• Alan Reynolds

Wishing Shelf Award feedback for Valley of the Serpent - finalist

Star Rating: 5 Stars

Number of Readers: 21


Editing: 9/10

Writing Style: 9/10

Content: 10/10

Cover: 3/10

Of the 21 readers:

20 would read another book by this author.

4 thought the cover was good or excellent.

21 felt it was easy to follow.

20 would recommend this story to another reader to try.

16 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘plotting a story’.

5 felt the author’s strongest skill was ‘developing the characters’.

21 felt the pacing was good or excellent.

20 thought the author understood the readership and what they wanted.

Readers’ Comments

‘Thrilling stuff. I enjoyed it.’ Male reader, aged 54

‘Has pretty much everything a good thriller needs: plenty of pace, exciting setting and a moral dilemma.’ Female reader, aged 36

‘A corrupt company but Harry stands his ground. There’s a good message in there which is very relevant today. The writing style is spot on for this genre; not overly descriptive with

emphasis on pace. In terms of thrillers, this author knows what he’s doing. Just try to ignore the bland cover.’ Male reader, aged 64

‘Superb story with evidence of diligent planning and research. Note to author: change the cover. It’s horrible.’ Female reader, aged 69

To Sum It Up:

‘A gripping thriller with an important message. A FINALIST ad highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards


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