Arm Farm

Arm Farm

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by Sarah Butland
     
 

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"The text books discourage wild flights of imagination, but those in the field embrace them."

Captivating and intriguing - from the title until we discover the identity of the unknown subject.

Is an arm farm a place to grow arms, and is this about medical science and amputees and replacement surgery? Within five paragraphs we learn that it is not about growing

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"The text books discourage wild flights of imagination, but those in the field embrace them."

Captivating and intriguing - from the title until we discover the identity of the unknown subject.

Is an arm farm a place to grow arms, and is this about medical science and amputees and replacement surgery? Within five paragraphs we learn that it is not about growing arms and surgery, but a journey of both factual and person knowledge. Natalie walks through the field of forensics with the intent of discovering who did her parents wrong.

Natalie is on her way to becoming s success but finds herself dwelling on her past. Will what happened to her so long ago ruin her chance at having her own life? Or will she overcome what has been happening to be able to let go of it? It's a long road for this young girl but she chose the path through the Arm Farm, just not with all the repercussions.

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ISBN-13:
9780981159218
Publisher:
ProSpec Industries
Publication date:
10/25/2010
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.45(d)

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Arm Farm 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kleokatra More than 1 year ago
It feels as f the author could have fleshed out the book a bit more no pun intended. The writing feels stilted and doesn't really grab my attention. The story is good, intriguing even. I think if Sarah cleared it up a bit, it would be gripping and emotional. I just have a hard time believing that a 21-year-old student would have so many liberties with cases and how they're handled. Not to mention her extremely erratic responses to everything. Her parents are simply mentioned in an interview (still don't understand why she was being interviewed, but whatever), and she faints. Then she gets kidnapped and it's no biggie?! Arm Farm has such potential, but falls way short.
becx More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read and review “Arm farm”.  With a title like that, I was intrigued.  I really liked that the story was about a CSI college student.  Usually the forensic/murder mystery books I read involve older, more experienced characters.  I enjoy the TV shows based on the subject so it’s interesting to read about.  I really enjoyed the CSI convention plot.  It brought a fun aspect to the profession.  The storyline was something I’d never read before and it kept me guessing who Natalie’s stalker was.   While there was a lot of mystery to the story, most of the action didn’t take place until the ending.  The identity of Natalie’s stalker came as a surprise but the ending wasn’t the conclusion I was hoping for.  I give “Arm Farm” 3/5 stars.  It’s an original story but it lacked the amount of action I was expecting.  
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Great opening scene leads to interesting mystery Sarah Butland’s Arm Farm starts wonderfully with a young woman walking into a field of… arms. The touches of horror blend perfectly with reality as she contemplates why she’s there—a perfectly natural explanation—and the chapter’s intriguing, disturbing and fascinating all at once. The story becomes a little more mundane as the top-of-her-class college student proceeds to get thoroughly drunk while celebrating success with her teacher. Characters make important decisions with surprising ease, belying the complex emotions of the first chapter and tending more towards a cozy mystery style of writing. A mystery in the past concerning the murder of the protagonist’s family, bleeds into the present with a stalker whose thoughts are occasionally revealed. Red herrings are tossed into the mix then disappear, while odd remarks gradually become clear, giving a feeling that the characters have kept secrets from the author as well as the reader while the story progressed. The result is a slightly awkward cross between mystery and suspense. A few soaring scenes will stick in my mind despite occasional typos and unconvincing behavior. Meanwhile the Arm Farm of the title creates a well-written powerfully haunting wrapper to the tale. Disclosure: I received a free ecopy of this novel from the author in exchange for my honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago