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Cinders (Xander Drew, #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Thomas Horton is a good cop.

Focused and unyielding, he has one of the highest solved-case rates in Los Angeles, a city with the highest unsolved murder rate in the whole of the United States.

Despite his record, his resolve is questioned by the appearance of a young man named Xander Drew: a man equally as focused and determined, but who refuses to operate within the confine
Mass Market Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 24th 2015 by Engen Books
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Amanda Labonté
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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A truly enjoyable mystery. I particularly enjoyed how the different parts of the story came together at the end.
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To sum it up in one word? Incredible. I wasn't sure what to expect from this novel beyond hints from The Long Road, but it certainly was an amazing ride. The way Xander has changed for this book and the way Matthew ties the story together through a few separate points of view makes for a really engaging story. In a lot of ways this book shows a real shift in Xander away from who he was in the Black Womb series and opens up a lot of doors for him to be able to change into a driving force that is ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely could not put this down.
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Characters were sympathetic and interesting and plot had lots of twists and turns to make you keep turning the pages. Better copy-editing could be helpful as frequent problems with word usage were distracting.
Paul Carberry
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The character development is phenomenal and the story shines. Highly recommend for fans of the Coral Beach Casefiles, and Detective Horton is the perfect complimentary character to the vigilante Xander Drew. Great start to the series!
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Matthew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubadour.

He has written eighteen novels for Engen Books, Black Womb, Transformations in Pain, Smoke and Mirro

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