Book Review: Bits & Pieces by Dawn Hosmer

Book Overview

A chance encounter with a stranger traps Tessa within the mind of a madman.

Tessa was born with a gift. Through a simple touch she picks up pieces of others. A “flash” of color devours her—the only indication that she’s gained something new from another person. Red equals pain; purple, a talent; yellow, a premonition; orange, a painful memory; and blue, a pleasant one. Each flash blurs the lines between her inherent traits and those she’s acquired from others. Whenever she gains bits of something new, she loses more pieces of herself.

While assisting in search efforts for a local missing college student, Tessa is paralyzed by a flash that rips through her like a lightning bolt, slicing apart her soul. A blinding light takes away her vision. A buzzing louder than any noise she’s ever heard overwhelms her, penetrates her mind. As the bolt works its way through her body, images and feelings from someone else take over. Women’s dead eyes stare at her as her hands encircle their throats. Their screams consume her mind. Memories of the brutal murders of five women invade her.

Will she be able to find the killer and help save the next victim? Can she do so without completely losing herself?

BITS & PIECES is a fast-paced, riveting psychological suspense with supernatural elements that leaves the reader guessing until the end.

**Trigger Warning**
This book contains some violence, including that of a sexual nature.

Book Review

Tessa was born with a gift. Through a simple touch she picks up pieces of others. While assisting in search efforts for a local missing college student, Tessa is paralyzed by a flash that rips through her like a lightning bolt, slicing apart her soul. A chance encounter with a stranger traps Tessa within the mind of a madman. Will she be able to find the killer and help save the next victim? Can she do so without completely losing herself?


This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. So much so that I finished the book in one sitting! Psychological thrillers usually take several chapters to build, however, I never found myself impatiently reading. I was enthralled and engrossed in this book from start to finish.


You’ll come across a few instances where you think you “see what’s coming” and I promise you,..you will be wrong! So many twists and turns and Dawn Hosmer weaves them beautifully!

We are dealing with a murderer, so there are a few descriptive scenes in the book, but Dawn was able to write them in a way that allowed you to understand the depravity of the murderer without making you too uncomfortable to pass this book on to your Mom.
Pick this book up and give it a read, I know you won’t be disappointed!

About the Author

Dawn Hosmer is a lifelong resident of Ohio. She and her husband have been married for 18 years and they have 4 children, although 3 of them are now adults. She has spent her career in social work and has a passion for helping others. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 15 years ago which has been both a blessing and a curse. Her illness has prevented her from continuing to work (the curse) which allows her to pursue her passion for writing with many less time-restrictions and focus her energy on being a wife and mother (the blessing).

Dawn’s writing is often sparked by a true story which creates a cast of fictional characters/situations in her mind. In addition, Dawn sprinkles pieces of people’s true -life stories they’ve shared with her throughout the years into her fiction as a way to honor many of the tragedies and joys that people live through. Her first novel, Bits & Pieces, is Psychological Suspense but Dawn writes in a variety of genres.

In addition to God, her family and writing, Dawn loves coffee, traveling, reading, HGTV and naps. Dawn believes that a story lives in all of us and that it’s important to share ours with others, never knowing who will benefit from what each of us has to say. Sharing our stories not only helps others, it changes us as well.

You can follow Dawn’s writing journey and read her blog posts at www.dawnhosmer.com.

Author Links
Twitter: @DawnHosmer7
Amazon: Dawn Hosmer


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