This is Merle. . . the real one. I just finished Clearwater Oops!. It was great. I couldn’t believe I actually saw my namesake as a main character in the book, and it was so awesome that she was such a tough little social worker looking out for the kids on the street. Thanks so much for being so great to all of your fans.I’m glad that Flash and Luke were back, and as a dog lover, I am happy that Flash and Bruce have each other to rely on now that Luke will be busy with Merle and running the hotel.I hope you’re writing the next book, because I can’t wait to see what happens with Rob and Joe at the apartment complex, or will there be anything with Doug and Eliza. . . Not to mention Samantha and Dan; Or, what will happen with the search for Joe’s real mom? Or Mia’s necklace? Gee whiz, I can’t imagine how you do it, but you had so many great stories that included so many of our favorite characters, new and old, that I couldn’t stop reading Oops, and so was so disappointed when my nook wouldn’t turn anymore pages, because I finished it. And, thanks Al for making Oops! 137 pages, I know you have made me and all of your other readers very happy, except for that giant cliffhanger!If any other of the Clearwater stores are longer, I will be happy to buy them if they cost more, as your stories are well worth reading.Please hurry and write the next book, as we are all waiting for some more Joe and Mia.
All I can tell you is your work is brilliant. John MacDonald would be proud. Keep it up!!! I can’t say enough good things about your books. I’m well into the series and am enjoying every page. The way you move the characters through the stories is great. They seem almost real. Plus, you’ve given me whole new phrases to use in my daily conversations. I’m turning everyone I know onto these books. Please keep writing. PS: you must do incredible research. I’m a cop and have not found a single error in weapons or procedure that I see in a lot of other authors.- Greg Martin
Brilliant! Couldn’t put it down, thanks – Catherine Cooke
What a riveting story with bouts of wry humor. Again Please. – Bruce
Excellent read with more twists and turns than a road through the mountains.Enjoyed every minute!- Kingstonbears
A really well written book. Loved it a bunch. Hope he does another soon.Maybe a series??? – Wa6ype
A truly fun read, great sense of humor and a good plot. I recommend this author with pleasure. – Evelyn
Excellent writing, fast paced, liked it a lot. – Toerien
Gripping story, believable characters. Would definitely recommend.
Very well written. Thoroughly enjoyed it. – Rachel Caldicott
Put my life on hold until I finished it. Great read! You live the character’s emotions and you can’t be sure of the outcome until the last page. – Charles Hough
Could not put it down – Alta De Lang
Enjoyable reading – a combination of a thriller and a love story – Pentii Grant
A page turner from the beginning – Marykay Monson
Really enjoyed this book. Hard to put down and sorry to see it end.- Brenda Willway
If you like Jack Reacher then you’ll like this. I enjoyed this book very much. It was was well written and tense, with a dash of humor and kept me involved throughout.If it had been written by Lee Child, it would be an international bestseller.- Morris Kenyon.
I’m a frequent visitor to Clearwater Beach so this book jumped out at me. The author did a fantastic job and taking me to my usual haunts. Very well written and it held my attention right up to the end. A great read!- Brinda Arnold.
Good story. Moved quickly. Good end. More? I hope so.- Kathy Marquard.
I recently read “Clearwater Journals” by author Al Rennie. Having recently made my books available on Smashwords.com, I searched around the site and read brief summaries of countless books by independent authors before stumbling upon “Clearwater Journals.” I downloaded the book and read it within a couple of days. It was one of those books that you just seem to have a hard time putting down once you start reading it.
Al Rennie does a great job developing the main character, Joe Holiday, and creating a bond between the character and the reader, something familiar that the reader can identify with. He did just as splendid a job with the character Mia, a young woman with a troubled past and not so clean a resume, shall we say. The story is fast paced and exciting and will keep you turning the pages.- The Ritter Files.
I just finished Clearwater Danger, Predator and Extortion !!!!!! Sooooooo good !!! Was going to read another book I had waiting on my Kobo, but read the excerpt for Clearwater Killer and had to buy it right away. Going to start reading it right now ….. The excerpt said Joe was in Toronto for a funeral ….. It better not be Frank (I like Frank)!! Cathy Galbraith
I really love this series of books. I even got my mom to read them. I think she has a readers crush on Max. I have read them all about 3 times and am glad some are coming out in print so I can get her to read them as well. – Molly