Book Review: The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Dark Guest
Series: The Cold War Legacy #1
Author: Sarah Hamaker
Publisher: Seshva Press LLC
Release Date: May 15, 2022
Genre: Christian, Romantic Suspense

The Cold War is over, but The Wolf is still at the door. When Violet Lundy isn’t cleaning rooms at Happy Hills Assisted Living Facility, she loves spending her free time with resident Rainer Kopecek. Hearing his stories of the dangerous life he led behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin makes her own life seem more tolerable. But when Rainer is found dead and his room in disarray, Violet suspects foul play. Dr. Henry Silverton lives among his books, teaching and writing about the Cold War. A letter about an East German traitor known only as “The Wolf” propels Henry out of academia and into Violet’s life. Together, they embark on a perilous quest to uncover the truth about Rainer’s death and the traitor’s identity. Can Violet and Henry uncover the secrets of the past before one of them ends up as The Wolf’s next victim?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Hamaker loves writing books “where the hero and heroine fall in love while running for their lives.” She’s written romantic suspense novels and nonfiction books, as well as stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes. As a writers coach, her heart is encouraging writers. She’s a member of ACFW; ACFW Virginia Chapter; and Faith, Hope and Love, as well as the president of Capital Christian Writers Fellowship. Her podcast, “The Romantic Side of Suspense,” can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband, four teenagers, a preschool foster child and three cats.

Visit her online at sarahhamakerfiction.com.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a copy of The Dark Guest (print or ebook, winner’s choice), a 20 oz Wolf Tumbler-Stainless Steel Travel Mug With Lid And Straw, a Wolf Wristlet Keychain, an assortment of specialty teas, a The Dark Guest tote, and The Dark Guest notebook.

(1) additional winner will receive an ebook copy of The Dark Guest, a Wolf Wristlet Keychain, an assortment of specialty teas, and The Dark Guest notebook.

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 11, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 18, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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My Thoughts on The Dark Guest

So many twists and turns!

The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker was a very interesting historical mystery. I love the writing trend right now of interweaving mysteries with actual history, it fascinates me. And Sarah Hamaker was a wonderful storyteller!

From the characters, I think one of my favorite things about them was that they were a slow burn type of romance–not a we’re in love from page one type of storyline. They were developed over the course of the story and Sarah Hamaker helped us truly fall in love with them as they were falling in love with each other. 

The suspense was on point. A look into the cold war spy era has always fascinated me, what they went through, the dangers involved… and Sarah Hamaker did a fabulous job bringing out those feelings and actions. There was a good amount of danger, and twists to keep me hooked from the first chapter right until the very end. 

I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting a good historical mystery!

*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. 

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