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The Boy in the Shadows, by Carl-Johan Vallgren


Translated from Swedish, this is a complex thriller with many interwoven plots. It takes place mostly in Stockholm, so the large number of Swedish place names and names of Swedish characters give it an additional complexity similar to reading a … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge


Cuckoo Song is a fascinating and compelling book on several levels. As an adult and mother of a teenage girl, I suppose I interpret and experience it on a different plane from my middle school students. Its plot intertwines with … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Daughter, by Iris Johansen


Pandora’s Daughter combines cloak and dagger, CIA and child traffickers with an ancient ledger that contains the names of an entire lineage with various psychic abilities dating back to the Inquisition in Spain. The main foursome are a  young woman doctor Megan Blair,Grady — a sort … Continue reading

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