of a booze-fertilized battleground, forming a fierce united front against an often cold and uncaring world. When their parents are killed in a car crash, Ellen becomes the mother figure for Gail.
When fifteen years later Gail is brutally raped and murdered in her shabby New York basement apartment, practically on the eve of her big breakthrough as a singer, Ellen is inconsolable. Rage at her younger sister's murder has nearly consumed her. So when her work as a psychologist wins her an appearance on the evening news, Ellen seizes the moment. Staring straight into the camera, she challenges the killer to come out of hiding: "Why don't you come after me? I'll be waiting for you."
Phone calls flood the station, but all leads go nowhere. The police investigation seems doomed to failure. Then it happens: a note, written in red ink, slipped under the windshield wipers of her car, 'YOU'RE IT.' Ellen has stirred the monster in his lair … and the hunter has become the hunted!
NOWHERE TO HIDE is a fantastic read. The authoress, Ms. Hall Hovey, is a great story-teller, with insightful understanding of the human psyche. This book is scary, chilling and magnetic in that you cannot stop reading till it's over. I highly recommend this wonderful book. It gets a 12 out of 10 from me. Marion Rand
Joan Hall Hovey’s Advice To Aspiring Novelists (Article) - 9/22/2001 8:20:22 AM
Nowhere to Hide
by Joan Hall Hovey
Love the way this story begins. It isn't a book you want to read on a stormy night when you are home all alone and the house is creaking. Joan Hall Hovey has created an atmosphere of suspense and tension throughout the story. It preys on your nerves like a tuneless whistle, keeping you on edge, wanting to know and waiting to see what happens next. A real page turner.
The heroine is Ellen Harris who receives the most horrid Christmas gift of all--the news that her beautiful sister, Gail Morgan, has been murdered. She gathers her courage and offers the killer a challenge, a challenge he accepts with unforeseen consequences to both.
You will love to hate the twisted killer. He is almost beyond description, something the reader should be allowed to find out on their own. That's half the interest in the story--who the villain is, why he chooses his victims--his demonstration of his own brand of evil. He is the mean, sly natured boy you knew as a child--all grown up. And you'll also enjoy meeting his Aunt Mattie.
Set against the background of New York City and a small town in New York, the author has captured the flavor of life in both places, grounding the story in reality. This is a cleverly woven tale of suspense and surprising warmth of friendship. The characters are very human. Anyone who loves mysteries will really enjoy this one. It comes highly recommended by this reader and I look forward to Joan's next book.
Anne K. Edwards, author of "Death Comes Knocking"
reviewing for eBook-Reviews.net