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May 23, 2018

Firestorm was reviewed in the Key West Key Weekly. In it, the reviewer writes that “[Firestorm] pushes the edge of noir, like a southern gothic horror novel.” You can read the full review here (page 9).

May 10, 2018

Firestorm was reviewed by JBronderBookReviews.com. The Burning Man and Firestorm were both reviewed, and both received 5 stars. The review includes:

If you like psychological thrillers you need to get these two books. But if you are going to read them, make sure to make plans. Once you open the book, you will not willingly put either down until they are finished. You NEED to check them out.”

You can read the full review of both books here.

April 23, 2018

Firestorm was reviewed for BookPleasures, and Solange was interviewed for the site as well. Their review notes that “[w]hat really emerges in the novel is Ritchie’s superb command of tension and the building of momentum as she keeps her readers guessing.” You can read the full review here and their interview with Solange here.

April 2018

Firestorm was reviewed by D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review. His full review is below:

“Firestorm sees Dr. “Cat” Powers return to again confront a threat to her young son by one Eric, who has found a companion killer to share his penchant for torturing women. But a serial killer’s return isn’t all that’s going on in Firestorm: Eric’s passion for punishment is conducted against the backdrop of wildfires which ravage southern California, the ongoing issues of sexual harassment in the workplace, Cat’s conflict in priorities between her job and her child, and the ongoing psychological impact of son Joey’s kidnapping a year ago.

“Is it a coincidence that a killer’s work and an arsonist’s hand are threatening to change the landscape of her beloved Southern California home? Cat is determined to obtain justice at all costs and save everything she loves in the process.

“As heartbreak leads to David’s firestorm responses and his desire to, like Eric, be in control all the time (especially over women), one deadly force becomes two people who wield destruction over not just women but their environments, controlling and manipulating it with a dangerously deft hand. Cat wonders when it is all going to end. The bodies keep piling up as she spins her wheels.

“While attention to detail provides exquisite tension and riveting moments, the real strength in Firestorm lies not just in the investigative process or progression of events, but in the methodical way Solange Ritchie enters the mind of a killer, exposing his thoughts about women and his mentor’s influence.

“Cat got into forensic pathology to give voice to victims by telling the stories of the dead. She will avenge their deaths and fights to expose the truth. But in this case, she’s exposing truths about the killer’s psyche as much as her own motivations and life; and Ritche’s attention to exposing the details in her process create a delightfully complex read.

“Readers who want an investigative process steeped in psychological insights and breaks in logic and reason will relish Firestorm‘s ability to touch upon the deeper passions in character hearts and minds. Ultimately, it is these emotional connections which drive the superior story line, and which add the dimension of compelling interest that makes Firestorm a memorable and thoroughly engrossing murder mystery read.”

March 13, 2018

Ava of Champagne Living reviewed Firestorm for their On Our Nightstand feature. In her review, she writes that “Every. Sentence. Jars.” and “The prose, staccato, precise, burns.” You can read the full review here.

March 17, 2016

Femme Fictionale: Solange Ritchie’s “The Burning Man” Book Signing (Review)

October 2015

The Burning Man (Review)
Also featured at Donovan’s Literary Services (and easier to find): The Burning Man (Review)

October 7, 2015

The Burning Man by Solange Ritchie (Review)

September 26, 2015

The Burning Man (Review)

September 7, 2015

The Burning Man by Solange Ritchie (Review)

September 2, 2015

Review: Solange Ritchie’s The Burning Man

July 22, 2015

Book Review of “The Burning Man” by Solange Ritchie

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