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Dark Country: Songs of Love and Murder - Gripping and addictive page turning horror crime (Georgina O'Neil Book 2) by [Laws, Darren E]
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Dark Country: Songs of Love and Murder - Gripping and addictive page turning horror crime (Georgina O'Neil Book 2) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
Book 2 of 2 in Georgina O'Neil (2 Book Series)
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"I was enthralled by the riveting characters and story lines, from beginning to end..." -Marcilene's Fan Zone

About the Author

Darren E. Laws is the author of "Turtle Island," ""the first Georgina O'Neil novel, and "Tripping."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1617 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (6 Nov. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00NGQYMH2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #236,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
Aptly titled, this is a very dark and complex thriller involving three generations of a country and western singing family. It is up to FBI agent Georgina O'Neil and PI Leroy La Portiere to find Susan Dark, the latest woman to be kidnapped, and to discover why the women in this family are being targeted. It's compelling, tense reading. Violence, physical and mental illness, complicated family relationships - there is a lot going on. I enjoyed the journey but felt slightly disappointed by the end. Were there just too many plot twists? A good read nevertheless.
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This thriller kept me gripped from start to finish. I found it to be quite unpredictable, which I really loved. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, but at the same time it left me with a lot of unanswered questions! I am sincerely hoping these will be answered in the next book, so hurry up and finish the next one - I need another Georgina O'Neil fix!
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Darren E Laws has a worthy voice in the crime genre. With 'Dark Country' as my introduction to his writing, I am convinced he tells an interesting story as he nimbly weaves sub-plots and plot-twists around all his characters.

Perpetrators, victims and investigators are offered a depth of character regularly over-looked by other authors. Georgina and Leroy, the main characters in this book, are personable and multi-dimensional, the supporting cast are relevant to their roles and some could easily be the seeds of future projects. While the 'Dark County' story in itself is very interesting, the characters, particularly the leads, are enough to propel the narrative and encourage further reading.

The 'Dark Country' plot is exciting and varied. The multi-era, multi-crime storyline is knitted in a functional way so the reader is constantly aware which portion of the story is being offered. Other similar books I've read have at some points left me wondering why the sub-plot continues after its purpose is revealed, where the sub-plots in 'Dark Country' remain valid thoughout the book. Ample thought has been given to the plot twists and the revelation of each twist and turn in this story left me wondering thoughout about the conclusion - this is not the type of book where you can guess the ending from the half-way point.

Having not (yet) read 'Turtle Island' some mention (mainly in the initial chapters) to previous events may have reduced impact for me that it would have to others who knew the history. I didn't feel the need to put down 'Dark Country' to read 'Turtle Island' first, While I think it may offer an additional understanding in some respects, I don't feel like I've missed any of the 'Dark Country' story for it.

I enjoyed Darren Laws' 'Dark Country' novel and would recommend it.
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After enjoying Turtle Island, the first book in this series, I had high expectations for Dark Country... I wasn’t disappointed.
Country singer Susan Dark is about to release a new album, but as she begins to delve into the mystery of her grandmother’s death and her mother’s disappearance, she sets off a horrific chain of events. Meanwhile FBI agent Georgina O’Neil is fighting personal battles of her own.
With a story spanning three time frames and with numerous key characters this could have been overcomplicated, but instead the author creates a twisted tale built upon layers of ingenious plotting and lures the reader in. As the story swings pendulum like between POV/time shifts, the tension is hiked further, building to a shocking cinematic finale in the dark woods of Washington DC.
Make no mistake there is darkness and violence, but chilling characters and graphic murder scenes rub shoulders with some very poignant emotional moments and this makes for a story with great depth. I couldn’t put this book down and read it over two days. Despite being an avid crime/thriller reader I was kept guessing, it’s great when that happens, it kept me hooked to the end...and beyond. Now looking forward to the next one!
Recommended.
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I came to this book without having read Turtle Island the first book in the series and didn't feel it necessary for me to have done so.
Dark Country proved to be a good and compelling read with lots of twists and some gruesome images in my head. It centres on the disappearance of a country singer Susan Dark who had been about to release a new album, the mystery of her mothers disappearance and the murder of her grandmother who were all country singers too.
The main characters FBI investigator Georgina O'Neil and Leroy La Portiere were well written with Georgina's illness being a prominent feature throughout making you wonder about some of her judgements. Leroy came across as a strong, caring and protective partner.
I found the various elements and family relationships kept me hooked and hadn't worked it all out until the big scene in the woods.
I received the book from Caffeine Nights and really enjoyed it. I look forward to the next in the series with anticipation and to see what the future brings for Georgina!
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