New Suspense Novel, Endangered, Gaining Rapid Recognition

New Publishing Company’s First Novel Looks Like a Hit with Readers

Tryon, NC, November 04, 2010 --( Rolled out in September by Smithwrights, a new publishing house in Tryon, North Carolina, the company’s first fiction title, Endangered, is garnering rave reviews by readers. Yesterday Reader’s Favorite, an unbiased review service, gave its 5-Star rating to the book and placed its review on Amazon.

In the suspense novel, the heroine recovers from a car accident that leaves her in a coma and kills her son, husband, and parents. Healing at a family retreat on a sea island, Melanie Parker Evans begins to observe nature and to feel emotions once again. Other events, however, arouse her suspicions that someone is trying to murder her.

The Reader’s Favorite reviewer posts: “The story is very good and keeps your interest until the very end. There are several other underlying stories. Reading about the Gullah culture was very informative and seeing their part written in their words was a plus. There had to be a lot of research done to put this book together and it was worth the effort.”

A female fan comments, “Smith and Smith’s first novel is a well-crafted spell-binder. Strong and engaging characters with authentic voices, a plot taut with suspense and intrigue, and a setting steeped in the beauty and history of Georgia’s barrier islands make Endangered a compelling and exciting read! I could not put it down!”

A male reader writes, “Not only is this a great mystery, keeping you on the edge of your seat, but you learn a lot about the history of the barrier islands and its natural inhabitants. Intrigue, intimacy, and an explosive ending — there’s never a dull moment in this book.”

At this time, authors Mary Helen “Mara” and Shuford “Ford” Smith continue their Southeastern book tour with upcoming book signings in Charlotte, NC (Park Road Books on Saturday, November 13) and in Savannah, GA (The Book Lady on Saturday, December 4). Kindle readers can communicate with the suspense authors on Kindle Boards.

Endangered is available through independent and chain bookstores, Amazon, Kindle, Apple, Sony... See the novel’s website for additional information:

Mara Smith