Friday 8 September 2017

Interview with Ann Jones and Review of Missing

I am delighted to be joined today by Ann Jones for both an interview and my review of her first book - Missing. So here's a little bit about Ann!

Author Ann Jones lives in Washington with her husband and a devoted, eclectic group of wildlife. Ann loves writing, exploring, travelling and reading. When not doing any of that she is either playing music too loud, driving too fast or eating ice cream, sometimes all at once. 

And onto the interview!

What kind of books do you read for pleasure?
Anything I can get my hands on, both nonfiction and fiction.  I love Clean Suspense.  Some of my author faves are Andy Andrews, Ralph Moody, Randy Singer, Sibella Giorello, Ted Dekker, John Grisham, David Rosenfelt, Joel Rosenberg... I actually keep an excel sheet with ratings and everything, bit embarrassing lol!

What kind of writer are you: plan or not?
A little of both, try for outlines and such, end up rewriting and editing over and over :-)

How does your average writing time go?
My best ideas come right when my head hits the pillow :-)  Struggle and flow, a bit insecure so always second guessing.

What book/character of yours is your favourite?
Love a writer who shows how great the character is, not tells you. Andy Andrews has a great way of his characters becoming real. Sibella Giorello gives you characters with flaws that makes you love them even more.

If you had the chance to write anywhere, where would you choose?
I wish it was easier to see your computer screen on the beach, or have a waterproof laptop hee hee!

What attracted you to your chosen genre?
I have always loved law and its quirks.  Love a good suspense.

How have other writers influenced your own writing?
The good ones make me want to build better characters.  I want to be a writer that shows you the story and doesn't bluntly hit you over the head with everything.  Both good and bad writers have influenced me to have people use their imaginations, not have every single explicit detail given or to be too graphic.

Do you prefer to type or hand write?
I love hand writing but the ease of corrections makes me prefer typing.  Also half the time I can't read my own writing!

Victim? Runaway? Or Criminal?Detective Lyn Kramer is busy training Jud Hughes, a new detective on the force, when Gary Farnsworth shows up to report his wife missing. As the interview progresses, Lyn realizes the missing woman is none other than her own twin sister, Melissa. Lyn and Melissa have not seen each other since their parents died twenty-five years ago, when the girls were split up to live with two sets of warring grandparents. Lyn and Jud find mutual respect and a growing camaraderie as the investigation into Melissa’s disappearance deepens. Tensions reach a peak when the two detectives discover a trail of crimes linked to the missing woman’s family. Will Melissa be found? And if so, will Lyn have it in her to put her twin sister behind bars?
You can download the book here.

My Review: 4 stars
The book was easy to get into, well written and the plot starts from page one. I enjoyed it and it was a nice quick read. I would've preferred a longer story, but the book itself was very good. You're introduced to Lyn Kramer and the story is told in third person, but from varying points of view. It was intriguing and overall, a good book. It looks to be the start of an interesting series and an author to watch in regards to where she takes Lyn and her other characters.

You can find Ann on her website, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Joey Paul! Wow my first interview, I still feel like I am dreaming hee hee! I can't believe this is all happening!�� Thank you for your time and your review!�� Just bought your book, It's Not Always Rainbows, and can't wait to read! Thank you once again!