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  1. Stranger Things
    Stranger Things
    Erin Healy
    Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $2.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 81% ($13.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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  1. Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A haunting novel with a serious message
    December 31, 2013
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Serena Diaz's career as a successful teacher falls apart when she is accused of molesting a male student, Brock. He's angry because the low grade she gave him means he won't get the scholarship to Cornell. Told to stay away from the high school campus, Serena takes her sketching pad and heads for the hills. She stumbles upon a human trafficking exchange, resulting in the death of a man and a life of terror for her.

    This is a suspenseful novel. Serena is a feisty woman who wants to understand the man who died protecting her. She also wants to understand why her student is doing such a horrible thing to her. Trying to get to the truth entangles her in a web of lies so thick she may not escape alive.

    True to Erin's form, this novel is a meeting place of the natural and the supernatural worlds. Like the Celtic "thin places," there is a burned out house in the novel where some see the supernatural invading the senses. It made me wonder if sometimes we miss the true reality of a place or event because we are so fixated on the physical reality of things.

    This is a very good novel. It rips at your heart to read about the girls being kidnapped and horribly mistreated. While the story flows well, it is a hard one to read - not because of the writing style but because of the subject. The end makes it worthwhile, however.

    In her Author Note, Erin points out that human trafficking has risen tho third place in the world's ranking of the fastest growing illegal industries, behind drugs and weapons.

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
  2. upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Erin's best book so far!
    December 24, 2013
    Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Stranger Things - eBook.
    Wow - Erin Healy has done it again with creating a story that immediately draws the reader into the pages of the book and holds your attention all the way to the end! "Stranger Things" is Erin's latest work and I think it is my favorite of her books! Serena's world is being turned upside down as a student destroys her career and then her place to find solace and guidance no longer holds this for her due to a dangerous encounter. I found myself eager to read just a little bit more and staying up way to late just to find out what will happen next all the way through. I highly recommend this book for everyone who has enjoyed Erin's previous novels.

    *Thanks to Booksneeze for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*
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