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In the Mirror
In the fall of 2012, a homeless woman slipped through the open window of a stranger's house and made herself at home for six months. The owner did not sense or see anything out of the ordinary, except for the mysterious disappearance of food, which led her to install surveillance cameras. Soon after, the cameras broadcasted the image of her uninvited guest. The police were ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Dewdrop Collective Publishing
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Pleasantly surprised by this novel, classified in a genre in which I'm not generally interested. It was amazing to see a seemingly outrageous situation spun in a voice that made it so realistic. Between the development of the characters and the resistance to giving in to the "sensational", this work so effectively builds such a believable reality around a quite unrealistic plot...unrealistic in my social circles, at least. In the Mirror is indeed a great work!
Odessa Rose was born and reared in Baltimore, Maryland, which serves as the backdrop for her fiction. She spent her childhood surrounded by books, for her mother is a voracious reader of horror, in particular Stephen King. When she was nine, Rose read a short story in Reader’s Digest. The eloquent way in which the author wove words into story so fascinated Rose that she was compelled to announce t ...moreMore about Odessa Rose