Saturday, September 22, 2012

Review: More Than Sorrow by Vicki Delany

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590589858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590589854

Book Description

Once, Hannah Manning was an internationally-renowned journalist and war correspondent. Today, she’s a woman suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Unable to read, unable to concentrate, full of pain, lost and confused, haunted by her memories, Hannah goes to her sister’s small-scale vegetable farm in Ontario to recover. As summer settles on the farm, she finds comfort in the soft rolling hills and neat fields as well as friendship in the company of Hila Popalzai, an Afghan woman also traumatized by war.Hannah experiences visions of a woman, emerging from the icy cold mist. Is the woman real? Or the product of a severely damaged brain?Which would be worse?Then Hila disappears. When Hannah cannot account for her time, not even to herself, old enemies begin to circle. In this modern Gothic novel of heart-wrenching suspense, past and present merge into a terrifying threat to the only thing Hannah still holds dear – her ten-year-old niece, Lily.

About The Author

 Vicki Delany left a job as a systems analyst to settle in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario, the setting of More than Sorrow. She is also the author of the Constable Molly Smith books, a traditional village/police procedural series set in British Columbia. She blogs about the writing life at One Woman Crime Wave.

My Review

I have been immensely enjoying the Constable Molly Smith series by Vicki Delany therefore I was looking forward to this new stand alone novel.  I really enjoyed it.  What an interesting combination of past and present.  I loved that Delany explored the rarely talked about United Empire Loyalists.  I have a few of those in my background so interesting to read about them in a fiction novel.  Good mystery.  Good story. Enjoyable read.  What more can you ask for?

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review of an excellent novel. Yes - there is suspense, but there is more to it than that. The characters are appealing and we suffer with them and their ghosts.