The Reviews Are Coming In

It’s exactly two months before publication day for my first stand-alone thriller, LONG GONE.  That means it’s time for the early reviews, the ones aimed at book retailers, librarians, and other industry types.  Two big ones came in this week, and I’m delighted to report they’re good!

Library Journal says, “Burke’s first stand-alone novel is a fast-paced, plot-driven nail-biter. Ripped-from-the-headlines hooks from the world of celebrity and culture are twisted into a knot of seemingly unconnected story lines dramatically resolved to a surprising, out-of-nowhere ending. VERDICT: Highly recommended for Burke’s Ellie Hatcher fans as well as general suspense and mystery readers.”

And from Booklist: “Burke delivers a tightly plotted, suspenseful account  . . . It’s very much in the Lisa Gardner vein—strong female protagonist, shadowy villains, intricate and suspenseful story—and fans of Gardner (and, of course, Burke) should find it very much to their liking.”  (Side note: I love Lisa Gardner!)

I’ll keep sharing news with you as it rolls in.  Be sure to sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t done so already.  I’ll be announcing a mystery gift for pre-orders in a couple of weeks.  (So if you pre-order LONG GONE, be sure to hang on to your receipt!)