I met the author of this mystery thriller, Don’t You Forget About Me, at a recent Catholic Writers’ Guild Conference. We not only share a passion for writing but are both Lay Dominicans. When Erin invited me to write a review of her book, I jumped at the chance.
But I have to be blunt: darn you Erin McCole Cupp!
Shame on you for taking your Lay Dominican vocation seriously and for using your gifts as an author to uniquely share the fruits of your contemplation (and enormous creativity) in an arena Catholics have too long feared to tread – contemporary fiction.
How dare you incorporate so many of today’s hot button issues in this novel – like the culture of death, individual and corporate greed, sexual promiscuity - ones that divide not only Catholics but larger segments of our society and to do so in a manner we can understand and to which we can relate.
But..But…you should have put a bold warning on the cover of your book especially for those of us suffering from sleep disorders– “Once you open this book do not plan on sleeping until you have read it in its entirety!”
I could not put the book down! What a fast pace, intriguing, captivating story line - full of surprises! The characters are so very real; many of them (Mary Catherine, Staz, and Sister Thomas Marie just to name a few) mirror some of the personalities who populated my younger days.
Yes, I must concur with others who have commented on this work – it is “addictive,” “compelling,” “quirky,” “exciting, “cozy, “lively” and “fun”.
Do yourself a favor. Get a copy of Don’t You Forget About Me. You will be glad that you did. You can get your Kindle copy here!