4 out of 5 Stars
Thank you to Jina S Bazaar at Author’s Inspiration for having me on the tour today!
Check out Kalorama Road for yourselves
There something Allie can’t remember, hidden memories bordering consciousness that refuse to surface until one day someone, something, ignites horrifying images of a forgotten night.
A year after graduating from Emsworth University, a mysterious email appears asking Allie one single question. What happened at 1414 Kalorama Road? Allie has no memory of that night and has tried to recapture what happened when a classmate went missing at an off-campus party. Someone wants her to remember, and they’re getting closer and more insistent. Forgotten memories gradually start to surface with gruesome images and a revelation that could ruin the reputation of her esteemed alma mater, Emsworth University.
What a fantastic read! This may not have been a roller-coaster of a thrill ride, but at the same time I couldn’t put it down!
The characters were all wonderful and real. I loved the relationship between Allison and her sister.Coming from a broken home they had to rely on each other at a very young age, I could feel their pain from their childhood, but also their bond from only having each other.
Now, after saying that I loved how “real” the characters were, It’s funny to say that my favourite character was the voice of Allison’s Grandma Blu. Allison remembers her Words of Wisdom throughout the story,
“Never get into a stranger’s car unless you’re one-hundred percent sure.”
“Sugar, you’re strong enough to handle it.”
“God’s testing you again. Don’t ignore his knock.”
There were times that I did want to shake Allison and scream at her “LISTEN TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER!!” Like, accepting drinks from strange men, SHOULDN’T THAT BE RULE NUMBER 1??
Also, was this book written just for me?? When Allison starts her blog and meets CJ online I just reached on over and put that tin foil hat back on!
“Now you’ve met me.” CJ responded with a smiley emoji.
Not really. You’re just disembodied words in cyberspace. I pause and consider whether CJ’s a man or a woman… Hmmm, or child. God, it would be embarrassing if it’s a teenage prankster?”
Yes, Allison. If they tell you they’re a 25 year old man, then you can ABSOLUTELY breathe a sigh of relief, because there’s NO WAY they’re lying! Ha ha! That being said, I really did enjoy the flirtation between Allison and Cj. He was interesting and thoughtful and the whole exchange really did show how easy it is to forget that you really have no idea who any of these people are! But, he did have some lovely insight,
“Inspiration is everywhere. You’ll find it soon.”
I would absolutely recommend this book! To anyone, but ESPECIALLY to my fellow bloggers! It was unexpected and absolutely fantastic. I even read a couple of reviews on this book before being invited on the tour, and it was STILL a surprise to me! (Thank all of you for your spoiler free reviews!!)
An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published three suspense novels, Kalorama Road, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and two supernatural short stories, Rebound, and The Playground. An avid reader of mystery and suspense novels, she was greatly influenced by authors of that genre. When she’s not writing or reading, you can generally find her training for road races and marathons. She’s s a fitness fanatic who loves physical challenges of all types (running, biking, yoga, dance, and more) a discipline she uses to facilitate the creative writing process.
Kalorama Road is Best Served with a Spanish Fly Cocktail
- 1 part butterscotch schnapps
- 1 part cherry liqueur
- 1 part vanilla schnapps
- 1 part cola
- Pour the ingredients into a cocktail glass over ice and stir.