EDITORIAL REVIEW: PLATFORM SHOES, A Steve Daniels Mystery (Book I) by Linda Watkins

Platform Shoes: A Steve Daniels Mystery Book 1

Linda Watkins

Genre: Mystery

It’s 1943 and Steve Daniels has had a lot to deal with in the last few years. Injured while serving his country in France, now he’s back in the States to teach in San Antonio, Texas. What’s difficult for him are the nightmares and memories of what he went through overseas. What he didn’t expect was to meet a woman who would turn his world upside down. With feelings like this, what could go wrong? Her being his commander’s wife might just put a wrench in the works and cause some issues. Will Steve be able to deal with the pain and experiences he has gone through and focus on what comes next?

One aspect of “Platform Shoes” that really stands out is the immediate feel of film noir when reading it. Steve is telling the story through his eyes and the language, dialogue, and descriptions pull the reader right into the setting. The plot is stirring and there are a lot of ‘oh my God’ moments coupled with the exhilaration of the mystery. Readers who love a good mystery and are fans of the film noir theme, will thoroughly enjoy what Linda Watkins has put together! This is a promising start to the series, and if this book is anything to go by, there is a lot to look forward to. Take this read outside with a nice cool drink this summer and enjoy!

Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick for InD’Tale Magazine

PLATFORM SHOES, A STEVE DANIELS MYSTERY, Book I, is currently on preorder at Amazon for a special introductory price of #99cents. Publication date is July 11, 2022. Price will increase upon publication.

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