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Vera Kurian

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Never Saw Me Coming (2021) — Forfatter — 491 eksemplarer
A Step Past Darkness: A Novel (2024) 29 eksemplarer
Opgeruimd staat netjes (2022) 1 eksemplar

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Kind of a mess. Graphic sex and violence, but still felt juvenile. This was about psychopaths, and I think we were supposed to like them or root for them, but I didn't. I also think it was setting up a series.
sturlington | 39 andre anmeldelser | Apr 12, 2024 |
I liked the title and cover of Vera Kuria's new novel - A Step Past Darkness. I had also enjoyed her debut novel - Never Saw Me Coming. And at last but not least - I liked the premise!

1995. Six high school students who live in the perfect little town of Wesley Falls head down to an abandoned mine for a big party. Uh huh, you're getting the idea right? The six see something unbelievable down in the mine. They swear to each that they'll never speak about it again, to be careful, and to get out of the town as soon as they graduate. Gotcha yet? I was - I needed to know more about the mine and what they saw.

2025. Five of the six return to Wesley Falls - and I'll leave it there for you to discover what happens next...

A Step Past Darkness is told in a now and then style. I always like this style of storytelling. Just when we're on the cusp of something, we're taken back to the teen years. It makes for addictive reading.

All six characters are given a voice, so we see what's going on from very different views and timelines. Each one has a unique personality. I quite liked them all, but especially Jia. Her view is not quite like the others. Kurian has fleshed out each protagonist with a rich personal story that enhances the story being told.

The suspense action and danger and action is palpable. (There's a bit of a Stranger Things feel to this tale.) And the final aha is was spot on for this reader. See for yourself. I'll be watching for Kurian's third book!
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Twink | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 28, 2024 |
I get so tired of the psychopathic serial killer that, were this not one of this year’s Edgar nominees, I’d have probably passed it right by. That definitely would have been my loss, as the first time author cleverly turns the trope on its head and has you routing for the psychos. She breaks one time honored rule, but I won’t say what here, as it would be a spoiler. Looking forward to see what she comes up with next
cspiwak | 39 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 39 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |



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