My latest release, Desolation Bluff, has recently had some wonderful reviews that I would like to share with you. Thank you so much to everyone who has been able to read it and leave a review. Every time I see a new review posted, it definitely makes my day!
A short suspense novel, Desolation Bluff is available in both ebook and paperback formats at all Amazon outlets. When blind romance author Oliver Cameron suddenly regains his sight, he uncovers a shocking betrayal – and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins.
Here are excerpts from some of the reviews
5 Stars – Gripping Read!
From the first paragraph, I could sense something ominous in the atmosphere, which stayed all through the background, even in the very “happy” moments of Oliver & Vanessa’s honeymoon in Paris. It was hard to put the book down. The story was straightforward and rolled right along. It was a very enjoyable read. In fact, I’ve enjoyed all of her books!
5 stars – Bluff is the Operative Word
Bluff is the operative word in this new thriller by Toni Pike. This short novella is quickly engaging and a page-flipper as Pike weaves this suspenseful tale of betrayal set in the Southern Highlands region of Australia………Pike is fast becoming a master in the suspense fiction genre and Desolation Bluff is a great addition to her growing collection of books.
5 Stars – A delightful, thrilling, hair-raising adventure!
How Oliver gradually takes over his own life forms the content of this beautifully conceived book that sets an exciting pace and keeps the reader glued to their seat until the last page is read!
5 Stars – Toni Pike is a master of thrillers
Oliver Cameron is an author of romance novels and he is also blind. All is well until Oliver’s sight is restored and he discovers his idyllic life is not what he thought.
5 stars – A page turner from start to finish
This story was interesting, riveting and full of suspense. The fact that Oliver Cameron was a romance writer and blind as well, made for an intriguing main character. When he was able to ‘see’ what was happening around him with his new wife Vanessa and friend Ray, it all became clear!
5 Stars – Highly Recommended
Readers of Toni Pike’s previous four novels in the ‘Magus’ series know of her mastery of intriguing plots and exciting action scenes. All Toni’s usual elements of plot, character, action, and a little bit of sex are there, but its shorter length enables the reader to enjoy it in four or five bites, or a two-cups-of-coffee-and-a-sandwich binge. ‘Desolation Bluff’ is written in a very brisk style. Additional characters ensure there are many surprising developments – but you do need to read to the very last page.
5 Stars – I couldn’t put it down
I thought I had the plot figured out early in the book but the author did it again by weaving a different storyline to what I expected. The book is easy to read and I actually read it in an afternoon. Although the author classifies it as a novella it had all the elements of intrigue and deception.
About the book
DESOLATION BLUFF – A thriller
He can see clearly now…….
Blind romance author Oliver Cameron uses the pen name of Fidel Amore and thinks he has the perfect life at his country estate near Desolation Bluff. After a honeymoon in Paris, his wife Vanessa continues her work as his assistant. His friend Ray is the business manager who lives in the gatehouse and also acts as the public face of Fidel Amore, doing all those book-signing trips that Oliver never wanted to attend. Helen Dunkley is the housekeeper devoted to him since childhood – but she detests the two newcomers.
Complications set in when Ray, working on his old car, accidentally backs into Oliver. His injuries appear minor but the next day he suddenly regains his sight. Oliver wants Ray and Vanessa to be the first to hear his good news, but when he finds them he uncovers a shocking betrayal.
A game of cat and mouse begins – and with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, it turns deadly.
A suspense thriller that will keep you guessing right to the very end.
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