Ripple Effect


Fiction - Suspense
238 Pages
Reviewed on 10/11/2014
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Author Biography

Kathleen King is a successful insurance broker living in the Grosse Pointe suburbs of Detroit. After attending Michigan State University, she spent some time in Atlanta before settling down back in Michigan. She writes both suspense novels and children's books and her next suspense novel, Hug Point, is expected to be released in 2015.
She loves creating richly-drawn heroines that are beautifully imperfect...think Bond Girl meets That Girl!
When not losing herself in her writing, she lives and breathes for her children, playing volleyball and trying her hand at home improvements.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

In Ripple Effect by Kathleen King, Jenna, a college student at Michigan State, wanders aimlessly in the mounds of thick snow and sub-zero, bone-chilling temperatures. She's tired, scared and sleepy. Minutes later, she's dead. Her college friends Lexi, Abbie and Kim, did not have to orchestrate her demise. But that was 10 years ago. So why does Lexi, a blonde 32-year-old successful architect, keep getting notes relating to the murderous event? Does Jack, a partner at the prestigious firm of Mcmillian & Shaw know her secret? What about the stranger following her in the parking lot? Did Mark Sanderson, her arch enemy, sabotage her project out of spite or restitution for that horrible ski weekend? As Lexi struggles to discover the identity of her tormentor, Jenna's avenger has Lexi slated for the ultimate revenge.

Ripple Effect by Kathleen King was the quintessential suspense thriller. I was hooked from page one. The characters were interesting and real. I hated conniving Mark Sanderson but loved kind, sensitive Bill Payne. Jack was simultaneously sensuous and arrogant. Lexi was professional, wealthy and trapped by her past. The cover was perfect. The pace was fast with spine-tingling tension. The dialogue between her and her college friends made the plot believable. The attention to detail regarding Lexi's designer wardrobe, custom-built house and the office politics of a design firm kept me engrossed in this drama-filled thriller. Ripple Effect is highly recommended.