“Okay, but very predictable. Can an average woman really think and act like a trained special forces individual to outrun people who want her dead? I think not”Gina Linville wrote this review Friday, May 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cleverly told”M D M wrote this review Monday, December 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This novel is about a woman who only wanted to retire from the cares of the world, but was pushed to action and danger by a singular event that happened to the only friend she had left in the world, or so she thought.
Linda Darby just wished to retreat from everyday nuances after her divorce. All she wanted was to recuperate from her pain, enjoy her day trading, and live enjoyably as a single woman with nice beachfront property. Little does she know that in just one day, her life changes from a seemingly peaceful one to one fraught with danger, all because of a rich and powerful man who wants to tie up loose ends. It helps, I guess, that she has a lone ranger on her side... Or is he working for something - someone - else? (Not important.)
This story is intelligent, action-packed and very thrilling.
It's intelligent, since Linda isn't one to swoon due to a crisis. She's a mature woman who knows what she needs and what she wants, who plays on her strengths and acts accordingly, and who is not afraid to be afraid (because there's such a thing as good fear and bad fear). She knows she's in a frightening predicament, but uses her level-headedness to do what she thinks is best.
It's action-packed, because it involves a mystery, murders, car chases, and surveillance. The lone stranger who ends up stalking her (for good or for bad, it's difficult to say) definitely makes sure that things are complicated and surprisingly easy.
It's thrilling, because you're not quite sure what happens next. Step by step, a plan is formed, but, as one of the characters here observes, one should be quick to improvise if necessary.
You've got a string of murders happening in a quiet town, an underground kingpin who only does what he thinks is best for his country, and a woman who only wants to be left alone. Well, that's what she thinks she wants anyway.
The book's really quite enjoyable, although I had to fast-track the monologue regarding American politics. (It's actually very interesting, but I felt it was a little too much for the book itself.) I was also getting rather frustrated at Webster near the end of the book, because I was looking forward to an interesting plot twist somewhere, but it never came. The pages before the ending were rather simple for me, although the ending itself rather surprised me. In case you were wondering, there's sex here, but only a glimpse of a sex scene.
Quite exciting, but I felt felt this book could've packed a better punch. It's quite a page-turner though, and features a smart, strong woman (and interesting men). It's also enjoyable and hard to put down. A good read, overall.”
“The Woman is the second David Bishop book I have read and I enjoy his style of writing. In this story in particular, I loved that Weed, California was used as part of the setting just like in Of Mice and Men.
The Woman is a suspenseful thriller with twists that will keep you turning the pages. Linda Darby moved to a new town in order to start the next chapter in her life. During this chapter she keeps to herself, has few friends, works from home, and has grown quite comfortable in this new life-style.
Without warning, this chapter of her life abruptly ends when Linda is physically attacked and her closest friend is murdered. Enter Ryan Testler - a mysterious man who has his own philosophy on justice and good vs. evil. Is Testler around to help or hurt? Only time will tell -time, the woman may not have.
author Lisa Tortorello
“A real surprise for a Kindle freebie. Very good with good characters and keeps you on your toes.”Carol D wrote this review Sunday, March 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book Title: "The Woman"
Author: David Bishop
Published By: Telemachus Press
Age Recommended: 18 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5
Review: This book was fantastic and really packed a punch. Equal parts mystery and thriller this book also shows the darker side of politics and the lengths some will go to, to insure the 'right' candidate wins. When Lisa Darby is attacked one night after a scheduled meeting with a close friend ends in a no-show, in a dark alley she meets a stranger that saves her life from men sent to kidnap her. The only clue she is left with is a message from her savior that she should refrain from calling the cops. Confused and not knowing what to do she actively begins to seek out her friend only to find that Cynthia has been 'taken care of' by a mysterious person or people.
Lisa is forced to change her way of thinking, her life and everything she is use to simply to keep herself alive from someone that wants to make sure she doesn't know his true identity. The worst part is, Lisa doesn't know anything, was never told anything and she's running for her life, relying on the safety of a stranger for reasons she can't understand.
David Bishop spins an intriguing and exciting tale, one that mystery and thriller lovers will enjoy! This book was fast-paced with non-stop action and a plot to really sink your teeth into. I would definitely recommend giving this one a read!
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“This is a novel about an average woman caught in a web of mystery. Someone suddenly wants her dead.
Linda Darby is a resident of Sea Crest, Oregon, a get-away-from-it-all sort of place. She makes her money by day trading, and takes care of her sexual needs with a series of one-night stands. She is friends with an older woman named Cynthia Leclair, who works at a very strange place called Smith and Co. Cynthia perpetually declines to answer Linda's questions about her work, visitors are forbidden, there is no regular mail delivery, etc.[br/
This is an absolute gem of a book. It has everything that a suspense thriller story needs; shadowy political/intelligence operatives, fake identities, lots of money and a bit of sex. The author shows throughout that he really does know what he is doing.”