Moon Luck


Fiction - Science Fiction
330 Pages
Reviewed on 07/24/2021
Buy on Amazon

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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Moon Luck by Wayne Scott Harral is a well-written science fiction drama. The scenario the author composes makes you wonder if this could be more fact than fiction in the near future. The compelling plot centers on a big what-if premise: what if the moon is colonized, and a murder takes place? Can it really be called murder? This is a multi-layered plot. First, you have thirty astronauts/colonists making their home on the moon for long stretches of time. Then you have the scientists and explorers, who are also astronauts, trying to raise plants on the surface of the moon. They go about their time researching and experimenting and, as with any community, no matter how big or small or where it is, friends and foes develop. Murder happens in even the smallest of communities, so the death of a senior resident raises a critical question: was it an accident, or was it murder? A trial attempts to get to the bottom of it and find the real culprit.

Wayne Scott Harral is a skilled writer who brings this story to life with intelligence, emotion, and detail, which brings you into his world and makes you believe it's real. He grounds the story in a solid foundation, which paves the way for the intriguing events to unfold in a convincing manner. You'll find yourself immersed in the plot, the characters, and the trial, and soon you too will be asking some of the same questions as the characters. This is the kind of writing that's missing in some sci-fi today: a simple story well-told, with hidden gems to ponder beneath the surface. You will also learn a lot from the details, and I could easily see this playing out as a film. The list of characters and glossary at the end of the book are an added bonus. If you're looking for a murder investigation packaged in a thought-provoking sci-fi drama, be sure to read Moon Luck by Wayne Scott Harral before the year is up.