Compromising Positions by Susan Isaacs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Written with a wicked sense of humour and wit as sharp as a mohel’s knife, Compromising Positions, and its unforgettable protagonist, Judith Singer, offers an eye-opening look inside a Nassau county bedroom community and reminds us that what happens behind closed doors doesn’t always stay behind closed doors.
I’d always considered dentists rather mild-mannered sorts, but Susan shatters that ‘myth’, and does it with such a wonderful narrative style, weaving completely believable characters (I have worked with a couple of these ‘types’) into a plot worthy of the silver screen, that Compromising Positions definitely earns a five-star with this reader.
The back cover of my copy has the blurb… ‘brilliant first novel…’
I couldn’t agree more. I will certainly be adding more of Susan’s works to my reading list.
I recommend Compromising Positions without hesitation.
Thank you, Susan, for a first rate story!
Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
9 March 2013
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!”
When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology.
Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica.
Veronica’s writings can be found athttp://veronicathepajamathief.blogspot.com/ andhttp://veronicathepajamathiefwritespoetry.blogspot.com/, andhttps://veronicathepajamathief.wordpress.com/
Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!
It was awesome, Susie! And this was her debut novel… I can’t wait to read more of her works! 🙂