Sept-Iles and Other Places

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
From the award-winning author of The First Excellence, a selection of 5 haunting stories by Donna Carrick -- Volume 1 of the Toboggan Mysteries series. Each compelling tale features a Northern locale, with characters and settings that will seem familiar to many readers.

Stories include: North On The Yellowhead, Dancing With Carole, Invasion, The Night She Died, Spring’s Last Skate. More

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About Donna Carrick

Donna Carrick grew up in Canada’s military and now resides in Southern Ontario with her husband Alex and their three children. Along with their beloved family pets, the Carricks spend most of their free time in Ontario’s North Country. The First Excellence draws on their own experience in adopting a child from China.

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Review by: Anna Tan on Oct. 12, 2011 :
I've been following Donna Carrick on twitter for a while now and leapt at the chance to pick up this book of short stories free on Smashwords.
I'm glad I did because I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book. Each story is gripping, delving deep into the psyches of her young protagonists.
One thing I did have trouble with was keeping the stories separate, as all of them were written in first person, often by a young girl, and many have similar backgrounds, such as an abusive father and/or a younger sister, so I had to stop in between each story to remind myself that it was a new set of characters. You probably will not face this problem if you don't read it all in one sitting as I did.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Roberta Beach Jacobson on June 18, 2011 :
Haunting and moving stories, an eclectic collection. I devoured every word. Thank you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Alex Carrick on June 10, 2011 :
A book of breezy, entertaining short stories on murder and "bad behaviour" by critically-acclaimed Indie author, Donna Carrick.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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