Chalk Valley – Reviews

On Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White – Rating 5 Stars

http://www.elizabethawhite.com/2012/11/13/chalk-valley-by-d-l-johnstone/

Chalk Valley presents a balance of action, police technique, and character development that is incredibly rare to find period, and damn near unheard of in a debut. The year’s not over quite yet, but I highly expect Chalk Valley to be among the books making a strong play for a spot on my Top 10 Reads of 2012 list when January 1st rolls around.”

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On My Little Book Space – Rating 5 Stars

“Chalk Valley is probably one of the best crime novels I have read in a very long time.” 

http://mylittlebookspace.blogspot.ca/2012/12/review-chalk-valley-by-dl-johnstone.html

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 On Verdict Book Reviews – Rating 4 Stars

“D.L. Johnstone impresses with his tantalising and absorbing  debut; a great thriller that is easily read in one sitting.” 

http://verdictbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/book-review-chalk-valley-by-dl-johnstone.html

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On Bibiliophilic Book Blog – Rating 4 Stars

http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/2012/12/book-review-chalk-valley-by-dl-johnstone.html

“Mr. Johnstone is devilishly creative and has done extensive research to create the terrifyingly macabre and realistic story. Definitely keep the lights on when reading ‘Chalk Valley’!!”

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On Bookluvrs Haven – Rating 4 Stars

http://bookluvrshaven.blogspot.ca/2012/11/lilys-review-of-chalk-valley-by-d-l.html

“The writer was amazing with the character development and suspense building…The story was raw and gritty from all angles, and a truly intense read. So if you are into these types of thrillers, you need to give this novel a chance. ” 
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On Mysteries in Paradise – Rating 4.3 Stars

http://paradise-mysteries.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/review-chalk-valley-dan-johnstone.html

“…I particularly liked the characterisation, the occasional touches of irony, and real human interest that surfaced.”

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On Crime Segments – Rating 4 Stars

http://www.crimesegments.com/

“…There is definitely a lot of action and tension which would make thriller-oriented readers happy; there’s a great villain for readers of serial-killer novels.”

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On Going Out on a Limb – Rating 4 Stars

http://takingarisk.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/capturing-an-elusive-killer-a-review/

“…Chalk Valley was a captivating read that had me hooked almost immediately.”

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On Book Reviews by Dee – Rating 4 Stars

http://bookreviewsbydee.com/

“This was a chilling read … I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good police/serial killer suspense story.  This book has some gruesome and disturbing parts, but it’s a fast-paced and action-packed enjoyable book.”

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“An exceptional book and a damned good read!” Bev Petersen – Amazon

“I loved this action-packed book!” Colors – Amazon

“Terrific and engrossing … This book is far above many of the Kindle offerings we are enticed to dowonload.” An interesting life – Amazon

“Wow!! What a thrill ride!”V. Gorton – Amazon

“Don’t start reading unless you’re ready to not put it down! – Bob A. – Amazon

“DL Johnstone is the new John Grisham! Chalk Valley is a well written, fast tempo thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, balancing strong character development with the pace of the action.  It’s a page turner!” – Martin Cho – Amazon

“CHALK VALLEY captures the essence of the ‘serial murder’ investigation through a combination of police techniques and behavioural sciences …  Johnstone did an excellent job in portraying this from both the killer’s and police point of view.” – Detective Staff Sergeant Richard Pellarin, OPP Behavioural Sciences Section

“Everyone’s worst nightmare. If Chalk Valley was a film, I’d be covering my eyes to avoid the next scary scene… a variety of strong, believable characters, high suspense with twists and turns in a plot of incredibly well researched forensic police work.”  – Donna Spafford – Amazon

“The book captured me from the beginning and took me on a suspense-filled journey to the last page. The chilling realism of the story made you believe you were privy to a case that could have been ripped from the headlines.” – Jayne Fenside – Amazon

 “This is a tragic story on many levels. Not only because of the work of a serial killer but also because of the personal lives of all the people involved!” Joann Brown – Goodreads

“The characters came to life and when I finished the book I had to check to make sure it was fiction!” Rebecca – Goodreads

“Gripping story, great characters!!! Really enjoyable read which I could not put down once I started it!” Su Larcomb – Goodreads

 “Great read. Kept me engaged throughout the book.” – Anna – Amazon

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