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Small Town Unwound (Dr. Delta Grayson #1)

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Doctor Delta Grayson has enough trouble being the only medical professional in Leighton, Alabama. Between taking care of the blue-hair brigade, and her pet fox, Todd, she hardly has time for her personal hobby of cleaning the streets. A Doctor by day. A vigilante killer by night. On a search to find out what made her the way she is, will Delta realize she's been evil to be ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 9th 2011 by Createspace (first published August 28th 2011)
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Katherine Coble
Apr 15, 2012 Katherine Coble rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one
"Being Delta Grayson, Medical Doctor, I knew how to make my cuts: jagged and filthy."

"Evil leaked from his pores like bad acne."


I tried, because I found the description intriguing. But this book reads like an unedited rough draft.

"My deep set green hues stared back at me with exhaustion clearly visable."


It reads alternately like the author is either trying too hard or not trying hard enough. Sadly, it seems that if this book had been edited a little better it might be a passable bargain read.
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Michelle
Feb 11, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
The first line of this book is, “Body disposal was my least favorite part of protecting my cornbread fed town.” If that isn't an attention grabbing opening line I don't know what is. The main character and narrator Delta is a strongly independent woman who hides inside herself an angry monster as well as a vulnerable soul. I grew so attached to Delta as well as her quirky cousin Saddie and the longtime friend and love interest Dusty. Even better than the opening line of this story is the suspens ...more
Keith Weaver
Dec 10, 2011 Keith Weaver rated it it was amazing
Small Town Unwound is the first installment by Kim Karter in the Dr. Delta Grayson series. First and foremost, the one thing I personally look for in a book is the ability to grab my attention right away. This book is superb at that. The first line of this book is, “Body disposal was my least favorite part of protecting my cornbread fed town.” What follows will not only grab your attention, but strangle it into submission.

Next, being the first in a series, I look for a good ending. Small Town Un
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Elaine
Feb 10, 2012 Elaine marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
1st in the series (before Main Street Misfire)
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Feb 20, 2014 Jo-Ann Murphy rated it liked it
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I was lucky enough to win this book from the Goodreads giveaways.

Putting a star rating on it was very hard. The story is gripping and the characters are interesting, I did not want to put the book down. It has a five star potential. There was only one weak part and that would drop it to a four star.

The actual writing components were the problem. I don't think there was one page without a spelling or usage error. In some places, it read like it had been edited by auto-correct. It was very distrac
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Kim Karter is a born and raised Southerner. Her work depicts the macabre and quirks of the South from an honest perspective. Look for her short stories in Folly, Dew on the Kudzu, and New Voices in Horror. Her novella Bullets, Bourbon & Brass is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. She resides in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, with her family, german shepherd, and an orphaned fox named Todd.


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