Archive | July, 2013

Book Review: Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman

23 Jul

Apologies for my absence from the blogosphere for the past few weeks, but something amazing has happened. The sun has been shining! No, I couldn’t believe it either, but my face broke out in freckles so rapidly I could almost hear them ping!


Anyway, this week I wanted to review Diane Harmon’s Blue Coyote Motel, an unusual debut novel which I found impossible to put down.

What is it about?

A disparate group of people visit the Blue Coyote Motel, situated in the Nevada desert, miles away from civilisation. Each of the visitors enter the motel, consumed by their own troubles, but leave feeling care-free and resolved to change their lives for the better. Is this dramatic change a result of quiet contemplation, or is there something else in the air? The answer lies with the beautiful Maria, the motel owner, and her genius scientist husband Jeffrey.

Blue Coyote Motel is different to any other book I’ve read, and I’m not even entirely sure how I’d categorise it, although it is listed as a psychological thriller. The book contains some unique elements. It has a very unlikely hero in the form of Sean a troubled ex-priest, and some startling narrative descriptions. I don’t think I will ever get the scene with the rats out of my head. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys an exciting fast-paced read, interwoven with intrigue and mystery.

Blue Coyote Motel was a quarter finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and a Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the month. Dianne’s has recently published her second book, Tea Party Teddy  – a California political tell-all, set in a world which, as the wife of a former Senator, she knows all about.



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