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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: Dangerous Habits

Dangerous Habits Dangerous Habits by Susan Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: DANGEROUS HABITS by Susan Hunter
(Leah Nash Mysteries Book 1)

DANGEROUS HABITS is the first in an exciting series set in small-town Wisconsin in a community on the declining edge of a failing economy, starring a smart, dedicated, obstinate, sarcastic, protagonist with whom I readily identified. Leah Nash is a journalist in her early 30's, a native of Himmel, Wisconsin, with a university degree, who has worked at print journalism in Grand Rapids and Miami. Probably she still would be, except she does not suffer fools gladly (not at all) and refused to let a neurotic boss unjustly accuse her of a potentially criminal act. So Leah finds herself back home in a shrinking community, covering small-town events and thankful for a job for the next six months.

The author suffused this series with so much emotions. She's not afraid to peel back the layers of her characters, nor to delve into serious crime and horrifying psychological disorders {might I say, evil}. Much of this story is heartwrenching, both Leah' s backstory and the ongoing events. I hated that such horrors happened, but they're true to life tragedies, crimes, and evil (just read your daily newspaper) and the novel is so fascinating I couldn't put it down, and leaped into the second in the series immediately.

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  1. Thanks so much for reviewing my book. I'm glad you were able to connect with Leah. I'm rather fond of her myself, despite her imperfections ... or maybe, because of them. ;-)

  2. Thank you for writing a review, of Dangerous Habits, Mallory. I'm so glad you connected with Leah and her story. I hope you'll stay with her through the series.