...a procedural crime and mystery drama with plenty of sharp twists and clever turns.
- Readers' Favorite, 5-star review
Against the routine backdrop of a small New England town, Andrea O'Connor successfully weaves a gripping page-turner, ending with a bang. The fictional town, Woodson Falls, is itself an expertly drawn character and O'Connor's knowledge of her terrain is masterful right down to the most obscure zoning ordinance. Woodson Falls: 16 Lakeview Terrace is perfect for mystery lovers, and her spirited protagonist, Attorney Gaby Quinn, resonates so strongly that one wonders what other mysteries she might unravel in other novels.
- Don Lowe, First Selectman, Sherman, CT
O'Connor gets the pace and detail of small town, rural Connecticut, the land of steady habits, just right, in her first mystery. Her background as a nurse, an attorney, and a hands-on elected official really shines through in her descriptions of local land use policy and probate courts, which she makes easily understandable, all the while cleverly hiding clues among these mundane topics. Yes, small towns almost always have big secrets, and you'll enjoy hunting for those secrets in O'Connor's delightful tale of intrigue in Woodson Falls: 16 Lakeview Terrace.
- Cheryl D. Reedy, Former First Selectman, New Fairfield, CT
No one knows what to make of Pieter Jorgenson in the small Connecticut town of Woodson Falls. A school crossing guard who's always nice to children, he has few admirers among the town's adults. Sullen and reclusive, he has no friends, and he never allows others into his isolated lakeside home. When he dies suddenly on a trip to New York City, he leaves no will to settle his unexpectedly large estate. A local judge assigns a young attorney, Gabriella Quinn, to handle his affairs. As she delves into the case, she finds herself drawn into the dark landscape of his life; the tension builds as she discovers the shocking truth about him. Jorgenson and Quinn are the principal characters of Andrea O'Connor's novel, Woodson Falls: 16 Lakeview Terrace, a story of mounting intrigue and menace.
- R.C. Goodwin, author of Model Child and The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club
Everyone wants a small New England town to be peaceful and predictable with the safety and security not found in the drama of the Big Apple. Attorney Gaby Quin went to Woodson Falls for that very reason. Unfortunately for Gaby, evil knows no bounds. Author Andrea O'Connor brings you to the lovely New England town of Woodson Falls and takes you down a road no one wants to go.
- Marc Youngquist, author of the Maidstone mysteries