Thursday, July 9, 2009

Blood Noir


Title: Blood Noir
Author: Jesse Fox
Publisher: Dark Roast Press
Publisher URL: http://www.darkroastpress.com/
ISBN: Pending
Genre: Gay Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery,
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Alex and Harley met as freshmen in college and have been together for ten years. Everything seems to be going well for both of them. Harley has his career as a PI that he enjoys and Alex’s career as a photographer is growing by leaps and bounds. If everything is so great, then why have Alex’s nightmares returned? And why are he and Harley keeping secrets from each other, all of a sudden?

An excellent mystery, Blood Noir by Jesse Fox is one of those books where you have to be careful not to spill all its secrets. The fast-paced story keeps you enthralled from the beginning and while the author lets you know who the bad guy is, you really do not know who the bad guy is. The characters, both main and secondary, are so strongly written that the reader will not feel as if they have missed anything as they step into the already established relationship between Alex and Harley. The mystery, which is centered on Alex and a past he cannot remember, is reminiscent of Agatha Christy or Alfred Hitchcock, which full of twists and turns, will keep you wondering what could happen next. As the author wraps up the story, the reader can count on several ‘Oh, No’ moments that will keep them on the edge of their seats. Definitely not a book to be missed.

2 comments:

Jesse Fox said...

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read and review my newest book.

lyne said...

It was a great story. I was a little worried there at the end though. critternymph