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Lineage by Joe Hart
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This novel started off with two prologues: first, the reader is taken to a Nazi death camp at the end of WW2, and then to a lonely farmhouse in Minnesota some 45 years later, where the main character, Lance, is subjected to unspeakable abuse at the h ...more
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The Waiting by Joe Hart
The Waiting
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Immediately after reading Joe Hart's The River Is Dark, I read two of his supernatural thriller offerings, The Waiting and Lineage. Both are pretty well done and plot wise quite different from each other though some aspects are the same. The Waiting ...more
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The River Is Dark by Joe Hart
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Cringe-worthy cliches and plot holes abound in this "thriller" which was not actually all that thrilling since the killer's identity was easily guessed at. What saved it from 2 stars and a scathing review was the writing, which was pretty decent--the ...more
Mary is on page 43 of 223 of The River Is Dark: So far every cliche in the book is in this book--a troubled, insomniac, suicidal ex-cop, a lost love, An Evil Corporation.i am already kind of bored.
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Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Summer House with Swimming Pool
by Herman Koch
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Another novel I decline to finish. The main character is a completely unlikeable, misanthropic jackass and I find it ironic that he gets so upset about--whatever happened to his daughter, I can only guess at this point--when his own behavior towards ...more
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Deadline by John Sandford
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The Girl Next Door by Ruth Rendell
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Husk by Matt Hults
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