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Dark Debts
Dark Debts | Karen Hall
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In Dark Debts, Karen Hall masterfully combines southern gothic, romantic comedy, and mystery in a wildly original theological thriller that has become a cult favorite since being published twenty years ago. In this new anniversary edition, the author has reimagined her work. The result is a suspenseful, irreverent, and deeply spiritual novel that captivates from the very beginning and doesnt let go. When Randa, a reporter for an alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, receives an urgent phone call from her estranged lover, Cam, she rushes to his apartment. She arrives to discover that hes leapt from the building to his death. Police believe that before committing suicide, Cam also murdered someone in a convenience store, but Randa does not believe Cam is capable of such an act. She seeks out Cams brother, Jack, who is living off the grid, somewhere near Atlanta, in hope of figuring out what really happened. Meanwhile, a Jesuit priest named Michael Kinney has been exiled from New York City to the boondocks of Georgia after making controversial public statements. He has said things that educated people of faith are not supposed to express. Even more problematically, he has fallen in love with a woman, and the last surviving member of his family has kept a shocking family secret from him. How these characters converge is part of the thrilling mystery of Dark Debts, a cult favorite first published twenty years ago. In this new edition, author Karen Hall has re-imaged her southern gothic tale and the result is a work of even greater powera brilliantly realized and suspenseful evocation of the conflict between good and evil.
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courtney
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Mehso-so

This book is like a 3.75 for me! The pace of this book is awesome. There are a lot of places where it could have dragged, but didn't. I thought the story was creepy, and in some parts thrilling. We also get a lot of good/unexpected reveals throughout the novel. There are a LOT of rhetorical questions in here though and it got to the point where I was paying a lil too much attention to them. Also was not a fan of the last two pages.

The_Literary_Jedi This post is EVERYTHING right now! I still want to read this book so bad! 😈 5y
courtney @The_Literary_Jedi it is definitely worth the read! I was pleasantly surprised 😈 5y
MrBook Nice review! 5y
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courtney
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It's a chilly (for August) and stormy evening here in Chicago so I wanted to start something creepy and dark!

readordierachel ❤ your tattoo! 5y
I-read-and-eat @ReadOrDieRachel my thoughts exactly 5y
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StephBengtson
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LeahBergen Sleepy puppy.... ❤️ 6y
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StephBengtson
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Ready for this one to pick up already. 😴

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StephBengtson
Dark Debts | Karen Hall
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When you go out of your way to a specific pet store for your dog's food just because it's next to a book store... #bookwormproblems

MrBook 😂😂😂 Yes!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻 6y
britt_brooke 💙 Penumbra! 6y
StephBengtson @britt_brooke I'm excited to read it! 6y
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