Book Reviews

Book Reviews

“In Find Edsell!, Elsa Bonstein weaves a compelling tale of murder, madness, friendship and love that grabs you on the first page and doesn’t let go.  Her characters are richly drawn, and imbued with just enough complexity and nuance to render them familiar, without ever becoming cliché.

The story unfolds in and around the Pine Barrens surrounding the Jersey Shore — an area that, to the untrained eye, appears as little more than rugged, inhospitable wasteland.  Yet, thanks to Mrs. Bonstein’s exquisite prose, the Barrens quickly transcend traditional limitations and crackle to life.  Like a character both beautiful and dangerous, the Barrens’ impact can be seen not only in the lives of our main characters, but in each twist and turn of the story.”

Kelly H. Johnson
Author,
A Better Man: True American Heroes Speak to Young Men on Love, Power, Pride and What It Really Means to be a Man

“This book gets its hooks into you from the first pages and just won’t let go.  The pace is fast and doesn’t slow down for a second.  The setting is unique and fits the plot to a tee. The character development is as good as it gets. This is so expertly written the reader can almost feel the heat from the great fire.  This story will keep you on the edge of your seat or up late at night in bed.”

Marvin Covault
Author of Vision to Execution and President of Global Perspectives consulting firm

“This book is a great page turner.  I didn’t want to end, it was that good!  There is a mystery, and a love story within the New Jersey Pine Barrens that kept me excited page after page.  The characters are well developed and believable.  I hope to read more of this author’s books!!”

-Barbara Wetherington
Ocean Isle Beach NC 

“I finished reading your book and I love it!  It kept me spell bound from the first page…..As a side note, I am not a push-over with fiction. ……I am being very honest and truthful with this……This is a wonderful story, and WELL WRITTEN. I think your character development is exceptional. Having said that, I am not a professional in any subject other than “I know what I like.'”

Tanya Young
Calabash NC

“FIND EDSELL! is a hard-to-put-down thriller that lures you into the quiet beauty of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, and then, smacks you with the evil that lurks within.  Ms. Bonstein delivers a deliciously wicked, multi-layered story.  I loved this book!”

-Rose Ann Sinay, (writer for Sassee Magazine)
Shallotte, NC

 

“Thanks for letting me read your novel, FIND EDSELL!  I couldn’t put it down…the story line was eerie and one could feel the excitement and energy of the characters as the story progressed.  I also got an education on a part of New Jersey that I didn’t know existed.  I hope everyone who reads it gets as much enjoyment as I did.”

Gerry Maloney
Littleston, PA (retired Partner of Deloitte & Touche)