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The Dark Before Dawn Paperback – June 24, 2011
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"A great twisting plot. Crisp, true dialogue. Bravo!" - Beverly Ovelin, author "The Good Side of Bad"
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What an awesome and thrilling ride! Such a well crafted murder mystery with some very clever twists. Vivid and agile, the story progresses and draws you along the entire way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Devino
Page turner suspense. Can't tell until the final chapters if the main character Gabriel McRay is behind the murders himself or is simply a Sheriff's deputy investigating them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Charlie F
Laurie Stevens' mystery/thriller doesn't read like a first novel, but it is. With her background--Laurie has written for TV and the stage--she knows how to pace her story, and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joan Fry
Great introduction to a character that has the possibility to join other characters such as Lucas Davenport, Harry Bosch, Doc Ford and Gabriel Allon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brent Roper
Often I may begin to lose interest in a fast paced mystery as the story begins to unfold. That was definitely not the case with this fascinating and well researched book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Nancy M. Ketterhagen
Readers, don't get into this thinking it's a breezy little ride through the human soul. This book visits some dark places but gets somewhere positive in the end. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mar Preston
Laurie Stevens takes us for a wild ride with the first novel in her Gabriel McRay series. The writing is crisp, and the characters are well fleshed out and make you feel like you... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Christopher J Lynch