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Dark Aura (Carla Day #3)

2.88  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
New from the author of the highly acclaimed "Murder Never Forgets." With her genre-bending mix of literary and crime fiction, Diana O'Hehir again plots a mystery as intricate as the inner workings of the mind. When an indigo child speaks, people listen. Allegedly radiating an unusual purplish glow, the extraordinary beings are mysterious and otherworldly. And when one of t ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published December 4th 2007 by Berkley Prime Crime
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Feb 01, 2008 rated it did not like it
The idea has a lot of potential, but it's never realized. The writing style is very juvenile; first person present tense with a lot of simplistic explanation. Character development is minimal and there are a lot of instances where character action is completely irrational, illogical and/or just plain unbelievable. The author introduces a lot of very interesting ideas in the beginning of the book; indigo babies, egyptian mythology, seemingly simple people trying to hide dark pasts, etc. None of t ...more
3rd in series (Murder never forgets; Erased from Memory). Author's a retired Mills College professor. Light humor; serious topic.
Slow-going, but satisfying. Father's a retired Egyptologist--he helps solve case--a "dark" cozy. Here's 27-year-old Carla with her early-Alzheimer's affected professor father. Together they solve a hippie-colony mystery involving "indigo children." Feels like Sharon Fiffer or Aaron Elkins. Comfort read for me with the dementia-impaired father. . .
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
I thought the premise of this book was really interesting, but that was the only interesting thing about it. Stilted dialogue, people responding in ways that are unnatural and make no sense, no clear likable characters.... I finished it because I started it. I wouldn't recommend.
Nov 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
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Monica Summers
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Might have been a good story. But the dialog sucks. Alot of "um" "yeah" oh God" used. Very blah. I don't recommend reading it.
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Diana Farnham O'Hehir is a poet and writer of prose from northern California. She was born in Berkeley in 1929. She taught from 1961 to 1992 at Mills College in Oakland where she is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor Emerita of American Literature. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Mel Fiske.

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Other Books in the Series

Carla Day (3 books)
  • Murder Never Forgets (A Carla Day Mystery)
  • Erased from Memory

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