My first introduction to Ms Ashley Fontainne was at her Goodreads author page. I had just finished watching the trailer for her novel Accountable to None. Immediately, I left her a message. Being someone who has wanted to make a trailer for my own book, I felt compelled to let Ms Fontainne know that I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. Each frame was a chapter describing a book that I would be interested in reading. Accountable to None is a story of a woman who takes five years of her life planning her revenge on those who have brutalized her or let it happen. In the process, Audra discovers others who have suffered at the hands of the powerful and greedy, partners of Winscott & Associates and finds herself avenging them as well.
I downloaded a sample of Accountable to None and soon afterwards, learned that Ms Ashley Fontainne was giving away copies of the novel at The Kindle and Me; a blog hosted by Anjana Vasan. A couple of days after I registered to win, I received an e-mail announcing that I had won a signed copy. This was great, for I had finished the sample and was prepared to purchase the full copy. Not only that but upon winning a copy, I came to realize that I was meant to read this book.
Accountable to None was everything I had hoped it would be and more. It was compelling and entertaining. There were moments in the book that touched me. Moments that would put a lump in a lesser man’s throat. Who am I kidding? I damn near reached for the Kleenex a couple of times. And then the ending, this is where that fifth star comes into my rating of this story. I will not give it away, I can only say that it was quite fun and delicious.
Between the trailer she produced for the story and the story itself, it is clear that Ms Ashley Fontainne is nothing less than talented. I expect that we will be hearing from Ms Fontainne quite a bit in the future. I for one am looking forward to it.
Accountable to None has earned my five-star rating!