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Broken But Not Dead

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Brendell Kisêpîsim Meshango is of Métis heritage and a PhD university professor in Prince George, British Columbia. When Brendell resigns from the university and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime. However, is all as it appears? After ...more
Paperback, 1st, 284 pages
Published June 23rd 2011 by Theytus Books
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Mike Bull
A thriller set in the northern Canadian city of Prince George, the novel pits a Metis English professor involved in a home invasion against an assailant who lets her go but threatens her by phone. Afraid to tell the police and bent on protecting her twenty-year-old daughter, the professor fights against her dead mother's abusive voice to wrench herself from a horrifying situation to seek out the perpetrator and bring her terror to an end.
While the writing is not consistently well edited, the nov
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The writing itself was quite good, but the story fell short.
There was not that slow building tension that I think is most effective in this type of mystery/thriller.
Keith Pyeatt
Great characters, motivated by their pasts in different ways. I loved the deep characterization, twists and turns, and I always enjoy this author's style of writing, punchy without being choppy.
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Jul 31, 2011 Joylene Butler rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Joylene, Métis, has been writing for 31 years. She and her husband built their dream home on Cluculz Lake. Her first novel DEAD WITNESS was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Her suspense thriller BROKEN BUT NOT DEAD won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal for Canada West. Joylene is currently applying final touches to two suspense thrillers: Kiss of the Assassin and One Wrong. Contact her at cluc ...more
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