Search Results: Sophie Littlefield


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INFECTED by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Meant to be a fast-paced teen thriller, this instead is a derivative novel that is readable but all-too-familiar. (Thriller. 14-18)"
This is a tale with all the elements popular in this phase of 21st-century teen lit, ranging from first (but oh-so-true) love to Eastern European bad guys to the age-old supermensch. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING PLACE by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A satisfying, icy thriller."
A dark tale of two mothers seeking their sons, dead or alive. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF GLASS by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"While a solidly constructed book, certain headlines deserve respect and distance, and some may consider Littleton's account exploitative."
Littlefield (Garden of Stones, 2013, etc.) draws facts from a true crime to create a novel about vicious intruders who invade an upper-class family's home in Calumet, Minn. Read full book review >

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HANGING BY A THREAD by Sophie Littlefield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Intriguing and entertaining. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Clare's paranormal ability to experience the past when she touches clothing involves her in a murder mystery. Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR MERCY by Sophie Littlefield
Released: June 19, 2012

"One MacGuffin after another, with grisly sidelights now and then—exactly what fans have come to expect from hyperactive Littlefield (A Bad Day for Scandal, 2011, etc.)."
The ear looked just like Chip's even if it wasn't attached to his head anymore, said Gracellen, and it came attached to a note demanding $30,000 for the return of the rest of him alive. Read full book review >

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UNFORSAKEN by Sophie Littlefield
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An unnecessary sequel that adds little. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Billed as a "companion," this is not so much a sequel to Banished (2010) as it is a retread. Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL by Sophie Littlefield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"If we all had mothers like Stella, this would be a better world. Fans of quirky mysteries straddling the line between tough and funny need to grab a Littlefield pronto."
A pair of female crime-stoppers mete out vigilante justice. Read full book review >

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BANISHED by Sophie Littlefield
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

In this formulaic, not-even-barely credible supernatural thriller decorated with stock characters and tiresome chases, high-school sophomore Hailey Tarbell has lived her entire life as an outcast, along with her drug-dealing grandmother and her developmentally challenged foster brother, in small-town Gypsum, Mo. She wonders about her strange and newly discovered ability to heal injuries and the men watching her from their car with tinted windows until her long-lost aunt, Prairie, arrives and explains their mysterious background. Hailey and Prairie descend from a village of Irish Healers, who immigrated to the United States and became known as the Banished. A mad scientist, under the pretense of love, has been studying Prairie's DNA, hoping to create his own Healers, which in turn can bring the near-dead back to "life" as an army of zombies, for sale to the highest-bidding government. With the help of Kaz, a Banished descendant from a splinter village in Poland, they rush to sabotage the scientist's lab in Chicago. A weak ending with an irritating wait-a-minute-I-forgot-something moment leaves room for a sequel. (Paranormal. YA)Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY by Sophie Littlefield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 2010

"If you like a little mystery with your romance, Stella (A Bad Day for Sorry, 2009) is the gal for you. Readers who prefer crime to cute may want to give her a pass."
An amateur sleuth finds a corpse almost as fascinating as the sheriff's blue eyes. Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR SORRY by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"First-timer Littlefield creates characters with just the right quirks who charm even in the face of unrealistic plot turns."
Renegade justice takes a turn when a domestic-violence case becomes a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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THAT'S WHAT FRENEMIES ARE FOR by Sophie Littlefield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2019

"There are no heroines in this tale: It's a predictable, slow-moving train wreck you can't look away from."
A New York City socialite tries to impress her friends by making over a spin instructor into a weight-loss and mind-body-connection guru. Read full book review >