Thursday, July 17, 2014

Final Trimester by Dianna T. Benson (Review & Giveaway)

  • Ellechor Publishing House, LLC
     (June 23, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937844752
In this first book in the Quidley Triplets Series, author Dianna T. Benson hurdles the reader into a bizarre tale of suspense involving paramedic Jodi Duncan as she encounters young women who are in the third or final trimester of their pregnancy as they die. Unable to help these the babies they are so near delivering, Jodi spirals into a virtually uncontrollable emotional situation.

As paramedic Jodi Duncan navigates her world of responding to the emergencies of others, she begins to discover connection between her dying patients. In so doing, the possibility that there is a serial killer on the loose becomes a nightmare for the detective assigned the case, Nate Quigley, and Jodi. So begins the pursuit of truth as to the real situation in each of these untimely deaths.

Dianna Benson has again proven to be a skilled author and weaver of fiction as real as the files of the local police station or headlines of the local newspaper. The story is suspenseful, sad, frightening in intensity, and surreal in emotional psychosis.

Watching or reading the news, we learn of psychopaths that engage in the kidnapping and abuse of young women to satiate their own sick perversions. Final Trimester reads like the back story of one of these terrible news happenings. This is a work of fiction but alerts the reader to be ever diligent for traces of behavior that might lead to a situation where young women are being used and abused. And in this story’s case, murdered.

Final Trimester is book one in the Quigley Triplets Series. So the promise of more exciting reads awaits fans of Dianna T. Benson. We can’t wait, Dianna!

Is this a book to hand a teen? I probably wouldn't. Is it a good read and one to be shared? Yes. This is a good, clean read but pretty intense.
Read: What Makes Author Dianna T. Benson Write?
by Dianna T. Benson here on Chat With Vera.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Final Trimester from the author in exchange for my honest review. The giveaway winner's copy is also provided by the author and will be shipped directly to the winner by the author.


  1. Thanks so much for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week! This looks fantastic but terrifying!

  2. First published book The Hidden Son
    Second published book Final Trimester

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  3. Wow. National level tennis and equestrian! And now a book that sounds so very intriguing. You are multi-talented!

  4. The Hidden Son. Released March 1, 2013 was her first book. And her second book Final Trimester was released June 23, 2014

  5. 1st published is The Hidden Son (11/29/13)
    2nd published book is Final Trimester (5/8/14)
    3rd published book releasing in March 16, 2015 is Persephone's Fugitive

  6. I am intrigued that Dianna is a certified scuba diver. That is awesome!

  7. I think it is interesting that she has an EMS degree and I'm sure that gives much opportunity for medical/emergency research for her books!

  8. The Hidden Son was her 1st published book.

  9. Wow - these books look so exciting. I'm excited that she signed a nine-book contract. Yay! More to read!!!

  10. The Hidden Son is the first book, released March 1, 2013. Final Trimester was just released on June 23, 2014, her second book.

  11. I am amazed at all the different things Dianna has done/does! She sounds like she has had an exciting yet balanced life (travel agent, EMT, Haz-mat/FEMA operative plus tennis and other outside activities all while having what sounds like a wonderful marriage). Kudos! I am looking forward to reading her books and am surprised I haven't heard of her till now.

  12. I learned that after ten years in the travel industry, she became an EMT. That's a shift in careers!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here at Chat With Vera. If you need to contact me directly, please use the email associated with this blog and posted in the sidebar.