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Callous Hardcover – May 1, 2008

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Kenyon revisits themes from her first novel, Rabid (2007)—small-town intrigue, salacious carryings-on, scientific research, religious fervor. Ester, the grown daughter of a small-town Texas rancher, disappears, and the husband-wife team of Max (chief deputy) and Diane (county DA) are on the case. Max prefers to rely on old-fashioned investigative techniques rather than the forensic science mumbo jumbo espoused by Vanessa, Ester’s childhood friend and the first to discover her missing. Diane can appreciate that, though she’s starting to rely more on her faith than the law; she secretly studies the Bible, as Max would dismiss that as more mumbo jumbo. Naturally, the faithful are pitted against the unfaithful here, and while the outcome isn’t wholly conventional, there’s no ignoring the author’s message that non-Christians have troubled souls. The preachy tone gets in the way, but the author still manages some of the crisp character studies that distinguished her first book and also generates considerable tension on the way to a surprising finish. --Mary Frances Wilkens

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"Kenyon revisits themes from her first novel, Rabid—small-town intrigue, salacious carryings-on, scientific research, religious fervor . . . crisp character studies . . . considerable tension on the way to a surprising finish."  —Booklist



"Kenyon is definitely a keeper."  David Pitt, Booklist on Rabid (starred review)


"Impressive medical thriller." —Publishers Weekly on Rabid

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kunati Inc. (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601640226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601640222
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,611,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By David Donelson on May 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What is it about small towns? Are they magnets for outrageous murderers or what? Or, maybe it's just TK Kenyon's over-active but well-expressed imagination that makes you want to look inside the brain of every slow-talkin' hayseed you meet to see if there's mayhem lurking around somewhere in there.

Like Kenyon's first novel, Rabid, this one draws convoluted lines of battle between science and religion. There is also a big dose of small-town intrigue and some really smart law enforcement folks, although you don't always notice that right away. Kenyon has a way of painting vivid characters with a broad brush, although she also keeps a few character traits in reserve to keep things interesting.

The book starts conventionally enough, with the disappearance of Ester, the adult daughter of a rancher in Texas. Chief Deputy Max, an old-fashioned cop if there ever was one, is on the case with his wife, County DA Diane, who is a secret Bible reader. You can't have a murder mystery these days without forensics, either, so Ester's childhood friend Vanessa carries on that theme.

The tension and suspense build throughout the book, which makes it a tempting one-sitting read. If you get hooked on it, though, take time to enjoy Kenyon's characters, who offer a lot of detail to study. There's an unconventional ending, too, but I better not say anymore about that.
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T K Kenyon is launching a literary career from small town Texas. Like the best mystery writers, she has created a unique geographic niche with characters that are every day believable. CALLOUS is hardly a stereotypical mystery where the only plot motivation is to figure out whodunnit. The characters and plot are complex. There is more in the lives of the husband and wife detectives than solving mysteries. You care about them as people as they sort out the differences in their lives. CALLOUS is for those who enjoy mnystery, for those who care about characters, and for those who just enjoy a good can-t-put-it-down read. Highly recommended.
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Starts out grotesquely over-written (she actually got an MFA from Iowa?), then descends into a hysterical (not funny-hysterical) complex plot involving The Rapture, Satanists, child-molestation, and serial killing.

I fought my way through just to see what was going to happen next, with the morbid fascination of watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Do not waste your time nor your money.
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Okay, I'm not so much into mysteries and thrillers. But this book is a "genre-bender" in the best sense. It offers so much, in both depth and edge-of-seat storytelling. If you like to be simultaneously entertained and challenged, this book is for you. I enjoyed the HECK out of it.
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