Thursday, December 8, 2022

Mystery Thriller Review: A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez

I love mysteries and thriller!  Today,  I have a review to share of A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez!  Learn about this debut thriller, read my thoughts on the book and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

​Book Title:  A Knock on the Door by Roberta K. Fernandez
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  392 pages
Genre: Crime Fiction / Thriller 
Publisher:  Subplot Publishing (Imprint of Amplify Publishing Group) 
Release date:  October 2022
Content RatingPG-13 + MThe book deals with heavy themes, murder, and violence
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About the Book

Lori Crawford's world is turned upside down when her husband dies in a car accident. After twenty-five years of marriage, she thought she would forever live an uncomplicated, happy life with Jack. But just as Lori feels she’s coming out on the other side of her grief, Jack’s assistant at SpringWare, Rita Johnson, discovers information that convinces her that Jack was murdered.

​The two women vow to bring the perpetrator to justice. But time is running out, and their names are on someone’s kill list. The truth takes them down a path they never could have suspected. They set out to bring down one of the most powerful men in the country: the director of the National Security Agency. But who will believe them? And how many more will die before they do? Now, they have to decide if they have the courage—and the ability—to finish what they started.
My Review

A Knock on the Door is a Thriller with Twists and Turns. While this novel is less mystery than thriller--we know who is behind the murders--it still brings some suspenseful twists and turns as murders pile up and dangerous situations arise for our main characters. While there are puzzle pieces to place and connections to uncover, the storyline flows pretty well, keeping readers engaged through the end. The novel is more complicated--more of a political thriller than a lighter mystery--so expect to pay attention to details or re-read a few passages if you read in distracted, small snippets of time (as I do!). 


The Author Gives Well Developed Characters. Both Lori and Rita are pretty relatable, believable characters in the roles that Fernandez develops. As the two uncover the truth surrounding the software company and its government ties--there is still a realistic feel in their human sides as Lori faces grief in losing her husband. 


Would I Recommend A Knock on the Door? The main characters aren't given extraordinary skills or strengths--just regular women trying to uncover some truths. This novel seems to be the first book in a series--and I would definitely read more from this author and her characters. If you enjoy government/political thrillers, this one is an exciting read for your winter reading list!

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Meet the Author

In her sixty-three years of life, Roberta Fernandez, a board-certified hypnotist, didn’t know that she had a story waiting to be told.

In 2006, she attended a weeklong memoir-writing class conducted by a bestselling author, Joyce Maynard. Joyce worked hard to bring out Roberta’s best work, in spite of her self-perceived lack of talent. While it was an awesome experience to be instructed by a well-known author, Roberta determined that writing about herself was not a talent she possessed.

As a first-time author, Roberta now understands she was simply destined to write in a different genre. She enjoys creating relatable characters and watching the story unfold as she types. Like her readers, she wonders what’s going to happen next. A sequel is already being written as this book is published. Who knows what words will flow across the page in the next fifteen years!

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ instagram
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A KNOCK ON THE DOOR Book Tour Giveaway

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