- Title: An Angel on Her Shoulder
- Author: Dan Alatorre
- Print Length: 287
- Publication Date: July 31, 2017
- Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- Formats: Kindle, Paperback
- Genres: Suspense, supernatural, thriller
This was the second book I read by Dan Alatorre and let me say it was legit. A man and his family tend to be surrounded by tragedies. But not normal tragedies that we all tend to face one time or another. These are tragedies that happen around the same time every year. Desperate for answers, our main character, Doug, will stop at nothing until he gets them.
An Angel on Her Shoulder is a beautifully written story that keeps you turning the pages. It does go back and forth between the present day and Doug’s childhood a few times, which at first, made it confusing because there were no dates letting you know that we’ve traveled to the past. You’ve have to read a little bit to realize it. However, later on, it didn’t bother me as much. I suppose I had to get used to it. Eventually, the way the childhood chapters were told were so smooth, my mind immediately clicked to the scene at hand. Especially chapter thirty-three.
The tension in the story was slow building, but not in a bad way at all. It was actually a very good way to tell the story. It leaves you with wanting more and then slams you with tension every so often until you reach the final conclusion.
The characters were extremely likeable and realistic, especially Doug. He’s just a normal husband, a normal dad, that wants to do right by his family and take care of them by any means necessary. Even if it means stepping way out of his comfort zone in search of questions for a confusing situation.
The only thing I would have suggest would be to erase the final sentence on the last page. I won’t say what it was, but I feel the inclusion of the final sentence diminishes the wow-factor.
Overall, this book is definitely worth the read.
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 stars
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