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Monday, July 27, 2020

BlogTour & Review: Someone's Listening by Seraphina Nova Glass

Someone's Listening 
by Seraphina Nova Glass 

Thank you Graydon House for this copy and stop on the blog tour.

Publisher: Graydon House
Publish Date: July 28, 2020
Kindle Edition
352 Pages
Genres: Thriller, Suspense

She wrote the book on escaping a predator… Now one is coming for her.

Faith Finley has it all: she’s a talented psychologist with a flourishing career, a bestselling author and the host of a popular local radio program, Someone’s Listening, with Dr. Faith Finley. She’s married to the perfect man, Liam Finley, a respected food critic.

Until the night everything goes horribly wrong, and Faith’s life is shattered forever.

Liam is missing—gone without a trace—and the police are suspicious of everything Faith says. They either think she has something to hide, or that she’s lost her mind.

And then the notes begin to arrive. Notes that are ripped from Faith’s own book, the one that helps victims leave their abusers. Notes like “Lock your windows. Consider investing in a steel door.”

As the threats escalate, the mystery behind Liam’s disappearance intensifies. And Faith’s very life will depend on finding answers.

My Review:

Welllllll, I really wanted to like this one but this wasn't the right read for me.  However, there are a ton of amazing reviews for this so definitely go take a look at those.  I seem to definitely be in the minority on this one.  Now let me explain why.

As someone who reads a ton of thrillers, I think I may just be over the woman who is grieving her husband's disappearance, then drinks a lot and takes pills and everyone is a suspect and then the reveal comes and by the time that happens, my interest is pretty much gone.  Faith isn't an easy character to like and despite her profession, makes a slew of rash and terrible decisions to try and clear her from the suspect pool.  There were also a couple of loose ends that I would've liked answers to and felt the pacing was a just a bit too slow for my particular taste.

I do appreciate the concept of this read.  Faith's history into why she went into her business.  The spiral downward as things escalate as the villain is driving her a bit crazy.  Being in the public eye which makes things even harder when dealing with personal issues (but also increasingly frustrating to see the actions she was taking because of this as well).

I don't know, readers.  This isn't a bad thriller by any means and may be better suited for those who don't read a ton of thrillers that are similar.  Take a read and then let's discuss as I'd love to talk about this and see different perspectives.


Seraphina Nova Glass is a professor and Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Texas-Arlington, where she teaches Film Studies and Playwriting. She holds an MFA in playwriting from Smith College, and has optioned multiple screenplays to Hallmark and Lifetime. Someone's Listening is her first novel.

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