Search Results: "Karin Altenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND OF WINGS by Karin Altenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"In this winning debut, Altenberg, a trained archaeologist, brings a subtle voice to this odd bit of history, in which faith and marriage are no match for isolation."
A fictionalized account of 19th-century Scotsman Neil MacKenzie as he and his wife convert the natives of St. Kilda. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS by Mårten Sandén
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"A thought-provoking read that will linger long after the last page. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Family dysfunction receives mystical resolution in this Swedish import by Astrid Lindgren winner Sandén. Read full book review >

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FRACTURED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The trail leads to a pair of nasty perps Slaughter has barely paid attention to before and a messy, improbable reconstruction of the crime. But fans swept up in the story's relentless drive won't even notice these problems till they've turned the last page with a deep sigh of relief."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Will Trent (Triptych, 2006) tracks the monster—more likely, the pair of monsters—who raped and killed one teenage girl and abducted another. Read full book review >

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DOLLAR DAZE by Karin Gillespie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweet and amusing tale of romance and lust for the older crowd."
The love bug has bitten the Bottom Dollar Girls. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Abating the Shock and Awe forensics that made Sara and Lena's first four cases (Indelible, 2004, etc.) so unforgettable, Slaughter turns a compassionate eye on a brace of female victims and still manages to come across as the toughest cookie in Georgia."
A chilling discovery in an unmarked grave leads Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton and Detective Lena Adams to an evangelical family even more dysfunctional than theirs. Read full book review >

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BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite a style that's much flatter than its setting, Salvalaggio's debut deftly intertwines a town without a future and citizens without hope, people in need and people who need to be needed, and a new murder that brings closure to four unsolved cases."
A fragile child-woman witnesses her long-lost mother's murder in the Montana woods behind her isolated house. Read full book review >

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WHAT GIRLS LEARN by Karin Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"In the end, this drama remains, like its sturdy heroine, well- intentioned but bland."
From the Brooklyn-based Cook, an earnest coming-of-age tale featuring two sisters from Atlanta whose mother dies of breast cancer—standard first-novel fare that never provokes, never offends, and never sparks much interest, either. Read full book review >

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KISSCUT by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"It's not easy to transcend a model like Patricia Cornwell, but Slaughter does so in a thriller whose breakneck plotting and not-for-the-squeamish forensics provide grim manifestations of a deeper evil her mystery trumpets without ever quite containing."
If novels were sold with parental advisories, Dr. Sara Linton's second case (after Blindsighted, 2001) would be plastered with every warning notice they make. Read full book review >

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COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2014

"There's nothing pretty about this divided cop town, but in exposing its ugliness, Slaughter forces us to question whether times really have changed."
A gritty procedural in which the streets of 1970s Atlanta are just as dangerous for cops as for criminals. Read full book review >

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THE DIPLOMAT'S DAUGHTER by Karin Tanabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A gorgeously sweeping tale of the transcendence of love."
As World War II looms, three young people face internment, violence, and shattered futures. Read full book review >

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BROKEN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"As usual in this white-hot series (Fractured, 2008, etc.), the ongoing psychological warfare and the physical violence that punctuates it are far more memorable than the unmasking of the real killer."
A Georgia student's murder is solved all too quickly and violently—in a way that tears apart her community, fuels the hatred between Det. Lena Adams and former Medical Examiner Sara Linton, and promises still further violence. Read full book review >