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Drowning Rapunzel

de Annette Gisby

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Traumatised after witnessing the death of her parents, Beth Gregory begins to see visions. Her brother, a doctor, is convinced that she is having a mental breakdown and commits her to a mental hospital. Once released, Beth becomes the secretary to reclusive painter, Josh Warrington and joins him in his Gothic mansion. Once there, however, the visions return, and this time Beth sees premonitions of murder victims. The police don't believe her and Beth becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation. There's only one problem, Beth is not involved with the murders, she becomes convinced that she is going to be the next victim...Review Extracts:"I should know better than to begin an Annette Gisby book toward the end of the evening. As usual, I wound up sitting right where I was and reading it straight through. I am not a fan of the thriller genre, but Drowning Rapunzel is not a conventional thriller.This author doesn't rely on blood and gore to shock her readers into an appropriately unnerved state. Instead she writes about ordinary people doing ordinary things, lulling us right along with her heroine until she drops the tale's next bombshell." - Reviewed by Nina M. Osier, author of Love, Jimmy: A Miane Veteran's Longest Battle, Conduct Unbecoming, Granite Island and many more."The more this story progresses, the faster the pace moves, diving through twists and turns. This is a wonderful thriller, sure to keep you hooked and guessing until the last page is turned." - reviewed by T.C. McMullen, author of Whispers of Insanity and Gone Before Dawn.… (més)
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I felt like I stepped into another world or another era, perhaps when I began reading the first lines of this riveting thriller, almost as if I stepped into a Daphne Du Maurier world, which is a sublime treat. I felt immediate sympathy and compassion for the lead character, Beth, who seems too sensitive for this sometimes cruel world. Although perfectly sound of mind and disposition, she has psychic gifts which, like a double edged sword can be informative about the world around her, warning her of danger but these visions and feelings but can also be very terrifying to witness and confusing to experience and understand their meaning. When she takes a live-in position at the estate of a wealthy and irresistibly handsome artist, we can see right away what she herself cannot see: she is in way over her head. As her visions increase portending murder to others and possible threat of life to herself, I protectively felt like screaming to her, "get the heck out of there!" Infatuated with her handsome employer, she stayed and death murder and mayhem did indeed ensue. I had no idea till the final chapter who was behind it all and how it was going to resolve. I wasn't disappointed. ( )
  davis22star | May 11, 2014 |
delightful. Full review on Wednesday cabingoddess.com and reprint her soon after ( )
  AKMamma | Nov 25, 2013 |
There was a lot I liked and didn't like about this book. The opening pages are eye-popping. It made me doublecheck the title to make sure I knew what i was reading.

The romance made me say, uh oh! She already wants to fix him! Instant dislike for the brother, Andrew, and that remains strong throughout the book. What a jerk.

While I liked some of the characters and the romance, this book just seemed very disjointed to me and jumped around. The book itself comes across a little reserved in a weird, old-fashioned way that made me question if this was current or set in the past. It's nearly timeless, but not quite. The characterizations are kind of "springed" on you in sudden, jolting ways. For example: that last "confrontation" or whatever you wish to call it with Andrew ended abruptly and without enough explanation that I couldn't make sense of it. Then there's barely talking to the guy you're crushing on and suddenly everyone is full blown in love. The idea of the plot was very good, but it just didn't come together for me.

As always, reading is subjective so perhaps this is just one of those books I didn't "get". ( )
  a_tiffyfit | Sep 21, 2013 |
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"Drowning Rapunzel is a delightful mystery and a delightful romance. There are secrets and plot twists aplenty. I enjoyed watching Beth and Josh slowly fall in love as they deal with the people and happenings around them."
afegit per agisby | editaRomance Studio.com, Judy Cook
 
"This suspenseful story is filled with twists and red herrings, and kept this reader on edge. The developing romance with Josh is a tender one and very satisfying."
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"The plot of the suspense is very well written - with each character playing a part of the whole. There aren't any "wasted" characters or major red herrings and the clues are revealed at a good pace - not frantic or chaotic." -
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Traumatised after witnessing the death of her parents, Beth Gregory begins to see visions. Her brother, a doctor, is convinced that she is having a mental breakdown and commits her to a mental hospital. Once released, Beth becomes the secretary to reclusive painter, Josh Warrington and joins him in his Gothic mansion. Once there, however, the visions return, and this time Beth sees premonitions of murder victims. The police don't believe her and Beth becomes the prime suspect in the murder investigation. There's only one problem, Beth is not involved with the murders, she becomes convinced that she is going to be the next victim...Review Extracts:"I should know better than to begin an Annette Gisby book toward the end of the evening. As usual, I wound up sitting right where I was and reading it straight through. I am not a fan of the thriller genre, but Drowning Rapunzel is not a conventional thriller.This author doesn't rely on blood and gore to shock her readers into an appropriately unnerved state. Instead she writes about ordinary people doing ordinary things, lulling us right along with her heroine until she drops the tale's next bombshell." - Reviewed by Nina M. Osier, author of Love, Jimmy: A Miane Veteran's Longest Battle, Conduct Unbecoming, Granite Island and many more."The more this story progresses, the faster the pace moves, diving through twists and turns. This is a wonderful thriller, sure to keep you hooked and guessing until the last page is turned." - reviewed by T.C. McMullen, author of Whispers of Insanity and Gone Before Dawn.

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