BOOK REVIEW: FOOL HER ONCE BY JOANNA ELM

RATING: 📚📚📚📚

This was a great read. The book pissed me off a lot, well mainly the main character did, but that’s what made it interesting for me. It’s not a good read if you aren’t screaming at the book, is it?

The story is about Jenna, who was a journalist. She covered a major story about a serial killer, but before it was published, her Editor, Ryan, jazzed it up and leaked some private information. He shared the name of the woman pregnant with the serial killer’s son. Tacky and unprofessional in my opinion, and it seems Jenna thought so because she quit.

She ended up getting married and had a kid. The journaling career somewhat took a backseat. She was not a character I liked, but that also made me enjoy the book. For instance, she seems to have it out for the serial killer’s son. Mind you, the kid wasn’t even born yet when dear old dad was sentenced to death. Yet in her mind, son of a serial killer, he must have the “serial killer gene” and that makes him automatically a killer. You can’t help who your parents are, and I just feel like you should not be judged because of it.

Jenna is so smart, yet she’s dumb as hell. She is awesome at her job, and in some instances, I thought she should try to be a detective, but that love life of hers, a complete failure. That husband of hers Zack, oh he’s a piece of work. I didn’t like none of the characters. I can’t remember a time when I read a book where I despised almost every character.

I would recommend this book. It keeps you on your toes and makes you want more. It may piss you off a lot (or maybe that’s a me problem), but that’s what makes it great in my opinion. I want a book that can make me happy, and I want a book to piss me off. I was engaged all while reading the book. I find Joanna to be a fantastic writer.

Author of three crime thrillers, Scandal (1996) Delusion (1997). Her third thriller, Fool Her Once was released on March 1, 2022.


In between writing fiction, she has worked as a journalist on newspapers in UK and in New York; on magazines including as the news editor of STAR tabloid magazine, and in TV News where she wrote and researched for WNYW-TV’s Emmy award-winning documentary, Irish Eyes.


She was also a producer on Fox-TV’s “A Current Affair.”
She attended law school in 2002, and worked as a judicial law clerk for a New York appellate judge for more than seven years.


She divides her time between New York and Palm Beach where she plays tennis and golf in her spare time.

https://www.joannaelm.com/

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s