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Kathleen O'Donnell

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Kathleen is a 2x Book of the Year Finalist and Thriller of the Year award winner. She is a wife, mom of four, grandmother of six, a recovering blogger and living in Nevada with her husband. They are travel junkies who try to visit a different country every year. If she weren't a writer she'd be a photographer.

She writes dark, irreverently funny mystery/thrillers about women behaving badly. In addition to the Invisible Heiress she has three novels coming out 0n 2019.

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Adelia. Living.

Picture Over the past few months, our family has learned some of life’s harshest lessons:

The real meaning of the word “terrified.”

Ten-year olds aren’t promised tomorrow.

There’s no age requirement for suffering.
 
Yep, all of those pretty much suck.
           
When we first heard Adelia’s diagnosis all the good in life dimmed, our world shrank. I saw everything through a dull lens. Smiling seemed like an ar Read more of this blog post »
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" Thank you so much for reading and taking my characters into your life. It's a huge ask and I'm so glad you loved them as much as I do! We love them to ...more "
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" I loved this. I thought the writer did such a great job with Hemingway's dialogue. It sounded like I imagined it would. "
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I liked this novel a lot. It moves fast like a thriller mystery should. Unexpected details emerge. I read it in one day because I had to know how it ended. It's well written with no added fluff. My only complaint is the very last scene. Meh. Not need ...more
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This book started off on a good, creepy foot. Obsessed ex-boyfriend stalking his ex-girlfriend. Or, according to him, his current girlfriend, who is speaking to him in their "crave" code through looks and gestures only he understands. Midway through ...more
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
" Thank you, Sandra. It's truly the worst thing ever. It's something that so far, hasn't gotten better with time. All we can do is love her, love each o ...more "
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