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Book Review: “The Devil’s Dance”



Hello everyone. I hope all is well with you. I’m back today reveling in the fact that I have the whole summer off. I plan on doing a lot of writing this summer. I’m hoping to get three books finished. I know. Huge goal. Let’s see if I can do it. 🙂 One of them is almost done and I must say this story has evolved so much from the one I originally started with. I’m ecstatic to finish it and start the editing process.

I’m also planning on doing a lot of reading. I just finished an awesome debut novel and I thought I’d share it with you. If you like crime thrillers then you’ll love Kristen Lamb’s novel “The Devil’s Dance.” The cover and blurb are below.


The Devil's Dance by [Lamb, Kristen]


When Romi Lachlan’s fiancé disappears with half-a-billion dollars stolen from his company, she finds herself broke, blackballed, and the FBI’s prime suspect.

Forced to take refuge with her crazy-as-a-bag-of-cats family at the Cactus Flower trailer park in Bisby, Texas, Romi’s sure her life can’t get any worse until Special Agent Benjamin Sawyer shows up, determined to recover the money and put her away.

It turns out that persuading the hard-nosed G-man she’s innocent is the least of her worries. The body count in Bisby is rising, and Romi must uncover the secret to the town’s newfound prosperity before the secret buries her.

Grab your copy of this intense mystery-thriller today!

Praise for The Devil’s Dance:
“Kristen Lamb is a word demon. Sardonic, humorous and afoul of propriety, her fiction takes no prisoners. This is fun stuff, written by a born novelist with a maverick sensibility.” Joel Eisenberg, Hollywood producer & award-winning novelist

My Thoughts:

This story opens with Romi Lachlan in the unemployment office frustrated because she can’t seem to find a job. She’s an independent woman with a soft heart and I immediately liked her. In the beginning she’s unaware of the person pulling the strings behind the scenes. She believes the reason she can’t find a job is related to the fact her fiancé embezzled millions from his company and ran off with the cash, leaving her and everyone else holding the bag.

She decides to return home to her family and finds things have changed in the small town where she grew up. That’s when FBI agent Ben Sawyer reappears, following her from Dallas. He believes she’s just laying low until things cool down and then she’s going to meet up with her fiancé. They’ll disappear together with all the money and live happily ever after.  This is the furthest thing from the truth as far as Romi’s concerned, but she can’t seem to get that through Ben’s thick skull.

However, his inability to see the truth is the last thing on Romi’s mind when people start dying in Bisby.  Ben and Romi become an unlikely team as the body count starts to rise. There are plot twists that keep you guessing and you won’t want to put this book down. I won’t give any more of the story away, but check it out. It’s the perfect summer read!

How about you? Have you read any good books lately? Leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you and I’m putting my TBR pile together for this summer so I’m looking to make additions to it!  🙂



I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

25 thoughts on “Book Review: “The Devil’s Dance”

      1. I did that with some of the YA books. Shelley Wilson’s trilogy got me hooked and I couldn’t believe that I would enjoy the genre as much as I did! I’ll be sure to try it out!

      2. I’ll have to check out Shelley’s trilogy. I love YA fiction and my youngest might also like it, too. I’m trying to keep my kids reading over the summer. 🙂

  1. Very positive intent Lisa wrt writing; I should take a leaf out of you book…as it were! I just finished King’s Firestarter yesterday. Rather enjoyed it in fact. Might not be his darkest book, dealing more with the secret side of government Black ops type organisations; but does touch on something not too dissimilar to Carrie IMO.

    1. I love Stephen King. If you’re looking for something a little darker, try “Christine” or “The Stand.” I loved both of those. I also loved “Firestarter!” I loved the relationship between the father and daughter in that one.

      1. I read The Stand not so long ago and it was the inspiration behind a short story I wrote called The God Strain! I’m actually filling in the gaps in my King “Why have I not read those yet” list! To me what you said about the father daughter is key to a lot of his books (and hopefully how I write) in that there is enough in each protagonist character to get some empathy with. He seems to do that really well before things kick off.

      2. Yes. He does. Even in “Christine,” I empathized with the Main Character even when he was doing something bad. That’s a talent right there and one of the many reasons why I love Stephen King. 🙂

  2. Wow Lisa sounds like you’re going to be very busy this summer. However, reading & writing sound like the most perfect way to spend summer to me.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation. That book has been recommended to me before, but I’d forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. It’s going on my list! 🙂

  3. I’ve been only reading blogs as of late or social media articles. I do need to get back to reading for enjoyment again. This sounds good.

  4. So many great suggestions! I recently learned I must stop picking books based on their tantalizing descriptions. I’m totally taken in by promises of betrayal, passion, war! But they are always total shit. Must bring myself to select books promising slow neighborhoods in the dust bowl where the hero finds a spoon and learns a valuable lesson.

    1. I’m always looking for Crime Thrillers, Human Drama, or World War II stories. Anything YA is good for me, too. 🙂 Sorry to hear you get disappointed. I always check reviews before I buy and when I fall in love with an author…I binge read their backlist, too! 🙂

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