Reviewed by Brenda J. Kleager
Forget about sweet cozy mysteries. Knapsack Secrets has too much suspense, drama and action to be classified
as such a mild novel. From the first chapter to the last, my heart was racing - sometimes with indignation, sometimes
with dread or horror. There were enough pauses for pleasant scenes to give the reader an occasional emotional rest; but not
for long. The characters have depth with clear motivations, whether good or bad. Billie Williams gives us several
issues to consider within the context of a drop-dead (literally) story: adultry, abuse, murder, homelessness, business politics, friendships
and life in general. Knapsack Secrests would make a great selection for book club discussions, as well as personal
reading. This is a page-turner; one of those books that will keep you up all night to finish. Then you will spend
the next day thinking about it.
Knapsack Secrets Review
Corporate sabotage!! Even
Audrey’s husband was against her. What did she do to deserve this? Office politics can be devastating at times and this
time was the absolute worst! Audrey, woman of the year, was being lied to, lied about, then fired. There was neither rhyme
Pouring salt on the wounds,
Jarrad, her husband, walked out. Granted he worked late more often than normal. But for him to be hanging on the arms and
between the sheets of some floozy just was not him! This is the opening scene of Knapsack Secrets, by Billie Williams. What
she does with corporate America in this small town shouldn’t happen anywhere, but she does it with panache! We the readers
are drawn into this drama through purloined love letters and the illustrious diary. Who did what to whom, and why? A dead
body, unrecognizable, in the gallery brings us down to earth with the fatal attraction of women, or is it greed?
Read Knapsack secrets and
find out how a homeless woman, a street urchin and a deceived ex executive woman rock the town’s elite. How many secrets
does Brother John have? There is more than soup in that soup kitchen.
Ron Berry Professional Reviewer