Search Results: "Allison Leotta"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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LIFE IS FINE by Allison Whittenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 11, 2008

"Though prone to some convenient plot liberties, Whittenberg has penned an overall hopeful tale for Samara, like the Langston Hughes poem for which the novel was named. (Fiction. YA)"
For 15-year-old Samara Tuttle, life is anything but fine. Read full book review >

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HOLLYWOOD & MAINE by Allison Whittenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though readers need not be familiar with the first offering to enjoy the charm of this one, there are some allusions that will be clearer if they are. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Negotiations involving first love, a potential modeling career and a ne'er-do-well uncle prove challenging for 15-year-old Charmaine (Maine) in this gently humorous second installment about life in the Upshaw family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"In some of the world's most remote and fascinating locations, Allison sticks resolutely to the most conventional narrative road."
Safari guide Allison (Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide, 2007) recalls his experiences with deadly animals. Read full book review >

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HALF-MOON SCAR by Allison Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Heavy, heavy symbolism in a slender, slender story."
An overwrought if well-crafted debut about three gay adults who are scarred, sometimes literally, by their childhood, meet up one summer and confront their past. Read full book review >

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A NEARLY PERFECT COPY by Allison Amend
Released: April 2, 2013

"A few preposterous plot points, but overall, this is a quick, provocative and likable read."
The third book by Amend (Stations West, 2010, etc.) is a fast-paced, lively novel of forgery. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT by Will Allison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Raw-boned, heartfelt prose."
Soulful, salt-of-the-earth tales of hurt and hope in redneck-proud South Carolina. Read full book review >