July 14, 2013 By S. Welch. Another Brilliant Susan Egner Novel. Susan Egner has created another splendid book, `Ground Stopped’, a novel in the spirit of her other books, that will greatly entertain you and it will teach you many things.
Thought One: Ms Egner is a world class writer of interpersonal dialogue. Her core characters (brought forward from her novel `Souls On Board’) vividly portray their distinct personalities with every dialogue exchange. And many of their interactions are an absolute hoot.
Thought Two: `Ground Stopped’ continues the brilliant line of thinking Ms Egner began in her novel, `Scotoma’. In `Ground Stopped’, Ms Egner leads the reader to see into the inner hearts of an international group of men and women who try to escape a culture that doesn’t permit escape, even though they themselves cannot see the reasons or the consequences of their actions. And it gives the reader a clear view of the authentic roots of a culture that we in the United States need to understand.
Thought Three: `Ground Stopped’ clearly displays the power of women (and men), who are over 60 years old, to actively pursue vigorous careers and lives that profoundly benefit society.
Susan Egner is a truly gifted thinker and writer. `Ground Stopped’ will teach you a lot, while it greatly entertains you. It is a non-stop read.
July 5, 2013 By Michele – Orlando. Casey, Bonnie, Bertie, and Kit are at it again… A wonderful sequel to Souls on Board, the girls are developing into amazing dectives. I could not put the book down and read it in one day. The intrique built and the topic is very relevant. My heart was really racing by the last several chapters of the book. I wait in anticipation of each and every release of Su’s books. Tell your friends!
April 6, 2013 By Michele – Orlando. I continue to be awed by your writing style – I can actually see, smell and hear your words come to life. I love snuggling with a cup of hot tea, our Golden and your books. I am transported to the locations in your books and feel like I’m part of the story. I lose track of time and anything going on around me while I’m immersed in the story.
August 30, 2013 By Courtney Cardwell. This is a great story. I enjoyed meeting the new characters Libby and Ella and was engrossed in their story from page one. After reading about the Monarch migration I felt as though I had experienced it myself and also feel compelled to go and experience this amazing phenomenon. Ms. Egner creates characters with such depth and her stories take twists and turns that are a pleasant surprise to the reader. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.
April 6, 2013 By Michele – Orlando. This book was one that I had to slow down and savor. There was something wonderful about the story – historical, personal, multi-layered that demanded that I read every word with intention. I loved the cultural layers and the deep, unending love revealed. Susan Egner never ceases to amaze me with the breadth of her writing abilities to take me along on her story telling journeys.
May 15, 2013 by Lois – Minneapolis. A gripping story about past and present relationships between natives and newcomers … with some local history thrown in … the descriptions of the topography of the area make visual treks through the story very real … emotions played out in the story’s action are also very real and carry you along with each character’s thoughts … the author does a superb job of keeping the reader in suspense to the end.
February 3, 2013 By punkinv. Good read with a twisty plot. I … hope she continues to produce. I look forward to her other books.
February 3, 2013 By Michele Pavlacka. This was intense, edge of my seat intense, and I had to focus on every word to stay with the speed and complexity of the story. Written so well I couldn’t put it down. Morgan Grey is a woman who steps up in every way. This book will be a great read for men and women alike. I can’t wait to recommend yet another Su Egner book to my friends.
March 23, 2013 by Debra Seymour. What an exciting book! This would make a great movie!
September 28, 2013 by David Burks (Airline Pilot). The main character, Morgan Grey is everything that you would ever want in a mom,. wife, daughter and friend….then her world gets turned upside down. After the characters are exposed, this book keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. This book could be somewhat of a combination between a John Grisham suspense combined with a CSI show.
February 18, 2013 By Mary Logue. This is a wonderfully written … woman’s fantasy, a compelling story of a successful businesswoman in love with a married man. She rents a lighthouse on an island in Lake Superior for a year to write a book and in the end she finds herself.
February 21, 2013 By Michele Pavlacka. Su, you write a wonderful murder-mystery. I was on the edge of my seat the entire book. I love your multifaceted writing voice. With Murano Light, I cuddled in my recliner with a cup of hot green tea and savored each page. With Chemistry for Revenge I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Very different books and I loved them both.
March 23, 2013 by Debra Seymour. Lot’s of moving parts and really makes you think.
July 10, 2013 By M. L. Soud. Informational and Intriguing. The characters in Susan Egner’s book, Scotoma, become your friends and neighbors. The way she weaves information about abusive relationships into the story is enlightening. But make sure you have plenty of time when you get to the last four or five chapters of the book, because you will not be able to put it down until you finish the entire novel.
October 8, 2012 By S. Welch. In Scotoma, author Susan Egner, once again, brings the reader right into the heart of critical social issues through a truly gripping novel. Her choice of title is the key: “Scotoma (Greek for darkness) is an alteration in the field of vision consisting of a diminished or entirely degenerated area of visual acuity that is surrounded by a field of relatively normal vision. The term “scotoma” is also used in psychology to refer to an individual’s inability to perceive personality traits in themselves that are obvious to others.” Susan Egner locates this novel in contemporary, affluent, mid western society. In Egner’s brilliant story, we discover how women – and sometimes men – and sometimes children – repeat the same life choice mistakes, over and over, because they are unable to admit (or see) that they have to know their own proclivities, to make choices and to experience consequences that only they can learn to recognize and control. The principal character in this drama, Courtney Allen (Corky), by contrast, is a talented thirty eight year old woman who can see with clarity into the behavior of herself and others and takes amazing steps to intervene in behalf of her children and others in her society. Corky … practically defines excellence in contemporary mature womanhood; about as powerfully as Katniss Everdeen in Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games defines optimal teen age womanhood in an alternate reality. But Scotoma is about real people, and it is about the US today….. Just read it. Susan Egner is a highly skilled author who tells you a great story – and teaches you a profound lesson.
Feb. 22, 2013 Michele Pavlacka. Wow! I am a mystery – Patterson, Cornwell kind of reader and this book was riveting. Absolutely on par with anything I’ve read before. I was in this story from the first page to the last word. This story was so fun and heart racing to read. I loved it.
March 3, 2013 By Anonymous. Great read! A wonderful story that as a mystery was not obvious like most are. You can tell the author did her research, so it was much easier to believe. Entertaining and humorous, this book is a story to remember.
March 11, 2013 by Barbara Burrets. I downloaded; “Souls…..” Very cool! … I thought the line about the captain replacing bulbs was particularly funny.
March 23, 2013 by Debra Seymour. Great book!
March 28, 2013 by Hubert Lee. Hey, just finished reading “Souls On Board.” … I’m a Sci-fi and fantasy fan with a scattering interest in military/adventure series. I do read other genres, including mystery, though not often. I am very impressed with this book. It was a very easy read. By “easy,” I mean the story flowed smoothly and kept my interest throughout its entirety. I was surprised at how well developed the characters were for the short length of this book. It conveyed realism in today’s world in a way that allows us to enjoy a story through the safety of fiction. Even though this story is finished, I hope and can’t wait for another one to follow….
July 31, 2013 by bdp47. Quite enjoyable. Following the interests and tastes of Casey, I could imagine my wife becoming a flight attendant – as in the themes, flowers, wines and interests were completely familiar to me. I liked the plot and characters. I definitely recommend this one.
October 24, 2013 by Nancy Wright. Susan, I have read Souls on Board, Out of Focus, Scotoma, Chemistry for Revenge, Still have Beneath the Sleeping Giant, Murano Light and Sun Compass and look forward to reading them. What I have loved about each book is that it is a page turner and also such different subjects. Have found each of them to be very interesting.
January 16, 2014. Michelle-Orlando. An Amazing Story Within the Story. Wow – Susan pulled me in and didn’t let me go until the last page. Casey, Max, Bonnie, Berti, Kit and Agent Krahl make an amazing team. I love them all and want to be part of their circle. This book was a huge surprise as it wasn’t just about the characters that I’ve come to know but the topic of human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children. This is an important global issue and Su shines a bright light on the it along and its ugliness. She also brings this topic to a personal level where is becomes apparent that we all have a responsibility and we can all make a difference. I love this series and can’t wait for the next installment of Casey and her posse.