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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
Book Three in the Wind Series, Cries in the Wind by Judy Bruce, is a story that is really difficult to put down, even for a moment, a compelling, investigative story fraught with many surprises. This time, Megan is pregnant and she has her own secrets, but she can’t walk past two unsolved murders that took place in the past. Determined to find the truth, she is disturbed by the presence of two shadowy characters that could be as deadly as they are unforgiving. Teamed with friends and family, Megan hopes to uncover the truth about the murders of two local women, but will she? And what if the price of the truth is more painful than discovering it?
The story begins with very interesting facts, some kind of confession from the protagonist and features the level of internal conflict she has to deal with. The characters, the plot lines and themes are powerful enough to make readers want to check out anything Bruce will write. Crafted to feature intense action and huge conflict, Cries in the Wind isn’t without frequent moments that leave a smile on the reader’s face. The humor, somewhat subtle, permeates the entire work, and it reads fast and enjoyably.
Judy Bruce is the kind of writer with a voice readers will adore - clear and utterly engaging. The author has the gift of the first person narrative and the reader feels irresistibly drawn into the story. The POV comes across well, and there is a rare clarity in the story that is uncommon with many writers using a similar style of narrative. The prose is simple yet strong, flowing with potent images that will stay with readers for a long, long time.