The Vancouver Sun - July 7, 2011
"The problems, feelings and worries of all-night radio host Charlie D and his callers will be intensely familiar for many a teen reader...His first-person narration is smooth, smart, dryly self-deprecating and economical...[and] Bowen's minimalist style, resonant and suggestive, speaks volumes...The novel, like Bowen's popular Joanne Kilbourn amateur detective series, explores the infinitely variable, intractable mystery of relationships. It is not only a rapid read, but one that is gripping and thoughtful."
Quill & Quire - October 1, 2010
"Replete with suspense and tension, One Fine Day is compelling and difficult to put down."
Booklist - October 1, 2010
"Radio personality Charlie D. hosts a 'Day of the Dead' show with a thanatologist, whose ex-lover calls in with terrifying news that propels the story to a heart-pounding finish. Psychological insights into people in crisis deepen the story, while the warm chemistry between Charlie D. and his likable producer will please romance fans...With rare voices and taut suspense, these titles provide accessible choices for struggling and strong readers alike."
CM Magazine - September 24, 2010
"A page-turner of the best sort. Once again, Gail Bowen marshals her considerable talents and crafts a story that you will not stop reading until you reach the end. And when you do, you wonder what's next in store for Charlie…It won't take much to hook readers on this Rapid Read! Highly Recommended."