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Breath Work: A Novel by Lee Byrd
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Breath Work: A Novel

by Lee Byrd

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STORYLINE:

This was a good one. You had the elements of love, murder, the law, and a "cult-like" group. While this sounds like a lot of different elements, Lee Byrd did a great job of tying it all together so nothing competed against each other. The whole cult line works well, as most people are so fascinated/disturbed by the idea that it makes for a good page turner.

STORY CHARACTERS:

Love 'em or hate 'em, these characters will get you thinking. The way they get sucked into the new therapy is exactly how real life people get trapped into them, so you really get a sense that you are reading something that could happen to people around you. They are well written and you end up rooting for them or wanting to go into the book to slap them awake.

WRITING STYLE:

This was an easy, fast read. While it is on the bigger side, you can easily get this done in two days. There is never really a point where you can put the book down and forget about it, because the end of each chapter keeps making you want more.

EDITING STYLE:

Good job with this. Nothing huge jumped off the pages.

OVERALL THOUGHTS:

I enjoyed this book and would like to read more from this author. ( )
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Murders are rare in Vermont and almost unheard of in the sleepy Connecticut River town of Oak Pond. But in a single day, Oak Pond Chief of Police Jake Frazier has not one, but two murders to solve. Two woman therapists, both involved in bizarre New Age therapies, have been killed on the same day, though in different parts of town. Without the investigative tools available to large police departments, Frazier must rely on other sources and he enlists the help of ex-FBI profiler Ellen Coffey and forensic psychiatrist Hank Clark, to try and solve the crime. In addition to Vermont natives, the town is made up of wealthy transplants, trust fund babies, and educators who might pose a problem. The shock of the murders propels both factions toward a collision of lifestyles-traditional and progressive. Keeping the peace between the two hampers Frazier, Clark and Coffey's investigation but also leads them to unearth an alarming world of alternative psychological practices. As Frazier struggles to understand what happened that April day in his pristine town, he will also come face to face with a deadly world of mind manipulation and emotional abuse, one that might just signal the end of his position as chief of police in Oak Pond.

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