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"It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone. " -- Rose Kennedy

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ”  -- Plato

“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living. ”  -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love. ”  -- Washington Irving

“We all wear masks and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.”  -- André Berthiaume

“I am an invisible man. No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: Nor am I one of your Hollywood movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.”  -- Ralph Ellison

“Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death.”  -- Molière

“Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it: nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  -- Jean de La Fontaine


The 7th Victim (Karen Vail #1) by Alan Jacobson

The 7th Victim: Karen Vail Novel #1 - Alan Jacobson

I'm not entirely sure how to start this review, I liked the book, some parts were like this massive info dump and I think the book could have been shorter, It really dragged in places and I was itching to skip ahead, so I could see who the killer was. 

I was pleasantly surprised when I finally found out who it was. And I think that was in part why I'm rating this book a 4 and not 3½.

I already knew it was a sibling who was behind it, holding a grudge, I didn't quite see the twin part nor the female part. But it makes sense now. I don't agree with some of the reviews that ridicule how far the mind goes to protect itself.

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I liked Karen, I was a bit apprehensive when I learnt she had a kid, because I'm not really interested in reading about those. But it worked out very nicely here. 

I'm very glad Dead Eyes killed off Deacon. That leaves room for Robby to move in.

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I liked Robby, Bledsoe and maybe a smidgen of Gifford, but absolutely hated Hancock, Mandisa and Del.

I think Mandisa was the worst of them. There were multiple times I wished Dead Eyes would come and finish her off, just so I didn't have to listen to her jabbing and acting tough and who had the biggest dick.

I'm gonna read the next though, because I've read that he gets better.