Gloria Rank has lived her entire life in the dark. Blind since birth, she has made a name for herself as a respected talk radio show host in New Jersey. When her younger sister, Anna, has her identity stolen and a man is murdered outside her apartment, Anna becomes the prime suspect in an FBI investigation. But when bodies begin piling up around her, the FBI has to admit that she is being stalked by a murderer. With the FBI focused in the wrong direction, it is up to Gloria to teach Anna to use her other senses--hearing, touch, taste, and smell--which she never really had to completely rely on before to help uncover a ring of identity thieves and stop the killer from taking her life, and perhaps Gloria's as well! Their only hope for survival is an experiment in perception that will unearth heartbreaking secrets and catapult Gloria into a darkness of the heart beyond any that she has ever known.
|Publisher:||Black Rose Writing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Lillian R. Melendez was born in New York, and grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. She received a Bachelors degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Aside from writing novels, she also continues to write and publish short stories and poetry. Lillian is a member of Mystery Writers of America.
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Auditory Viewpoint based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Given To Me For An Honest Review Auditory Viewpoint by Lillian R. Melendez is a page turner. Once you pick it up and open it up, it will grab you and hold you down and you will watch those pages turn and turn and turn some more until you get to the last one. There are a few twists and turns thrown in too. As you read the story, you will see that it is about identity theft. Or is it? Anna, gets her identity stolen and learns that she is being stalked. Gloria, her sister, is blind. She teaches her sister how to learn to use all of her senses. Before long people are being killed around Anna. The police and FBI think Anna is involved with these murders. Why is this happening? Will the real killer ever be found? Did Anna kill? The ending will surprise you .... it did me. You have to read this book so you can say, "OMG!" at the end. I gave this book 5 stars but it deserves more. This would make a great addition to your library or to any library's bookshelf. I highly recommend this book to everyone especially to those who enjoy reading suspense and mystery. I look for many more from Lillian R. Melendez.
This is the second book I have read by this author. The first was Dismantling Vindictiveness--needless to say I liked it cause here I am again with another of her books! Someone is stalking Anna. Her sister, Gloria, has to teach her how to use all her senses to figure out who the person is! You see Gloria is totally blind and at first nobody, least of all Anna, believes she can actually help. When people start getting murdered the FBI gets involved-now you know they really don't think Gloria can help-- Can Gloria teach Anna to really use all her senses? Will they find the murderer or will the FBI? The ending will definitely throw you-you will not see it coming!
This review is based on a reviewer copy received from the publishing agent but reflects my own opinion. Gloria Rank is a radio talk show host. On the day she has an information security expert on her show talking about combating identity thieves, her sister Anna becomes a victim herself. Armed with "knowledge" from her radio guest, Gloria suggests that Anna's computer may have been infected with a virus helping the thief get to her personal information. Anna is frantic with what happened to her and when she goes to the police, they suspect her of a crime that was committed by a woman looking like her. Anna sees the video and realizes it is someone disguised as her. She then suspects this is the same individual that may have stolen her identity. The police realize that she is telling the truth and offer her protection especially after a dead body ends up in Anna's doorway. That protection is soon overcome by the thief causing Anna to go into hiding with Gloria. Gloria, a sightless individual feels that Anna will be better prepared to defend against the thief if she learns the skills that Gloria knows. She starts teaching Anna how to hone her other four senses. This is actually the best part of the book as we get how a sightless individual percieves the world and just how much a "sighted" person lets their eyes overpower their other four senses. The book itself is written in a very difficult manner with poor segueways to other scenes. The author also neglects to give proper coverage to the main characters' thoughts. This way of writing made a lot of the story confusing and sometimes it was down right boring. This struggle I had with the writing style prevent me from giving the book greater than three stars.
Lillian R Melendez book is a realistic wakeup call in fictional form. She brings to reality a serious subject in our world today and the approach she uses to bring it is unique, interesting, and beyond normal perspective. Lillian takes an everyday issue and combined it with a human handicap to show what those whom are challenged can do that would blow are minds. If only we all could smell, hear and feel things as others do but Lillian goes above and beyond to show us. I have never thought of identity theft as a real life problem personally but wonder now if I should. Lillian details the crisis and challenge so extraordinarily it gets your minds wheels churning. Lillian not only gives us insight on an issue not taken so seriously but gives us a view of the world through the heart of women whose challenges are a blessing in disguise. Lillian has written a fabulous fictional story of real life circumstances that will make you think and marvel at the journey from begging to end. Thank you for the story and wakeup call that is a delight to read. Stacey Lee Eldridge