Virtually Lace, book one in Uvi Poznansky’s High-Tech Crime Solvers series, snagged my attention in the first few sentences and never let go. This author paints a vivid picture on the canvas of the reader’s mind. Her richly drawn characters drive the story, and they drew me into her dramatic setting and creative plot so successfully, I could virtually see the story come alive. [See what I did there?]
The story opens into a dramatic scene, where Michael watches Lace drifting down the street against a panoramic view of Laguna Beach in an almost dream-like manner. With a slashing hook, the scene immediately set, and the dream-like mood lures the reader further into virtual reality. When Michael finds the body drifting on the tide, her throat slit, he realizes the police might think he’s a suspect.
A wonderful plot is born and the rollercoaster ride of twists and turns doesn’t disappoint. The romance between Michale and Ash, add just enough spark and the virtual reality Michael creates in an attempt to remember details steers this ride into an amazing tale.
I highly recommend Uvi Poznansky’s books. This is the third one I’ve read and I’ll definitely add more to my to-read list. I love this author’s ability to paint stories as beautifully as she paints canvas. She weaves emotion together with senses––visual, auditory, sensual and olfactory––creating a beautifully lyrical portrait with the written word.