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User Review  - kings1kid - Overstock.com

THE BOOK WAS OK, BUT CONFUSING WITH TO MANY CHARACTERS AND THEIR NICKNAMES. A GOOD THOUGHT OUT STORY. I WAS GLAD TO REACH THE ENDING WITH STILL HAVING CONFUSION. Read full review

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

A remarkable debut mystery full of reminders that small town life on the east side of Lake Michigan isn't all that different than small town life on my own west side of it. Of the many plot elements ... Read full review

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User Review  - debs913 - LibraryThing

Bryan Gruley's first mystery is a corker. What I liked best: the Northern Michigan setting, the hockey, the insight into the newspaper business, the "coming of age" feel portrayed in the character ... Read full review

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User Review  - dottieph - LibraryThing

If you like hockey and intrigue, combined with small town friendships and politics, you'll enjoy this mystery! Many twists and turns. Keeps your interest until the very last page. Read full review

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User Review  - smlyniec - LibraryThing

A truly awful book. Stilted dialogue, poor character development and a protagonist with a laughable 'past.' I have no idea how this was nominated for an Edgar Read full review

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User Review  - grigoro - LibraryThing

Liked the mystery, loved the setting, enjoyed the hockey references. Looking forward to reading the second book by Bryan Gruley. This was a great debut. Read full review

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User Review  - RDHawk6886 - LibraryThing

Very good mystery debut revolving around small town Michigan hockey. At the start of the book, I thought the town was a little too Mayberry RFD to be believable, but as the story went on it definitely ... Read full review

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User Review  - msf59 - LibraryThing

Coach Blackburn was a beloved hockey coach, in Starvation Lake, a small town in upstate Michigan. He was killed, when his snowmobile plunged beneath the ice, during a drunken night-time reverie. His ... Read full review

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User Review  - Djupstrom - LibraryThing

It is always nice reading a book that has some local interest. I like Gruley's writing style, and the mystery was interesting, there there was too much hockey in the storyline. I don't care what a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ABookVacation - LibraryThing

Why do all mystery novels have to end with some sort of sex scandal? What happened to good old fashioned murder mysteries? Read full review

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