Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Awesome storytelling, captivating prose, a sensational conflict, and a vivid setting are just some of the elements that make Under the Nail Polish by Tina Griffith a story that will grip readers by their throats and hold them hostage until the last page. It’s a huge success! A story that begins with a curt sentence will take readers on an emotional, romantic ride with well-sculpted characters and through a plot with great intricacies. “Due to the lack of sufficient evidence to rule against you, you are hereby declared innocent in your wife’s unfortunate and untimely death. You are free to go.” Nico and Monica meet under very unusual circumstances. While Monica just needs his help, Nico hopes they could take things beyond whatever brought them together. Things work to plan years later when Monica asks him to join a cruise to Alaska. While on the ship, things change very quickly, with secrets laid bare and a lot of deception coming to the fore. What follows is mind-blowing!
Tina Griffith is a mistress of the art of storytelling, weaving mystery and suspense into a multi generational romance that will have readers gripped by its spell. I enjoyed the strong plot lines, constructed to leave the reader clueless of what could happen next while the suspense keeps them turning pages, worried about the characters. The masterful use of backstory, compelling and naturally-sounding dialogues, and the author’s ability to create powerful imagery with descriptive language are amongst the elements that make Under the Nail Polish a wonderful read. You’ll be entertained and transported to unknown places by this story, thanks to the author’s unique signature for plot and setting.