Saturday, August 15, 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ Women in Red by Jordan Rosenfeld

Welcome to my tour stop for Women in Red by Jordan Rosenfeld! This dark psychological thriller full of sensuous secrets & dirty lies is not for the faint of heart. This tour runs from August 12th - August 21st and includes reviews, interviews and guest posts. Visit the tour page for the complete schedule!

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Author: Jordan Rosenfeld
Available Formats: eBook & Paperbook
Publisher: Booktrope 
Publication Date: 06-29-15            Pages: 290 
Dance like your life depends on it

Dead-broke single mother Stella Russo, daughter of a world-class prima ballerina, has nearly given up on her own professional aspirations—much less true love—when a dazzling impromptu stunt by a mysterious troupe reminds her just how empowering performing onstage can be. Convincing herself that a dependable gig with such a company just might be the ticket to a better life for her musical-prodigy daughter and now-invalid mother, Stella takes a giant jeté of faith and joins up. But when she lands in the clutches of an enigmatic and demanding impresario bent on making her his star at any cost, has she risked too much? As Stella untwists the troupe’s troubling secrets, she becomes entangled in turns she could never imagine—and is forced to face her own past as well. Women in Red draws readers into the dark, dangerous, and dramatically sexy underworld of the dance—but also into the longing of every living, breathing being for a family of one’s own.

My So-Called Review:
First I want to thank Sage with Sage’s Book Tours for recommending Women in Red to me! I had mentioned to her that I was looking for more psychological thrillers to review and she suggested this one to me. I took one look at the gorgeous cover & immediately knew I wanted to read it. Then I read the synopsis and knew I HAD to read it! A psychological thriller that was centered around a dance troupe sounded fascinating and it actually made me think of the movie Black Swan, which I loved.

This is a sensuous thriller, one in which Jordan Rosenfeld thoroughly explores the often similar dynamics between dance and family life. Women in Red is the story of Stella Russo, a single mom whose dance career was put on hold in order to raise her musical prodigy daughter and to take care of her disabled mother who was once a brilliant dancer herself. When a mysterious man walks into Stella’s life offering a chance to make her dream of becoming a professional dancer come true she falls right under his spell. Stella is thrust into the enigmatic world of a dance troupe that’s filled with secrets and lies. Soon she finds herself having to confront her own troubled past before she loses everything and everyone that means the most to her.

Women in Red is such a beautifully written story that I became completely immersed  into a fascinating, twisted world I knew nothing about! I became so lost in the complex characterizations and tantalizing exploits that I forgot the story was first and foremost, a thriller. When the twists started to unfold I was caught so completely off guard but this just thrilled me even more, adding to my enjoyment of the novel! Usually I read psychological thrillers in a way that I’m constantly searching for clues and red herrings so this was a completely new reading experience for me and one that I enjoyed very much!

I would absolutely recommend Women in Red for fans of dark, psychological thrillers; trust me when I say that you won’t be disappointed!! This is the first book I’ve read by Rosenfeld and I was so impressed that it certainly won’t be my last. In fact I’ve already chosen Night Oracle as my next Rosenfeld read, it’s also a dark psychological thriller but with some paranormal mixed in. Be on the lookout for my review :)

Thank you so much to the author, Jordan Rosenfeld and to Sage's Blog Tours for inviting me to participate in the Women in Red Blog Tour and for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!

About the Author: 
Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the novels Forged in Grace and Night Oracle as well as A Writer’s Guide to Persistence and three other guides to the art and craft of writing. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post, in numerous literary journals, and on “The California Report,” a newsmagazine produced by NPR affiliate KQED. She lives in Northern California.


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