" Her use of the narrative voice and first-person descriptions make readers feel as though they're reading her personal journal." - the Journal Inquirer
"I am sure Katherine Marple will be a name to look out for in the literary world for years to come. " - Maria Savva (author of A Time to Tell)
"Katherine Marple's writing... is a wonderful reminder of what a true storyteller is capable of." - Paul G.K.
"Marple has a fresh voice, and entertains, while still pulling your heartstrings. Very real and very deep." - C. Rubush
"The depth and insight that she possesses as a writer is astounding." - The Never Ending Shelf
"Katherine Marple writes with a harsh honesty ... a lack of fear which needs to be acknowledged and rewarded." - Christy Lynn Jerome
"Wretched was thought-provoking, emotional, engaging, and you really just want to keep reading it - hoping and wishing that this main character would just get herself pulled together. " - Well Read Reviews
"Wretched (This is My Sorry) by Katherine Marple is one of the most beautiful stories I've ever read. I cannot recall the last time I felt for a character in a book as I did in this one. " - Kevis Hendrickson (author of The Legend of Witch Bane)
"The characters are real. We all know them. We are them." - Christy Lynn Jerome
"I am in love with "Wretched (this is my sorry)". It is by far the best story I have read in a long time. And I love to read!"
"The main character tosses herself into an age-old question of love: Do you stay with the relationship that is shaky but fills you with passion, or do you go with the one who brings you stability and confidence in yourself?"
"I loved that we could see the destruction of her relationships that were close to her- the falling apart of her life."
"I could not put this book down. I do not read as much as some, however when I fall upon a good story, I know it. I was impressed with "Wretched (this is my sorry)" and felt I needed to share."
"Katherine Marple has crafted a tormented love story that is as bewildering as it is compelling."
"This story reads like well written screeplay, written in a novel format. I couldn't stop reading once I started."
"The descriptions were very detailed, and at times shocking."
With Wretched, Katherine Marple composes a realistic memoir of desperation, rebirth, death, and ultimately, love. At the core of Wretched, is Marple’s unwavering deep dive into the abyss of emotion.
Sick, and love sick, the protagonist simultaneously desires comfort, pleasure and release from the burdens she faces. She balances her checkbook, and her relationships, but her vulnerability, and independence is the most at stake.
Wretched challenged me to understand my place in my world. Am I healthy? Are my relationships healthy? How much time do I really have?
I think Marple is qualified to help me understand some of these questions. Most chapters end with fragments of a seemingly real log of insulin levels, or the excerpts of a passionate, misunderstood poet.
Wretched is an investigation of what love really is, and we participate in the neurotic, tortured choices, the character makes as she contends with the circumstances she cannot control.
-David Gabriel Bober
"Read it in solitude so as to absorb every detail and every word."
"I am STILL Katherine Marple's biggest fan."
"Ultimately 'Okay' is about regret and learning to live with it, but it is also about hope and how people can come through the greatest of adversities and go on to live happy lives."
"I am sure Katherine Marple will be a name to look out for in the literary world for years to come."
"Ultimately 'Okay' is about regret and learning to live with it, but it is also about hope and how people can come through the greatest of adversities and go on to live happy lives. This is the message that 'Okay' sets out to deliver and it does so in a very dramatic way. "
"Every word touched my emotions to the fullest. I felt as if I was experiencing everything right along with the characters."
"The story was addictive because it felt like I was an unmentioned character within her world."
"I learned a bit about my true feelings on love and what relationships SHOULD be like through this small novel. "
"There's tension throughout the whole book and you find yourself rooting for the wrong guy, and the twists and turns that happen so quickly obliterate any other thoughts that you may have pertaining to love."
"The poetry is my favorite part of this work...Hopefully she won't keep us waiting on another adventure of hers."
"I enjoyed where the story was taking me, making me question what true love is really about, and what it means to be betrayed by the one person you entrust everything to- your best girlfriend."