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Laya V. Smith

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Laya V Smith is the author of “The Lumbermill”, a new Noir thriller available through Black Rose Writing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, SCBWI, AWP, and LUW. Through no fault of her own, she was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and still lives there with her husband and two children. She has a degree in history from the University of Utah and a deep passion for the subject. She has twice presented at the intermountain International Philosophy Conference.

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I grew up in a very loving and supportive family, but they are also very loud, stubborn, and argumentative. Since I was quiet, bookish and basically took care of myself, I didn't always get a lot of attention. I retreated into myself. I rea
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The Lumbermill by Laya V. Smith
"This is not my usual genre but when I read the blurb it intrigued me. Having once studied for a history degree I was exceedingly interested by the historical elements of this book. At the centre of the plot is a little known piece of quite awful hist" Read more of this review »
The Lumbermill by Laya V. Smith
"There were definitely twists in this plot!! Very enjoyable! The characters were not "simple" either!!
I look forward to reading more from this author!!

This was definitely a good choice from Voracious Readers Only."
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The Lumbermill by Laya V. Smith
"Cinematic, Fast-Paced and Emotional

Private detective Augustus Small, an ex-war pilot and P.O.W, crosses paths with Russian enigma Katya Tyler. Their encounter provokes his curiousity and leads to his discovery of a body in a sink-hole. He follows som" Read more of this review »
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"This book was so good! Very well written! Drawn into it right from the beginning and couldn’t put it down"
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