Donna Brown's psychological thriller, Losing Heart
, is taut and filled with suspense. Marian is a spooky and deranged character whose chilling presence may give some readers nightmares. In contrast, Helen and Dr. Jack are marvelous characters who I kept rooting for. Losing Heart
is a novella that I could not help but keep reading until it was finished. It is such a good read! Brown is a marvelous writer; her style is smooth, and her plot is very compelling. Losing Heart
also touches on the question of whether parts of the donor's personality are transferred with organ donation. Losing Heart
is surprisingly good, and I'm really looking forward to reading more of Brown's literary offerings. It's highly recommended.
Readers' Favorite: 5 Stars
The characters are well-rounded and believable, which makes this romantic thriller especially compelling. The whole set-up is riveting and relatable: why shouldn't the mother of a donor feel some sense of connection to the recipient? And why shouldn't the recipient feel an enormous sense of gratitude and responsibility for the donor's mom? Put in this situation, most people would act similarly. It's frustrating that people think Helen is being paranoid, but it's also understandable. What makes Losing Heart
so riveting is that it is both plausible and thrilling, making the plot and it's terrifying climax all the more real.
Donna Brown has crafted a highly engaging novella. She is definitely a writer to watch. A major bestseller is very likely in her future.
Self Publishing Review, 5 Stars