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The Atheist's Daughter

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Length: 260 pages2 hours

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Reviewed on Can’t Put It Down Reviews: ”Having just finished this novel, I immediately took it upstairs to my 13 year old stepdaughter and said, ‘You have to read this!’ She gave me a quizzical look and I said, ‘Yes, it is THAT good!’”

Kristin Faraday has a power.  A terrible power.

Trapped in the small and suffocating town of Winterhaven, Kristin worries because she’s different from her family and friends. Different from the boy she loves. She knows other people’s secrets because she can tell, with certainty, when they’re lying to her.

She doesn’t realize this ability is a “gift” from Mrs. Norton, the woman who murdered her father. When Mrs. Norton and her family return to Winterhaven, Kristin discovers she’s the only one who can see them for what they truly are.

The family isn’t human. They feed on humans.

Mrs. Norton is aware that Kristin is the one person who can stop them – if she only knew how. But that’s one secret Kristin Faraday hasn’t learned….

Reviewed on Adventures in Trash:  “And as for Gideon…well, can I say how much I love it that the obligatory one-way swooning is Kristin’s love for Gideon, rather than Gideon’s love for Kristin? Or that the elements that keep them apart are explained by stuff that happens in the story? Again, I can’t tell you too much about this; the fun of seeing the authors’ meticulous plot unfolding around you like a fantastically good piece of origami is just too good to ruin. "

Reviewed on Nose in a Book  Reviews: "The plot was gripping and made The Atheist’s Daughter fly by. It was well written and I loved the dark tone of the novel."

Reviewed on Adventures in Trash: “It’s hard for a YA novel to have scenes which are genuinely chilling to an adult reader while remaining age-appropriate, but this book pulls it off. Like all truly great horror writing, the writing takes us right up to the edge of the terror and then tantalizingly pulls away again, leaving just enough detail for the reader to fill in the blanks with awful stuff."

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