Search Results: "MacKenzie Bezos"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TESTING OF LUTHER ALBRIGHT by MacKenzie Bezos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"There are no melodramatic excesses here, just the painful realization that a love that evades past injuries and present affronts isn't quite enough. A self-assured, distinguished debut."
A low-key but affecting portrait of a family whose admirable head has one fatal flaw. Read full book review >

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TRAPS by MacKenzie Bezos
Released: March 12, 2013

"This book's emotional remove is something of an asset, emphasizing the seriousness of the characters' predicaments without locking them into the stock, manipulative plots."
The lives of four troubled women converge outside Las Vegas in this follow-up from Bezos (The Testing of Luther Albright, 2005). Read full book review >

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AFTER LEAVING MR. MACKENZIE by Jean Rhys
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"Miss Rhys, in her understated fashion, was a remarkable precisionist and in this fine rain you can almost count the drops."
This is another one of Jean Rhys' forlorn monochromatic sketches of a woman approaching forty but does it really matter. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

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THE MURDER OF BINDY MACKENZIE by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"As memorably unique as Bindy herself. (Fiction. YA)"
Told in emails, transcripts, memos and other musings, Bindy records the eventful start of Year 11 at Ashbury, an Australian private school Moriarty has portrayed in her previous work. Read full book review >

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Justice for Mackenzie by Susan Stoker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"More romance than thriller but enough of both to make this breezy read pure entertainment."
A Texas Ranger's newly discovered romance may be threatened by a serial killer who buries women alive in Stoker's (Protecting Jessyka, 2015, etc.) thriller, the first in a series. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED DEEDS OF DANIEL MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Another sexy, tender Mackenzie love story that romance fans won't want to miss."
After Daniel Mackenzie meets Violet, a charlatan clairvoyant who first intrigues and then nearly kills him, he can't shake the memory of her beauty, her intelligence or her visible fear, so of course he has to track her down and get to the bottom of his inexplicable attraction and protectiveness. Read full book review >

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WANTED! RALFY RABBIT, BOOK BURGLAR by Emily MacKenzie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This will be a raving favorite for fans of books about books as well as older readers who can appreciate the library humor. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Can someone love reading too much? This is the story of how one book lover gets himself into a pickle through his passion for books. Read full book review >

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THE LIVES OF DESPERATE GIRLS by Mackenzie Common
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Skip this exercise in white-savior narrative. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the wake of the disappearance of her wealthy, white best friend, a white teenager in a small Ontario town investigates the murder of a classmate she doesn't know: a Native girl from the nearby reserve. Read full book review >

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SLEEPER by MacKenzie  Cadenhead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A fresh, mostly successful thriller about vengeance, loyalty, and friendship. (Paranormal thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage girl suffering from a sleep disorder finds that an experimental drug cure comes with some unexpected and potentially deadly side effects. Read full book review >

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THE FALLEN by Jassy Mackenzie
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"Jade's third caper (Stolen Lives, 2011, etc.) has an appealing edge and a strong yet vulnerable heroine, full of human flaws, though the plot once again runs a bit amok."
A hardboiled South African private eye blocks out her messy personal life long enough to find her friend's killer. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MANAGE A MARQUESS by Sally MacKenzie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Tiresome lead characters and a rather inane plot make this novel eminently skippable."
A Regency-era marquess has allowed his life to be controlled by a family curse, but a blonde spinster promises to give him something else to live for. Read full book review >