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Book Review: "Anchor" Yourself in for Psychological Thrills with Author Kevin R. Doyle

Be careful what you wish for...

In today's media-oriented world, everyone is scrambling for a slice of the attention pie. Kevin R. Doyle's main character Jen, has put in the work, though, clawing her way up through the newsroom hierarchy to grab her place in the spotlight—anchor for the nightly news—prime time.

Only she never figured on becoming a headline herself.

Doyle has crafted a deft psychological thriller that keeps the reader turning pages all the way through to the unexpected end.

The story may have benefitted from a bit more length as it did leave the reader with some unanswered questions. However, the missing threads did not measurable detract for enjoyment of the tale overall. If you are a fan of fast-paced police procedurals and general crime fiction, The Anchor is a riveting tale that immerses the reader in the story, keeps you guessing, and "anchors" you in for a wild ride.

* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.

Book Details:

The Anchor

by Kevin R. Doyle

Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 15, 2022

Genre: Mystery; Thriller; Police Procedural


Jen has toiled away in television news, just waiting for a big break. And at the same time she finally gets a shot at the promotion opportunity she’s waited years for, head anchor for the nightly newscast, an unseen, shadowy man is desperate for her to notice him. When messages and well wishes don’t do the trick, her mysterious admirer intends to do anything necessary to make Jen a success and snare her attention, even if it means attacking her fiancé and killing off her competition.


Author Bio:

A high-school teacher, former college instructor, and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022. The fourth Sam Quinton book, Clean Win, will be released in March of 2023.

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Piroska Blanchette
Piroska Blanchette
Apr 26, 2023

The book sounds intriguing. I love the cover.


Mary Kirkland
Mary Kirkland
Apr 25, 2023

A stalker would be scary but for a book it gives the story some creepy drama that I tend to like.


Marianne Judy
Marianne Judy
Apr 25, 2023

Thanks for hosting!

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