Cavallaro's Cavalcade of Carnage
Hillier's previous book, the Anthony award finalist, Little Secrets, was really good. As a matter of fact, I suspect it would've taken that award if not for S.A. Cosby's magnificent novel, Blacktop Wasteland.

She might actually get her Anthony Award for this one.

It's the kind of twisty murder mystery that only a pro like Jennifer Hillier can pull off. Her outline must look something like this:

Act 1: Intrigue. Introduce the characters, and let the readers make up their minds about them. I will make them feel stupid for this later.

Act 2: Twist the plot as many times as possible, aka: Give the readers what they want.

Act 3: Sneak in a few more reveals, while also refining the characters' motivations. This will be difficult, but I can probably do it.

Basically, there are angry characters, there are sad characters, and there are dead characters. And Jennifer Hillier will trick you a bunch of times. So fun!

Oh more thing...It's out on July 19th from Minotaur Books.

Grade: A

Review by Jason Cavallaro
Twitter: @pinheadspawn

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