#BookReview- I Wouldn’t be Surprised by @DLFinnAuthor #Fantasy #Suspense


Do you ever wish you could take back your words? Janice and Dale Hart sat around the dinner table laughing at silly “I wouldn’t be surprised” jokes that included UFOs, Bigfoot, hand-delivered food, and serial killers. A week later, an innocent plate of food is left on Dale’s truck in the middle of the night. That’s only the beginning, and the presents go from harmless to life-threatening. Will the Harts find help in time to survive an evil bearer of “gifts”? Find out in this paranormal thriller.

Biography

D.L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, and adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventures with an open invitation for her readers to join her.

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My Review

This short story packs a punch!

Janice and Dale live in their dream home on a piece of land deep in the woods. They enjoy the privacy, or at least they did, until strange things begin to happen. A plate of food left without a note, power outages, a strange hole in the yard, all are eerie and unexplainable.

When the danger escalates, Janice and Dale must fight an frightening assailant before he kills them, and receive help from an unexpected source.

This is a quick read- possibly because my fingers flew over the pages- but contains all the elements for a good thriller. The author does a superb job building suspense and the touch of paranormal adds just the right amount of mystique to turn this into a must-read!

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33 Comments

  1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Thank you, Jacquie for making my day:) I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I have to be thankful someone left us bread in the middle of the night. It got me wondering…lol.

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    1. Oh? True story, then? That’s a bit weird, lol

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

        Just the bread being left in the middle of the night part lol.

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        1. Thank goodness! 🙂

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          1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

            lol

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  2. Staci Troilo says:

    I planned on reading this one last night, but it was the finale of the Perry Mason reboot, and then I fell asleep. I’m SO looking forward to it, though.

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      I have been on a huge Perry Mason kick. I have to watch the newer ones, including this one. Happy reading.

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    2. Ooh, I haven’t seen Perry mason in years!

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      1. Staci Troilo says:

        Denise and Jacquie, I LOVE the Perry Mason reboot. Produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife. Stars Matthew Rhys. It’s a totally fresh take on who Perry Mason is. And who the supporting cast are. I really loved it.

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        1. I’ll definitely check it out, thanks!

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        2. D.L. Finn, Author says:

          I’m going to have to watch it!

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  3. looks like a great read.. thanks for the recommendation Jacquie.. xx

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thanks, Sally:)

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    2. Perfect for that afternoon in the garden, Sally. You might want to sit in the sun though, this book will give you shivers! 🙂

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  4. Jina Bazzar says:

    Great review, Jacquie. I try pacing myself when I’m reading a great story – to prolong the excitement – but my fingers fly over the pages too.

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    1. You know it’s good writing when you start speed-reading, lol

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  5. Mae Clair says:

    Great review, Jacquie. I really enjoyed this book, too. As you said, it’s a short story but it packs all the tense elements of a suspenseful thriller. Congratulations to Denise!

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    1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thank you Mae:)

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    2. I read your review and bought the book! 🙂

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

        Yay!

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  6. Besides sounding like a fun story, what a great title!

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    1. Agreed. The title grabs the attention!

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    2. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thanks, Jacqui. Who knew an Easter joke would turn into a story?

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  7. balroop2013 says:

    I agree with you Jacquie… my fingers too flew while reading this one. Nice review. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I enjoy Denise’s twisted mind, lol

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

        He he…that makes me happier than it should:)

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    2. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thank you, Balroop 🙂

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    3. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thanks, Balroop 🙂

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  8. Oh, this looks good. I enjoy a short story, and love a good thriller.

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    1. I think you’d like the paranormal twist, Michele 😊

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    2. D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thanks, Michele:)

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