I don’t like fishing. I do like a good story, though, and Susan May Warren delivers another hit with her straight-to-ebook short story Hook, Line & Sinker. If you’ve read any of her Deep Haven novels (I’ve read one and reviewed it here.) and liked them, then I’d suggest you check this out. It’s available for only $1.99. What a bargain!
Hook, Line & Sinker is characteristically Warren from page 1. She begins with action, conflict, tension and longing and builds from there. Her characters, the main two are Ross and Abby in this story, are likeable and believable, and Warren has a way of making them jump off the page and into your life, as if you have a front-row seat to the action. I was hooked (pun intended) in the first scene, and Warren’s other Deep Haven novels are on my must-read list.
The central conflict of the story is set against a fishing contest, which I, one who has barely fished and won’t touch worms or other creepy crawlies, could not personally relate to but enjoyed reading about. I’m not sure I’m ready to go out and catch a walleye or a muskie yet, but I certainly won’t rule it out. OK, maybe I’ll just stick to reading about fishing.
Bottom line: you don’t have to love fishing to love this short tale by Susan May Warren, so snag yourself a literary treat in Hook, Line and Sinker.
In exchange for this review, I received a free digital copy of Hook, Line and Sinker from Tyndale House Publishers.