Nathan de Ravin’s review of “The Fine Line”

A very special “thank you” to Nathan for reviewing the book!

Review By Nathan de Ravin

‘The Fine Line’ introduces you to the world of Robin Hillard, a social worker for the county who specializes in working with children. Although she is a compassionate woman with a big heart, Robin suffers from extremely poor self esteem after an abusive relationship which has left her scarred. Despite the efforts of her best friend and room mate, Wendy Snyder, Robin doesn’t consider herself worthy of being loved and mistrusts the world.

Outside of the office and her responsibilities, Robin plays softball for her work team, an activity where she excels and even blossoms. And it is during one such game that her life will change forever.

While running to a base Robin injures an ankle, an injury serious enough to warrant a visit to a nearby emergency room. Here she encounters one Doctor Matt Gregory and the chemistry between is as instant as it is electric. Image

Robin is initially suspicious of both the good doctor and her feelings as her previously broken heart refuses to let anyone get close to her. Robin is such a well written character it’s impossible to not feel for her and share her pain; after all, who among us hasn’t been heart broken at one time or another?

Wendy is a good friend and good naturedly pushes Robin into accepting a date from Matt who, as it turns out, has also been hurt. A previous marriage to a shrew of a woman has left him equally cautious but he is so enamored of Robin he’s prepared to take a chance.

The only good thing to come out of his marriage is his daughter Olivia but now, the doctor finds himself drawn to the social worker, finding her company irresistible. And still Robin holds back but soon learns the new man in her life is a gentleman, not only happy to simply spend time with her but he postpones intimacy, thus proving he has more than a mere fling on his mind.

Robin earns an important promotion at work as her relationship with Matt blossoms and you could be forgiven for think you’re reading a love story, some romantic fiction. Not a bit of it. Because, just as you think the protagonists will live happily ever after, ‘The Fine Line’ takes an exquisite and quite unexpected left turn. Into the world of the supernatural.


Our two lovers buy a house in which to spend their happily ever after but it comes with a dark and mysterious past. Are those eerie sounds just an old building settling? Who is the young girl who befriends Olivia when she comes to stay?

Initially Matt is reluctant to believe anything untoward is occurring, anything that can spoil his future with his beloved Robin. Confessing to a previous encounter with the paranormal, Matt can no longer ignore the possibility that they are not welcome in the house. Can he protect those he loves the most?

I urge you, dear reader, to immerse yourself in the world created by Tracee Ford. Get hold of ‘The Fine Line’. Lock the door, take the phone off the hook and fall in love with a book, as I did. I’ve only scratched the surface in this review and with good reason; you need to discover the work of this brilliant author for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.


(Photographs were inserted by Tracee Ford, Author of The Fine Line.Β  Photo credits include Free Yahoo Stock Photos.)


2 responses to “Nathan de Ravin’s review of “The Fine Line”

  1. Hi,
    I read Nathan review last night because it was on twitter but it didn’t want to post or my post didn’t take, so here once again, let me say I enjoyed the review and it makes me want to read the book even more.



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