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April 14, 2013 / diannegray

Book review – Wolf Pear, Dianne Gray

Check out Roy’s review on his blog page Back On The Rock πŸ˜€

Back On The Rock

After reading two rather (for different reasons) demanding books I fell gratefully back into the arms of an author one can be confident of enjoying. Wolf Pear also had the honour of being first up on my all-singing and dancing Kindle Fire, a nice 60th birthday present from my work colleagues.

Dianne Gray can’t be pigeonholed. This book is, I guess, a detective novel with a large helping of paranormal. But equally as important as the detective is the well-drawn character Esther, superficially unattractive but with redeeming features that, compared to her awful family, make you want to cheer for a good outcome for her.

Early on in the story Esther is seen to dispose of a dead body (or was it dead?) in her garden and to hurriedly cover the dug area with tomato plants. Too rare in this book are Ms Gray’s excellent descriptions of nature seen to…

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  1. Maryanne / Apr 14 2013 6:17 am

    You have some imagination, Dianne! Sounds like a great story πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 6:21 am

      Thank you, Maryanne! I just couldn’t resist writing a ‘psychic’ story πŸ˜€


  2. Jill Weatherholt / Apr 14 2013 6:18 am

    Great review, Dianne!


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 6:21 am

      Thank you, Jill. I only just saw it! πŸ˜€


  3. John / Apr 14 2013 6:24 am

    A fine review, Dianne! Well done!!


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 6:32 am

      Thank you, John! What a nice surprise to find this when I woke up this morning πŸ˜€


  4. T. W. Dittmer / Apr 14 2013 7:15 am

    Nice one!


  5. the eternal traveller / Apr 14 2013 7:26 am

    Another book to add to my list. Well done on a great review Dianne.


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 7:36 am

      Thank you so much, it was a nice surprise to see this first thing this morning πŸ˜€


  6. Jacqui Murray / Apr 14 2013 10:05 am

    Great review. I’ve read a few mystery thrillers with a touch of paranormal. If the author handles it well, it works and it sounds like this one does. I’m going to look for this on my next Vine list.


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 4:45 pm

      Thanks so much, Jacqui. I really hope you enjoy reading it πŸ˜€


  7. nrhatch / Apr 14 2013 10:16 am

    Lovely review . . . and great tip on growing prize winning tomatoes! πŸ˜‰


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 4:46 pm

      LOL! I learned A LOT about tomatoes when I wrote this one πŸ˜€


  8. justinwriter / Apr 14 2013 11:00 am

    Nice review, Dianne. I love the description of the rosellas screeching, although at first I misread it as ‘tennis’ court for some reason (reading too quickly), but once I reread it, I got that sound in my head. πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 4:49 pm

      I thought about that sound for a while when I first heard it and then when I was playing squash one day I thought – that’s it by a thousand!! LOL

      I’m so glad you went over to Roy’s to check out the review – I’ve found a lot of people don’t read reblogs. Thank you so much πŸ˜€


  9. Polysyllabic Profundities / Apr 14 2013 11:06 am

    I agree that we are all hoping your WIP’s are coming along so we can dive in!! πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 4:51 pm

      I’ve got three on the go, Susan. I’m going to have to organise my time really well when I move into the RUC so I can spend some time sanding and some time writing – YAY! πŸ˜€


  10. Janna G. Noelle / Apr 14 2013 12:16 pm

    Another great review, Dianne, and another interesting-sounding tale! I think you’re going to be the author that finally convinces me to invest in an e-reader. πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Apr 14 2013 4:58 pm

      I’ve got an e-reader, Janna and I absolutely love it. I can lie in the hammock and read all day (when I get all day to read) πŸ˜‰ Some of the books I love are really heavy and it does make a difference being able to hold something light.

      Thank you so much for going over to Roy’s blog to read the review. It means a lot to me πŸ˜‰


  11. EllaDee / Apr 14 2013 1:50 pm

    I enjoyed Roy’s review πŸ™‚


  12. Vikki Thompson / Apr 14 2013 6:21 pm

    WooHoo! πŸ˜‰



  13. jmmcdowell / Apr 14 2013 11:16 pm

    Great review, Dianne!


    • diannegray / Apr 15 2013 6:13 am

      Thanks so much for going over to Roys blog and reading it, JM! He’s fantastic πŸ˜€


  14. Maddie Cochere / Apr 15 2013 7:08 am

    Dianne, every time I read a stellar review of one of your books, I just can’t wait to get it added to my library. I’m using some of my book money at the end of this month — to buy books!! And I’m grabbing a couple more of yours. πŸ˜‰


    • diannegray / Apr 15 2013 7:11 am

      Oh, Maddie. I’m so flattered! Thank you so much πŸ˜€


  15. Lynda / Apr 15 2013 2:47 pm

    Great review, Dianne! And now, more reading for me to catch up on!


    • diannegray / Apr 16 2013 4:40 am

      Thank you, Linda! I’m so glad you liked the review. Roy is great πŸ˜€


  16. Rebecca Bradley / Apr 15 2013 3:38 pm

    A great review Dianne. A paranormal crime book. It sounds great!


    • diannegray / Apr 16 2013 4:41 am

      Thanks Rebecca! I had a lot of fun writing it πŸ˜‰


  17. Rohan 7 Things / Apr 15 2013 8:32 pm

    Another great review Dianne πŸ™‚ Can’t wait till I have the time to delve back into your well crafted worlds again πŸ™‚

    Keep well!



    • diannegray / Apr 16 2013 4:46 am

      Thank you so much, Rohan. I hope all is going well for Gyaros – The Mice Eat Iron πŸ˜€


  18. Britt Skrabanek / Apr 16 2013 12:10 pm

    I just adore Roy and his wonderful reviews! Nice job, Miss Dianne…way to keep kicking major butt!


    • diannegray / Apr 17 2013 9:00 am

      Awww – thank you, Britt. I feel so supported by all you lovely bloggers. It’s a great world! πŸ˜€


  19. Rick Mallery / Apr 17 2013 2:20 am

    Good job, Dianne! πŸ™‚


    • diannegray / Apr 17 2013 9:04 am

      Thanks, Rick! It was a nice surprise to wake up the other morning to Roy’s review πŸ˜€


  20. 4amWriter / Apr 19 2013 7:42 am

    Just hopped over there to read the review. I’m so happy for you–I keep reading all these wonderful things about your books. You must be over the moon.


    • diannegray / Apr 19 2013 8:08 am

      I am over the moon πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for going over to read Roy’s review. I’m very flattered πŸ˜€


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