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An Isolated Incident – Book Review

By ellent | September 20, 2010

I picked this book up some time back and recently decided to read it again.  Susan R. Sloan is an accomplished, hard hitting writer; stripping away the exterior of bigotry and hatred with no remorse.  She leads the reader along sojourn of jaw-dropping hate, fear, deception and naked truths; staring into their inner core of what’s right and wrong.

The Scenario:

Seward Island in Puget Sound is a seemingly idealic place to live. A community of enormous wealth; where everyone knows each other and no one bothers locking their doors.  There also lies an atmosphere of evil. People who have an enormous distrust of any outsider and all the while sharing ugly little truths –  hidden in secret meetings. Ugly little hatreds that are never spoken, just understood.

Tara Breckinridge, the fifteen year-old daughter of a prominent family is found brutally murdered, her bloodied body wrapped in a carpet and tossed in a dumpster. No one wants to believe this horrible act was performed by one of their own! Police Chief Rubin Martinez and Detective Ginger Earley are sent on a search for suspects, while the citizens are following their own beliefs. Beliefs leading to their darkest prejudices and fears, to a very human evil living amongst them.

The town finally turns on Tara’s Teacher Jerry Frankel, who’s car was seen in the area of the murdered girl, he also has a hidden past and he just happens to be Jewish!

Hysteria spirals around the Island. Everyone wants to believe that Frankel is their monster and should be executed. All the while, Jerry swears his innocence.   In the center of complete upheaval,  Detective Earley, takes steps that are unethical, only to regret her actions and losing the respect of her friend Police Chief Martinez.

This book is impossible to put down.  Will an innocent man be executed by the wealthy and powerful of Seward Island?  This story will keep you guessing to the very last page.  The last page will leave you Stunned! Speechless! Totally Shocked!

I really like Susan Sloan’s writing. This story lives up to my expectations of her authorship!

I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes a thriller of a ride and stunning ending.

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9 Responses to “An Isolated Incident – Book Review”

  1. Susie Moore Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Ellen,

    Exceptional, job on your book review. Wow, that your review was so thrilling,it brings you right in the storyline.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Susie Moore
    skype smsforce

  2. ellent Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you Susie, I appreciate your comments.

  3. Rusty Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Ellen, very thorough review sounds like a good read, wish I had the time, but I put it on my list…

  4. ellent Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you Rusty, I appreciate your comments.

  5. Jay Daniels Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t usually read books like this, but your review was so good on it that I might have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. ellent Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Thank you so much Jay. This is an excellent book, I really like Susan’s writing.

  7. Nancy Radlinger Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Once again an awesome review – this really sounds like a interesting one – great for people that love to read to have a site like this to come to – keep up the great work

    Skype: nancyradlinger

  8. ellent Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you my friend. I appreciate your comment and you are always welcome here!

  9. Beth Says:
    September 22nd, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Very good review sounds like a great book to read

    Skype: bluemoon481