JOHN DALY is an active member of the Virginia and the District of Columbia Bars. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia and Ocala, Florida. His last book in the Mason series was Hoist Up The Jolly Roger. For more information on John Daly, visit johndalyonline.com and sign up for his monthly news letter and book club.
The Story Teller: A Mason Novelby John Daly
"Envy and wrath shorten the life" She remembered that passage from Ecclesiastes. "I can see more killings in retaliation. I really don't want any more killings in my life. I think it's about time for me to leave, if I can. The ship is sinking, and I'm not in charge of the lifeboats," she thought.
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Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Abigail Silkworth is a pediatric who truly loves children: a love that led her to make unwise decisions in the past. An ominous, mysterious person named The Story Teller sends her a manuscript that shockingly chronicles her secrets that she thought are safely hidden. Written by John Daly, “The Story Teller” will entice you with its clever mystery. The writing style is quite straightforward, but it gets the job done. The dialogue is rather decent will definitely hold your attention. No doubt John Daly has a great story to tell. However, the simplicity of the novel downplays its plot, which could easily shine if the writing had a little dramatic effect in it. I find it hard to make the connection between the large cast of characters – and some of them are almost dangerously typical. Even so, the mysterious Story Teller stands out every time this character has a new threat – in the form of a manuscript’s chapter – to be delivered to Abigail. A worthy praise for Daly for creating this character. In the end, while Daly gives an enjoyable read, it is definitely not ground-breaking. Nevertheless, “The Story Teller” will be able to find its own fans and the brilliance of Daly does shines through the plot of the story. Readers who want a meatier book to sink their teeth into might not be fully satisfied, but it is definitely a companionable enough novel for an afternoon coffee or a rainy evening.