Thursday, November 19, 2015

NA Review: Dark Turns

I've finished "Dark Turns" by Cate Holahan.

Product Description

Nia Washington is an incredibly talented ballerina. She fought her way up from the streets and was nearing the pinnacle of her profession when an injury and a broken heart derailed her career. Taking a temporary job at an elite boarding school was supposed to give her time to nurse both body and soul. It was supposed to be a safe place to launch a triumphant comeback. It is anything but.

Shortly after she arrives at the beautiful lakeside campus, she discovers the body of a murdered student, and her life takes a truly dark turn. It’s not long before she is drawn into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a ruthless killer. And Nia isn't the only target. She must use all of her street smarts to protect her dancers, save a wrongfully accused student, and rescue the man she loves.

A stunning and suspenseful tale of passion and betrayal, Cate Holahan's Dark Turns will take readers deep into the mind of a murderer and the woman who must put an end to the killing.

About the Author

Catherine "Cate" Holahan is an award-winning journalist and former television producer.

Her articles have appeared in BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, The Record and on web sites for CBS, MSN Money,,, and CNBC. Her short fiction won first place in the 19th annual Calliope competition, a magazine published by the writer's group of American Mensa. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, ages 5 and 3, and dog Westley.

Dark Turns is her first novel.

Product Details
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (November 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629531936
ISBN-13: 978-1629531939

My Review:

I liked the setting of the story set in the elite boarding school in the world of ballet.  I enjoyed learning the techniques and the words used to describe the moves.

I really hated the romance between Nia and Peter because I thought she wasn't really ready for another relationship.  She was still in love with her ex-fiance and just hopped into bed with Peter who I couldn't stand (just something about him and I thought he was a little too smarmy and slick)!

I hated most of the characters but I did feel for a couple of the females with the situations they had to go through and experience.


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