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The Gardener


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A look over your shoulder, stay awake all night, heart-pounding read! Twists & turns, truth unveiling, mysteries persist: "The Piper", next.

This is the first book in which we meet Riley Finn. Once you meet her, she gets under your skin, and you'll never be the same again! It's her way of knowing, being able to truly see you, and cutting through whatever shield of B.S. you think you've securely hidden yourself behind. She's not evil, she's not a saint, but she's not normal either. She'll unnerve you, in all the right ways, and you'll simply be unable to look away. Now that you've been introduced, you'll want to stay, "The Piper" comes next and despite all the warnings you'll want to hear him play. I predict we won't be able to turn away!

Despite the context, trigger warnings galore, this book was fascinating, well-written, cutting-edge, outside the box and yet not so far fetching as to be unbelievable. If you are a fan of psychological thrillers then this book should be topping your "to be read" list as a "must-read"! Although I put it down from time-to-time, giving myself a respite, there are also breaks within the text that take you from the heart-pounding, running on adrenaline, almost out of breath panic to arenas of time and space that afford you the opportunity to sit back, rest, and gear-up for what comes next.

Well-paced, never a dull moment, every line, every character, ever memory revealed is important and intricately woven into the book at hand.

You need to follow Anne Ferretti and read her books! She deserves to be seated among the greats. Seated among the who's who of the greatest thriller writers of our time! An unsung gem whose time has come to emerge out of the shadows and into the light shining brightly for the world to see.

The front cover? Lack-luster. Edits? There are a dozen or so typos. However, even when noticing these things, once you crack the spine on this book you will undoubtedly recognize its brilliance! All is forgiven. Nothing detracts from the genius at work as you put the pieces of the puzzle together alongside Detective Riley Finn.

I want to know more, I can't wait to behold what the next book uncovers! The timing of this author's reveal is appreciated as we won't have long to wait until "The Piper" can be ordered and placed in our hands. I'll be the first in line for now my life is intertwined with that of Detective Riley Finn's and I can't help but give in to living life through her once again.

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About the author

The library is my favorite place to hang out. My passion for reading blossomed into a passion for crafting my own stories. In 2009, I self-published my first novel, The Harvest. In 2020 I began the Detective Riley Finn Novels. I see potential story ideas everywhere I look. view profile

Published on October 19, 2020

0-1000 words

Genre: Mystery & Crime

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