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Review: The Girl And The Stars

Like the previous trilogy set in the same world the story opens with a shock that reorders the world around the heroine. Like Alice before her, this opens up a remarkable, and rather terrifying new world for Yaz, the heroine, who belongs to a tribe living on the perpetual, and world encroaching, ice. From there the story is a little more picaresque than our previous visit to Abeth and though much of the world is familiar this tale is more of a journey of discovery compared to the violent Mallory Towers of the xSisters books. What is very much the same is the quality of both the story and the writing that delivers it. Lawrence has come a long way since his gut churning debut and is now easily

Review: Cari Mora

This short new novel from Thomas Harris has some of his tropes - a strong, dry female lead; a whimsical yet monstrous killer - but it is far removed from the police procedural form of Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs. There is no escaping that this book is written by the 'later' Harris, the one who confounded people with Hannibal's baroque form and twist ending. But it's a fast and focused book that reads like a more lyrical version of an Elmore Leonard crime novel. My expectation is that it will disappoint as many as it delights, but put me in the delighted category. I'd be happy for him to continue down this path and deliver us some more short, character driven crime novels - and hopeful

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