Thursday, February 16, 2012
A Dead Red Heart By R.P. Dahlke
Lalla Bains is an ex-model who has moved back home to Modesto, California to run her father's crop dusting business and trouble seems to follow her every move. She is a very strong willed, self-sufficient, head strong and curious woman. It is her curiosity and sense of justice that ultimately involve her in a murder investigation where she is a suspect.
A Dead Red Heart is written from the point of view of the main character Lalla. R.P. Dahlke takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, action and suspense as the mystery plays out. The drama and suspense are intense, action packed and even humorous. The writing style will keep you totally involved and on the edge of your seat until the final page is read.
Each supporting character in this story I found to be extremely well defined, memorable and held a specific importance to the story. As each character is introduced the plot thickens and becomes more substantial. Even the victim Billy Wayne plays a large role in the story as we come to learn more about him and his struggles. You will find yourself developing a fondness for some of the characters in this book and be disgusted with others. All the characters are an integral part of the story and have very distinct characteristics.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all readers who like a book that is entertaining, suspenseful, totally unexpected and has a love story mingled in with it.
Posted by Marilou George at 6:13 PM