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Review: “The Girl Who Lived,” Christopher Greyson

Pros: Fascinating and disturbing setup Cons: Faith is very self-sabotaging Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Christopher Greyson’s The Girl Who Lived, Faith has been in and out of mental institutions ever since most of her family was killed. Her

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Review: “Killer Savant,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Bizarre and fascinating Cons: Weird gender not-really-theme? Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Killer Savant mostly worked for me. I find the quality of his work varies wildly, but on the whole I love it and want to

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Review: “The Night of the Moths,” Riccardo Bruni

Pros: Great characters; interesting mystery Cons: A bit slow at times; some confusion as to time/PoV Rating: 4 out of 5 Riccardo Bruni’s mystery/suspense The Night of the Moths is translated to English from the original Italian, and the story

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Review: “Silent Fear,” Lance and James Morcan

Pros: Taut thriller with plenty going on Cons: Tone-deaf approach to girls and sex, especially at this time Rating: 4 out of 5 NOTE: free book provided for review by authors.   Lance and James Morcan’s Silent Fear (A novel

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Review: “Cold Hollow,” Emilie J. Howard

Pros: It could have been worse–maybe? Cons: Where should I start? Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Emilie J. Howard’s Cold Hollow (Cold Hollow Mysteries Book 1) is listed under horror on Amazon, but I’m not sure why. Her townspeople’s greatest

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Review: “Screams in the Woods,” Michael R. Martin

Pros: Perfect for readers who want lots of expository puzzling-out Cons: Long with lots of exposition Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Michael R. Martin’s Screams in the Woods is one of a certain kind of books: there’s a dark mystery

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Review: “Pacific Homicide,” Patricia Smiley

Pros: I definitely enjoy a good mystery Cons: Things that have already been done to death Rating: 3 out of 5 Pacific Homicide: A Mystery (A Pacific Homicide), by Patricia Smiley, introduces us to a detective Davie (Davina) Richards. A

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Review: “Breaking Wild,” Diane Les Becquets

Pros: Completely sucked me in Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Diane Les Becquets’s Breaking Wild is about two very different women, Amy Raye and Pru, on opposite sides of a search and rescue operation. Amy goes out elk

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Review: “The Troop,” Nick Cutter

Pros: Surprisingly fascinating Cons: Starts out a little awkwardly Rating: 4 out of 5 Nick Cutter’s The Troop kicks off with a troop of Scouts and their Scoutmaster off by themselves on an island for several days. An extremely emaciated,

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Review: “The Catch,” Taylor Stevens

Pros: Love watching Michael’s schemes take shape Cons: Slow through one part Rating: 4 out of 5 Vanessa Michael Munroe looks very androgynous, and she takes great advantage of that. She can be male or female depending on the temporary

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