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“Plot Twist” by Donna J. Thompson Gets Nods and Praises from Book Critics

Donna J. Thompson’s book is an exemplary example of a rollicking mystery novel.


Donna Thompson is a gifted craftsperson whose writing chops hit all the bases: character development, description, dialogue, pacing, and plot.” – Ellen Graham of the IndieReader Book Review

Devotees of modern whodunit mysteries will rejoice as they lay their hands on Donna J. Thompson’s “Plot Twist”, a suspense-thriller book following the upright and hardnosed detective Karl Larkin from Springfield, Ohio. The veteran detective is put to the proof as he uncovers a puzzle-like case with his easygoing sidekick, Ted Cramer. The duo is tasked to entangle the inexplicable death of Julie Cromwell, the selfish and manipulative wife of a wealthy surgeon. Julie set up a mock kidnapping to see if her husband would willingly pay a handsome price for her safety, resulting in her untimely murder.

The book’s plot thickens when detective Larkin falls in love with his prime suspect. Will the eagle-eyed duo solve the case, or will another death go to the surface? Donna J. Thompson’s clever plot twist leads to dead ends, shocking scandals, and deathly secrets. “Plot Twist” is a quintessential suspense book that will keep its readers guessing until they reach its satisfying ending.

Donna J. Thompson’s brilliance received shining approval from book lovers and critics. Philip Zozzaro of the Manhattan Book Review described her work as a rollicking story that will capture the reader’s interest from the beginning until the end. He added that the book has all the intangibles that make a great mystery endearing.

“Plot Twist” also captured the heart of book critic David Keenan from the San Francisco Book Review for its meticulously-written plot and climax. “Thompson deftly builds the suspense, and the tale’s denouement will surprise the reader. “Plot Twist” is an all-night page-turner of a novel,” Keenan stated.

Kristi Elizabeth of the Portland Book Review and Anastasia Gkaitatzi of the Seattle Book Review recommend the book to murder mystery enthusiasts. Ellen Graham of the IndieReader Book Review praised Donna’s writing prowess. “Author Donna Thompson is a gifted craftsperson whose writing chops hit all the bases: character development, description, dialogue, pacing, and plot,” Graham stated.

From Donna J. Thompson, the author of Lost Causes: Silent Scream, “Plot Twist” is a detailed character study, emotionally astute, and deeply satisfying literary work that satisfies on every level — from place to plot to the protagonist. Order a copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the ReadersMagnet Bookstore.

Learn more about Donna J. Thompson, her life, and her works by visiting her website:

“Plot Twist”
Author | Donna J. Thompson
Genre | Mystery/Suspense
Publisher | ReadersMagnet LLC
Published date | September 20, 2022

Donna J. Thompson is a booklover-turned-writer. She believes every person she meets has a story to share. Her observation of people helps her write about complex characters and make them come alive on her pages. Most of her books are riveting thrillers with page-turning suspense that will keep readers up all night.

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