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Audio Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07Q2FY54G
  • 312 pages
  • $13.97
Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07MF93M9W
  • 314 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 03/2019
  • 978-0578425313
  • 314 pages
  • $15.99
Amy Rivers
Author, Contributor
All the Broken People
Amy Rivers, author
Traveling to the kudzu-covered mountains of North Georgia to care for her mother-in-law after a fall, Alice fights against inner demons from her abusive past and uncovers ugly family secrets, as devious attacks on her and her family threaten their lives.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 9 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 8.75 out of 10

Assessment:

 Plot:The plot is very well structured in this novel. If there are a few weak points, such as a need for more detail about Alice's backstory, and a bit more color required for Beth Simms' motivations, the storytelling and prose keeps the storyline moving along quite well.

Prose/Style:The prose is polished, crisp, straightforward and highly readable. The author’s writing shows a real maturity in the editing process.

Originality:The dual storyline of Alice's slowly escalating predicament and the long-ago murder she's researching makes this story arc stand out a bit more than other plots of this type.

Character Development:Alice is a well-rounded, fully developed character (though her curiosity as a journalist and some aspects of her troubled marriage need a little polishing). Secondary characters, particularly Larry Lee Simms, have depth and strength, and are written with compassion and insight.

Blurb:As Alice Bennett navigates the complexities of small-town life and personal histories, her own included, the suspense ratchets up and every instance of violence gets a little more intense. This is an enjoyable small-town psychological thriller with vivid characters and excellent pacing and plotting. 

Date Submitted: April 11, 2019

Reviews
IndieReader

"....a powerfully, emotionally-evocative story, simultaneously brutally honest and lovingly hopeful, heart-breaking and life-affirming."

Kirkus Reviews

"An enthralling family drama..."

Formats
Audio Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07Q2FY54G
  • 312 pages
  • $13.97
Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • B07MF93M9W
  • 314 pages
  • $3.99
Paperback Details
  • 03/2019
  • 978-0578425313
  • 314 pages
  • $15.99

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