Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
269 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2013
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Author Biography

Dawn Kopman Whidden is a native New Yorker and successful author who grew up in the close-knit community of Little Neck Douglaston during the baby boomer era. She graduated from Queensboro Community College.

Twenty years ago, she traded in her days of living in the bustling city for a more serene and tranquil life on a small farm in the town of Bell, located in North Central Florida.

She is retired and shares her life and love with her husband of fourteen years and an adopted stray dog she named Casey. She has also been blessed with two beautiful grandchildren.

Her previous work A Child is Torn “Innocence Lost” was published in 2012 receiving great acclaim in the literary market.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Faceless by Dawn Kopman Whidden is a riveting mystery/thriller. Pretty teenage girls are murdered and found mutilated. The case is being handled by Detective Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal. Jean discovers that most of the targets for the next attacks are her fourteen-year-old daughter Bethany's classmates. Bethany's behavior change intrigues Jean.

The story is a gory mystery with a lot of murder and scenes of mutilated bodies. The book is fast paced and it fills the reader with curiosity as to who the murderer could be. The development of the characters, and the plot twists and the turns add to the book's suspense. The reader keeps wondering who the murderer is. Could it be Bethany because of her suspicious behavior or is it her boyfriend? So many questions crowd in your mind while reading.

Faceless totally captures your attention. There is not a moment of boredom. You are so engrossed in the plot, the characters, and the intrigue that you will find it gripping. There is a lot of suspense and subplots that keep you engaged and make you think a little bit more than usual.

This is a must-read for all mystery/thriller lovers. The book will not disappoint you. Instead you might even prefer to give it a second reading. Will Jean and Marty crack the case? Will they face threats to their own lives and the lives of their family members?




Dawn Kopman Whidden is now in the process of writing her third novel; STOLEN

Mary Jo Padilla

What can I say? Dawn is a talented author who rapidly gets your attention and holds it to the very end. I hope she keeps on writing these mystery thrillers and would love to see them on the big screen soon! Don't forget this author's name and see what good things come her way in the future.