“Exceptional character development – the author slowly reveals different sides of the characters by introducing their little habits and views, through stories from their past and reflections of their thoughts.
Dark Illusion is a wonderful, rich and deep story.“
“If you love good police thrillers about women sleuths, this one by Israeli writer Dana Moison is for you. It is well-written, great fun, and a frolic through the fashion world of New York. I won’t give the ending away—and you can’t guess it while reading. Let’s just say it is a social commentary on the illusion of beauty full of romance, strong characters, and a dose or two of vengeance.“
“Scorching, unpredictable and unquestionably suspenseful.
A riveting book that kept me up all night!“
“Brilliant, comprehensive and proficient writing.
Reading Dark Illusion was very enriching, thrilling and imagination-accelerating experience.“
“A unique combination of fluent writing and very precise, detailed descriptions of events, locations, dialogues, character''''s thoughts and actions – up to the tiniest detail – that made the story very genuine and pleasant to imagine.
Enthralling reading experience!“
“Dark illusion turned out to be a refreshing surprise. Unlike in this genre, the identity of the killer is known from the very beginning, but, nevertheless, it doesn''''t prevent the plot from becoming more and more compelling. The tension keeps rising with every twist and very turn - which the book doesn''''t lack. The main characters are women, strong and complex, beautiful and impressive, and you can easily find parts of yourself in them. Dark illusion is very well written, with charming dialogues and humorous anecdotes. The only problem was that I finished it too quickly!“
“I followed a friend’s recommendation and I wasn’t disappointed! I finished the entire book in one night, not being able to stop. The plot is well-planned with a perfectly implemented twist!“
“I guess that’s why I got goose bumps! Seriously, This Moison lady isn’t afraid to thoroughly describe even the most spine-chilling details! I salute her for that, because it’s like she throws in our faces some tough facts of life that we tend to suppress… Yup, even bad, awful, horribleee people can get hurt, and perhaps there’s some fascinating story that can explain their harsh actions. I really loved that about the book, because it makes you think in so many levels and realize something about yourself and the world we live in.“
“Finally, a book that focuses on women -- three very different women to be exact -- not just as sidekicks or the occasional romantic pause for the male protagonist, but as real, multidimensional characters. What you see on the first page is definitely not what you get on the last one. And it’s full of action, desire, wickedness and sophistication. The book is articulate and absolutely ingenious, telling a profound story that offers a social commentary about the illusion of beauty and its ramifications, how beauty can be used as a deadly weapon, and the way revenge can drive us toward greatness at times but mostly hit rock bottom. A true psychological thriller!“
“A genius mystery psychological novel
I sat fascinated and in tensed till the end of the book
Too bad it’s a short one, I could easily drawn in the author words for at least 250 more pages
I was so enjoyed from him that I read almost every chapter twice
Hope you will enjoy from him too.“
“The story takes you on an intriguing investigation, the characters are built in a sophisticated way that combines them in a well written story line. The main investigation is intertwined with an at most delicacy to a climax that shatters beautifully like pieces of feathers dropping as the writer comforts you till the end. very fun to read.“
“Great book! I loved how each character’s personality is slowly revealed, evolving through the story with glimpses of their contemplation and self-reflection. Very suspenseful. The dialogues are so witty and refreshing, so much fun to read.“
“I''ve read a lot of books over the years,and I usually tend to anticipate how a certain story is going to end. Very few books had managed to surprise me-but Dark Illusion did exactly that.Even when I thought I''''d already predicted the ending,It turned out to be I was wrong as new revelations,along with new puzzling questions,came up. Just my kind of book.“
“Dark Illusion has it all - suspence, action, romance, murder - and keeps your mind engaged to the very last page. An adventure that brings you into the minds of three very different women and takes you on a thrilling globetrotting chase, there is not a slow moment to be found. The ending reveals the ultimate illusion, one that readers simply can''''t anticipate, despite what they think they know.“
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“Let me start by saying that I usually do not read thrillers and mystery books, I’m more into romance then suspense, but I absolutely loved this book.
The story is about a sillier killer who is going after beautiful women and strong female police detective that is doing all it takes to save the next victim. It has everything in it, strong women, interesting plot, a bit of romance and though the killer’s identity is known from the beginning of the book, the end is very surprising; it is so not what you will expect.
Beyond that, the writing is very easy to read, very clear and fluent, it just makes you want to read more and more. Let me finish by saying, that this is a really you cannot miss book!
Can’t wait for the next book!“
“For the last three years, young and beautiful women were brutally murdered, not before their delicate features had been disfigured. Sharon Davis, a stubborn and tenacious NYPD detective, is on a mission to catch the murderess.She''s a workaholic who leaves very little time to attend her personal life. Will she manage to find love while pursuing a dangerous serial killer?
The female power definitely rules this book: the detective, the killer and the victims – all women.
This book has a lot of twists, but the last one is fantastic. And there is more at play than meets the eye - a deceptive plot indeed. Very well-written. I really enjoyed reading this book.“
“I just loved this awesome book!
Full of suspense and so much more...
Dana took us for a hell of a ride with this story and I couldn''t put it down ''till I finished.
This is a must read, people!
Prepare yourselves for a breathtaking read!
Well done by for a debut novel.
I can''t wait for more :-)“
Lin C, Goodreads
Your writing is amazing.
I don’t read thrillers, and yours was among the first ones.
I felt like I’m in a movie and watching everything from the outside.
Captivating and exiting, can easily turn into a movie.“
Hila A, Goodreads
“Brilliant thriller !!! perfect book! I enjoyed reading it. Surprising ending!! A must read one!!!!“
Mira R, Goodreads
“CAUTION: hold your breath - you''re gonna need it.
Also - sleep well for a few hours, because you''re definitely gonna lose sleep, due to inability to put this book down.
Amazing, fast-paced book, full of surprises that will catch your breath!“
A Sublime Illusion
Thrills and Chills
Suspense at its best!!
If it walks like a duck
A Dark Thriller with a Side of Romance
A genius mystery psychological novel
A thrilling surprise
A Brilliant Read
but I absolutely loved this book
“A perfect mix of suspenseful and evocative writing!
The flow of events is well-paced and very surprisingly twisted… And the characters get right into your heart.
Reading Dark Illusion was VERY thrilling and a lot fun.
So original, interesting, well-written, compelling... You just dive into the pages and find yourself in the middle of a fascinating mystery that is gets more and more complicated and intriguing with each and every chapter. As for the solution, I couldn’t have guessed it even in a million years! So unexpected! It made me want to read the whole thing from the start and look for the subtle clues hidden within… I’m sure it would be as much fun as the first time :)
A MUST READ BOOK!
I received an ARC of this book and it was well worth the read. A twisted dark psychological thriller that will leave you breathless. I dislike leaving spoilers. When you figure out who is doing what it is a total mind bend then you realize everything you had just read was not who you thought it was. There is no hint throughout the book. When you get to that point you are much like the people in the story, "say what??" Since there are very few of these types of people in the world you would never suspect this particular person. The intro doesn't even give you a hint, which means I am not going to ruin the book for you.
I am in love with this book. It is so well written that I didn't want to put it down. The author has such a way with words that it almost throws you right inside the book as you are reading, like you are really there! Once I started, I couldn't put it down and being a blogger, I am always busy, so that is saying something.
I don't do spoilers, but I would like to hint at a few things. I think this is a great book showing the power of women. It isn't every day, that you get a strong female presence in a book. The other thing I wanted to say, is that I like the fact that this book is different from other thrillers. You don't have to wait to find out who the bad guy is. The only thing you have to figure out is why it is happening.
I think this author has a great career in front of her. Her writing style is one that I can identify with and is more complex and well written then some accomplished writers I have read. I am not one to read this genre very much, but Ms. Moison has me wanting to look into more like this!
Entering a serial killers mind..
Jessica Johnson, Amazon
I love that this book focuses on the empowerment of a woman!
It's a fast paced and exciting page turner!
It also gives an inside look at what and how we view beauty. Being confident is important and we feel that through Sharon Davis.
Also, sometimes beauty can be used in a way to trick someone. Things are not always as they appear.
Pink Princess, Amazon
Wow, talk about a curve ball. This book has some spins in it that’s for sure. Dark Illusion by Dana V. Moison is a very well written story full of suspense. The prolog itself will have you tilt your head and asking “What the!” I love how it gives each of the characters room to explore their role. I would have to say that my favorite persona is Sharon, a Detective for NYPD. A good detective follows every lead no matter what or who it is, and some even lose a lot of sleep over a case. This book is defiantly in my favorite’s category.
Warning: May cause sleep deprivation if read at night.
Deana Duffey, Amazon
Love the twists and suspense!!!
Dark, precise, surprising, thrilling and packed with real-life, delightful dialogues – a combination that kept me fascinated until the very last page!
This book has it all! Humor, love, suspense, human psychology, and some very thrilling scenes.
Everything is cleverly revealed to us up by the author, not neglecting even the tiniest detail, while still saving some powerful cards up her sleeve!
once it grabs you, you can't let go!
While reading Dark Illusion, I've found myself impatient to find out what would come next, eager to get to the next chapter, anxious to know how the heck everything is going to be resolved…
At some pages I was blown away, wondering how all those scattered pieces of the puzzle Detective Davis is trying to assemble form a clear solution…
Well, they have, and in an unexpected way!
I have a feeling it won’t be the last time I get to read about the awesome Sharon Davis.
A real page-turner!
“I really like mystery books, especially those similar to James Patterson.
Quick chapters - each with a beginning, middle, and climax. This writing recipe tends to get me fully immersed into character and storyline development.
Dana Moison is a young vibrant woman who has written a thriller novel that actually had me immersed in the story from page one.
We know who the killer is from the beginning of the story, and see the story from the point of the killer (Kelly), detective (Sharon), and famous model (Gloria) - three different women with three different objectives.
The story takes us from New York City, across America, and to the stunning New Zealand outback half way across the world.
Throughout the story, Sharon pieces together the reasons for the murders of two beautiful young women, leading her into the downward spiralling mind of the intelligent, yet psychotic, killer.
What I enjoyed most - the end - there's quite the unexpected twist, and I could NOT put the book down for the last 1/4 - I NEEDED to know what the real truth was.
I cannot wait to read more from Dana - she captured my mind and reminded me why I love reading - for the thrill, chase, and desire to know WHY.
If you enjoy a fast paced and thought provoking thriller mystery novel, check out Dark Illusion today!“
An exciting thriller with surprises throughout!
Crystal Anderson, Amazon
Thriller is an understatement. Dana writes this book strategically to keep the reader engaged. She does a great job of making me not want to put this down. It is truly a great read, and I read it in one day. Come find out for yourself!
A psychological thriller that focuses on women, well three of them. Sounds different from anything you've read before doesn't it? The three characters are for once the center of everything! Not just coming in and out to help with the males character development. These three women are fully rounded and complex characters who get all the attention. The feminist in me though was a bit irritated that the women use their beauty as basically a deadly weapon. But overall it's a good read. Product provided for evaluation.
Page Turner Kept me guessing till the end. Definitely interesting twist although was not too crazy about the mushy love affair