A Special Share Of My Book Review By, ‘Lyon Book Promotions of Author, Catherine Lyon’

Hello Writers, Authors, Friends and Readers,

I thought I would share some wonderful book reviews of my book titled, Split Second. I wanted to also share one that a book blogger has done on her book promotions blog. She is a fantastic book and social media promoter, and an author herself. And she actually helps me with all my book and social media promoting. That way I can continue to write. My second book will be out very soon, so I hope you’ll keep an eye out for the special announcement when it releases, and please, go visit Catherine’s book blog to learn more about many new fine authors, and she offers a range of book promo plans at low prices to help promote all your books!   https://anauthorandwriterinprogress.wordpress.com


Book Review for Prolific Writer & Author, Ellie Pulikonda ~ “Split Second” ~ Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions of Author, Catherine Lyon

Product Details


About The Book:

When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second. Richard Reynolds, a successful attorney and wannabe politician, has spent years cultivating the perfect image—which includes his trophy wife, Deborah, and talented teenage daughter, Liz. But Liz threatens to ruin it all after severe depression forces her out of college and back home. After she attempts suicide, Richard rushes her off to a private hospital in hopes that the drama will soon blow over.Run by Nick Jensen, the hospital seems to be exactly what Liz needs. But soon Nick uncovers some disquieting facts, like the fact that Liz’s depression arose at the exact same time that a classmate was presumed murdered. Liz’s uncanny knowledge of the crime’s details only deepens Nick’s unease. As Liz attempts to heal, her parents’ marriage begins to crack in light of mutually held secrets coming to the surface. What is the Reynolds family hiding?

My Book Review ~ 5 Stars!

For a first time author, Ellie has come out of the literary gates with a fantastic family mystery/psychological thriller! Most times as you follow a storyline closely, your able to figure the “Who Done IT,”  but not this read! It holds your attention from the first page to the last. The plot and the characters are well written into a family drama that looks at many issues including mental illness. Something I battle myself. So the storyline was relatable and powerful. I found Ellie’s writing style very unique as well as enjoyable for a mystery writer, an exceptional read for those who enjoy this genre.
I highly recommend Split Second to all readers! Another 5 Star Read! . . .

Here now are a few of what readers have shared in their Amazon book reviews!

Enjoyed reading every minute of Split Second! By Doranne
“A great read!! Ellie Pulikonda kept me intrigued to the very
end of reading Split Second. I enjoyed reading this family
mystery, especially the dialogue. I appreciated her slowly
sharing the characters’ personalities, issues, history, and
yet presented us with hope.”

Fantastic read! “I am a lover of psychological fiction. And this book is exactly up my alley! I enjoyed the suspenseful story, and couldn’t guess the ending. Well thought-out and excellently written. This was a book I didn’t want to put down, and kept reading voraciously. A sign of a great book.”

A must-read mystery with great depth of characters!
“I love mysteries and this one has every element, making it a great read! Keeping you guessing until the end, it gives you just enough little clues along the way for the weary reader. But in addition to being a mystery, it also explores the psyche of the characters and their relationships, giving the novel a richness and depth to it. Yes, this is definitely a “page-turner”, but it also is a book that gets you thinking! Highly Suggest this ONE!”

Fabulous first book! “The story has an amazing amount of details and emotion, of what a family goes through when one of their own experiences mental illness. As someone who works in the field, this is true to the day-to-day happenings. I am so impressed with this author, and how she moved the story forward. I couldn’t put this book down, and I have shared with people at work. Everyone is impressed. Waiting for the next book, Ms. Pulikonda!

About The Author:

Ellie Pulikonda


“When do a family’s dark secrets become too dangerous to keep”? Find out in ElliePulikonda’s shocking debut novel, “Split Second.” With fantastic Amazon reviews, it is destined to be an Amazon Best Seller.Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ellie attended several colleges after high school to attain her BA in Education, MA in Library Science, and her MS in Adult Education.

She is or has been a daughter, wife, mother, widow, partner, single mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She has worked various places, and in different fields such as a law office, a librarian, newspaper article writing, a welfare office, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.

“I write for the pure joy of writing”. . . At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books.

My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight.


Happy Reading and Keep Writing!
Ellie Pulikonda, Author/Writer



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