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The Serpent and the Stag

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A serial killer lurks in the Northern California fog, and young women are disappearing. Sarah is 16, pretty and naive. Her beloved mother now dead, Sarah must run away from her hated aunt to search for the father she barely knows. Right into the serpent's den. What she finds horrifies her. Is the strange boy she meets there the real killer? Is her father involved? Can she ...more
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Published March 3rd 2010 by Julie A. Maahs
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Susan (aka Just My Op)
2 1/2 stars. A serial killer of women is loose in foggy Northern California. A sixteen-year old girl, raised by her mother in a restrictive, fundamentalist Christian environment, goes looking for her father after her mother dies, and ends up in a commune where pagans and hippies hold an uneasy truce with Christian neighbors. Of course, she ends up in the area where the murders are happening. Those screams – are they people or just the cougars that roam the area?

I really expected to like this boo
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Ann Smith
not sure what to say about this title.

I thought it was well written and pretty gripping but there was a rather 'other wordly' feel to it. I could not connect to the heroine, Sarah, who seems rather wishy washy and (from a plot point of view) never seems seriously threatened by anything that happens even though the fates of other characters are very vividly outlined and somewhat unpleasant.

I found the New Age element distracting and to a large extent irritating, which is shame as it is a major el
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