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Maura E. Lynch
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Writer, reader, reviewer, blogger, tweeter, enchantress.
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My #Misfit Story for Publication Day of The Misfit's Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavitch (TED Books/Simon & Schuster)
THE MISFIT'S MANIFESTO by Lidia Yuknavitch (TED Books/Simon & Schuster) I watched  Lidia Yuknavitch 's  TEDTalks   "The beauty of being a misfit"  this past year.  This past year has been a very bad year among terrible years and worse years. But Lidia's tal...

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Book Review: SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt
#BookReview SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt @ikillnovel  US  @groveatlantic  UK  @TinderPress "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."  ~ Leo Tolstoy SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE , Sarah Schmidt's debut novel, examines o...

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Book Review: GATHER THE DAUGHTERS by Jennie Melamed
#BookReview GATHER THE DAUGHTERS by Jennie Melamed @Jennie_Melamed  US  @littlebrown  UK  @TinderPress GATHER THE DAUGHTERS  is an exquisitely written and strong debut novel about a dystopian society known as "the island." The Island was settled generations...

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Book Review: FINAL GIRLS by Riley Sager
FINAL GIRLS  is a completely unique, dazzling, white-knuckle ride of a thriller which also shows great depth of understanding about trauma survivors. A "final girl" is a horror movie trope whereby there is a lone survivor of a serial killer's massacre, like...

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Book Review: THE RIVER AT NIGHT by Erica Ferencik
The River at Night  by Erica Ferencik is an exeptionally good thriller which is both a psychological thriller and an action thriller. Four women in their late thirties, friends since they were teenagers twenty years ago in Boston, meet every year for an ann...

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2016 Top Reads - U.S. Crime Thriller Novels
Further to my post  of December 17, 2016 (in which I listed my "2016 Top Reads: U.K. Crime Thriller Novels")  this post focuses on my "2016 Top Reads"  U.S. Crime Thriller Novels . I have grouped books in my own fashion, alphabetically, and when possible, b...

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Top Reads 2016 - U.K. Crime Thrillers
Although I only was able to review two books in 2016, I did read quite a few. This post is the first of two, and is devoted to U.K. Crime Fiction|Thriller Novels  of 2016.  While I have chosen to compile a "Top Reads 2016" list, in order to encourage other ...

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Hold On Until The Light Returns
My first thought upon waking was, "It is very dark." I rise several hours before dawn. My sleep is troubled--it has been for years--and consciousness is a break from the nightmares which accompany Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This time of year, as the da...

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Starting Over, Again and Again
On December 8, 1980, I was studying for finals at Wesleyan University. My underwhelming scholastic performance coincided directly with the fun I had been having socially. I had enjoyed a fantastic first semester of college. I was seventeen, and had been ass...

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