Okay, all you thriller lovers out there. Most reviewers of this genre are overly fond of using words like "taut" and "tense", so I won't use them (as much as I'd love to). This is the third in the Reincarnationist series, and after reading it, I'm going right to the bookstore to snatch up the other two. Holy cow!
It reads pretty well as a stand-alone, although I'm sure I'll get more information from reading the first two. The honest truth is, this book has got all the nail-biting, stomach twisting, I-just-have-to-read-one-more-page addictiveness that any lover of thrillers is going to want and then some. There needs to be a category that's one step beyond page-turner. Then this one gets put above that. Seriously.
But what rocks about this novel is that it's got so much more than elevates it above the thriller genre...and that's from someone that loves thrillers. It's got some history, some romance, some steamy sex, some tidbits of the paranormal. And yet, with all that, it doesn't feel like some sort of hodgepodge homemade arts and crafts project. It's a totally absorbing blanket of a book that wraps you up, smacks you around a bit and then lets you go...kind of.
And, of course, I've gotta give props to any woman that decides to write in what's typically a man's genre. I've gotta give bigger props to one like Rose that knocks it out of the freakin' ballpark.
Just a little side-note for any of you readers out there that like to write as well (I know you're out there). Take a second to go to the Indie Book Collective's website. There's all kinds of amazing information on what you can do to get your novel out there. Oh, and follow them on Twitter, too: @IndieBookIBC.