Squaring Circles blurb: Free spirit Pandora is shaken by the sudden death of her mother and the presence of a mysterious stranger at the funeral. When her mother’s grave is disturbed, she turns detective and finds herself drawn into a world of intrigue, centring round a devious couple’s plot to exploit a healing circle for their own ends. Her partner Jay’s collaboration with a sexy singer and her own encounter with an old flame add to the confusion. Will she succeed in her quest to restore equilibrium to her family circle or will the decisions she and Jay make set them up for more heartache?
Carolyn Mathews' English Language writing and teaching career included a stint with a class of 'Harry Potter' extras at the local Warner Bros. studio, Hertfordshire. With so much magic in the air, it's no wonder she now writes fiction with more than a hint of the supernatural.
If anyone wants an autographed copy they can email Carol. The address is on the contact page of her website.
Not having read the first book in the series, I did feel at a bit of a disadvantage trying to keep up with the myriad of characters. Although there is a handy cast list at the beginning, I did find it a bit of a pain having to flick backwards and forwards to find out who everyone was. Once I had the characters established, I enjoyed the story and warmed to Pandora, even though I personally didn’t get the ‘sound healing’, the paranormal friend Enoch or the animal whispering or the mystical elixir of life. One or two of the components would have perhaps been credible to a sceptic but all of them together stretched my imagination just a bit too far. I am sure, however, that these themes will appeal to many others.