Annabel Lee

Mike Nappa



Plot Development:  1  2  3  4  5  ⑥  7  8  9 10

Pace: 1  2  3  4  5    7  8  9  10 

Quality of Writing: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7    9  10

Characters Development: 1  2  3  4  5  6  7    9  10

Ease of Reading: 1  2  3  4  5  6    8  9  10

Publication Date: 2016

Number of Pages: 352

Series: Coffey and Hill-Book 1



Summary on back cover:

She doesn't know why her enigmatic uncle has stowed her deep underground in a military-style bunker. He's left her with a few German words, a barely-controlled guard dog, and a single command: "Don't open that door for anybody, you got it? Not even me."

Miles away in Atlanta, private investigator Trudi Coffey is visited by a mysterious older man calling himself Dr. Smith. He's been trailing a man for a decade-a man she meet through her ex-partner Samuel Hill-and the trail has lad him to her office. The last thing Trudi wants to do is to contact Samuel. But it will take both of them to unravel this mystery-before it's to late.




I don’t know about you, but the cover totally captivated me. It has been a really long time since I have read a book written by a man, so I was excited to see what Mike Nappa could do.  He has a very unique style of writing in which he will have flashbacks even if it was just a few minutes ago. I know that sounds weird, but I don’t have a better way to explain it. The book was about three different stories and three different characters. In the end, it all made sense, but at the beginning I was confused as to how all these people are related.


I don’t know if I’m just being sensitive because I have been reading books by women, but I must say that some things Mike Nappa said were inappropriate. Nothing horrible, just nothing I would talk about.


Towards the end of the book, there were weird things going on. A lot of what the “bad guy” said was not very biblically accurate. Very Catholic in its beliefs and very disturbing. It’s hard to tell if Mike Nappa believes them himself or if that was just the views of the bad guy. I would recommend you read this with discernment.


This book had a lot of potential, but I don’t think it was the best that it could have been. This is the first book I’ve read by this author, so I won’t come to any final conclusions about him until I’ve read some more of his books.




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