In Search of Ina Byers by Larry Spencer is a wonderfully written story that can make for a great movie, packed with compelling imagery and featuring elaborately developed characters. When Ina Byers returns home for a family event after being away for long, Jake, her high school lover is thrilled to spend a few moments with her. She is the wild kind of woman, free-spirited, and unbridled, just the kind of woman Jake wants. When she leaves, he decides to abandon the already failing family business to pursue the woman who brings him alive in inscrutable ways. But his adventure will get him embroiled in a Church robbery and becomes a prime murder suspect.
In Search of Ina Byers is an intelligently plotted tale that is filled with drama, featuring a cast of interesting characters, including Jake, Ina Byers, Ray, Emily Easterday, Buckley Griffin. The author writes life into these characters by steeping them into the ordinary life of people within the setting, exploring details that define family dynamics, relationships, and what keeps the pulse of the city. Ina is one of the richly developed characters and the mystery surrounding her personality will have readers wanting to know what will come of her. From the beginning of the story, with the vivid, cinematic descriptions, the reader is pulled in, following scenes that are detailed and brilliantly crafted in prose that is dazzling and a voice that is clear and irresistible. Spencer’s handling of character is impeccable, expertly writing emotions that readers instantly feel familiar with and developing a complexity in character depth that explores the mysterious, multi-dimensional nature of the lead characters.
In Search of Ina Byers is an intriguing tale that is infused with humanity and realism, and the author’s superior storytelling craft is enriched by the beautifully crafted dialogues and the unforgettable cast of characters. It is a tale of love, passion, and the consequences of a man’s choice in search of what he wants. The story is brilliantly plotted to feature an unconventional, yet realistic triangle of love while presenting solid themes of family, friendship, lust, and murder. It is fast-paced and suspenseful, a breezy read for fans of contemporary romance with a unique twist.