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Hysteria

Posted March 2, 2016

Mallory killed her boyfriend. She can’t remember how or why. Although no one was there when it happened, everyone said she did it in self-defense. It must be true because Brian had a history of violent behavior, so Mallory was found innocent. U…

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Love letters to the dead

Posted November 6, 2015

I am partial to novels written in journal format. I would say that this is what drew me to Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters to the Dead. Although it isn’t a journal, it is written from the main character’s point of view expressing her th…

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Last good day of the year.

Posted July 29, 2015

Ten years ago, New Year's Eve 1986, Samantha and her best friend Remy were 7-years-old. While their families brought in the New Year with a bang upstairs, Sam and Remy, along with Sam's 4-year-old sister Turtle, spent the evening in the basement watc…

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Famous last words.

Posted May 28, 2015

Psychics and killers and ghosts, oh my! Luckily, these are all things that we don't have to deal with on a daily basis. However, Willa, the protagonist in Katie Alender's Famous Last Words, is not a lucky girl. Her father dies unexpectedly after an a…

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The unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Posted March 30, 2015

Sometimes you wait and wait for the final book of a trilogy and after you read it you are consumed with a sense of loss. Such was my experience with The Mara Dyer Trilogy. I finished reading the final book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer…

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