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Style and the Solitary

Author – Miriam Drori.

When Miriam Drori says she loves to perform, people don’t believe her. When she says she’s not shy, they think she’s delusional. The fact is, things ain’t what they seem. A witch called social anxiety took away her ability to be spontaneous, but it didn’t change her exhibitionist nature. You need to watch her dancing or speaking before an audience to understand that.

Fortunately, she has found an outlet for her thoughts in writing, a solitary activity with multiple recipients. She never doubted her ability to write, but only in recent years has she managed to gather her views and observations together into papier-mâché balls worth throwing far and wide.

If you ignore the witch, life has been good to Miriam, especially since she made the decision to move from the UK to Israel. She has a wonderful husband, three lovely children and a delightful house. She loves to read, travel, hike and dance. She has worked in computer programming and technical writing, and now enjoys the freedom and versatility of creative writing. And she believes passionately in raising awareness of social anxiety.

Miriam Drori

Social Media Links –

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Amazon page: Author.to/MiriamDroriAtAmazon

Publisher – Darkstroke

Pages – 185

The Blurb –

An unexpected murder. A suspect with a reason. The power of unwavering belief.

A murder has been committed in an office in Jerusalem. That’s for sure. The rest is not as clear-cut as it might seem.

Asaf languishes in his cell, unable to tell his story even to himself. How can he tell it to someone who elicits such fear within him?

His colleague, Nathalie, has studied Beauty and the Beast. She understands its moral. Maybe that’s why she’s the only one who believes in Asaf, the suspect. But she’s new in the company – and in the country. Would anyone take her opinion seriously?

She coerces her flatmates, Yarden and Tehila, into helping her investigate. As they uncover new trails, will they be able to reverse popular opinion?

In the end, will Beauty’s belief be strong enough to waken the Beast? Or, in this case, can Style waken the Solitary?

Today is the one year anniversary of Style and the Solitary and I thank Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of the Birthday Blitz.

My thoughts – This was a really interesting read. I have never read a book before based in Jerusalem and the author excelled in pulling me into that environment. The descriptions of the sights and sounds of the city grabbed me and added an extra layer of authenticity to the story.

I really liked Asaf’s character and the vulnerability the author gave him, and I liked how this worked along Nathalie’s character.

A really interesting read.

Purchase Links – Style and the Solitary

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