A Review: Four and a Half out of Five Stars! Plus Giveaways … including Cultured Pearl Jewelry!
The most intriguing thing about Basking in the Light by Saylor Storm was the factoids that she started each chapter on Serial Killers … all relate to their relationship with their mother! Whoa! It’s scary to think of the responsibility mothers have in raising their sons. You can agree or not, but some of the facts do speak for themselves.
The breezy style of Storm’s writing allows the reader to jump into the story and get to know the characters within a few chapters The heroine Ellen, is frustrated with her life – too much work, and not enough time to have a relationship … or even look for a mate! So she turns to an online dating service.
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As I read the story, I was drawn into it and found myself asking why Ellen was so naïve. But, there are a lot of women who would follow the same pattern. Another Scary Thought!
Storm’s descriptions of the events and the evil happening to Ellen were realistic and believable. Sometimes the story skipped a beat to move it along quickly, like when Ellen suddenly took to snooping into her date’s home which ended badly for her. But, you forgive it when the story starts heating up.
Ellen’s best friend Jaclyn was the most loyal character to continue hunting for Ellen as was her newspaper editor and boss Candace. Together they kept pushing officials to find Ellen. I loved Ellen’s mom with her quirky and fun style and how she was dealing with her daughter’s missing status. Arnie, the FBI agent, was true to his tenacious nature, but then sometimes I wasn’t sure if he was more concerned about Ellen’s whereabouts or flirting with her mom. Perhaps that was intentional by author Storm. It certainly kept me turning the pages to find out which!
Overall I really liked the book and agree with national reviewer Gary S Roen :
“Storm is a master storyteller and her books are all page turners.”
I wanted the story to continue and that’s a good thing! The mystery of what the evil doer carried inside the blue and white cooler also keep me intrigued. And, the play on words of “Basking in the Light” finally made sense at the end of the story.
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In Basking in the Light, aspiring reporter, Ellen Singer, survives being captured and held hostage by serial killers for months. Reclamation takes us where Basking in the Light left off; where Ellen is left with the arduous task of rebuilding her life both physically and mentally. With devoted FBI agent, Arnie Darrow, by her side she is able to overcome her many obstacles and in the end he proclaims his deep love for the woman he has grown to admire and revere. Does Ellen reciprocate his feelings, or has her ordeal left her emotionally incapable of returning Arnie’s love?