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[Quick Take] tl;dr well suited for a Halloween read

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

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As you already know, these are my favorite pallet cleansers. I love the premise of the series and even when the books are 600 pages, they are still a very quick read.

This one focuses on a killer that likes to dress up in full costumes and make up as he stalked New York’s elite couples and does unspeakable things to them on the set he creates in their bedroom.

Another well solved case by Eve!

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tl;dr nice little halloween story with a tune to match

divinersThe Diviners by Libba Bray – 4.5/5

Evie O’Malley has a gift of reading objects to lure out secrets, but not everyone is very accepting of this “gift”. She is sent to live in NY with her Uncle Will after she gets a little drunk and spills some of these secrets about the town’s golden boy. The story is set in the 1920’s, which was interesting for me as I typically do not read historical fiction. But the mix of the time period with the well developed cast and supernatural elements worked out really well here. Can Evie’s gift help solve the cases of the Pentacle killer? And when it does, will anybody believe that a ghost is responsible? Most importantly, will I ever stop singing that creepy song in my head?! Continue reading

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