By C. MacDonald
Dianne Harman's first novel should be a motion picture. It paints scenes of spellbinding suspense in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling. It grabs you by the lapel and commands your attention. It takes you on a shocking, rip-roaring ride of intrigue, paranoia, laughter, sadness, second-guessing and seduction. And, it's just plain fun to read, with lines like: They… acted as if meeting a madman in a state-of-the-art laboratory in the basement of a motel in a godforsaken place in the middle of nowhere was the most natural thing in the World.”
I'm sure some will even see themselves (or their friends) in the realistic characterizations carved out of the fictional lives of a wealthy widow, salesman, defrocked priest, doctor and others, who find their existence miraculously changed for the better after a chance stay in a remote California desert motel known as the Blue Coyote.” Why and how they are changed and what becomes of them is part of the clever plot that's perhaps not as far-fetched as you might think in these days where many would give anything to stay young and live happier lives. Intrigued?
Rather than give away too much, it's much better for you to uncover the gifts found in each chapter and see the amazing quilt of mystery painstakingly woven by this magnificent storyteller. Fortunately for us, Dianne is putting the finishing touches on a new book, a tell-all novel about California politics–something she is very qualified to write, being the wife of a real State Senator. See: dianneharman.com