Reviews - May 2019

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“Not a wasted word. This has been a main point to my literary thinking all my life.”
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Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., MHt:

Cynthia Lee Clark

Former Miss Chicago (Miss USA), Cynthia Lea Clark continued school, graduating from Northwestern University (multiple degreed), attended nursing school, and became a Firefighter Paramedic. After working as an actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked on many television shows, such as DAYS OF OUR LIVES and STAT, while continuing her education with a Masters in Psychology and then a Doctorate of Psychology. While working on STAT, she was stalked which led her to work in Forensic Psychopathology. She has over 70 interviews with serial killers, mass murderers, etc. Today she mixes Forensics with writing and acting.  She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA, International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.


Aaron Paul Lazar:

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.



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Cynthia Lee Clark


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    Victoria Landis
    Book Painter Press, 2019, 344 pages
    $16.99 for book and $4.99 for e book
    ISBN: 0960066306


Good deeds are supposed to be just that – good deeds.  But what happens when a good deed goes all kinds of wrong?  Andy and Petra Simmons (bother and sister) help a “homeless woman.”  But this woman, Jordan Crissman is special, very special.  She may be able to do miracles.  But in this age of a camera on every corner and prying eyes watching and recording everything – if she were to, how could they do it without the world knowing.  They do not want the attention because they are afraid of the possibility of chaos. 

Together, they think they have planned the perfect subtle miracle but of course nothing is perfect, and the word gets out.  Is Jordan good or evil?  When people start dying everything takes a horrific turn.  Is Jordan a miracle worker?  Are there “special” forces around her?  Who is Jordan and is she special?

JORDAN is a fast paced, easy to read page turner.  A roller coaster of thrills and excitement.  Excellent!

On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 5.0.
Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D., Ph.D., MHt.