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on January 15, 2018
Its hard to believe this is Ms Killion’s first novel because she did a masterful job of crafting a first-rate plot. Intricate real estate concepts, police procedure, and journalistic investigation are made easy to understand as they are woven through the main character’s pursuit of an intriguing story. Strong female lead characters—the protagonist, lawyer-turned-journalist Andrea Kellner; her best friend, Cai Farrell, a lawyer; Brynn Campbell, her intern—-pursue the truth relentlessly, and their pursuit leads to twists and turns of the plot that keep you guessing until the surprising and gut-wrenching conclusion. The male counterparts are equally interesting. Through natural dialog, spot-on scene setting, and an ability to describe human emotions that rings true, Ms Killion lets you discover each character’s nuanced personality. Using her accurate knowledge of the Chicago landscape, both figuratively and in a political sense, allows Ms Killion to paint a realistic portrait of the city bringing the locations to life while giving you a peak inside the mischief and machinations that are Chicago’s politics. I was lucky to discover Ms Killion through my BookBub membership which allowed me to receive this book at a reduced price, but I will gladly pay top dollar for the next book in what I believe is going to be a long and successful series.
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on November 22, 2017
I read the print edition of Lies in High Places in a day. Couldn't put it down. Investigative reporter Andrea Kellner looks at first like she might be out of her depth, but she's not. She's gritty, cool, and drawn to conspiracy. Maybe with the world the way it is, I need a savvy female character who latches on and won't let go. This book has legs. I can't wait for number two.
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on November 26, 2017
A masterful and engaging storyteller, Dana Killion's debut novel kept me up past my bedtime on multiple nights. Strong character development and excellent plot twists and turns. I'm so looking forward to following her characters in their next adventure.
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on January 22, 2018
Killion presents Andrea Kellner (book one) in first person narrative with Andrea sorting out her role change from attorney to journalist. From south side to north side, Chicago offers plenty of politics, greed, and social issues for a series of books. Publishing her first novel, the author treats Chicago with kindness and understanding. In addition, the greedy and dangerous people stand out as connected, secretive, and violent as necessary. I plan to read book two when it comes out.
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on May 10, 2018
Wonderful first novel! Includes the details and intrigue of white collar crime, banking, real estate, journalism, police procedure. Characters are engaging. A good stand alone book, and I've downloaded #2 (The Last Lie) to reunite with some of the same characters in a whole new thriller. :)
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on May 30, 2018
Excellent debut novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have purchased the second one. Looking forward to more Andrea Kellner.
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on January 18, 2018
I liked the book. Good story and kept my I interest. It is still frustrating how many wrong words, missed words and grammatical errors there are. Those are annoying and block the flow. Does anybody employ a copy editor anymore? Sad.
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on January 29, 2018
Lies in High Places was an exciting book to read! The characters were an interesting group of people and I like the way the author pulled in leaders from Chicago’s city government. Description of Chicago and some great restaurants was especially fun to read. I know most of the areas that were mentioned in the book. This made for an even more enjoyable read. Great surprise ending!
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on December 10, 2017
I read it in one sitting, couldn't tear myself away. I'm looking forward to more in the future from Ms Killion
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on March 29, 2018
Dana Killion deftly engaged me with a believable and well written story. Her dialogue is natural and real. An early scene (no spoiler here) stands as my favorite -- the highway shooting. Long after I put the book down, that scene's smells and sounds still sticks.
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