Search Results: "Karin Salvalaggio"


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SILENT RAIN by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2017

"Salvalaggio's fourth installment (Walleye Junction, 2016, etc.) lives up to her talent for dropping unhappy souls into grim circumstances and handing them over to her flawed but capable protagonist to save or arrest."
There are more tricks than treats when a quiet college town bursts into violence on Halloween. 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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WALLEYE JUNCTION by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A dedicated detective and a grieving daughter find strength in teamwork in this bleak procedural."
Abduction, murder, and scandal mar the beauty of cherry-blossom season in a small Montana town. Read full book review >

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BURNT RIVER by Karin Salvalaggio
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 12, 2015

"The dense web of characters contrasts with the spare style in this sequel to Bone Dust White (2014). Salvalaggio devotes as much attention to personalities as to the events that pull people together and drive them apart."
The complex case of a back-alley murder and a coverup raises the low crime rate of a remote Montana town. Read full book review >

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STAR GIRL by Karin Littlewood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Warm and sweet. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can a little girl keep her favorite star? 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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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 >

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BEYOND REACH by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"As if Lena and Sara hadn't been through enough, the fadeout suggests that they're not going to get much respite in between books either."
Slaughter returns from a stand-alone (Triptych, 2006) to the adventures of Medical Examiner Sara Linton and Det. Lena Adams, in a case that feels more like a chapter in an ongoing family saga than a discrete novel. Read full book review >

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BAD INTENTIONS by Karin Fossum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Sejer's questioning, the diary, an accident at Jon's funeral, a kitten Reilly rescues from the woods—they all pave the way for a climax with strong echoes of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale."
Norway's Inspector Konrad Sejer is less an agent or character than a brooding presence in this slim, penetrating tale of a falling-out among conspirators. 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 >