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The Blackroot Murderer is the only criminal ever to elude Renath. Six years of dogged hunting has cost Renath his marriage and any semblance of normalcy in his life. The years of being immersed in the Blackroot crimes have twisted his perception of her. When Renath's relentless search leads him into the murderer’s disturbing past, he finds himself closer to her than he was ever prepared to be. More

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Published: Feb. 24, 2011
Words: 63,910
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458060877
About Miranda Mayer

I feel at home the most at home in quiet, natural places. I reside in the Oregon cascades and Mount Hood region, the lush forests and roar of the river are my respite and my inspiration. I ride horses, I write (naturally), I dabble in art but I am mostly a homebody. I am married, and live with my dogs, cat and husband in a really small cabin... seriously. Our 'furnace' is a propane stove with fake ceramic logs. I am a proud member of the Small House Society and enjoy our humble life quite a bit. I dream of someday owning and running a riding club again. I help with book reviews for my friend, I providing proofreading and some editing for other writers in the writing group, and I hope someday to get into publishing.

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Review by: Odyssey Reviews on April 18, 2011 : star star star star
As a reviewer of Miranda's prior, more serious work, I knew that Blackroot if anything would be readable. It's a lot darker than I expected. Miranda told me that Blackroot was the source for many of the themes in Tinna's Promise, and I discovered this was true. There are many similarities, but the core of each story is quite separate. I think for a book that hasn't been professionally edited, it is a markedly decent thing, but I must say that it's more of a skeleton of a book than a full novel. It's not padded enough and it feels a bit rushed. But all in all, I actually enjoyed the complexity of this novel, and the strange likability of two characters that one would not normally write. I think this is a good book to offer for free, and a good book to introduce readers to the style of what I believe to be a creditable writer. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys strange grisly tales.
(review of free book)

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