Fan Mail Book Review

Fan Mail Book Review

Title: Fan Mail
Author: Daryl Wood Gerber
Published: November 19, 2019, Beyond the Page Publishing
No. of Pages: 280
Cover Price: $15.99 Paperback, $4.99 Kindle

Daryl Wood Gerber, a veteran award winning author, who not only writes cozy mysteries, but also thrillers, is the author of Fan Mail, which is the second installment of the Aspen Adams Suspense series. Aspen’s friend, Gloria works as a celebrity newscaster at the small television station in Lake Tahoe, and often receives fan mail for her work. However, when she starts to receive mail that is related to several murders that are ongoing in the small town, she gets Aspen involved in finding the culprit who is writing the notes.

Although Gerber does a fair job of developing her characters, they seem flat; none are really likeable, and readers may find that they don’t really care about them, and that they don’t really care who the murderer is. Gerber is generally a good storyteller, judging from her previous novels, but this one just doesn’t grab or even generate much interest.

This series is not up to Gerber’s previous excellent writing standards. Having read several of her previous novels, and having certain expectations for this novel, I was very disappointed. Even excellent writers can’t write five-star novels every time, and this is a rare one that doesn’t measure up. Of course big fans of Daryl Wood Gerber will want to read this novel and make their own determination as to whether it is good and whether to read the remaining books in the series.

Daryl Wood Gerber has written so many other excellent novels, it would probably be a good idea to pick up some of her other works and leave this one by the wayside.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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