Fan mail (the gods willing…)
The nicest, coolest, wow’est (that is SO a word) review slipped through the transom last night from a bookstore owner. Now, she hadn’t finished the book yet, so I shan’t reveal her name here. Could be, she hates Act III. Promise: If she does, I’ll reprint her final verdict, warts and all. (“Dana Haynes is a writer the same way he’s a hibiscus. If you can read only one thriller this year, buy it, go to Dana’s house and hit him over the head with it.”)
Here’s her early-days review:
Crashers was just put into my hands with the demand that I read it right now. I hunkered down by the window and eagerly began to read. Tention mounted. It.grabbed my attention immediately. I should have fastened my seat belt before I began!! After reading 2 chapters I needed to rest. My heart was pounding, my hands were shaking, and I was weak in the knees. I was exhausted! I think I shall be up all night reading. tonight. This amazing book will be a best seller in no time. And people will soon be hollering for your next book. Have you started it yet? OK, I’m done resting now so I’ll get back to your book. I just wanted to thank you for the exciting adventure. And let me be one of the first people to congratulate you on the coming success of your first book. I will recommend it to everyone.