Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Circumvent by S. K. Derban, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: S. K. Derban
Publisher: TouchPoint Press
Release Date: November 9, 2017
Genre: Clean Read Mystery
When perfection turns to panic an isolated couple must learn:
“For we walk by faith, not by sight…”
Imagine living in a quaint, beach-front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems…
French-born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, but the job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.
When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. After she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.
CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.
IN MY OPINION
This book is difficult to categorize. There’s a slight mystery (but since readers are clued in early as to the “who,” it’s more a case of finding out they why that keeps you going), there’s a touch of romance, and some women’s fiction (yet a good portion of the book is told from the men’s POVs).
However, in Circumvent, S. K. Derban takes readers to some great locations (Hawaii and France, anyone?) and describes some delicious food which had my mouth watering.
For me, the true stars of this book were Ruggiero and the detective. As Ruggiero embarks on a search to find his wife, turning over every rock he can, the detective follows his instincts. I also appreciated how Durban added characters who showed that there are kindly strangers who are willing to assist others in need.
Overall, an entertaining story that took me on a short adventure and taught me a thing or two.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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