Review: Sonata – Blair McDowell
Sayuri McAllister has spent most of her life in building her reputation as a renowned concert artist. It’s her way of dealing with the up’s and down’s of life. Music is all she knows, and it’s something she’ll never let go of. It’s helped her to deal with a lot of things, including her mother’s sudden passing.
Returning home after a five year absence, Sayuri discovers that not everything is what they should be. Her father’s home has been broken in to, and her mother’s precious jewels have been stolen. In addition to that, she soon finds out that her father is no longer alone. His new and very beautiful girlfriend, Alyssa, is living under the same room.
While she may have some reservations about the situation at hand, her attention focuses on Michael Donovan, the cop who’s been assigned to her father’s case. To her surprise, she finds herself immersed in feelings she thought she’d buried a long time. Michael might have grown up quite a lot, but he’s still able to make her feel like the school girl she was a long time ago. She yearns to know what it’s like to be in his arms again. To love and be loved.
When an unexpected accident places her father in a compromising position, she begins to wonder if there’s someone out there who intends to do her family harm. There are too many coincidences for things to be considered as random occurrences. If she’s to put the pieces of the puzzle together, she’ll need to allow herself to trust Michael once more. He’s the only one with the resources that would allow them to discover the thief’s identity before something else goes awry.
Sayuri’s and Michael’s romance was endearing, though I do think she seemed a tad aloof, at times, when it came to committing to him in the long run. Hugh was definitely an unexpected surprise. I’ve got to admit that his relationship with Alyssa was something I never saw coming. Still, her part of the story is sure to tug on your heartstrings. Truly intriguing, this is a book that will draw your attention, and pull you along on a very thrilling ride.
A jewel heist…
When renowned concert artist, Sayuri McAllister, returns to the west coast of Canada after an absence of five years, she discovers her family home has been a broken into and jewelry worth two million dollars is missing. Michael Donovan, Sayuri’s old high school flame, now a detective with the Vancouver Police Department, is the officer in charge of the case.
What chance can he have…
Michael takes one look at Sayuri and falls in love with her all over again. But they parted in anger years ago and Sayuri is no longer the innocent girl he once knew. What chance can there be for a Vancouver cop with someone as famous as Sayuri McAllister? Especially when that cop is investigating her family and friends?
An unexpected marriage…
Then Sayuri’s widowed father, Sean, marries Alyssa James, a woman Sayuri has never even met. The three live uneasily together in the Point Grey mansion until the unexpected arrival of Alyssa’s brother, Hugh James, a devastatingly handsome, charming Irishman who immediately begins a campaign to bed and wed the delicious and wealthy Sayuri.
Things take a dangerous turn…
Accidents begin to happen. Or are they accidents? Nothing is as it seems. Michael distrusts Hugh James and fears that Sayuri’s life may be in danger.
About The Author:
I started to write soon after I found my first pencil. But I began to write for publication about 30 years ago — professional books. I wrote six of them, all still in print and still in use. Only lately have I turned to fiction. I’d have done it a lot sooner if I’d had any idea how much fun it was!
I’ve lived in many different places. The US — Certain cities call to me. I love San Francisco and Seattle and the wonderful Oregon Coast. Australia — among the most open welcoming people in the world, and a wide open young country with incredible land and sea scapes, with amazing animal and bird life right out of science fiction. Canada — HOME. The place where I belong.
I travel a lot. I usually spend the month of October in Europe, Greece or Italy, and the winter in a little house I built many years ago on a small non-touristy Caribbean Island. I have worked and studied in many places — Hungary, Australia the US and Canada, and have spoken in most of the States and Provinces as well as Taiwan and various cities in Europe. I enjoy being surrounded by cultures other than my own. I enjoy my own as well — but variety is indeed the spice of my life.
I keep busy — and I love my life. I love meeting the people who come here to the west coast of Canada and stay in my B&B. I love traveling after the tourist season is over. And I love writing. My interests?? Music, especially opera, reading everything in print, and Writing. And walking on the beach and swimming. At one point I had hoped to swim in every major sea and ocean. I’ve realized that may not be possible in one lifetime — but trying has been fun!
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