Mai Griffin

Deadly SOG Kindle Review By Less MacDunald (Natchez, MS)

This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (The Original Shades of Grey Series) (Kindle Edition)
Goodness, I had no idea I would be the first to review Shades of Grey. Unfortunately, I am not a writer, so I have no idea what is a good book. If I do a book report, then I would spoil the story. If I say the prose is better than Ian Fleming, some turkey 007 fanatic will attack my review. If I say the book was fun somebody might say it made them sad, or perhaps a little too excited. So, I will say nothing more than the fact that I enjoyed it. There, that is my review.

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Hardback – earlier, when first published By Mr. R. A. Shadwell (Spain) (REAL NAME)

This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (The Original Shades of Grey Series) (Kindle Edition)
What a great read this book is. It twists and turns with all sorts of sub plots bringing in the use of having ‘the sight’. In fact difficult to put down. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 27 Jan 2012 By fontanasteve (Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote)
This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (Hardcover)
I have known Mai Griffin as a painter and was introduced to her first book “Deadly Shades of Grey” only recently. I soon found myself engrossed in the world of art and the paranormal as Sarah Grey helps the police to find a missing child. Mai’s writing style captivates and draws you in to the characters and the plot, gaining momentum as the story unfolds. I found it hard to put the book down and as soon as I had finished, was ordering the next book.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Shades of Grey, 17 Jan 2011 By Sidney

This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (Hardcover)
I was offered the chance to read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it as Mai Griffin keeps the story, and the mystery, flowing. It can stand alone although it is best as part of the Series of which this book is the first.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping page-turner, 28 Jun 2008 By John Anthony Power (spain) 

This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (Hardcover)
The creativity of some artists, it seems, just cannot be contained or constrained within the limits of one particular medium, and so it is with the internationally-acclaimed painter, Mai Griffin. In the first of her series which introduces the Grey family, she has turned her artistic talent to the written word and proves as adept with her pen as she is with a paint brush. For widow Sarah Grey, who only wants to live a quiet life, being psychic is a cause of much anxiety and discomfort.

However, she knows that to maintain her peace of mind and sanity she must force herself to respond to the messages that haunt her. Adding to Sarah’s anxiety is the fact that her daughter, Clarrie, seems to have inherited the same psychic ability, a situation which could lead her into terrible danger.

Deadly Shades of Grey is a well-crafted mystery/murder novel with a gripping and taut plot that has intriguing twists and turns. It is a good and thoroughly satisfying read. Although Book 1 is a stand-alone novel, I cannot wait to get hold of Book 2 to learn more about this interesting family and what happens to them.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Publisher’s Review!, 29 Dec 2007 By U P Publications Ltd

This review is from: Deadly Shades of Grey (Hardcover)
As the Publishers, we sent out several review copies prior to publication.

These are a few of the comments on this book that we received from our reviewers:- “I received the book at 5pm and started reading it that evening, I couldn’t put it down and I certainly couldn’t sleep, until I finished it at three in the morning!” “I usually read a book for five or ten minutes, last thing at night, before I go to sleep – I never have time to read in the day… but night after night, until I finished it, I found an hour had gone by, I was so absorbed…” “I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it kept me gripped til the end… I cannot wait until Book Two” As publishers we feel that this book never loses momentum, every page is a cliff hanger and everyone who has read it has thoroughly enjoyed it… with Books Two and Three in the pipeline and already building a following, we are delighted we spotted Mai first!

About the Book –

Sarah, widow of artist Stephen Grey, is trying to live quietly with her daughter Clarrie… however, Sarah Grey is psychic. Even lightly touching an object can bring images of the past or present into her everyday life. Sometimes the psychic messages are so pressing that she has to communicate with the sender, especially when their emotions are strong… Now there is a child haunting Sarah and worse, Clarrie is unwittingly following in her mother’s footsteps, receiving subconscious messages of her own, which are taking her into terrible danger… Through twisting and interwoven sub-plots, follow the Grey Family trying to stay balanced, sane…and safe.The first of a brand new series, featuring the Grey family, this is a mystery novel with a kick – This is a story of a family trying to find a way to live a normal life with a past and present that won’t stop intruding; bringing death, despair, fear and maybe just a glimpse of hope, into their every day life. – Deadly Shades of Grey Inside Flap information follows – “Horrific things do sometimes happen. He cannot quite remember what happened to him, but he needs help. He knows it is important that he tells someone… so why will nobody listen? “The gate gaped wide, the faulty latch had stuck again! Where was Kate?… Kate had gone! Throwing open the door Ethel rushed out and down the path, panic-stricken, praying that her baby hadn’t wandered into the road. Then, looking sideways over the low hedge, she saw Ozzy returning, holding Kate’s hand bringing her back. Ethel sighed with relief and stopped to catch her breath as a car, scarcely noticed, flashed past the gateway ahead of her. There was no way she could have known how desperate she would soon be, to recall anything and everything about that fleeting moment!” …This time Kate really has gone.

About the Author –

As a professional international artist, the author, Mai, has travelled the world painting portraits of Royalty, Heads of State and other prominent figures, over eighty of her paintings hang in Palaces, Government Offices, Embassies and Stately Homes. Google “Mai Griffin” and you will see many of her paintings and portraits. The Montgo, near Javea, Spain has been her home for the past twenty years and both the mountain and the town have featured in many of her landscapes and street scenes. Throughout her painting career, Mai has never stopped writing whether her own work or ghosting and editing for others, so she was delighted to discover that her latest book has been chosen to launch U P Publications Ltd’s new Fiction List, in time for Christmas 2007 – Deadly Shades of Grey is the first of the Grey series and will be followed, closely, by A Poisonous Shade of Grey and Grey Masque of Death. Both are due to be released via U P Publications Ltd before Summer 2008 Although busy with her painting commissions and art exhibitions, Mai is hoping to release the fourth of the Grey series before Christmas 2008

Please note – This is the Publisher’s Review – we hope you find it helpful – but you should note we are not impartial – we loved it so much we bought the rights!!