A Character Driven Novella| Review of ‘Five’s Legacy’ (LL: The Lost Files, #7)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Lore gives a deeper insight into Five, the betrayer, with this additionally novella in the Lost Files companion series.  A captivating narrative that allows readers to sympathize with an otherwise unsympathetic character.
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A Higher Level of Crime Drama | Review of ‘The Drop’

The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.  Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past.

The Drop is a dramatic crime thriller based on Dennis Lehane’s 2009 short story “Animal Rescue” and stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Galdolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz & James Frecheville.
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Weekly Reading List #10

By: Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and splendid Sunday evening. I’ve been trying to catch up on all my writing, almost done typing my third novel and I’m hoping that next weekend I will be able to head on over to FedEx Kinko’s to print my second novel so that I can begin the editing process. My first novel is ready to be ordered and shipped out to anyone around the country. I know, I’m a shameless book promoter, but until I get my book into Barnes and Noble, I’ve gotta be.

But I digress, here are the books I have up for the next week. Each synopsis is provided by Goodreads.
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A Fun Heartwarming Film | ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Review

By: Cynthia Ayala

When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested – with an admonition – to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As the brothers and sisters re-examine their shared history and the status of each tattered relationship among those who know and love them best, they reconnect in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.

– Synopsis provided by movie | fone

A film with a lot of heart as the characters deal with the loss of their father and see where their lives have fallen compared to what they wanted. Jason Batemen plays Judd and he is the main protagonist in this film. The film opens with him coming home to discover that his wife is having an affair with his boss, and has been for a year. With nothing left after he quits his job and divorces his “whore of wife” – direct quote from the film – he gets a call from his sister, played by the ever so charming Tina Fey, informing him that that their father has passed away.
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