This afternoon, our guest is Pam Wight, who is sharing a lovely review of her novel The Right Wrong Man. I’m sure you’re going to enjoy reading this one, and thanks so much for sharing it throughout your social media links.
5.0 out of 5 Stars: A Gripping Romantic Thriller
By Annika on February 16, 2018
Wow!! The Right Wrong Man is a rollercoaster of a novel and manages to combine my two favourite genres into one book! The genteel calm beginning lulled me into a false sense of security before the tension and drama quickly escalated into a thriller interwoven with romance.
At the centre of the story is Meredith, a feisty woman torn between two men. The juxtaposition of the title hooked me before I’d even started to read the book. Is the right man wrong for Meredith or is the wrong man right for her? Many exciting adventures later, set in two wonderfully different locations of Boston and the Caribbean, the reader finally discovers the answer to this question. At the same time the secret behind the notes of the letters the TRMFY, which are pervasive throughout the book, is revealed. Wonderful!
The two men in her life are Parker and Gregory. The former she broke up with 12 months earlier but he suddenly resurfaces in her life, with warnings before he disappears again. The is not an uncommon occurrence and part and parcel of his crazy nomadic lifestyle as an undercover agent for Drug Enforcement Agency. Gregory, her current boyfriend, is an accountant. The latter is dependable, thoughtful … and we quickly gather rather boring.
But does she really know either of these men?
Throughout the tension is taut and palpable, even more so since the reader directly identifies with Meredith and her dramas as the book is written from her point of view. Her confusion mirrors ours, we feel her fear, disbelief, incredulity. Her familiar tone reveals her thoughts and feelings consistently and constantly.
The intense pace of the story, the terrific characterisation and the personal and bigger dramas ensured this was a book I did not want to put down. And often I didn’t – reading late into the night to finish it.
An excellent book and I look forward to reading more by this author.
Meredith Powers’ career as a medical editor seems safe enough as she searches for love with the right man. But she is pulled suddenly from her serene world in Boston to one of intrigue, kidnapping, and murder in the Caribbean. Meredith’s simple life becomes terribly complicated when she works with an author who drags her into a drug heist. The reappearance of her ex-boyfriend, the D.E.A. agent, and the stunning response from her current accountant boyfriend all lead to complications, danger, and more than a few questions. Meredith wonders if she really knows the people who surround her in her daily life. Her parents, her best friends, her boss, and even her lover. She discovers that almost everyone holds secrets, and the unearthing of those cover-ups lead to mystery and danger that changes everything, and everyone, she thought she knew.
Author Pamela S. Wight
Pamela Wight is a successful author of romantic suspense as well as the author of the illustrated children’s book, BIRDS OF PARADISE, enjoyed by readers ages 3 to 93.
Her first book, THE RIGHT WRONG MAN, got rave reviews for taking readers “on an exciting adventure with lots of intrigue, unexpected plot twists, and romance.” A year later, Wight published her second novel, TWIN DESIRES. “Lots of suspense, plot twists, romance, and excellent character development makes this a fun read!”
The gorgeously illustrated BIRDS OF PARADISE has received many enthusiastic reviews: “This creative, compassionate story about birds will inspire children to notice the everyday adventures of backyard birds.”
Pamela earned her Master’s in English from Drew University, continued with postgraduate work at UC Berkeley in publishing, and teaches creative writing classes in Boston and San Francisco.
She lives in the Boston area with her “right man” and hikes the New England trails while concocting her next novel, As Lovely as a Lie. Wight travels frequently to the San Francisco Bay area for additional inspiration. She speaks to book clubs in both locations.
Many readers enjoy her “weekly blog on daily living” called Roughwighting. Join her there (www.roughwighting.net), or on her Roughwighting Facebook page at http://facebook.com/roughwighting
Buy The Right Wrong Man HERE.