Discretion The past is murder On a beautiful September afternoon at Lake Apache Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears Natalie s father a local politician uses the opport

  • Title: Discretion
  • Author: David Balzarini
  • ISBN: 9781490957920
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • The past is murder.On a beautiful September afternoon at Lake Apache, Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears Natalie s father, a local politician, uses the opportunity to further his career by starting a media storm, causing panic in the area Colin and his father, a retired NBA star, come under the microscope as the sheriff investigaThe past is murder.On a beautiful September afternoon at Lake Apache, Colin Wyle is boating with his girlfriend Natalie Merian when she disappears Natalie s father, a local politician, uses the opportunity to further his career by starting a media storm, causing panic in the area Colin and his father, a retired NBA star, come under the microscope as the sheriff investigates All anyone expects to find is a dead body Colin s friends support him, but with no answers to Natalie s whereabouts and time running out, Colin makes a wreak less move to find her he seeks help from a mysterious source, leading him to the truth behind Natalie s disappearance Colin has to make the hardest choice of his life commit a crime or lose her forever.Fifteen years later, Colin lives the good life with a high profile career in investments and a trophy wife in the waiting When three new serial murders bring the FBI to the cold Natalie Merian case, Colin must answer questions about what happened at Lake Apache He will reckon with the past And his sins.

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    1. My Rating 3.5 Stars And this is why a mystery is called a mystery David Balzarini has written a tale that seems to be heading in one direction but ends up being on a completely different path that forked in the road somewhere along the line DISCRETION spans years, going back to a time when one girl simply vanished, fingers were pointed at her teen boyfriend Colin knows he is innocent and with the help of a mysterious voice, he must choose between losing her and committing a crime that he must li [...]

    2. I just finished reading this very interesting book with a lot of mixed emotions.The book is a mystery Fifteen years ago Colin was boating with his girlfriend, Natalie She disappeared from the boat All fingers were pointing to him, but there was no proof that he knew than what he was telling.Today he is a wealthy man, managing other peoples money He has a good life and is engaged to a wonderful woman Then the FBI come calling.This book has a touch of mysticism There is always a voice in Colin s [...]

    3. As a young man, Colin Wyle is not particularly impressive The son of a former professional basketball player, Colin is cordial and likeable enough, but ultimately he s forgettable He, like many boys his age, spends most of his time daydreaming about the unattainable girl of his dreams, Natalie Merian, and the rest of his time trying to figure out a way to earn his father s respect Then one day while attending church with the family of one of his friends, Colin begins to hear a voice The disembod [...]

    4. I received a free paperback copy of this book in a giveaway.This was a hard book for me to rate, and I d probably settle on a 3.5 But I ll try to review it the best I can.Okay, so this book centers around Colin Wyle, and significant events in his life that occurred fifteen years ago The book shifts narratives between current day and the day that changed his life when he was a teenager This aspect is, I feel, done very well, and heightens the tension and suspense in both narratives.Fifteen years [...]

    5. I won a copy on Firstreads.When Colin s girlfriend goes missing, Colin and his father are prime suspects After several days and Colin reaches an emotional low, he seeks clairavoyant help to find Natalie.But that help comes with a price that Colin may not be able to afford.This was an advance reading copy so it had not gone through its final editing phase and has some mistakes like using waive wave for each other multiple times which should be cleared up in the final version.But there are also gl [...]

    6. Discretion by David Balzarini detail 15 years of life for Wylie Allen a d his benefactor an invisible voice who he eventually discovers is a fallen angel His girlfriend, Natalie, disappeared from Wylie s family boat Finds out she was drugged and kidnapped.

    7. The prologue instantly had me intrigued, causing me to keep on reading to find out what happens The voice that mysteriously comes to the teenage boy, Colin, sets the scene as though he has an angel watching over him, and brings a fascinating and insightful aspect to the plot, as this voice enables Colin to know what others are thinking, and be able to know certain elements of the future But when he needs the voice the most, it abandons him The disappearance of his girlfriend builds tension Blame [...]

    8. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.In Discretion by David Balzarini, teen Colin Wyle hears a voice in his head during a church service The voice emanates from a spirit, called Cristel Cristel s benevolence earns Colin s trust while her clairvoyance eventually earns his paycheck.Shortly after meeting Cristel, Colin s high school crush Natalie is drugged and kidnapped from a party Colin and his dad come under suspicion Three days pass before Natalie s found Throug [...]

    9. When I saw a request by David Balzarini to review his new book Discretion, I jumped at it Not because I had read the premise of the story, but I just happened to be between books and something drew me to request to review How odd, considering this book is about forces beyond our control affecting our everyday life If there was a picture on since the dictionary isn t relevant any for conflicted it would be the cover of this book.I normally don t read first person stories as I find it difficult to [...]

    10. Please note The review critique of this book which was donated to The Magnolia Blossom Review for the sole purpose of a review was completed by The MBR s owner, L Avery Brown based on a Rubric she designed If you would like to read the entire review which includes an in depth author interview please visit The Magnolia Blossom Review s site online today Thank you.And Now for the Review Review completed by L Avery Brown 1 Book Title 3 of 5For the Reviewer Did it grab your attention right away 5 Wa [...]

    11. Discretion by David Balzarini, is a thriller with supernatural elements.First Paragraph It s Labor Day at Apache Lake when Natalie Merian climbs the ladder of the massive cabin cruiser The noise level on board is like a concert Most of the people, by her guess, are college age, a few years older than her at least She tries not to be intimidated Her friends, Mayra and Mike, follow close behind, the deck of the white and brown vessel is anchored near the north shore The sun is shining on a cloudle [...]

    12. I wish I could recall how I learned of this novel All I know for certain is that I had added the book title to my wish to read book list which my husband and my Mother use to surprise me with book bags for my birthday and for Christmas Using the wish list I have a ready list of novels to purchase when I ve received an gift card or if I m going to visit a location that sells used paperbacks.There were moments when I thought I might abandon reading this novel but something kept drawing me to keep [...]

    13. DiscretionDavid Balzarini did a great job writing this book It had many twists and turns.I didn t want to put it down.

    14. Discretion tells the story of Colin, a young man who along with his father, a former NBA star finds themselves prime suspects in a missing persons case when Natalie, Colin s sixteen year old girlfriend mysteriously goes missing from their boatFirst and foremost, whilst these are not usually the types of characters that I would particularly relate to David Balzarini does the whole rich, white American kid who finds himself in a spot of bother and has to rely on daddy to help dig him out of the po [...]

    15. I received this from Library Thing to read and review I began this book eagerly The blurb on the book and on the net sounded great The book initially was quite interesting and exciting Colin and Natalie go out to the lake with his father on his father s boat After several fun filled hours, Colin falls asleep and his father does also During the time they are asleep, Natalie disappears It seems as if she has gotten off the boat with friends and goes to a party on another boat, but disappears after [...]

    16. I received this book free from the author on my Kindle I have to say that at the beginning of the story I was hooked I thought I was getting into a Suspense Mystery novel The story starts out about a girl named Natalie from her perspective partying on a lake with her boyfriend Colin and his Dad She leaves their boat, when they both fall asleep expectantly, and goes off with some other friends without telling anyone where she is going She ends up on a boat with strangers and starts to drink with [...]

    17. I was hard pressed on HOW I was going to review this book And even rating it I m borderline I gave it a 2, but I m stuck in between the 2 and 3 The 3 would be for I liked the writing and overall story But the author seemed to get a little lazy about half way through I m normally not a stickler for grammar and spelling errors I make many of my own LOL But, when a word is presented in a sentence to mean one thing and with the leaving off a letter, it can does change the meaning of the word It happ [...]

    18. This is the first time I am reviewing a debut novel at request of the author I really enjoyed being a part of that, so thank you David Balzarini Before I began I knew nothing about this book except for what I read in the synopsis I enjoy mystery thrillers so I was excited to read this book.I have to say first off that I completely bonded with the main character He was down to earth, slightly unsure of himself, good at heart, yet could be swayed into doing things that he knew he shouldn t I think [...]

    19. When I say I don t know where to begin its a good thing, because this book was so thought provoking With the exception of the Prologue, this book is told through the eyes of Colin We begin the story with Colin as a teenage boy with a typical problem.he s afraid to talk to his crush Natalie Suffice to say he gets over that and they begin dating It is around this time that Colin gains a new friend his head It is toward the end of the summer that Natalie mysteriously disappears off Colins dads boat [...]

    20. I really don t know how to rate this book I think I really enjoyed about the first 70% I really felt it was leading up to a big BOOMat there was a mystery to be solved I even enjoyed the switching back and forth from present day to 15 yrs ago But then it got very confusing The mystery either wasn t ever there or I never got the answers I was looking for I guess I m still confused And the mysterious voicegood or evil I kind of think I may have gotten the message the author was trying to givebut a [...]

    21. I started reading this book and thought it was great I was excited, as it appeared to fall in one of my favorite categories of reading, and looked forward to the finish The writer has potential The book has potential That being said, in my honest opinion, for all the compelling points of the story, there were an equal number of confusing points The complications of tangled emotions toward the end with Natalie and Colin didn t seem to be firmly resolved The whole federal investigation left me wit [...]

    22. I received an arc of the book for free through First Reads.Before I started reading, I thought the synopsis of the book sounded really interesting.Unfortunately the first time Christel started talking which is only a few pages in my excitement slipped away a little This is because I m usually not a big fan of the paranormal However, as well as you can t judge a book by it s cover, I also thought it wouldn t be fair to judge it based on this occurrence The book starts with a certain event and aft [...]

    23. Self published I m guessing a first novel Balzarini has written a compelling and at the same time, confusing book The gist a voice is guiding him through most of the book Is this a good voice or a bad voice The main character is Colin Wyle the prologue sets the stage, for what the reader thinks will be the emphasis of the book and thenwe move on to his life 15 years later a good life a life guided by Christel, the voice Wyle is now a portfolio manager who wears designer clothing always reeling o [...]

    24. Colin Wylie, as a teenager, has a crush on Natalie He s at a loss as to what to do about it until a disembodied female voice, Christel, pops into his head From that point on, Colin s life takes one strange turn after another When Natalie is kidnapped, the voice tells Colin how to find and rescue her.Years later Natalie s case pops up again, and now Colin, a successful money manager all with Christel s help must find out what really happened.I received a free review copy of David Balzarini s Disc [...]

    25. I received this book as a digital copy direct from the author and I am excited to have had the opportunity.3.5 StarsColin s girlfriend disappears when they are teenagers and Colin seeks the help of a mysterious voice to help him find her To get her back, he commits a crime that he thought himself incapable of committing Years pass and Colin finds himself in a successful career with a beautiful fianc He is, however, still under the influence of this mysterious voice He struggles to come to terms [...]

    26. I have read several books from this author and really enjoyed them This book I couldn t quite get into The beginning starts with a group on a boat having a great time Suddenly one of the girls disappears Natalie just vanished without a trace This was a beginning of a great mystery , or so I thought Colin and his dad had fallen asleep and after waking up, realize Natalie has disappeared There is a police investigation and mysteriously Natalie is found being held hostage on a boat So I was ready t [...]

    27. Colin A Teenager He has a best friend, his eyes set on the perfect girl His life seems perfect until two things happen The first, a voice, who announces herself as Crystal, appears to him This voice tends to be insightful and helpful, but those two things only get you so far in life The second thing that derails him from his path of getting his girl, she goes missing One day Colin and his father go out on their boat with Natalie, who is around Colin s age She mysteriously goes missing that day w [...]

    28. I registered a book at BookCrossing BookCrossing journal 13830278Let me say up front that I received an.epub version of this book as a free copy I didn t have to review it but the author said a review would be appreciated It has taken me several months to start it, but once started I found it a fast and very enjoyable read, at least initially I say initially, because the style gradually changes from a quite exciting and perfectly good thriller, to a supernatural thriller, and a bit preachy towar [...]

    29. 3.5I was given a free copy of this novel for my honest opinion The synopsis of this book pulled me in right away I love stories that involve people having to deal with a secret from their past and coming to terms with something they have done or endured The first few chapters hooked me and when Natalie disappeared I couldn t stop reading Then all of a sudden the author advances the story by fifteen years and the main character, Colin, seems like a completely different person He was a shy, awkwar [...]

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