New Review of Hunting Mariah!

Old and New covers of Hunting Mariah


Here is a lovely new review of Hunting Mariah that I stumbled upon on Thank you, Annika, for taking the time to write this!

4.0 out of 5 starsRiveting & Fast-Paced Thriller!

on 23 April 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

Hunting Mariah is a riveting and relentless novel that had me hooked from the very beginning. A serial ‘school killer’ is on the loose and the book begins with the gruesome details of his first victim and her death … and his particular macabre desire to mark them.

Whilst the author successfully albeit uncomfortable reaches inside the killer’s mind, the book’s main narrative centres on the young woman Mariah and for an unknown reason she is key to the killings.

For a large portion of the book, Mariah finds herself in a health facility and with the help of Dr Roberts is gradually recalling the details that led to her admission. Her amnesia is slowly and tantalisingly broken and the book is mainly told through her recollections of the past, as well as through immediate events surrounding the doctor and her school counsellor Tony, whom she has fallen in love with. Whenever solid foundations seem to have been laid, they are shaken up and no one is quite who they seem!

This fast-paced novel is darkly sinister and menacing, at times macabrely violent. The intensity is balanced by the gentle awakenings of Mariah’s memory, her sweetness and innocence and the protective and loving support around her.

Links to – US


Hunting Mariah Book Trailer (done by Chris Graham)

Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel to Hunting Mariah) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Find out what happens as the story continues in Book 2! You won’t be able to put it down!

Book trailer for Mariah’s Revenge (done by J.E. Spina)


Update on free copies of 1st edition Hunting Mariah. Five people claimed their copy. Four books have already been mailed out. Still waiting for the fifth person to come forward with her address. Books will be delivered between Tuesday and Friday of next week. Happy Reading everyone! Thank you for your interest in my book!

I would love to hear from you when you finish reading it and always welcome reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble.

Check out the other reviews on Amazon and Goodreads of Hunting Mariah on links above.

Thank you for stopping by. Always a pleasure to see you! Thank you for your kind support!


Watch for new books coming this summer! I always have a project in the wings!

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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13 Responses to New Review of Hunting Mariah!

  1. Annika Perry says:

    Janice,my pleasure! Mariah has stayed with me since reading it and I have to read the follow up of ‘Mariah’s Revenge’!! Thank you for the win of a copy of your book … I had forgotten about the photo I sent you – look at all the snow! Happy Sunday! 😀

  2. Reblogged this on DSM Publications and commented:
    Check out this review of the book, Hunting Mariah, by J.E. Spina along with information on book 2 in the series, Mariah’s Revenge from this post on the Jem’s Books blog.

  3. lovely review Janice.

  4. Great review and book trailers too! 🙂 Sharing…

  5. dgkaye says:

    Huge congrats Janice! ❤

  6. Wonderful review, Janice. High five! 🙂

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