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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Red HazeRed Haze by Adrian Lilly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review of Red Haze by Adrian Lilly
Toxic Friendships Book One
5 stars

“Red Haze” is the first entry in the Toxic Friendships series, and although it definitely does deal with a number of toxic friendships—and toxic relationships—and toxic traditions, the story also pivots around some friendships that are deep, valued, and worthwhile. In fact, these positive friendships only shine the more brightly when contrasted against the shallow, painful, and deluded toxic relationships.

The once-thriving riverside that links Grove University and its local community has been host to many deaths over the years, and persistent University rumour holds that a serial murder has been throwing young men into the river to drown. A year ago, a University student died, after pledging a fraternity. His older brother is determined to discover the truth, and has unwitting participants in two students—Marne, who still grieves the loss of her older brother James to suicide, and her roommate Sara, reporter for the campus newspaper.

Author Adrian Lilly very skillfully weaves a multiplicity of threads, never once telegraphing in advance where a particular plot thread will end up. More than once I found myself on the edge of my seat, heart in mouth, awaiting an outcome. I’m eagerly anticipating the next book in this series.

I reviewed a complimentary e-book copy, in return for my fair and impartial review.

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