October 25, 2017
"Perfect for the commute, a long drive, or over-nighting with friends or family -- except you may not be able to stop reading! An easy read, with a fluid story line and plenty of innocent-to-evil twists."
April 18, 2018
"I truly enjoyed this mystery thriller! My attention was captured immediately by the fast paced action and the absorbing character of Darla. She has to decide whether or not to trust her suitor as she tries to solve a kidnapping and murder. All in all - a great, fun read that will keep you guessing!"
August 5, 2018
"Great read!" Fantastic story. I really enjoyed this book. Light reading for a sunny afternoon or two. Really kept me hooked."
January 24, 2018
"I couldn't put it down. It's a great short thriller that keeps you intrigued the whole time."
October 29, 2017
"A must-read short thriller! Could not put this book down. Anxiously awaiting the next release from this engaging author!"
January 24, 2018
"Great thriller. Keeps you guessing until the end. Great book for sitting by a fire, under a blanket on a cold day!"
February 10, 2018
"M.A. has created a very likable character in 30-something Darla Kelly. Things were going fairly well until she had a strange car accident. Then we met a lot of characters whose part they played in this intriguing story was unknown at first. ... M.A. weaves an intricate story and explains it all by the end. She also introduces us to a new technology for artificial heart valves. This turns out to be crucial to the story and a couple of murders. Find out what happened!"
January 25, 2018
"Loved the book! Easy reading. It keeps your interest that you want to keep reading. Hard to put the book down. An unpredictable ending. I would highly recommend this book."
January 25, 2018
"Loved the book! Quick read that kept me guessing from start to finish!"
October 29, 2018
"Last year I won a print copy of Shards of Trust by M.A. Koontz on Goddreads and finally got around to reading it. This is a quick fast paced and suspense filled short story. Well defined characters and a unique and interesting story that will have you on the edge of your seat. A page-turner start to finish. ... A very good debut from this author."
April 27, 2019
"Shards of Trust by @koontz1_ma was super suspenseful - when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it! I loved the pacing, the twists, & the balance of strength & vulnerability in the main character. Highly recommended!!"
April 19, 2019
What a fantastic read that grabs you from the beginning and never lets you go.
Darla, who is still struggling after the loss of her father, finds herself hurt from a car accident and kidnapped. Lost and afraid, she has no idea the path her life is about to go on to discover the truth of what led her to where she is.
Koontz does a fantastic job of taking on the difficult task of switching from first to third person in a way that keeps the reader interested engaged throughout. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I look forward to more from Koontz!
May 28, 2019
I absolutely loved this book! I haven't read a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller like this in a while and it certainly delivered. The writing was fantastic and flowed so easily. The author took the creative turn of telling the story from multiple third-person POVs, except for the protagonist, Dr. Darla Kelly, whose story is told from the first-person POV. This made it so interesting because you're inside Dar's head as she's using the pieces of her very concussed brain to figure everything out. Why was she in an accident? Why is she no longer in the hospital? Whom can she trust? Along the way we meet the other characters who are so magnificently vague as the narrative unfolds. As Dar's realizations become clearer, she finally begins to understand her circumstances, but will it be too late? Special shout out from this former medical sales rep to the awesome storyline of selling defective medical devices made from cheaper materials imported from other countries. This is a huge problem in the medical industry as profits are becoming more important than patients. I thoroughly enjoyed that storyline and the entire book. Happy reading!