Excerpt from Apex Reviews – 09/24/2010 (pdf)
Welcome To River Street is nothing if not suspenseful. Intriguingly crafted as a novella and two short stories, Levy’s mind-bending tale of curious mystery is guaranteed to stretch the imagination and confound any sense of logic and reason. Decidedly unconventional, Levy’s circuitous storytelling style is well suited to deliver such a disturbingly compelling account of fantastical strangeness, and she does a masterful job of suspending disbelief long enough to deliver one twisted, unexpected surprise after another. A highly engrossing read.
Excerpts of reviews for Welcome To River Street at Amazon.com
Book-lover from New York, New York writes:
The novella moves quickly, going from the recent past to the present and back and forth again, reminiscent in style of “A Time Traveler’s Wife” — but this is not time traveling. Although not in chronological order, you are getting a background that leads up to the present while you are in the present. I refuse to give you the actual plot, because it reveals itself as it goes along. I don’t want to spoil the experience of reading it. You may still wonder about what happened after you finish reading the book. I do. I will certainly reread it.
Welcome To River Street by Amy M. Levy is a must-read for fans of intriguing real-as-life fiction.
I read the main story in the book in just a few hours, absolutely hooked on the writing style which would not let me stop turning the pages until I was done. The title story back-tracks and fast-forwards a young lady’s journey and kept me thoroughly interested and entertained.
Tracy Evans writes:
Amy M. Levy’s first book is a treasure. If you’re a fan of good writing combined with good storylines, this book is a must. I would recommend it to anyone, especially people who like a little mystery and strangeness in their lives. Ms. Levy brings bewildering beauty to you via her words, and you’ll be left to roam the fantastical world of Michelle, Cynthia, and the woman downstairs. I can assure you that this book will be one you’ll reread, probably more than once. It’s just that good.
M. W. Castelao writes
I loved the first story, and hope to see more from this author. I liked the writing style and the quick pace.
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Sean M., 8/26/10
In a word: Haunting.
Rhonda W., 9/06/10
Michelle’s story kept my interest all the way to the end. … I think [Amy M. Levy's] ideas were great and it is plain to see [she has] talent for writing. I would love to see what [she'll] do next.
At first I was confused as to why the first story is presented out of order. However, once I got the hang of it I could see the reason in that it only added to the plot. I liked how it was written and it moves along. I also loved the other two stories, but the first one is really the winner.