Spiral by Denise Turney
Set in the heart of Memphis’ Shelby County in the 1940s, Spiral is the story about the great lengths a hard working mother will go to protect her family. When young girls start missing in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, the mother, Tammy Tilson, begins to look upon the father of her oldest son’s fiancée with suspicion. Her efforts to find and stop the killer cost one of her own children his life. It is not until the finger of guilt points in her grandson’s direction that she begins to lose her resolve.
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Little girls are being kidnapped and murdered in Greasy Plank, a small suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. All of the town’s men are suspected, although all leads point in the direction of white, all-powerful Jack Robinson and his lackey, Ramsey Armstrong. The novel follows several generations of townspeople, including Ramsey’s family and the Tilsons, another prominent family in Greasy Plank. The story shows what can happen when families keep secrets and the repercussions that may occur because of them.
Laced with history and mysticism, the novel has twists and turns that keep it exciting. My only criticism is that the book has so many characters that it is often confusing trying to keep track of them and their relationships. I look forward to future works from denise turney.
Reviewed by Latoya Carter-Qawiyy
About the Author
Denise Turney is the author of Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up, Rosetta’s Great Hope and Love Pour Over Me. She is also a two-time Navy Achievement Medal winner.
Her works have appeared in various national and international periodicals among which include: Parade, Madame Noire, USA Today, Obsidian II, Essence, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Trenton Times, Sisters In Style, Today’s Black Woman and The Trenton State College Literary Review.
Denise Turney has spoken at the prestigious Spelman College, facilitated the Women of Color: Financial Independence Conference at the Philadelphia Community College, The Aspiring Writer’s Conference in Philadelphia, and served as a panelist for Take Our Daughters To Work Day at Merrill Lynch in Princeton, New Jersey. Denise travels the country speaking and connecting with readers at large national events that host 40,000 – 1 million attendees.
As a journalist and editor, Denise has interviewed a number of distinguished artists and leaders, including Roland Martin, Omar Tyree, Francis Ray, Grammy-award nominee and nationally renowned Native American poet, essayist and speaker, Awiakta, presidential speech writer, Michael Johns, journalist – Diane Writer, Dan Poynter, Troy Johnson, and bestselling author Tracy Thompson.
PERSONAL NOTE FROM DENISE: Dear Reader, your support is invaluable! Pick up a copy of one my books (Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up, Rosetta’s Great Hope, Love Pour Over Me) right here at Amazon.com.
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