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The Mystery Box

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

WOW ~ Captivating

Like Yvette I was sucked in by the story from the start. A very good story that is believable.

posted by lalcove on March 6, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

230 pages

I am so glad I am not the first person to review this 230 page, free novel. I am also glad the other three reviewers left positive reviews, because I did not like this book at all. Sometimes, I even wait awhile to leave a review, just so I will not be the first one. Thi...
I am so glad I am not the first person to review this 230 page, free novel. I am also glad the other three reviewers left positive reviews, because I did not like this book at all. Sometimes, I even wait awhile to leave a review, just so I will not be the first one. This book was pretty well edited, it was about 96% correct. My thanks to the author. I started out really liking the plot, a married couple, happy kids, a dog, good friends and a mystery. The first few chapters seemed to be unrelated to the rest of the book and I soon grew to intensely dislike Yevette, the heroine, of the story, she is selfish and immature, putting her needs before her husband and family. I could understand, if it was for something important, but not for the reason she did. I also did not like the repeated phrases every few pages. "Liar, creepy and strange, no backbone, hamster wheel and stupid and strange," became so annoying, I found myself grinding my teeth. This book is very unrealistic. Parts were believable, but not many. It is bloody and violent, contains many deaths and murders. There are abductions, rapes, torture, child molestation and abuse, self abuse, lesbians, drug use and lots of vomiting. There is no cursing and the mutual sex is nondescriptive, churches andreligion are mentioned, but there is not any preaching or Bible quotes. The plot becomes extremely convoluted and not in a good way. Chapters seemed to be misplaced and at times to belong in a different book, it became so choppy. Lots of actions are repeated. The conclusion did tie up all the loose threads, but this is done in a horrifying manner, then without consequences, everything turns out all sweetness and light, without any lingering trauma. This book made me uncomfortable and nervous. I am glad others enjoyed it. I felt as if I was stuck in an unending nightmare. This is more suspense than mystery. For adults, ages 18 and older.

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posted by Anonymous on February 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Loved it

    I have travelled to most of the places in this story, so I loved it. Not what I expected but a really good story. Loved all of the characters. It was a good book read on a road trip to Blanco Texas..highly recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    fantastic

    Areal eye-opener aswell as an incredible page-turner. Maybe this story hits me because of my own "hamster wheel" analogies, or maybe it is simply the best story I haveread in years. Either way,this avid reader highly suggests you give it a try...at least until the middle. Then you won't be able to put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    A great read

    Love to read then this is it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Loved it!

    I didn't want this book to end. Written so well, it pulls you into the story. Well developed characters you feel a connection to. This book has it all, mystery, intrigue, selflessness, romance and just the right amount of each. Thrilling, highly reccomend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    I, personally, really enjoyed this book. I thought it was well w

    I, personally, really enjoyed this book. I thought it was well written and I found very few mistakes, which in my experience, are very common and frequent in other free e-books. I liked the contrast between Yvette's boring and monotonous life as a stay-at-home mom versus Mona's story. It really drew me in and kept me craving more. By the end, it reached a point I never expected. I can honestly say I really enjoyed this book. Whenever I was unable to read it I was constantly thinking about it and could hardly wait to get home to it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2014

    I am not a big mystery fan but I love Eva Pohler's writing so I

    I am not a big mystery fan but I love Eva Pohler's writing so I decided to read this too. Wow! I was up until 3 am this morning because I couldn't put this book down! (good thing I was off work today!) Like The Gatekeepers Saga, this book grabbed me and wouldn't let me go! It was exciting from beginning to end! I will recommend this book to anyone no matter what type of book genre they like! It's even free on Amazon so there is no excuse not to try it! Well done Eva Pohler!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Great

    What a wonderful story. A little slow getting into at first, but it really captivates you and you have to keep going to find out what happens to Mona. Keep the tissues handy for the last part though. Ignore the anal retentive grammar nazis. There are no grammar errors here. Just another nazi too intent on grading the book instead of reading it to enjoy it. Highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Great plot and suspense book

    Hard to believe that their are still people in the world that are really living a life just like this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

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