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ARC: Corpse Queen by Stacey Rourke

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Pages: 157 Published: 10/18/2021 Genre: Supernatural Review: ARC Amazon With the king gone, the veil fell. Thrusting Carnage Crossing into a fresh hell. A city of the dead. A town built by demise. Torn apart by the livings’ whim to exorcise. The lineage was tracked and followed to a royal heir. The fact she had a pulse a shocking affair. Whisked through death’s door with grisly splendor, Her reign will begin when ties to the past sever. Yet secrets slither in with a venomous bite, Threatening to destroy all when they come to light. Will the truth revealed bring peace to the dead? Or unleash the Corpse Queen to come for your head?

Cover Reveal: Corpse Queen by Stacey Rourke

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A city of the dead. A town built by demise. Torn apart by the livings’ whim to exorcise. The lineage was tracked and followed to a royal heir. The fact she had a pulse a shocking affair. Whisked through death’s door with grisly splendor, Her reign will begin when ties to the past sever. Yet secrets slither in with a venomous bite, Threatening to destroy all when they come to light. Will the truth revealed bring peace to the dead? Or unleash the Corpse Queen to come for your head?

Library book: Later by Stephen King

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Published: 3/2/2021 Publisher: Hard Case Crime Pages: 252 Genre: Paranormal Suspense Review: Library book Amazon The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine - as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave. Later is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King's classic novel IT, Later is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.

Audiobook: A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

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Published: 5/11/2004 Publisher: Anchor Pages: 448 Genre: Adult/Mental Health      Review: library audiobook Amazon By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of "How to Recover". James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions. He insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become - which he feels runs counter to his counselor's recipes for recovery. He must fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart. And he must battle the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion. An uncommon accounting of a life destroy

Dear Justyce (Dear Martin #2) by Nic Stone

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Published: 10/29/2020 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Genre: Young Adult/Teen/Social Justice Pages: 196 Review: library ebook Amazon In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system. Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center. Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce--the protagonist of Dear Martin--Quan's story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there's a dead cop and a weapon with Quan's prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan

Paperback: Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

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Published: 4/17/2018 Publisher: Atria Books Pages: 359 Genre: Mystery/Suspense Review: paperback Amazon THEN She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW It’s been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but Laurel has never given up hope of finding her daughter. And then one day a charming and charismatic stranger called Floyd walks into a cafĂ© and sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before too long she’s staying the night at this house and being introduced to his nine year old daughter. Poppy is precocious and pretty - and meeting her completely takes Laurel's breath away. Because Poppy is the spitting image of Ellie when she was that age. And now all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?

Ghost Detective (Myron Vale Investigations #1) by Scott William Carter

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Published: 6/19/2013 Publisher: Flying Raven Press Pages: 293 Genre: Ghosts/Mystery/Fantasy Review: ebook Amazon Everybody dies. Nobody leaves ... Award-winning author Scott William Carter returns with his tenth novel, a spellbinding tale of a man who bridges both sides of the great divide. After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his world for the worse: He sees ghosts. Lots of them. By some estimates, a hundred billion people have lived and died before anyone alive today was even born. For Myron, they're all still here. That's not even his biggest problem. No matter how hard he tries, he can't tell the living from the dead. Despite this, Myron manages to piece together something of a life as a private investigator specializing in helping people on both sides of the great divide--until a stunn