Book Review + Giveaway: Wolf Pear

Title: Wolf Pear

Author: Dianne Gray

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Blurb: Esther Crooke is a lonely woman, obsessed with her unique books and her home grown tomatoes – but she has a secret buried deep within her garden. JD Cusack is one of Australia’s finest detectives. He has a mysterious gift for solving crimes that have been cold for years. When his brother is brutally murdered, he sets out in pursuit of a serial-killer and must follow the scent of the wolf pear.

My Review: With a novel like this it is apparent to me why your writing has won so many awards, Dianne. I absolutely love this novel. It is captivating, enthralling, has great pacing, relatable narrators, intrigue, suspense and an amazing storyline.

Wolf Pear has two narrators: Esther and JD.

  • Esther is someone who has been emotionally abused all of her life. She is just a fat waste of space that will never amount to anything as far as her family is concerned. She tries to live her life in spite of their abuse and has done well for herself. Yet all they do is belittle her achievements and point out all of her wrongs. They walk all over her and she rarely stands up for herself. But even with all of this, she is a strong person and I loved that about her. I love the survivor in her and her strength and perseverance. She is truly a great person who is lonely and in need of love.
  • JD is an accomplished police officer who is on “vacation” after his brothers death. However this vacation is actually his journey to track down his brother’s killer. He is determined to find this person and bring him to justice. He is gifted and pulls off Sherlock Holmes like scenes. He puts things together that no one else sees. It is exciting and pretty darn impressive. He also has a troubled past that he can’t remember but begins to have flashbacks of it on this journey.
  • It becomes pretty clear that these two are going to meet. The reader is anticipating this and unsure as to what will happen when they do. At the end of it all, it is pretty great but not at all what I was expecting. Uhum… Allow me to correct myself. It did not end the way I wanted it to. It was a happily ever after just not of the flower and hearts variety that the romantic in me was hoping for.

    Wolf Pear has left me impressed and yearning to read more of Gray’s work. It is a novel anyone can enjoy. It has its action, comedy, drama, paranormal appearances and suspense. Gray keeps you tethered to this novel. When not in your hands it will be on your mind. This is truly an amazing read.

    *I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review

    For a chance to see just how amazing Wolf Pear is fill out the form below. Dianne Gray is giving away an ebook copy to one lucky winner. The last day to enter is Nov. 13, 2012 and the winner will be announced Nov. 14. Good luck!


    12 thoughts on “Book Review + Giveaway: Wolf Pear

      • Thanks Elisa! I didn’t know you were also a fan of Dianne’s blog. It’s one of my favorite blogs- she’s a great writer with a great sense of humor. 🙂

        I’m looking forward to getting to The Eleventh Question. Hearing you enjoyed it makes me have higher expectations of her work than I already had… I was blown away by this novel and anxious to read the other novels.

        And good luck on the giveaway. 🙂

    1. I love Dianne’s blog and enjoy it when she comments on mine… the review of her book makes it sound like a pop out and purchase book.. thank you for sharing how you feel about the book…

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