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Penumbra

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  • Posted November 17, 2011

    Good southern mystery

    I would give this 3.5 stars for the ending, but I enjoyed the book overall, so I bumped it to a 4. Haines did a wonderful job depicting the south and racial influences of the past. Though highly disturbing at times because our world has become so modern when it comes to bi-racial relationships, the detail in writing is what took me back to a place in time where these kind of incidences occurred. I feel let down by the ending; the story was stopped very short; almost as if the writer was on a deadline and just had to put words on paper to turn it in and publish it. I would hope for a sequel to answer some questions and perhaps focus on the new relationship that begun between Jade and Frank.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2006

    Great Mystery

    This book is great! Eventhough the subject of the book is sometimes taboo, Haines' characters and setting rang true for me. Black and white relations in the South had to clash somewhere and this book is it. The mystery and supernatural elements of the story kept me going until the very end. I can't wait for the sequel ( and I told the author so). This book could very well be a 5 star rating if there is a follow up but by itself, it leaves me to wonder at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Enjoyed

    Twists & turns. Shocking reveals, sad, held my interest. 238 pages

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  • Posted February 21, 2012

    Good Read

    This mystery was a good read. It is set in the post WWII segregated south which adds depth to the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Recommend for Southern Mystery Lovers.

    The title is your first and overlying clue to an intricate murder mystery. Webster's Collegiate says, in part, "something that covers, surrounds, or obscures." Seek for the center that holds despite the temptation to seek for the center in what actually obscures.

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