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The Stone Thread
In 1980, Dr. Elizabeth Wellstrom is a researcher of historic words. She discovers the word Skotoma, which transcends centuries. While trying to understand how this could possibly happen, she and her boyfriend co-worker become detectives in solving the mystery. Then things begin to unravel as her research leads to a deranged and dangerous killer. This is a harrowing, suspenseful, and fast paced mystery involving good versus evil set on the Eastern Seaboard. (Book one series)
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"Wow!!! I had to read through this story twice, because the author hid so many "clues". I have been recommending this book. An amazing story for my wife's book club."
FC Starred Review:
detailed descriptions...engaging the reader’s senses at all levels - lends itself, in fact, to a film adaptation..."
Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for
The Stone Thread, First Chronicle is the first novel in The Stone Thread series by J. R. Evangelisti. Intelligent and beautiful, Dr. Elizabeth Wellstrom, a.k.a. Ellie, loves her job as a historic word researcher. It is interesting, keeps her on her toes, and allows her to look up something fantastic almost every day. However, when Ellie comes across a word whose origins date back centuries, she views it as a challenge. Joined by her boyfriend/co-worker Doug, Ellie starts an investigation that takes a dangerous turn. Before she knows it, a mad killer is after her, and there is no stopping the killer. She and Doug have to figure out the mystery behind this word before the killer catches up to them.
Fast paced and well-thought-out, The Stone Thread is everything a reader needs to be occupied for hours. Ellie is the type of protagonist readers fall in love with. She is relatable, comfortable, and very likable; all the traits that make her a hit for me. While the characters are very important in the plot, author J. R. Evangelisti makes sure readers appreciate the story for the masterful narrative. The author left clues in between the twists and turns, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the story and then revealing the actual twists that shape the future of the story. One read-through is not enough; you need to read this novel again and again to get the full experience. I will not be surprised if this novel gets turned into a movie very soon.
About the author...
J.R.Evangelisti has written in a
variety of genres, to include comedy, mystery and science fiction.
Every part of the cosmos with universal implications.
Roswell and ancient astronauts.
Atmospheric ionic transgression, electro kinetic propulsion, exceeding the speed of light, this is Science Fiction with a touch of the paranormal and a true mystery.
In current times, a seventeen-year-old girl named Jessica involved on an archeological field trip finds the footprints left 20,000 years earlier.”
We fast forward twenty years to find the trajectory of Jessica’s life has changed as government scientists, and a former colleague fiercely believe extraterrestrials left the footprints. The now famous Dr. Jessica Bethany disagrees with the other scientists assessments. She faces hostile crowds while on tour across the country explaining her reasoning.
Jessica while on a lecturing tour during the holiday season in Roswell, New Mexico, forms a friendship with a single woman struggling to raise two adopted children. Jessica begins to exhibit hallucinations and odd behaviors in Roswell.
It turns out here are powerful forces that want to silence the truth behind Jessica's discovery. Lives will change forever as well the understanding of the Universe.
The Wings of Sisterhood
Julie Pastel learns there are advantages to taking risks. Burkie Vivid learns that fame comes to those that least expects it...as does a true friend.
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Burkie has plans for the uptight Julie to introduce her to the world of dating.
The two end up on a wild road trip across America as they discover a sixty-year-old mystery regarding Buckie's aunt. Plenty goes wrong along the way in this heart-warming, edgy, humorous and delightful comedic story as they learn a lot about themselves and what really matters in life...a true friend.
Review Five Star
A humorous and touching look at growing up of two young women who seem such polar opposites and find themselves in a series of crazed and comedic situations starting with their appearance for tryouts with the college's football team. The action goes smoothly and fluidly in this disarming comedy that's an absolute hoot to read. Dr. Richard is fabulous as the dastardly history professor who is determined to rid the college of athletes, starting with the college's newest female football players. I also loved the sense of romance and youthful exuberance of their sudden decision to go on a road trip along Route 66 and chuckled at their misadventures along the way. A gem of a sleeper that's highly recommended. By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite