Reviews

Praise for Vanished in the Dunes

“Wow. Allan Retzky’s debut novel is really a great book. He is an author to watch for, as I am sure his next book will be amazing and one that I can’t wait to read if you can improve on a perfect mystery. VANISHED IN THE DUNES is a great story that will have you guessing until the very last sentence.”

-Bestsellers World     

                     ”Allan Retzky is a conspicuously fine writer and a clever one.”               

-East Hampton Star

                     “Debut author Allan Retzky does a great job spinning his tale of mystery, mayhem and disaster and he does it with an economy of words.”
-Barnes and Noble Reviews

               

                    “VERDICT Dostoyevsky lives! This debut psychological  thriller’s  stomach-tightening tension builds as the growing cast of players demonstrates how bad choices rarely pay off. For fans of moral conundrum authors, such as Jo Bannister and Scott Turow.”

-Library Journal

                    “VANISHED IN THE DUNES is an engaging psychological suspense        thriller. Fast paced…fans will appreciate this exhilarating tale”

-The Mystery Gazette

“VANISHED IN THE DUNES is great fun…as genre a piece as genre has ever spawned…a well-written page turner.”

-By the Book Reviews

                     “Retzky’s  characters are multi-layered and complex. The plot never

lets up on the tension, giving us several twists and turns in the end”

 –Reviewingthevidence.com

“Retzky keeps you guessing on this thrilling mystery ride.”

-NovelsAlive

“Nail-biting tension as an innocent man digs himself an ever deeper hole in the murder of a sexy Hamptons visitor. I may never park at Montauk’s  scenic overlook again!”

-Helen Simonson, author of New York Times best seller Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“VANISHED IN THE DUNES is a gripping combination of crime fiction and character study.  It’s first rate reading…and not just for the beach.”

-Susan Isaacs, New York Times bestselling author

“VANISHED IN THE DUNES is an exquisitely crafted mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very last page. Allan Retzky’s characters inhabit the upper echelons of Hamptons society, but below the smooth, calm surface of their privileged lives, nothing is what it seems.  On a chilly morning in May, Amos Posner’s day begins with a quiet ride home to Amagansett on the Hampton Jitney but ends in unexpected catastrophe. His actions set in motion a chain of events that will forever alter his life and his perceptions of human nature and its deep-rooted folly. A masterful, exciting debut!”

-Kaylie Jones, author of A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries and Lies My Mother Never Told Me

“Retzky and Dostoyevsky – what? Both have used the power and fascination of murder, but murder turned inside-out. Retzky’s is a study of guilt, of small panicked mistakes that lead to more innocent death. And the fact that it all happens in the off-season Hamptons? Delicious.”

-Clark Blaise, author of The Meagre Tarmac and Southern Stories

“Retzky creates a vivid sense of place…the location seems like it’s own separate character. Mystery fans will enjoy this solid debut novel.”

-Portland Book Review

“the plot zips along and the tension builds to a good climax”

-San Francisco Book Review

“Tension on every page brings the story to a very unexpected ending. This is a debut for the author! Hard to believe. The mystery keeps us guessing while not a word is unnecessary. The story is tightly written while still digging into every character’s past and showing what has brought them to this critical stage of their lives. It’s a real nail-biter. Well worth the read.”

-Book Looms