Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Book Review: 'A Thin Slice of Heaven' by P.M. Terrell


What a fascinating book, and nothing like I expected.
I’ve read one other book by this author, so expected rich descriptions and well-rounded, three dimensional characters, which I certainly go here as well. I feel as if I could go to Ireland and know exactly where every square foot of this setting would be. The sights, sounds, smells and more are all well written here.
I loved the character of Charleigh, though I have to admit she took to having a ghost around a lot more readily than I would have! She’s having a rough time on her trip to Ireland, supposedly a second honeymoon after twenty years of marriage, only to be dumped via text by her philandering husband. Later, when I find out she’s known about his cheating for years and years and stayed with him, though, I did lose a bit of respect. Still, aside from that, she’s an admirable, older, less than perfectly formed heroine.
Sean is pretty awesome. He’s handsome and unbelievably crazy about Charleigh. There were a few times at the start where I was a bit overwhelmed by his attentions to her, considering we believed they’d only just met, but even so — sexy, Irish guy (er, ghost) … who could resist?
When things start to get odd, Charleigh is incredibly strong. I’m not sure what I’d have done in her place, but I wouldn’t have minded the attentions of Sean! Honestly, the hardest part about writing this review is not including spoilers, so let me simply say this: if you like romance with a surprising, paranormal twist … if you enjoy reading a book that seems to be one thing and then becomes something entirely different, the type of book you want to go back and read again the moment you finish because the twist blows your mind and you need to see where the clues were planted, then this is the book for you. While it had the occasional hiccup for me, I still very much liked it. Technically perfect, quite enjoyable and delightfully different, A Thin Slice of Heaven cemented my admiration for the author and ensures I’ll be picking up future releases.

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