For all my readers who are crime fiction aficionados, here’s my review of Australian author Alana Woods’ suspense novel Imbroglio. This lady can definitely spin a tale. It’s available both in print and as an e-book at Amazon:
You probably won’t finish this novel in one sitting. You’ll have to pay close attention to keep track of all the different players in the programme. If you relax your concentration for a moment, you’ll have to go back and do it again or be lost.
Alana Woods has written a tale that is filled to the brim with deception, criminal impersonation, betrayal, greed, exploitation, sexual manipulation, murder, and some just plain pretty rotten people. There’s only one character in the entire bunch that I’d consider inviting over for Sunday dinner. You’ll have figured out who it is when you get toward the end of the yarn.
In short, it’s exactly what any card-carrying crime fiction fan is looking for.
With her portrayals of human beings at their basic instinct worst, I completely believe the part of Ms. Woods’ resume which tells us she was once a certified Court reporter. The reader gets this story straight from the lady who heard it all and wrote it all down for the record, in real life during sworn testimony.
So, by all means, enjoy this journey, hand in hand with Alana Woods, through the wilderness of well-financed criminals, laboring hard at their nefarious work. But it’s a treacherous, winding, narrow path. Be careful. It’s hard to tell who’s really who.