Monday, November 12, 2012

Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

This book definitely kept me wondering and guessing.  As a reader, I was kept in the dark for most of the book, only allowed bits and pieces of the puzzle until the very end.  It was both awesome and frustrating.

Bonnie brought out such conflicting emotions in me.  I just had to feel compassion and sorrow for her horrible, ugly childhood but the adult Bonnie that was full of lies and that hurt people really bothered me.  I didn't like her at all.  At first I almost felt guilty for not liking her but as the story progressed and I knew more and understood better, I changed my mind about my feelings and Bonnie.

Secrets are destructive things and Bonnie keeps a whole box full.  I never would have guessed the ending in the beginning.  I loved how the story slowly unfolded and turned into something I wasn't expecting.  It really was well crafted.

I loved the setting too.  The 1940's.  There is this one scene where Bonnie gets dressed in a halter top dress that ties behind her neck and I had such a vivid, clear picture of the whole scene in my head.  It was awesome.  I love when that happens.

The ending wasn't my absolute favorite.  I really wanted more closure than what I got.  I can't really tell you what I wanted without giving the story and ending away and I just cannot do that.  This is a story to be experienced for your yourself.  The more I read this book, the more I enjoyed it.

Content:  Some mild swearing and some scenes of abuse & child abuse.

You can purchase Secrets of the Red Box at Amazon

Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she's not writing, she's composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.
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1 comment:

  1. The book sounds like an interesting good read
    Thanks for sharing


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