Could it be this character is too tough?

Chris Chambers, my heroine in The Curse of a Mind is tough and damaged and she has lots of spunk. Some of the things that happen in her past are not for the faint of heart. I love how she overcomes and prevails throughout the story despite such a rough beginning in life.

That’s one of the messages I love to pass on to readers. No matter what happens to someone in life, they can find a way to overcome it!

But…I realize writers can go overboard. Did I make Chris too tough in this story? Here’s one reviewer that seems to think so. Read the review and share your thoughts with me! I love the feedback!

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

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  1. the reviewer here. I wouldn’t say she was to tough. I love tough, nail spitting, foul mouthed heroines. I just felt her background was a little over done in an attempt to make her tough. It didn’t seem genuine enough. But that is just my opinion.
    Do you use beta readers? (ones not emotionally close to you) I think this story could have benefited from that type of critiquing.
    You are a talented author (the thriller part of the novel was fantastic) I am just one reviewer and I hope you don’t feel I treated you unfairly 🙂

    • Sharon, I post all reviews. Yes, I know what a beta reader is and this one was read by many. There have been lots of other feedback that has all been great. Thanks so much for the review. You didn’t treat me unfairly at all. I want people to go read what you had to say. 🙂 Don’t ever feel like you need to justify your opinion. I’m hoping to use it to get a discussion going!

  2. Your reviewer was very complimentary and praised your talent. It wasn’t really a bad review. You have strengths and weaknesses; so do we all. Blessings to you, Destiny…

    • Thanks, Carol. I didn’t take it as a bad review. 🙂 Thanks so much for taking the time to go read it!

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