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Wilted Lilies

(Wilted Lily #1)

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It's not that Lily May Holloway is a broken, battered teenager recently escaped from her kidnapper.

It's not that she may or may not have killed him to escape.

The question on Detective Travis Butler's mind is — what exactly does the death of little Tommy Jenkins have to do with her kidnapper?

And why does the man behind the one-way glass want the detective to entertain Li
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Kindle Edition, 98 pages
Published October 3rd 2015 by Gypsy Press
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Steve
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was going to start this review with, “One of the things I like about Kelli Owen’s writing is…” But then I realized that I like too many things about Owen’s writing for that statement to hold any water. However, there are two things she does extraordinarily well – characterization and grounded horror – and both are on point in her novella, Wilted Lilies.

You can read my full review at Horror DNA by clicking here.
Horror DNA
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I was going to start this review with, “One of the things I like about Kelli Owen’s writing is…” But then I realized that I like too many things about Owen’s writing for that statement to hold any water. However, there are two things she does extraordinarily well – characterization and grounded horror – and both are on point in her novella, Wilted Lilies.

You can read Steve's full review at Horror DNA by clicking here.
Lisa Lee
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In her novella Wilted Lilies, Kelli Owen weaves a chilling tale of suspense, intrigue, and the horrors people inflict on one another. And she weaves this on a loom of the paranormal, blurring the lines of subgenre with expert skill.

Other reviews I have seen appear to be variations on a theme: The book is about –this-, and it was good, and I liked it. I completely understand these simplistic reviews. The book is good. It is a good, strong story. I liked it, myself. And I believe you w
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Joshua
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very tautly-written little thriller of a novella. The claustrophobia of the single (brief flashbacks notwithstanding) room setting adds to the tension and intimacy of the piece. The characters, while few, are well-realized and earnestly written. The author's affinity and affection for the lead are clear to see and lend an additional sympathetic aspect to her travails.

Ultimately appearing as a teaser for a larger body of work set in the same world, the story still stands nicely on its
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Christina Eleanor
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kelli Owen has a talent for writing descriptors that drop you smack dab in the environment of the story. Lily May might be a child, but she's a force to be reckoned with! Owen has a way of making you vested in her characters. This was a great, quick read. Looking forward to the next adventure of Lily May!
Dan Myers
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Truly intense. Great writing. Looking forward to more Lily May and Tommy! Great story!
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The author of more than a dozen books—my fiction spans the genres from thriller and psychological horror, to an occasional bloodbath, and the even rarer happy ending.

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