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Broken But Not Dead

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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
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I received this book free through goodreads first-reads.
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
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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I am Canadian/Métis, the author of suspense novels Dead Witness, Maski: Broken But Not Dead, Break Time, and Matowak. I won the IPPY Silver Medal for Broken But Not Dead in 2012. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, (April 25, 1953) I am the youngest of three children of Charles (Charlie) Murray Nowell, veteran, farmer and truck driver, and Gabrielle Frances, (nee Desjardins), a member of the wa ...more
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