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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Straightline Press (26 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692011218
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692011218
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21.6 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,307,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew E. Kaufman is an award winning journalist and author living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers, 2 horses, and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier. His debut novel, While the Savage Sleeps, a forensic paranormal mystery, broke out on four of Amazon's bestsellers lists, taking the #1 spot on two of them and third place on the much-coveted Movers and Shakers list. With more than fifty five star reviews on Amazon USA, it is #1 on six of their Top Rated lists. The novel is available on Kindle, trade paperback, and other e-book formats abd

His work can also be seen in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Cancer Book where he chronicled his battle with the disease.

After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, then at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial. For more information about Andrew and his work, please visit his website: http://www.andrewekaufman.com and blog: http://www.andrewekaufman.blogspot.com

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About the Author

Andrew E. Kaufman is a freelance writer and author living in Southern California, along with his Labrador Retrievers, a horse, and a very bossy Jack Russell Terrier (who, incidentally, thinks she owns the place). His new novel, While the Savage Sleeps, a forensic paranormal mystery, takes place in the fictional town of Faith, New Mexico. It is currently available on Kindle, where it has remained in the top ten of Amazon's Bestseller's List.After receiving his journalism and political science degrees at San Diego State University, Andrew began his writing career as an Emmy-nominated writer/producer, working at KFMB-TV, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, then at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O.J. Simpson Trial. He also has written stories for the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the most recent of which is due out later this year.
For more information about Andrew and his work, please visit: andrewekaufman.com --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Aug 2012
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This is really a 3.5 stars review.

What I liked about this book:
- it has an intriguing plot premise
- the narrative has good pace and tension
- the main characters are pretty three-dimensional, with sufficient emotional depth and complexity
- the supernatural element of the book is (mostly) handled in such a way that it doesn't jar too much with the more down to earth thriller element

What could have been better:
- the ending felt a bit rushed and anticlimactic after a really good build up. I was left thinking "Oh, is that it?"
- maybe it's the old cynic in me but the emotional resolution in the final few chapters felt a bit too neat and a little schmaltzy - that's probably a matter of taste.

Overall, I would say it's well worth a read and I will certainly keep an eye on this author.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Evans on 9 April 2011
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Every so often a book comes along that stirs up quite a buzz. You hear people talking about it just about everywhere you go. In many cases, it's a book by an established author who has a huge following and is being pushed by a major publisher as their latest cash cow. Other times the book is by an unknown backed by the money of a major publisher, their latest find, and sometimes it's by an independent author seeking to make a go of it on their own.

Once upon a time, independent authors were only known in small circles because the authors lacked the means and the funds to distribute and market their books. But since the birth of e-books and the self-publishing boom, thanks in part to Amazon's Kindle digital publishing platform, independent authors are beginning to make their mark. One such author is Andrew E. Kaufman, whose debut novel While the Savage Sleeps quickly rose to the Number One spot on Amazon's Kindle Best-Seller List. Among the Kindle forums, it was all that was being discussed. Granted, many self-published novels are lackluster and leave a lot to be desired, as they are either poorly written or in major need of a good editor. Kaufman's novel is not one of these.

Faith, New Mexico, is a sleepy, little town nestled in the valley of two mountains. It can be described as picture perfect, where mom and pop-type stores are in abundance and crime is virtually non-existent, which is why, when the body of Deputy Bradley Witherspoon is discovered, savagely mutilated and strung up like a side of beef, it sends shock waves through the community. And it's only the beginning.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Freya on 30 Nov 2012
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I absolutely loved this book when I first started reading it on my Kindle. I love very descriptive and imaginative crime books and this certainly didn't disappoint. Despite following a police investigation into several murders, the story wasn't heavily laden with confusing police & investigation jargon like many crime novels are.

However, the ending was awful. After such a great read, the ending really let the book down. I personally felt like the entire bits with the character Kyle were unnecessary and added nothing to the plot at all. If she had been removed from the story & the ending had been something as exciting as the rest of the book had been, While The Savage Sleeps would have been incredible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Jun 2012
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Very in depth story lines and great character developements. Works as both a great horror story and detective novel, with lots of plot twists and the writer has certainly done his research. The only gripe I have are the conversations between the psychic and her brother are a bit weak. Totally recommend this book and am looking forward to reading more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lianne on 4 Jun 2012
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This is a well-written book that grabs your attention right from the very start, and the pace doesn't let up right to the last page.

The strange things happening in the town of Faith are pretty gory reading, and initially I thought it was going to be a bit too creepy for comfortable bed-time reading. However, there's not too much of the occult horror and the book soon settles down into just a slightly scary, and very gripping mystery.

Highly recommended.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By 5-Star Books I Love on 9 April 2011
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As an editor and publisher, I have A LOT of books come across my desk. I'm not easily impressed. I was with "While The Savage Sleeps". From the picturesque description that set the stage in the prologue, through the well crafted chapters filled with realistic suspense and spine-chilling mystery that pulled me along, to the touching ending that brought a tear to my eye, this book moved. I began reading on a Friday evening and stopped at 4:00 a.m. Saturday - when I finished the book. I found the storyline to be unique and exciting; not something I see often...even in books touted as such. I was impressed with the expertly written detail and complexity and with the characters that were both believable and memorable.

Andrew E. Kaufman has been compared to Koontz and King. I believe those are fair comparisons. You'll be pleased that you chose to pick up "While The Savage Sleeps"... It is well deserving of the 5 star ratings it has been receiving and that I am also giving.
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