“…tightly wrapped crime thriller. The characters are so believable. There is plenty of suspense and the ending is just right. I would really like to see Ellen and Pete become a series.”
Linda Strong

“Semblance of Guilt is comparable to a Danielle Steel novel…risqué and romantic…”
Manhattan Book Review

“…the environment…jumped right off the page for me. Riess plays well to the grittiness of the crime genre while amping up the tension of how it’s all going down.”

“…Riess, the lauded author of Stolen Light and Reclining Nude…once again has wrapped suspense and intrigue into a romantic mystery…Everything happens fast and you keep reading to figure out how and why. Yes, the book hooks you and pulls you in.”
Faith D. Flaherty

“The plot and characters are complex and compelling.”
B. Niederer, M.D.

“I had to go back to reread it again just to satisfy my inner voice screaming for more.”
Marie from Lunar Haven Reviews & Designs

“Riess is a writer with a treasure trove of little important gestures that don’t get overlooked or ignored…How people observe one another resides at the heart of Riess’s storytelling.”

“Ellen Davis is a female character who challenges what it means to be a woman in today’s world.”
A. A. Pearce

“Let’s say this: Riess knows how to pen one heck of an elaborate plot–one that certainly left my mind spinning.”

“A fast read with an intricately woven plot. I couldn’t put it down.”
Inishowen Cailin (Just BookTalk)

“This story has the freshest plot and characters. That made the book much better than comparable books.”
Connie Anderson

“Descriptive details placed me right in the story. Great plot that became a page turner for me. The sex scene had great passion and sensitivity for this age of raw reality.”
Joseph Kurtz, OD

“More than a mystery. Semblance of Guilt is an intricately plotted story of a newly divorced woman’s reclaiming her life. With a distinctive writing style and a unique approach. Semblance of Guilt is different and delicious.”
Elizabeth Cooke

“An exciting and fast read. Flowing prose and an unpredictable plot. I couldn’t put it down. Yes, it’s a five star book.”
Alan Covey, M.D.