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Death’s Last Run (Robin Spano)

Read this book. It was very enjoyable.. Now - With that stated....
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The following public service announcement was NOT brought you by Robin Spano and ECW Press (Though they did provide me a free review copy of this book).
The mixed reaction people feel to a train wreck is commonly kept a secret. Publicly, you say 'Oh gee, how terrible, I hope no one got hurt'. Internally you have a rapid blink response to the tail lights ahead of you, initial reaction being 'Ooh! Was that blood? I hope that is Blood!'. You know that things are not as they should be, that problems are occurring, that someone has thoroughly screwed the pooch. You keep looking, craning your neck hoping for a glimpse of the problem while ambivalently hoping everyone is safe. This book is like a spectacular and awesome train wreck.
So what is it about? What did I think? In Death's Last Run, Vengel who was recently made a US FBI Agent, is pulled back to Canada to work a dual RCMP/F…

Into the Darkest Corner (Elizabeth Haynes)

This is not a novel for everyone.

Was this novel suspenseful, difficult to put down, and overflowing with intrigue? Yes. Definitely.
Was it entirely too realistic regarding stalking, abuse, rape, abject terror causing crippling OCD? Yes, in my limited experience, I would say so.

A little social commentary: I held off on writing a review for a few weeks after reading Into the Darkest Corner. The violence was raw and I didn’t want to revisit it so soon. While the review was on hold however, I forgot the protagonist, the victim.. I barely remember her face, and during conversation I could eventually remember her name though I have lost it right now. I can however tell you pretty much anything about Lee, the antagonist, the rapist, the violent and obsessive boyfriend. Even in fiction the victim is mainly forgotten and the aggressor is spotlighted as noteworthy. Just a thought.

In short review, Into the darkest corner details a woman both on the decline and during recovery. Both…