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Dark Secrets Buried, But Not For Long

Advantages: Memorable characters, engaging writing style, good chapter length, vivid scenes
Disadvantages: Not entirely believable

...I came across this recently in the library and had that strangely excited feeling when I spotted it. I have a couple of authors I really enjoy reading, and Kava is one of them. Thankfully, Silent Creed didn’t disappoint and I whipped through this quite qu ...

gothic_moon 25.04.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Silent Creed - Alex Kava

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Santa's Got A Brand New (Mixed) Bag

Advantages: There's something for everyone
Disadvantages: It's a bit heavy. And it's a mixed bag.

...Introduction We all have our own special Christmas traditions. Some let the youngest in the family make a wish while putting the star on top of the tree. Others save a special bottle of wine or whiskey to raise a glass in toast on Christmas Eve. Oth ...

sharper_fin 22.11.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries - Vintage

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Daddy's Girls

Advantages: A good idea decently plotted
Disadvantages: The different voices aren't distinctive enough

Easter Quilby is twelve years old. She and her sister Ruth are in a children's home. Not so long ago they woke up to find their mother slouched across the bed, dead. Drink and drugs and a hard, sad life had finally got to her, or maybe her body just ga ...

hiker 01.06.2014 · Read full review
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Review of This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash

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The Bubble Gum Thief

Advantages: Engaging, Good character development, New spin on the genre
Disadvantages: Not sure anorexia was dealt with fully

...Amazon's book description: Special Agent Dagny Gray is smart, athletic, and fearless. She's also fragile, depressed, and anorexic. If she doesn't get healthy soon, the FBI will drop her--and she'll never have a chance to end the crime spree of the so-cal ...

mattydalton 07.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Bubble Gum Thief - Jeff Miller

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Investigating your former boss

Advantages: Excellently thought out and told story
Disadvantages: Not enough personal information

Synopsis of the book: The year is 1973 and in Whitebridge Fred Howerd a dying man wants to see his Priest before he passes on. He has just been released from prison so that he may die at home having served 22 years for the rape and murder of 13 year ...

CPTDANIELS 09.06.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Echoes of the Dead - Sally Spencer

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