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"I couldn't stop turning the pages to find out what would happen! A great read, for sure - well done!"
~Talli Roland, The Hating Game
"Perilous opens with a great hook that will keep you reading! It follows the adventures of four young girls who are sure to be relatable to the teenage crowd. Filled with mishap and adventure."
~Julie Wright, Eyes Like Mine
Posted December 4, 2012
An Author to Watch
Perilous is a journey in more ways than one. Jaci and her friends not only travel across country and
cross international borders, they move from innocence to maturity. It's evident Heiner put a lot of time
into the development of these characters.
The story moves along at a comfortable pace, neither too slow nor rushed. The plot shows cause
and effect, as it should. At times it felt a little forced, but not so much that I couldn't suspend my disbelief.
Those who prefer a resolute ending will be disappointed. This book ends with a doozy of a cliffhanger.
The arc that leads to the next novel is evident and once you reach the final page of Perilous you'll be
Jonesing for the sequel, Altercation.
Overall, I think Tamara Hart Heiner's debut sets her up for a long and fruitful writing career. I give it
three and a half stars. My reasons for not rating it higher include the non-resolution ending and the
first scene was the only one to be out of sequence. Nitpicky, I know.
Posted February 27, 2011
As a huge fan of YA, but having never read a thriller, I was excited when the author asked me to review her book. I read the synopsis and thought, hmm, I've watched detective shows, I think this one will be just as good. Even better . . .
I've never read a book that had my adrenaline pumping so hard and for so long! She succeeded in appealing to my reader's eyes for a whole new genre world.
Young and carefree and daring, four teenaged girls accidentally witness a robbery while waiting for their ride home at the mall.
Detective Carl Hamilton is devastated when he finds a girl's body. Now, where are the other three?
Tamara Heiner constructs a fantastic read that touched every one of my emotions. Fear clawed my stomach, urgency twisted my nerves, anticipation grated my brain. Yes, humor packaged the thrill perfectly where needed.
With the action so tight, it was bittersweet when the story slowed a bit toward the second half of the book. I was a bit confused toward the end with the way certain things were presented, but it didn't diminish my enjoyment. It's certainly a satisfying read.
Posted January 3, 2011
Terrifying, riveting, and jaw dropping. Jaci's world is turned upside down after a night out with her friends at a shopping mall. Patiently waiting for their ride the girls witness something scandalous and before they know they are kidnapped and fighting for their lives.
These scenes will keep you on your toes time and time again. Just when you think your heart has stopped racing, Jaci and her friends have done something to stir the pot. You root for them to escape and are terrified when you find out these men truly are out for blood.
The wild ride you are about to encounter will have your heart racing all the way until the end. This book will be one you think about for quite awhile after it's over, allowing yourself time to come down from the adrenaline rush. You'd be crazy not to pick this novel up!