The Rebound Effect
"...If a romantic suspense is on anyone's wish list, The Rebound Effect should be on that list. While at times readers may feel somewhat disconnected from Teresa due to her lack of trusting herself, one can't help but relate to her on some level. Frank is a force to be reckoned with. However, his unwavering devotion to Teresa from the minute he sees her is a little on the creepy side. This side shows itself repeatedly with Frank's obsessive personality and emotional abuse as the story unfolds. This book is one that will make readers really think about trust, whether it be in oneself or those one lets into the most private parts of their life."
Alison Ellis, InD'tale Magazine July/August 2019
THE REBOUND EFFECT by Linda Griffin is an eerily frightening tale of mental abuse, instability and the bad choices we can make when one woman gets caught up in a rebound romance that she is ill-prepared to handle...It was anything but a relaxing read, and my tension was constantly on high alert for Teresa's next dangerous mistake...Ms. Griffin's writing style is personal, I was able to feel the characters were real, probably because I wanted to smack some sense into Teresa."--Dianne, Tome Tender Book Blog
""A mysterious cop sweeps a single mother off her feet, but is this Romeo too good to be true?
Unlucky-in-love Teresa Lansing isn't looking for romance when she meets Frank McAllister, a "disturbingly good-looking" cop who's just taken a new job in the small town of Cougar. But sparks fly immediately between the two, and before long the persistent Frank has won over Teresa. Yet the dream guy is not quite what he seems in this cautionary romance from Griffin (Seventeen Days, 2018)… Frank's gaslighting is disturbing—the author clearly has a handle on the warning signs of emotional abuse—and Teresa is sympathetically drawn. Even as it's obvious to readers that Frank's intentions are suspect, she never comes across as a fool for succumbing to his manipulations…The final confrontation between Teresa and Frank is legitimately frightening, as she discovers to what lengths he'll go to make her his.
A love story that skillfully shows that abusers don't need to use physical violence to control their victims." -- Kirkus Reviews