Review: Close to Destiny: A Novel by Adria J. Cimino


About Close to Destiny

Does déjà vu have a deeper meaning?

A puzzling gift from a stranger in a hat shop. Whisperings and footsteps in a dim luxury hotel. Dreams that transport to elegant parties where champagne flows like water. Kat is both frightened and intrigued by the events that have plagued her since she arrived in London, in a final effort to save herself from anorexia and recover from her latest suicide attempt.

Most disturbing is an encounter with a mysterious woman who introduces Kat to Will. And this lovely messenger has information she desperately wants to share with Kat: an incident from more than a century ago that could transform Kat’s future. But will Kat listen?

A story of the role of destiny in life… and of righting the wrongs of the past.

My Review

Striking book. I was fascinated with Cimino’s ability to link strangers together via the past and present through an event which is unknown to Kat. Destiny serves has the main connection in which all the characters intersect, not to mention her name is well suited. As the story unfolds the pieces to this arcane mystery fall into place. I was fascinated from the start with the unique mystery building block.

Not a fan of paranormal, although when combined with a well written narrative and in the correct amount it works, in this particular case it was large and vital part of the plot and I loved it. The reader along with Kat was left pondering dreams, reality, vivid imagination or deja vu, as discerning between the past from the present is attempted.

Romance aspect was light yet powerful, the perfect dose weaved into the intricate etherealesque narrative.

Lovely writing, a story I found to be a very pleasant surprise, outstanding mystery with a delightful and unexpected smart twist.

About Adria J. Ciminoimage

Adria J. Cimino is the author of Amazon Best- Selling novel Paris, Rue des Martyrs and Close to Destiny, as well as The Creepshow (release April 2016) and A Perfumer’s Secret (release May 2016).

She also co-founded boutique publishing house Velvet Morning Press. Prior to jumping into the publishing world full time, she spent more than a decade as a journalist at news organizations including The AP and Bloomberg News. Adria is a member of Tall Poppy Writers, which unites bright authors with smart readers.

Published 2015 by Velvet Morning Press

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