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The Wicked Sister

In this all-new psychological thriller, Karen Dionne again sets her drama in the sparsely populated, heavily wooded Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and again the natural world plays an important role, underlining themes and supporting the action. The main character, 26-year-old Rachel, even talks to animals….
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The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

The follow-up to Karen Dionne’s award-winning The Marsh King’s Daughter, this psychological thriller reprises some of the elements of her earlier hit, with an all-new story and cast of characters on the fast-track for trouble. Like the earlier book, it’s set in the sparsely populated but…
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Bleak Harbor

That ol’ chestnut, the missing teenager plotline, has been rolled out again but prepare for something a bit different in this stand alone tale from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned author Bryan Gruley. Autistic 15-year-old Danny has gone missing from his home in Bleak Harbor, Michigan…
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Bleak Harbor

Written by Bryan Gruley — A teenager goes missing and his family are in bits. Could be the summary of a number of this year’s releases, couldn’t it? Fear not, because Bleak Harbor is about to bring something new to the party. Danny is 15…
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Vanish in an Instant

Written by Margaret Millar — Here at Crime Fiction Lover we have openly declared our love and admiration for Margaret Millar’s versatility and deft hand with suspense. Her novels are always finely-tuned and guaranteed to have you on edge. Sadly, most of her work has been…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

In The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne skilfully blends hard-core survivalism with tense family drama, all wrapped up in the appropriately swampy marshland of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Can you ever leave the past behind, if your father was a notorious child abductor who kept your…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

Written by Karen Dionne — This book has been described as ‘Room meets The Revenant’. That might grab some readers but for me the description, and the topic of child abduction, gave me pause. Who wants to be plunged into the claustrophobia of Room and…
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With Fury in Hand

Written by Lee Thompson — Lee Thompson likes to place his noir stories in a family setting. In his debut crime novel, A Beautiful Madness, the author explored a family’s attempts to understand an uncharacteristic moment of violence perpetrated by their patriarch, a previously stable and upstanding man….
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