Murder, insanity and family secrets
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Beth Gregory thinks she has it all, a new job, new friends and independence from her family. Her past just keeps catching up with her though.
Recently released from a mental hospital, Beth has two fears, that she will be sent back there and that the visions which caused her to be hospitalised in the first place return.
They do and this time Beth sees images of murder victims, before the murders actually happen. No one believes her, least of all the police and then she has the most disturbing vision of all.
She will become the next victim...
Romance and muder mystery at its best!
Beth Gregory is a very simple yet complicated young woman; a simple commoner who struggles to get out on her own and make a living. Upon taking a secretarial position for an artist, her life drastically changes.
She has visions that involve murder and mystic, but what happens when the victim she sees is herself? Is she psychic or psycho? Can she stop the villain before she becomes the next victim?
This is one of the best romance mystery books that I have ever read! You won’t be disappointed in Ms. Gisby’s writing! As an author, I know the rule of "presenting the villain" early in the book, but never knew who it really was until the last pages! I read this on vacation, and made my husband set in the hot car in the middle of the desert for ten minutes so that I could finish reading it before taking my turn at driving!
Epstien LaRue, author of Love At First Type and Crazy Thoughts Of Passion.
Chief publishing agent Epstein Publishing
An Exciting Thriller
Wow! Ms. Gisby has written an exciting thriller! DROWNING RUPUNZEL is definitely my kind of read. From start to finish, I couldn’t put this book down.
The main character, Beth Gregory is alive, no matter that the reader knows this is fiction. Will she ever find the peace that she so desires? Through all the twists and turns, you won’t know until the very end. How awful to find out you are scheduled to be a victim of your own affliction. What do I mean? Get a copy of this book and find out. You will be sorry if you don’t, because the next vision Beth has - may be you as the victim.
Don’t believe in physic ability? You will when you read this thriller.
Reviewed by: Bobby Ruble, Award-wining author of Have No Mercy:
Couldn't Put it Down Until I'd Finished it!
Beth Gregory's "gift," silent since her release from a mental hospital, comes back to life after she accepts the job of live-in assistant to an independently wealthy painter. Having future events take place before her eyes, reflected in mirrors or watery surfaces, is a psychic talent that Beth can neither control nor appreciate. After all, it was this "gift" that caused her physician brother to have her committed in the first place-and one of her two great fears, now, is that Andrew will send her back there.
Her other fear is that the visions disrupting her new life (and her first real independence from her family) will come true. Which they do. Repeatedly.
I should know better than to begin an Annette Gisby book toward the end of the evening. As usual, I wound up sitting right where I was and reading it straight through. I am not a fan of the thriller genre, but "Drowning Rapunzel" is not a conventional thriller. This author doesn't rely on blood and gore to shock her readers into an appropriately unnerved state. Instead she writes about ordinary people doing ordinary things, lulling us right along with her heroine...until she drops the tale's next bombshell.
Like Beth Gregory, we soon find ourselves reaching out-with heightened senses and ever growing dread-to probe the motives and analyze the actions of the story's other characters. We know as well as she does that the killer of long-haired women, whose handiwork she keeps seeing (always before the crime takes place), has her on his list. Also like Beth, we won't know until the last minute who that killer will turn out to be. Her talented but eccentric employer? Her overprotective, temperamental brother? A staff member from the mental hospital? Or is it someone else entirely?
I figured it out exactly one paragraph before Beth did. Let's see if you can do any better!
Reviewed by Nina M. Osier, author of 2005 EPPIE winner REGS (http://www.geocities.com/nina_osier/).
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