Ellen Thorp | Ellen
"...the way I look at things, a man's life story isn't his alone, but it belongs to a lot of people who have influenced him and done things for him that he can never repay." - Fess Parker

An Isolated Incident - Book Review

Sep 20th 2010 at 1:14 PM

I picked this book up some time back and recently decided to read it again.  Susan R.
Sloan is an accomplished, hard hitting writer; stripping away the exterior of bigotry and
hatred with no remorse.  She leads the reader along sojourn of jaw-dropping hate, fear,
deception and naked truths; staring into their inner core of what's right and wrong. 

The Scenario:

Seward Island in Puget Sound is a seemingly idealic place to live. A community of
enormous wealth; where everyone knows each other and no one bothers locking their
doors.  There also lies an atmosphere of evil. People who have an enormous distrust of
any outsider and all the while sharing ugly little truths -  hidden in secret meetings. Ugly little hatreds that are never spoken, just understood.

Tara Breckinridge, the fifteen year-old daughter of a prominent family is found brutally
murdered, her bloodied body wrapped in a carpet and tossed in a dumpster. No one
wants to believe this horrible act was performed by one of their own! Police Chief Rubin
Martinez and Detective Ginger Earley are sent on a search for suspects, while the citizens
are following their own beliefs. Beliefs leading to their darkest prejudices and fears, to a
very human evil living amongst them.

The town finally turns on Tara's Teacher Jerry Frankel, who's car was seen in the area of
the murdered girl, he also has a hidden past and he just happens to be Jewish!
Hysteria spirals around the Island. Everyone wants to believe that Frankel is their monster
and should be executed. All the while, Jerry swears his innocence.   In the center of
complete upheaval,  Detective Earley, takes steps that are unethical, only to regret her
actions and losing the respect of her friend Police Chief Martinez.

This book is impossible to put down.  Will an innocent man be executed by the wealthyand
powerful of Seward Island?  This story will keep you guessing to the very last page.  The
last page will leave you Stunned! Speechless! Totally Shocked!

I really like Susan Sloan's writing. This story lives up to my expectations of her authorship! 
I highly recommend this book to everyone who likes a thriller of a ride and stunning ending.

Please to comment
Jan 6th 2011 at 2:22 PM by LonnieG
Makes me want to read it ... which is one of the two outcomes that should happen from any good review ... glad this one is on the highly recommended list! ~L
Dec 11th 2010 at 3:15 AM by drkelp
Sounds like a gripping book, I will keep an eye out for it.
Sep 22nd 2010 at 9:49 AM by Ellen
Hi Dee, Thanks so much. You know I haven't been able to run into it in audio or kindle. Wish it was.
Sep 20th 2010 at 3:55 PM by deewest
Wow You had me wanting More! Can you get it on Audio Books? Great Writing Ellen

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