Suspenseful, powerful, thought provoking—straight from today’s headlines. The Dolphin reads like a movie with no waiting to cut to the chase.
Dean Rowe, Producer/Director Member, Directors Guild of America
In this debut thriller, a man’s decadelong registration as a sex offender sparks police interest following a 7-year-old girl’s murder in New Orleans…Hallenstein certainly doesn’t pull any punches with his dark, often bleak tale…Stark and harrowing, with a troubled protagonist’s inner turmoil magnified by a tangible evil.
Hallenstein demonstrates a remarkable gift for creating rich, engaging, and wholly human characters. In the sexually frank and terrifying world he creates, important social questions beg to be addressed.
Rebecca Pastor, Editor/Educator/Writer
Amidst the twists and turns of a first-rate thriller, a revelation occurs about the way we raise kids. Bold storytelling. Greater than the sum of its parts.
Ellyn Wrzeski, Award-Winning School Superintendent
Enlightening in its depiction of lives torn apart by over-reaching laws. From start to finish, The Dolphin’s one wild ride.
Carol Fetzner, Psychologist
The Dolphin’s going to make a terrific movie!
Michael Denneny, International Award-Winning Editor
The Pace steadily grows. Tension tightening with each chapter. The last hundred pages had me glued to the book.
Vivian Archer, NetGalley Review