Title: Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue
Author Name & Publisher: Charlie Cochet (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: October 31, 2015 – 60 pgs
For the last six months, Detective James Ralston has worked the nightshift as security for the Pacific Blue Hotel, and every night at 2 a.m. his rounds lead him to the radio room where the handsome and mysterious Franklin Fairchild sits listening to waltzes as old as the hotel itself. James is drawn to Franklin, but Franklin is a man at the end of his rope, and James has no intention of getting caught up in whatever trouble Franklin is in. A heated encounter late one night sends James down a disturbing path and has him questioning everything around him, including his very sanity.
OMG this story was so good I did not want it to end!
I can’t go much into this because it is a short book and I do not want to give any of this away.
James is a night security card at the Pacific Blue Hotel which is a very old hotel. He is also a Detective and he was hurt in the war. Well at the hotel is where is meets Frankie and just WOW! This story seriously had me guessing the whole way through it.
Then there was the ending which honestly I still have tears in my eyes over it was just so sad and beautiful at the same time. This author really did a amazing job with this story!
All together I really loved this Novella!
I would 100% recommend this book!
This is a dark, unsettling short story. Hats off to Charlie Cochet for the eerie atmosphere and spooky setting. I’m a fan of Cochet’s THIRDS series, so the naked emotion lack of humour took me by surprise. This is definitely a different style of writing.
It took me a while to find my bearings with this story. It is very short, so by the time I was starting to understand what was happening and who each of the characters were, it was over.
In some ways this feels more like an assignment for a creative writing course than something written by a popular author. I usually really enjoy Charlie Cochet’s writing, but this wasn’t a favourite. Readers who enjoy Noir and love surprising, frightening plots should love this.
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there’s bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.