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The Raising: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

super academia suspense

One year has passed since the fatal accident left Nicole Werner dead. Her boyfriend New Hampshire native Craig Clements-Rabbitt was driving and has not moved on as everything at Godwin Honors Hall reminds him of Nicole. Although his parents and his roommate Perry Edwa...
One year has passed since the fatal accident left Nicole Werner dead. Her boyfriend New Hampshire native Craig Clements-Rabbitt was driving and has not moved on as everything at Godwin Honors Hall reminds him of Nicole. Although his parents and his roommate Perry Edwards try to help him with his grief, the latter also has his own issues having known the late Nicole all his life and being the one who introduced her to Craig.

Meanwhile, the witness of the car accident Shelly Lockes is forced to leave the Midwestern town after insisting the victim was not dead contrary to media reports of a bloody corpse; while Sociology Professor Mira Polson receives immense pressure involving her family to resign after finding anomalies with the official report of the deadly incident. Nicole's sorority sisters at Omega Theta Tau remain angry and adamant that her killer and his defenders pay the price. Soon after Craig's return to campus, apparent suicides and accidental shootings become the curriculum.

The Raising is a super academia suspense saga that grips the audience from the moment Craig's dad takes him back to school. The story line is character driven by several players including those above, the sisterhood, and obsessed Ted Dientz. Although the actions of the Omega Theta Tau sisters are over the top of the Gateway Arch, readers will enjoy Laura Kasischke's twisting taut thriller.

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posted by harstan on January 11, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great book...until...

I really liked this book UNTIL the end of chapter 102 and then I just felt as if the story went down hill. I don't mind some loose ends in a book but I really felt that after 500 pages the ending here REALLY left something to desired!

posted by Anonymous on September 14, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Don't waste you're money

    This is one of the worst books I have read in a very long time, I am thankful I only spent $2.99 on it. Far fetched doesn't even begin to cover it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 28, 2011

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