Thursday, January 9, 2014

Small Town Secrets

The town of Hidden Falls is assembling to honor their favorite social studies teacher. Ted Quinn is a mainstay of the community. He's touched the lives of students and parents alike. Everyone wants to honor him with this dinner, but Quinn isn't sure he likes being the center of attention. As his friends, students and former students gather and Quinn realizes the role he must play, he becomes convinced that this is not his kind of party.

I enjoyed this first episode. Quinn is a sympathetic character. You can't help but like him. The townspeople are well drawn, and we get glimpses of the secrets underlying their lives. However, the number of characters introduced in the first episode did seem a bit overwhelming. We barely learned their names before we were introduced to another person.

I recommend this book if you like taking your fiction in small doses. However, the serial format isn't for everyone. If you want to give it a try. The first episode is available free at Amazon.

I reviewed this book for Handlebar Publishing.