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Nocturne in Ashes

(Riley Forte #1)

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Now she's playing for her life!

With the death of her husband and son, concert pianist Riley Forte’s life and career shattered. Her comeback performance bombs, her sponsor pulls out, and she faces the tattered ruins of a once-happy life.

When Mt. Rainier erupts, isolating her in a small community stalked by a serial killer, it seems like the end of everything, but it brings
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Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published July 20th 2017
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Monnie
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A book series is akin to comfort food for me. Why? Because I read so many pre-release books by authors unfamiliar to me that are sort of like buying a pig in a poke (no disrespect intended), it's a wonderful respite from anxiety when I can return to an old friend. Accordingly, finding a promising new series is a special treat - as is the case with this one. Now that I've finished, I'm looking forward to meeting the main character, classical pianist and budding detective Riley Forte, again (and ...more
Ronald Keeler
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nocturne In Ashes by Joslyn Chase is Book One of A Riley Forte Suspense Thriller series. This novel goes beyond only entertainment. It is informative and introduced me to several subplot areas that I have never seen put together in such an informed way. Some novels I think of as good reads; this novel was a good reading experience. My Kindle app informed me the novel has 394 pages and should take me 5 hours 44 minutes to read. It took me exactly the predicted time for reading the novel in one ...more
Laura Furuta
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nocturne In Ashes (A Riley Forte Suspense Thriller Book 1)
By: Joslyn Chase
5 out of 5 stars

The story Nocturne In Ashes (A Riley Forte Suspense Thriller Book 1) by Joslyn Chase is a thrilling book to read. It is a story that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. It has mystery, suspense, and an atmosphere that will keep you on your toes. I loved reading about the characters of Riley Forte. She is a concert pianist whose career has been shattered with the death of
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Rosemary
Nocturne in Ashes - a review by Rosemary Kenny

MC Riley Forte's a concert pianist. Crippled by overwhelming guilt in a flashback of her dead husband and son, during an important recital she panics and runs from the stage in Nocturne In Ashes, Book 1 in Joslyn Chase's A Riley Forte Suspense Thriller series, that's sure to be a winner.

Meanwhile a serial killer's on the loose and the nearby volcano Mount Rainier's finally erupted with devastating results.
Can Riley and her friends and neighbours
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Cathy Ryan
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Trapped with a serial killer, isolated by the eruption of Mt. Rainier, the residents of a small Pacific Northwest community struggle with loss of power, limited food and water, and a constant rain of ash while they seek to identify who is picking them off, one by one.
This is a fast-paced, action thriller with a ton of suspense, distinct and memorable characters, and a unique setting. The main character, Riley Forte, is genuinely sympathetic with a passion for music that permeates the story and
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Sandra Lopez
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Riley was talented on the piano.

A mystery lurks within the story, but it was kind of hard to see. Various characters come into play, which complicate the plot.

The overall read was rather dull and the pace was pretty slow. It really did nothing for me.
Dulcie
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I read all night because I had to know what happened!
Can't wait for the next book to see what Riley will do!
Carlos Valcarcel
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow! This is my first Joslyn Chase book and I have to admit that I enjoyed it all the way to the end. Nice pacing, interesting characters, and a natural disaster just to keep things interesting. :)
Jolie
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I read the blurb for Nocturne in Ashes, my interest was caught. I haven’t read a lot of books that take place in Washington state. I also haven’t read a lot of books that deal with catastrophic eruptions of volcanoes. Add in that there is a serial killer loose in a community isolated by the eruptions and I had to read it. I am glad that I did because this book was a fantastic read.

Nocturne in Ashes starts with Riley Forte having a breakdown during her come back tour. Once a promising
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T.B. Cooper
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This novel was a good read. For the most part, I enjoyed the story, it read well and the two underlying plots were woven together in a cohesive way.

Plot: I love the background storyline that forces the characters together- the impending (and eventual) eruption of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. Meanwhile, there’s a serial killer on the loose and now, the residents of a posh, exclusive, golf-course community, are trapped; and among them is the killer. At its bones, this book is like a modern day
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Schuyler Wallace
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it


Joslyn Chase’s “Nocturne in Ashes” is an intriguing look at the complexities of being a concert musician plagued with personal problems. Pianist Riley Forte has lost her husband and son to a fire and finds herself walking off a concert stage in tears as she bombs an important appearance. Distraught and broken, she struggles to find her place in a world that is further disrupted by an eruption at nearby Mt. Rainier that isolates her with an odd gathering of people that probably hides the presence
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Carol
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
I first thank the author for providing me a copy of this novel through Bookfunnel, which I'd never heard about before. I agreed to receive it for free in return for an honest review. I did like it a lot, and stand in awe of the extensive research done by the author and the meticulous plotting which produced this complicated and busy novel.

I had trouble keeping everything straight because the story is told in multiple points of view (about 6 I think) and every POV character has a plot of his/her
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Joslyn Chase
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Lovely fast-action thriller, full of suspense. A lot of fun!
Stacie Pogoncheff
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heart rate inducing and Suspenseful, with a twist I didn't see coming!
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Joslyn Chase writes suspense fiction, ranging from mysteries to thrillers with an occasional dip into the horror genre. She is a classical pianist, music teacher, and storyteller who loves American History and holds a degree in American Studies.

Joslyn is a regular contributor on The Write Practice blog, and also writes a blog of her own on the
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