What can be said about books by Traci Harding that hasn't already been said a gazillion times over....? Well, don't ask me!
All I know is that they simply have a certain 'je ne sais quoi' that I have not found in any of the other books that I have read to date.
There is this familiarity in her style that - no matter what story Traci is telling us and no matter how long it's been since one has last read one of her books - it always feels like coming home.
"The Storyteller's Muse" in that regard is no different from her previous books. Only one minor deviation: this book is more a story of fiction than of fantasy (which most of her earlier works are) - but it also has the well loved stints into the unexplained.
The new book has it all: mystery, suspense, humour, wit and an interesting plot with a twist that keeps you in it's grip right from the beginning.
The crafty interweaving of 3 individual stories which - as it turns out, are all connected somehow, is expertly done.
As usual I was kept guessing till near the end for I surely had no idea what was going to happen next.
So this (in a way) is also an ode to Traci's ingenuity for managing to capture and surprise the reader with her skills time and time again.
Reading is easy and flows nicely. Not once does it get boring.
All characters are likable, interesting individuals (bar one or two), of which some are a real hoot.
The ending sure leaves the field wide open for possible follow-ups - in one way or another *winks*
By sharing this story with us, I feel we are given a tiny glimpse into her life, brains and soul. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book (and were it not for my need of sleep (that one needs having reached a certain age), I would have read through it in one or two sittings (like the majority of her readers).
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a real fun read with a great plot & characters and wanting to dive into a world of the unexplained and unknown.
It certainly is a good starting point for readers new to the works of Traci Harding & it surely will leave them with an appetite for more!