-- Aimee Zuccarini, The Maryland Women's Journal, Oct./Nov. 2009.
"Debbi Mack's first novel, Identity Crisis, had me hooked from the first page, and proved to me by last page that she is a mystery author to contend with. She builds a tight and compelling plot in this noir murder tale, while managing to pace the story so nicely that I never once felt bored. And there's a great twist that I just didn't see coming - and I'm usually pretty good at spotting a twist from a mile away. ... I have seen that Mack will soon be releasing a second Sam MacRae novel, and I for one will be one of the first to purchase, I can guarantee that!"
"Identity Crisis" establishes Sam McRae, hard-boiled lawyer turned investigator, as a spunky sleuth who tackles her own identity crisis while investigating murder and identity thefts linked to client Melanie Hayes. High-speed chases, break-ins at a seedy strip club, and violent Mafia-linked connections keep this well-crafted novel on an adrenaline roller-coaster ride through some of the more interesting Baltimore neighborhoods and suburbs. An unusual surprise ending had me checking previous pages to see where I missed the clue. Debbi Mack did an awesome job on developing the characters as well as the dialogue. I totally enjoyed "Identity Crisis" and breathlessly await Sam McRae's next intriguing, and paying, mysterious client with a past.
-- Deborah A. Liptak
"This book was an enjoyable read because it was fast paced and action packed. Mack didn't let off the gas for a second and it was like riding a roller coaster blindfolded. Sure, when the coaster started to climb you knew there would be a drop but you didn't know how high the fall would be or where the next curve was. The book sucks you in and it's hard to put down. There were so many seemingly random events happening but by the end Mack had pulled it all together for the reader and wrapped it in a nice little bow."
-- AZ Mermaide "A. Sulphin"
"Just as engaging as the characters, Debbi Mack uses her settings like another character in her book. I have never been to Baltimore, but I could see the neighborhoods, the city, and even the diners as if I was there.
"With an intriguing plot that seems to be one thing and ends up being another, the book is like a treasure hunt, with clues left like bread crumbs until the surprise whodunnit is revealed. This is a good read, one to keep on your shelf to read again so you can realize what you missed the first time around."
-- Holli Castillo
"I thought it was an easy read that filled time well. It reflects how personal things that happen early in our lives, aren't forgotten with time."
-- Gary Schlunz
"Sam McRae is a lawyer but seems to take on their role of private investigator for her client more than any lawyer skills. A fast moving thriller with a fair amount of twists and turns. Fun read."
-- Claudette Cleveland
"This was a well thought out book with lots of twists and turns. Well worth reading."
-- Amazon Customer