Search Results: "Allison Leotta"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLISON by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"He addresses the dark side of an adoptive child's feelings carefully, and while the resolution is a bit convenient (and may require interpretation for younger children), it still carries truth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Say's trademark nuanced and limpid watercolors convey and complete the emotional resonance of this adoption story. Read full book review >

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SPEAK OF THE DEVIL by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Leotta shows her strongest suit when she places her action in the courtroom in this pleasing third effort."
Former federal sex-crimes prosecutor Leotta's third novel propels her protagonist, Anna Curtis, into the dark world of gang violence. Read full book review >

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DISCRETION by Allison Leotta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2012

"Better editing could have made this memorable, but even with Leotta's tendency to provide character fashion reports on every page, this is worth the read."
Former federal prosecutor Leotta covers some familiar ground in her second legal thriller. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOOD GIRL by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Billed as 'ripped from the headlines,' Leotta's latest proves entertaining enough but feels more like a book that's ripped from Google."
Leotta's spunky heroine, federal lawyer Anna Curtis, takes on the timely topic of rape on college campuses and discovers an ugly underbelly in the academic system. Read full book review >

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A GOOD KILLING by Allison Leotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"While readers may grow exasperated with Jody's stubborn and nonsensical refusal to come clean with her sister about her teenage contact with the victim, Leotta's growing skills turn dull Anna into a character who's not only worth reading about, but also one to look forward to in future works."
Dark secrets, a small town, and one supercharged trial provide the backdrops for Leotta's latest legal thriller. Read full book review >

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LAW OF ATTRACTION by Allison Leotta
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A respectable debut from someone who clearly knows her business."
First-time novelist Leotta follows a rookie federal prosecutor on the case of a lifetime in this thriller set against the backdrop of the Washington, D.C., court system. Read full book review >

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ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED by Madeleine Roux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A treat for lovers of groaners and roamers with neither enough gore nor pathos to keep casual readers engaged."
A fierce young bookseller blogs the zombie apocalypse in this debut novel from Wisconsin resident Roux. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE LONELY ONE by John Allison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 21, 2015

"Funny and clever, but most likely to only satisfy fans who have been with the gang since the beginning. (Graphic mystery/sci-fi. 12-16)"
A group of students at a British school all become friends with a strange new boy who eats onions; one student suspects something odd's afoot and must discover the truth before it's too late. Read full book review >

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OBSESSED by Allison Britz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to share Allison's evident pain and humiliation may gain insight into a troubling disorder, but it's the joy of her slow recovery that they'll savor. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Can a girl fall off a cliff in s-l-o-w motion? That's how Allison's life seems to plummet during her sophomore year of high school in this fine debut memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS by Allison Pataki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Still, Pataki deserves kudos for choosing her subject matter well—Sisi's life is ideal fictional fodder."
A love match alters the course of the Habsburg dynasty in Pataki's second novel (The Traitor's Wife, 2014).Read full book review >