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My Dead Blue Caterpillar

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Nothing is what it seems! No one is who they claim to be!

Everyone has secrets but no one has secrets as big as Harold’s. When Karen Pine finds out her husband is sleeping with a multitude of women, and has a book full of their names and addresses, she has to decide if she: A.) wants to kill him. B.) wants to punish his women or C.) all of the above.

As she struggles
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Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published September 8th 2018
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PamG
The first thing that struck me with this book was the title. What a unique title that only becomes completely clear in the very end of the novel. The book takes place in New Jersey, New York and Delaware. This is the tragic, surprising and dramatic story of Karen and Harold Pine. Karen is isolated from others and her husband is away from home a lot. After 15 years of marriage, she finds a red notebook that has Harold's contact information for a multitude of women he has been sleeping with. What ...more
Andrea
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is completely different book which I normally read, found it unrealistic story in many parts,a woman scorned her husband has hidden a red book she finds hidden with women names one by one she visits them theres murder you just don't random killing them.her husband goes missing.does she find him just found this book all over the place.maybe it's not my type of book others liked it.it was okay read but didnt grab my attention all the way through.The author requested me to read this book ...more
Christine Blake
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Karen marries her high school sweetheart Harold Pine and she caters to his every whim. He tells her what to do and what not to do, Harold works ungodly hours and is always gone. Harold tells Karen to never wait up for him and she always wakes up before him have his breakfast ready and press his work clothes.

Well that was until one morning after he leaves she hears a noise in his office which is forbidden for her to enter. Karen is spooked so she goes against her husband Harold orders and enters
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R.D. Murray
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Excellent if you like twist and turns
Jade Violet
Usually I stick to romance and dark reads on this site but this book passed my way and I was like "What the hell, why not." My Dead Blue Caterpillar is labeled in the suspense/mystery/thriller category and there sure as hell isn't a love story in it. But all the same, as the heroine made her way through, it contained a lot of the dark themes I'm used to. To say there were immoral people in here would be an understatement. There were characters that were downright loathsome and oh, how I longed ...more
Jodell
When I was around 10 in my back yard was a big tree and in the summer there was hoard's of blue caterpillars on the tree. I decided that I didn't want the caterpillars to get in my play house so I got mason jars and filled them up with the caterpillars. Picking them one by one and dropping them in to the mason jar's. I ran out of mason jar's. My mother said, "why are you collecting caterpillar's? they are larvae". In my little mind it meant a maggot a terrible thing that had to go. So then I ...more
Sherry Fundin
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
For a debut novel, R D Murray rocks with My Dead Blue Caterpillar.

I feel we all have two sides to our personalities, sometimes more, but Karen? She got my attention quickly and I have a felling she won’t be letting me go. She scares the hell out of me, but I am looking forward to finding out what she will do.

Harold has her isolated and so in love she sees no faults…until…

Hell hath no fury like Karen when she is scorned and someone’s going to pay.

Psychological thriller fits My Dead Blue
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Lisa Mancini
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved this book. It would make a great movie.
Roger Woodbury
Oct 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Alison Berrios-Murray
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was outstanding! I can't believe how the book grabbed me from the very beginning, and did not let me go up until the very end. I am usually not a person who reads fiction but something about this book called me to read it, and I am so happy that I did. The characters are more perplexing the deeper you get into the book, and the author's ideas will definitely blow you away. This my friend's is stellar writing! I can't wait to read the next in this series. This author is definitely my go ...more
Vivek V.
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book is a riveting read with a dark and intriguing story that keeps you hooked till the very end.
Jimmie
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bomc
I read My Dead Blue Caterpillar as part of a Goodreads Psychology Thriller Book discussion. I was impressed with the books storyline and energy. This book comes at the reader quickly and continues throughout the book. The only lull in the book is when the author provides a discussion of the detective in the book. This discussion felt like an intermission in the book. Although this discussion stopped the momentum of the first part of the book, I felt it was a good introduction of the character. ...more
Dorothy
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say this really was a pretty good book. It had a lot of twist and turns and I didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend it. In almost every chapter something happened I didn't see coming. I do not know the Author but I feel like saying something about the book and the reviews. I really don't understand the comment made by Roger WoodBury. This book was really good. Not the best I've ever read, but it was one of the best I read in a while in this genre. It sounds like this gentlemen ...more
Rebecca
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good, quick read

The story seemed a bit all of the place, but not so much that I couldn’t follow it. I enjoyed the plot and found myself wanting more. I look forward to the next installment.
Dave
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a weird book, to see the least!! The worst part of this book is..... it doesn't end!!!

You are greeted with the dreaded.... TO BE CONTINUED!!! Oh well, on to part two!!!
T. M.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After downloading the sample, I purchased this title and read this in about three sittings. Karen (the MC) has an ongoing battle in her mind which sets up the story. Each chapter ends in a twist in which the reader does not see coming. The author did a good job of keeping Harold (MC's husband) mysterious. While he is pivotal to the story, we don't learn much of his background, but through Karen we learn a lot about him and his ways. If you enjoy stories with twist after twist, this is certainly ...more
M.C. Colõn
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story and plot line

Really enjoyed the internal monologues and the revenge theme. Cliffhanger ending was an interesting touch. Really enjoyed the characters, they are believable.
Stephanie Larkin
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me in suspense until the very end. The author immediately engages the reader by throwing in twists and turns, keeping the reader in suspense as to what the end will be throughout the entire book. It's a must read!
Donna
Feb 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
No, no, no, no. Just no. Apparently I have not read the same book that most of these reviewers have read. I give the author an E for effort, but this book is not ready for public consumption. The plot, while full of action, is disjointed and...well...extremely odd. I read it to the end, or at least to the “cliffhanger”, which is where this book ends. Had the book held my interest, the “ending” would have been an actual cliffhanger, but in reality it was just a relief. Your opinion may vary, and ...more
Karen
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Just finished reading this book, and I had to speed read much of it toward the end. I liked the fact that the book had many twists and turns; it kept you guessing right up until the end. The book was fairly fast-paced; maybe a little too fast in spots. There was little rest between shootings. I REALLY liked the fact that there were not grammar and spelling mistakes, as seems typical of so many indie books. I liked the beginning of the book, and did sympathize somewhat with the main character ...more
D.W. Plato
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is about Karen who has a 'good Karen' and a 'bad Karen' who talk to her and encourage her to act. She discovers her husband's address book with a variety of women's names that he has obviously slept with due to his own notes.
As she finds each of them (its an address book so easy peasy) to seek her revenge; during this time, her husband disappears. As she gets deeper and deeper into his world of multiple torrid affairs and an illegal sex ring involving underaged girls Karen figures out
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Lisa B
Jun 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
I am not sure what I read. The book was very confusing. So the start was interesting, but I am not sure why Karen would want to commit suicide if her life was so great in her words. She kept saying that she loved Harold and the only issue was him being away all the time for work. I'm not going to go into length about why this book was not for me. I applaud the author for publishing his first book, but like all author's there are hits and misses. This book felt rushed and often times confusing. I ...more
Paty Nady
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Ok. So, this was a book with a REALLY interesting plot and a charismatic character (you like Karen, but you don't know why). The problem is... everything happens too fast. So many coincidences, so many things that HAD to happen at that especific time so that the story could go on.

I wish the author knew he had a excelent story in his hands and would take it slow. Trust Karen to do it nice and slow. I really wish she would go in the "notebook" one by one, discovering one piece at the time.
Sherry Ellis
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
When Karen Pine, a suicidal, mentally-unbalanced housewife discovers her husband has been cheating with a multitude of women, she goes on a rampage of revenge, vowing to kill him and ruin the lives of all the women he's been with. Along the way she discovers some dark secrets and realizes what a monster her husband is.

My Dead Blue Caterpillar is a fast-paced psychological thriller which keeps the reader turning pages, wondering what's going to happen next. While the story is imaginative and
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Toni
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
An interesting story that starts off with Karen Pine, a repressed housewife, discovering a little black book proving her husband, Harold, is having numerous affairs and may even be involved in prostitution and worse. As she sets out to avenge herself on her wandering hubby by killing him and the women he's involved with, she soon finds herself in a chaotic world in which nothing is as it seems, and the further she delves into it, the more confusing and contradictory it becomes.

This novel is
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P.S. Winn
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an intense psychological thriller with an abrupt ending. I wish it hadn't been so abrupt. The author heads into the life of Karen Pine, or maybe I should say lives. Sometimes Karen is good, but sometimes she is bad. Especially when she finds a secret book of her husband's that takes her on a journey of hate and revenge. The author does a good job with the feel of the story, but readers have to grab the next book for closure.
Agnes Varona Oquendo, Author
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Dead Blue Caterpillar by R.D. Murray kept me interested from start to end.

From the very beginning, I was interested before I became hooked on this suspenseful thriller. The unique storyline with all of it's twists and turns while exploring the psychological psyche of the main character Karen, had me in her corner, rooting for her throughout the entire book. I look forward to reading your next book.
Wanda Luthman
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Revenge

This is not the normal type of book that I read and at first, I wasn’t buying into good Karen, bad Karen but then the story became gripping and was a page turner until the end. A strange story of revenge but very well written and a book that makes my heart pound and my mind guessing until the end about what was really going on.
Ashraf
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Greatly written book.
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