Review: Playing with the Hand She’s Dealt – David Fingerman

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: L & L Dreamspell (September 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603183353
ISBN-13: 978-1603183352
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Louise Miller – Ex. Cop
Andrew Miller – Louise’s brother and a Sheriff’s Deputy.
Karla – Louise’s partner.


I absolutely love David Fingerman’s writing. He manages to weave a story that really grabs you and draws you in. The characters are real, and the situations get intense. This novel was no different. This time around, Louise Miller who we last saw in Silent Kill is the target of a serial killer. But why is she the catalyst? Not only does she have to deal with this killer, but she has to try to find a new job while overcoming a gambling adddiction.

I really enjoyed the whole story here. There were characters brought back from the previous novel, and the storyline was tied in nicely to the overrall life of the character. The logic of the story fit, and at the end I could actually see that all the pieces fit. A well crafted mystery. I think anyone who enjoys mysteries and thrillers, particularly along the lines of the Hannbil books would enjoy this story. The killings are dark, the villain delightfully twisted, and the ride is a thrill a minute. Grab this novel and settle in for a good read.

On an age scale, I’d say for older teens and adults only. There are strong situations that might not be appropriate for all ages.

About the Author

I was born in St. Paul, but once out of the hospital I’ve lived my entire life in Minneapolis. During the summer months when the sun is shining and birds singing, I’m perfectly content to sit in my office, with blinds drawn, typing away at my computer. My favorite day of the year is the first day I pull a flannel shirt out of the closet. After 24 years of working in the court system, I walked away to write full time. “Edging past Reality” is my first book of short stories. “Silent Kill” is my first novel.

*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to David for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.

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