A Killer's Reflection

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
166 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2017
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Author Biography

Even at the age of seven, up and coming Author Cheryl Denise Bannerman, would sit for hours on end reading about faraway lands, intriguing characters and intoxicating storylines.

And by a pre-teen, she was writing poetry for publication and short stories for school that moved the reader to laughter, tears, and sometimes anger. She was an old creative soul from a young age, experiencing way too much ‘life’ than she would have liked.

Now this little girl is all grown up with a child of her own. A child who also loves to write, and even has a unique and masterful talent for drawing as well.

When Author Cheryl Powell (pen name, Cheryl D. Bannerman) is not writing for her next book, she is running her 21-year old virtual B2B Training and Development company based out of her Orlando, Florida, home. Since 1996, she has been known as an Instructional Design and e-Learning Specialist — with clients all over the US and overseas — creating classroom training materials, e-Learning modules, job aides and more for corporate employees and their clients.

    Book Review

Reviewed by KJ Simmill for Readers' Favorite

The signs had been there for anyone to see, but Doug had hidden them well, from the torture of animals to the rape of a peer. But he was perfect in his mother's eyes; she doted on him constantly, something he hated and yet expected from everyone. His mother, Sandra, lived and breathed for him, much to the resentment of his older brother, Charles. As soon as he was able, Doug left the stifling environment and joined the Navy, but his attempts to suppress his desires sent him down a destructive path. A father, liar, and master manipulator, he thinks he is untouchable or, more accurately, he thinks he does no wrong, and he expects unadulterated devotion from the women he chooses. Then he takes things too far, but will his charm be enough to see him wriggle out from the law's grasp? Find out in A Killer's Reflection by Cheryl Denise Bannerman.

This was an surprisingly enjoyable read. Meeting Doug at a young age, you gain insights into snippets of his life as he matures, shaping him into what he will ultimately become. There are hints at a darker origin of his development, a hateful influence. Cheryl Denise Bannerman, when writing Doug's perspective, forges a clear image of his character and personality, and when later she approaches Tara's perspective creates an amazing account of how Tara's behaviour would alter and her mannerisms change to ensure she didn't do anything to anger him. The alteration in characters is clear and real. A Killer's Reflection touches on serious issues, and makes for a page turning read.