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My Review of On Lucky Shores by Kerry J Donovan 

For me this book stands out because of the main character: Chet Walker, a travelling musician, who arrives in Lucky Shores, a sleepy, Colorado, small town that has its shares of secrets, history and under-currents. His narrative and perspective on the town as an outsider is humorous and easy to relate to; he is a very watchable man.
When he meets Joey and delivers a message from her father, things are not going as smoothly as he had planned. The chemistry between the two of them and their changing relationship is well done and provides a great interest as the rest of the complex story unfolds.
The mystery plot with its link to the past is quite unpredictable and certainly twisted enough for me to have felt entertained all the way through. There are great side characters to flesh out the book and the feel of a small town is also very authentic.
A hugely enjoyable read.


The Book Blurb:

In an action-packed tale of secrets and lies in small town America, Chet Walker is a man forced to make decisions that will affect his future and the life of the woman he loves.

Witness to a car crash and in receipt of a cryptic message from a dying man, traveling musician, Chet Walker, reaches the picturesque lakeside town of Lucky Shores. He faces hostility and suspicion from the locals and learns that the information he carries could unlock an eight-year-old mystery—it could also get him killed.
Josephine Dolan, owner of the Lucky Shores diner, wants to bury her past. When Walker arrives with a message from her father, she doesn’t want to hear it. She cuts him cold.
When his life is threatened, Chet Walker learns the truth behind the saying, “no good deed goes unpunished.”

And what Advance Review Copy readers say:

“…great humour throughout and the romance was handled really well … the plot resolution was fantastic…” Ashley Capes author of The Bone Mask Trilogy.
“…more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie whodunit, and more surprises than a box of Cracker Jacks. Lee Child will blanch with envy,” Deforest Day, author of A Cold Killing.
“…keeps you up at night, turning the page, wanting to know what happens next. A nice mix of scenery, relationships and action, with plenty of mysterious twists and turns, keeps the pace of the story moving.” Suzanne Pherigo, ARC reviewer.
“…action-packed adventure I greatly enjoyed … superb …” Sophie Bristow Harris, host of ‘Kindle Suggestions’


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Kerry is running a 99p promo for On Lucky Shores between 14th and 21st April 2016


Kerry was born in Dublin way back in the days before mobile phones and colour television. He spent most of his life in the UK, and now lives in Brittany with his long-suffering wife of thirty-seven years, no dogs, and no cats. He has three children and three grandchildren; all live in England. He has a degree in Human Biology, and a PhD in Respiratory Physiology. Kerry earns his living as a furniture designer/maker, a market research analyst, and a writer.

The DCI Jones Casebook series now has three editions and with more on the way, Kerry has an exciting psychological thriller, The Transition of Johnny Swift, which is a #1 Amazon Bestseller, and has just released the American action adventure tale, On Lucky Shores.