Reviews: CRUSH: A Wine Thriller

Indulge in this heady read, in which V.I. Warshawski meets Sideways. You’ll learn the secrets of the wine industry, all the while imbibing its romance and some of the Okanagan’s local colour. Take Crush with you on a B.C. wine tour, and discover the fictitious serpent lurking at the heart of this Edenic wine country. — Liza Potvin, PhD, award-winning author of The Traveller’s Hat

Whether you’re an avid wine lover or a casual sipper, you’ll be enthralled by Paige’s adventures. The journalist who normally covers wars and military coups receives an assignment that offers more mystery and danger than she’d expected. Her situation will keep you guessing until the final pages! — Kathy McAree, founder of Travel with Taste

Crush offers the kind of taste that lingers long after you’ve turned the last page. It races, it hums, it heats the blood. Once you’ve pulled the cork on this heady adventure, you won’t put it down until the bottle’s empty.
Terence Young, award-winning author of The End of the Ice Age

Crush is a suspenseful, emotionally charged mystery, in which wine itself is arguably the true protagonist. So, grab a glass of your favourite B.C. wine and a copy of this book, and enjoy a perfect pairing. — Sharon McLean, Sommelier

Crush’s mystery and intrigue unfold against the backdrop of a world-class wine region. Fraser’s accuracy in evoking the sense of place — the Okanagan’s landscape, climate and wildlife — stirs up vivid memories of my childhood at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery. — Andrea Stewart McFadden, Quails’ Gate Estate Winery

Crush is an effervescent whodunnit. Its bubbly excitement is contagious. Turning the first page is like popping the cork on a bottle of the best; it surges over the top and pours well, demanding our attention. Well-defined characters, a heroine with a nose for mystery, a cast of players that adds body and complexity, and a race-ahead plot make one want to gulp it down. When we reach the last page, we want to order another bottle by the same vintner. It is a frothy, giddy read. Oh — and along the way, we learn a little about the Okanagan, much about fine dining and a whole lot about wine. Crush is definitely vintage. — Bob Foulkes, author of Adventures with Knives Surviving 1,000 hours of Culinary School

Crush is a gripping romp through B.C.’s vineyards, a great mystery that portrays the uniqueness of the Okanagan. You’ll gain insight into the day-to-day activities in a winery, the stakes involved in a multinational industry, and the lengths to which some people will go to obtain power. Add realistic characters and a dash of international intrigue, and you have all the ingredients for a fast-paced, informative and very entertaining read. Whether you enjoy a good mystery or have a love of wine (or both), this tale is sure to please! — Tim Ellison, Chef de Cuisine, Sommelier, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Fraser brings finely realized characters to her compelling story of intrigue and deception in the beautifully depicted Falcon Ridge Winery in British Columbia. She weaves the worlds of wine and cuisine into a page-turning plot. I couldn’t put it down. — Thora Howell, founder of The Bookstore on Bastion

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