This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite
Lying Close: A Jon Frederick novel by Frank F. Weber is a suspenseful novel with a strong appeal to fans of sleuth and romance novels. Jon Frederick is an investigator who is suddenly faced with one of the most disturbing cases in his career. Three crimes occurring within 30 miles from each other and in less than a year constitute an intriguing case: an apparent hunting accident, a break-in at a country home belonging to a couple, and the disappearance of a teenage runaway after calling for help. Is there anything linking these seemingly isolated incidents? As he works hard to solve these cases, Jon discovers that he is dealing with a dangerous criminal and that someone is leaking information about the cases. The unravelling of the mystery will take the characters through a ride filled with twists and surprises for readers.
The first thing that caught my attention as I started reading is Frank F. Weber’s deft handling of character and exquisite prose. From the protagonist, Jon, and his wife with whom he shares secrets, to Kaiko Kane, a fugitive who has a pending sexual assault charge, to Mia, Jada, and Clay, the author ensures that the brokenness of these characters is deeply and superbly written. They are so genuinely flawed that readers instantly want to follow them. The romance in the story is beautifully written as well. Frank F. Weber has a unique gift for writing scenes that are focused and taking readers into a physical setting that they can easily imagine. From the rural roads of the Minnesota counties to central Minnesota, the setting is written with fascinating detail. Lying Close: A Jon Frederick novel is intelligently plotted, engaging, and features characters that are unforgettable.