Monday, 18 February 2013

Darcia Helle

As soon as I started reading Darcia Helle's book, I was hooked.  They are full of suspense and very quick reading - action at its best!

I haven't read them all yet, but I fully intend to do so as soon as I can.

These are my thoughts on those I have:

Enemies and Playmates

I love a book that gives a character to hate right from the start - this story gave me that pleasure! I don't give spoilers but I will say that it's a great story, well written, fast-paced and excellent style for this kind of book. A satisfying read and I would recommend it to all that like this genre.

No Justice

Sent this book some time ago, I've only just been able to read it and I'm so glad I did.

An explosive start, which hooked me at once. I really liked Michael and his 'night job' - many of us would love to be able to dispense real justice without being caught.

Good, believable characters bring alive this story - which in itself was fast-paced and easy to read (a difficult job for any author), making it seem deceptively simple - yet brilliantly done.

Highly recommended for those who like an exciting 'action' story, giving a sense of satisfaction throughout.


I won a copy of this book and I was immensely glad I did - it was fantastic. It's extremely well-written and so fast-paced that it was almost mind-blowing, to coin a phrase. The characters are wonderful - both good and bad - and I couldn't wait to see what happened.

Secrets is a true testament to the saying that an easy to read book is difficult to write - a truly amazing talent.

There are many things I'd like to say about it, but I never give spoilers, however, I will say the storyline will have you on the edge of your seat, and that it certainly deals with how secrets can both save lives in the beginning but will destroy them in the end, if we don't take them by the scruff of the neck and shake them loose.

Highly recommended.

Miami Snow

I loved this book from beginning to end and was very glad to have been given it by the author. I was already a fan and every time I read another of her stories it only confirms it.

Miami Snow is fast-paced, full of suspense and has an easy flow of writing that forces you to read on and on until you realise it's way into the early hours of the morning.

I never give spoilers but will say that I thought the characters fitted well into the story, the plot was realistic (even though I can only guess this is what happens in the underworld of drugs in Miami), and it also highlights how the choices we make can alter our lives in an instant.

Highly recommended.

Into The Light

Into The Light brings to us a mixture of humour and mystery, as it deals with what could happen after we are dead. It shows how we don't always appreciate the 'imprint' we leave while we're are alive, and that maybe we were more than we thought.

It is a book that deals with the human condition, with such themes as love, sorrow, regret, grief, jealousy and of course, death, yet, attempts to answer the many questions and thoughts we might have about 'the mysterious journey' beyond our comprehension.

It also gives us hope and I was delighted with the proclaimed ideas.

Altogether, a read that is thought-provoking and fun.

I would certainly recommend it to others.

Quiet Fury: An Anthology of Suspense

I was so pleased to be given this book by the author, as it was a fantastic read - each story as brilliant as the last. I never give spoilers, so I can only say that nobody will regret reading this collection of suspenseful and spine-tingling stories.

Highly recommended.

Darcia also has a blog series called, Criminal Justice, well worth a look.  She also talks about this (with other points of view) on her Goodreads blog.

A full list of her books are on her website: Quiet Fury Books 

Find out more about her and her struggle with Lyme Disease

She generously gives her time to support other self-published authors, has giveaways and competitions.

I urge you to take a look.


  1. I'm honored, Julie! Thank you so much!

  2. You're very welcome - I'd like to read the rest of yours when I have time lol