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Too Close to Evil
by Elizabeth Terrell
Website: www.elizabethterrell.com

Publisher
iUniverse, Inc.
Web site: www.iuniverse.com
Lincoln, NE



ISBN: 0-595-30518-0



There is always someone who puts the lie to a truism, the exception that proves the rule.  Elizabeth Terrell is one such. She puts the lie to the idea that no good will ever come of self-publication.

Okay, so I live near where her book takes place, maybe a little too near, I’m thinking.  But even if I didn’t, her vivid writing allowed me to picture everything Jared McKean did, from picking up the girl to facing down the gang.  Dialogue, pace, and the freshness of ideas combined to make this a great read.

That surprised me, because this book was a little more tough than my usual preference. I think I liked the range her characters has. Despite each one’s main personality traits, she allows them to exhibit characteristics that are contradictory, and – well, that’s life, isn’t it?

She drew me in to the character’s lives as well as their story, and now I await her next book eager to find out  what’s happening to my fictional neighbors.

And – my guess?  She’ll be picked up by a traditional publisher before long.


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