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· Wiggle Room (paperback and eBook)

· Fresh Frozen (hardcover and eBook )

· House Call (paperback and eBook )

· House Call (hardcover and eBook)

· Points of Origin (hardcover, eBook, & audio book)

· Thriller author Darden North reviews Seal of the King by Ralph Smith

· Author Darden North's review of Blood Line by James Rollins

· National Library Week 2014

· Darden North reviews Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

· Digging holes helps me write murder mysteries and award winner books

· Nice book review of Fresh Frozen and Points of Origin

· I'm breaking my rule, sort of

· Darden North contributes to Independent Book Publishers Asso Roundtable

· Darden North signs at the Sisters-in-Crime booth at the '09 SIBA show

· Five Stars for POINTS OF ORIGIN

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· Free copy of audiobook - Points of Origin

· New author website live on-line for Darden North

· Audio Book Points of Origin reviewed and featured in Audiobook Monthly

· Med Page Today finds interest in a doctor with a little imagination

· Points of Origin by Darden North released as audiobook on

· New review of Wiggle Room in Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

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Author Darden North Reviews
1/21/2014 7:13:43 PM

A five-star review is often defined as amazing. "Gone Girl," a novel by Gillian Flynn, is indeed amazing, mostly because of the amazing Amy Elliott Dunne.

The mark of an intense, imaginative author (Some reviewers call Flynn creepy) is that she has the mastery to make the reader either strongly like or dislike a character. Strong character development does not turn up lukewarm; it has to be either hot or cold. This reader took an immediate dislike to the selfish, manipulative Amy Elliott Dunn, Nick Dunne's antagonist, his wife of five years.

I would nominate Amy as one of the coldest females in modern fiction, and, perhaps, the cheating Nick as one of the most vulnerable, flawed males. To me, what is truly remarkable about storytelling (and maybe real life) is that some may disagree and consider Amy Elliott Dunne the hero.

The work is written in first-person and told almost tit-for-tat by Amy and Nick. It includes enough foreshadowing and foreboding to make the unexpected plot twists plausible.

This is my first Flynn novel. I was drawn to "Gone Girl" by a recent article in "Entertainment Weekly," detailing production of the movie version and the author's involvement.

My one criticism of the story is that it ended too soon. Maybe the movie will fix that.

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More Blogs by Darden North
•  Author Darden North Reviews  - Tuesday, January 21, 2014  

• Fact provides conflict in fiction - the truth in murder mysteries - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
• Time Management Includes Interviews - Tuesday, August 20, 2013
• I'm not a panster -- I'm an organized organic - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
• Taking the laptop to the kitchen - Monday, July 15, 2013
• Website Gets a Re-do to Celebrate! - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
• Was the Experiment a Success? - Tuesday, October 05, 2010
• Fresh Frozen, Darden North's third novel, wins award in fiction. - Monday, May 04, 2009
• Leaping from the Laptop to the Stove - Monday, May 04, 2009
• Thick Skin and Rock-hard Confidence: Survival Tips from a Teflon Novelist - Sunday, May 03, 2009
• So, You Write Medical Mysteries?" - Sunday, May 03, 2009
• A Novel Every Three Months Would Do It - Monday, September 01, 2008
• Losing My Blog Virginity - Sunday, June 01, 2008

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