Bird Of Prey

Romance - Suspense
624 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2013
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Author Biography

I was born in Quebec City, Canada from Gabonese parents but grew up in Paris and Libreville the Gabonese capital until the age of 18. Are you yawning yet? I am...
I moved back to Canada in 1999 after high school in Libreville to study Cinematography and Digital movie production in Laval University in Quebec then The International Academy of Design and Technology in Toronto. After graduating in 2003, I decided to sell my soul to the corporate world and worked in the Benefit Outsourcing Industry for seven in Toronto before reconnecting with her first passion writing.
"A teacher told me in high school that people didn't read anymore so I decided that I would make movies that didn't stick…"
I finally went back to school to study creative writing at Georges Brown College in 2010 and 2011. I started to write The Coulda Woulda Shoulda Song Series as an assignment and finished Book One in late 2011 before moving to London.
And the rest as they say is history... Almost two years later, I'm in London and wrote three novels: This Could Have Been Our Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad... (Book one) currently available on amazon and soon in iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords. The sequel This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy tune and dancers tales will be release in January 2014. Bird Of Prey, my first mystery novel will be release in October 7th, 2013 on paperback before its wide release in November 25th, 2013.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Bird Of Prey by Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba is an intriguing tale of suspense. Semya Slotin had taken a three-year break from solving mysteries and cases. She gets back from London after her money is exhausted by the lifestyle she led. She takes up her mother's case, whose designs were being stolen and copied by another designer house, which also happened to be owned by Semya's ex-boyfriend. The case seemed easy ... until Semya discovers the corpse of supermodel Johanna Cartier.

The book has all the ingredients of a thrilling story. It has romance, mystery, intrigue, and suspense all woven together to form a fast-paced story. The plot and the sub-plots are all written well and connected nicely with the investigation details and the clues of the murder. It is action packed and keeps you guessing. The romantic angle here is Julian, who was Semya's ex-boyfriend, and the boyfriend of the murdered supermodel Johanna Cartier.

The characterization of the protagonist, Semya Slotin, is excellent. Her attitude and her behavior make her interesting. The book has some unexplained parts which evoked my curiosity even after I finished reading the story. Semya's life in London could have been described more and her relationship with Josh Heinz could have been written with more clarity. The character of Josh Heinz is not all that detailed and that calls for a sequel to the story. It is a book I would recommend.

Deborah Nam-Krane

Characterization: yes, that's the perfect word. Semya is consistently complicated but makes perfect sense. One of my favorite characters.