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Notes: Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of This is
the Place and Harkening: A Collection of Stories
Sex, Mayhem and Mystery
First-time Author Writes Fast-moving
For Today's Mystery Lover
Righteous Revenge seems pertinent
in today's world. Sure, it is a fast-moving mystery that will keep
the reader turning the pages to its satisfying conclusion. It also
has immediacy for the present day when we know that just about anything
can happen to the guy next door, or to us.
doesn't feel as if Scott ever minces words, this book also contains
a valuable review for our time as well. There are gentle reminders
(so gentle a reader might not notice) that "forgiveness"
and "acceptance" are words every bit as mighty as "revenge."
I had a bit of trouble getting into the book; I feared that the
protagonist of "Righteous" was going to be a little well,
er, righteous for my taste but she turned out to be intrepid in
the face of unspeakable disasters. She also became more self-aware
as I turned the pages.
first novel demands that its readers be on the lookout for another
and then another.