Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Review of Check Out Time by Rosa Sophia - 5 stars!

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to my stop at Check Out Time blog tour. This tour is organized by Sizzling PR and by the author Rosa Sophia. My stop includes a review of the book, some information about the book and author and an excerpt. Enjoy!

Author: Rosa Sophia

Title: Check Out Time
Release date: 13th of June 2012
Published by: Oaklight Publishing
Reading level: FICTION – Adult: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 358 pages in e-book
Source: Received from Sizzling PR and the author for blog tour.


Naomi Vogler blames herself for her mother's tragic death, continually reliving the accident in her nightmares. When she reconnects with her estranged father, he invites her to live with him in a little town called Witchfire. A simple job stocking shelves overnight at a local grocery store seems a perfect distraction. But when the manager of the store is found dead in the boiler room, Naomi's boring job becomes something much more complicated. No matter how she looks at it, one thing is certain: retail is murder.

My review:

Check Out Time is a grabbing mystery novel written by Rosa Sophia. This is the first book written by Rosa Sophia which I have read and I was very positively surprised. The plot was intriguing and the author was quite good with few surprises and twists and turns. I have to admit that it took me time to figure out who was behind the murder. Just when I thought I had an idea, something in the plot was changing. And that is the very good basis of a good mystery.

Check Out Time combines mystery with suspense and what I really enjoyed is the feeling of reality. The plot was written in a way that made you believe it could really happen. Check Out Time is very plot driven story, but that does not mean, that characters were on the background. The characters were enjoyable. I especially like Naomi and her world and I think she was easy to relate to and understand.

I would definitely recommend Check Out Time for mystery and suspense readers! you get gripping plot, good characters and great entertainment!

5 Flowers!

5 stars.

About the author:

Rosa Sophia is the author of the Paranormal Mystery Taking 1960. She currently resides in south Florida. Please visit her at:

Website / Facebook


The leaves on the oak trees rustled in a slight breeze. It was a mild summer day. Naomi had foregone traditional dress for a black tank top and a pair of blue jeans and sandals.

“We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of a beloved friend and mother.”

Naomi stared down at her feet. She wasn’t really listening to the pastor. She couldn’t help but think that it was a little silly that someone who didn’t really know her mother was leading the ceremony. She felt eyes on her back. Everyone was watching her. She was standing apart from the others. After a while, she began to notice that one man in particular was looking in her direction. He watched her with solemn, sorrowful eyes, his hands clasped over his black suit jacket.

The man who had been watching her walked up beside her. “Hello,” he said. The greeting sounded forced, as though he were afraid of her.

Naomi eyed him suspiciously. “Hi. Do I know you?”

The crowd was dispersing. There was a discomfort in the air that was almost palpable. The man beside Naomi shrugged. “You did know me, once.” He caught her gaze and stared at her. He appeared as though he were on the verge of tears. “Do you need a place to live? I have plenty of room.”

“Who are you?” Naomi took a step back. Part of her already knew who he was; the rest of her didn’t want to believe it.

The man smiled weakly, his first attempt to comfort her. Then he spoke, and it was clear that he was afraid of her reaction. “I’m your father.”

Thanks goes to Sizzling PR and Rosa Sophia for providing me with the review copy!

Happy reading!


  1. Thank you so much for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! This made my day. :-)