, #2

Paperback, 368 pages

English language

Published Oct. 19, 2015 by Gallery / Saga Press.

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4 stars (3 reviews)

Miriam is trying. Really, she is.

But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with Louis--who's on the road half the time in his truck--is subject to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to everything she does.

It just isn't going well. Still, she's keeping her psychic ability--to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them--in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she's keeping a tornado stoppered up in a tiny bottle.

Then comes one bad day that turns it all on her ear

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reviewed Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig (Miriam Black, #2)

Review of 'Mockingbird' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I already loved Blackbirds a lot, but Mockingbird was an improvement to the first book in the series for me. We return to the highly flawed Miriam Black who lives in a trailer with her lover and hasn't used her ability to predict people's deaths since the end of the first book. But she returns to it for a job and thus finds a hint about a ritualistic serial killer hunting girls at a school for 'bad' girls.

As soon as Miriam made it to the school I couldn't put this book down. It's still got all the components that I liked about the first book. Miriam is the most vulgar protagonist I ever encountered, there's a lot of violence and it's more horror than urban fantasy. Nevertheless, it's right down my alley. If you didn't enjoy the first book, you won't find anything to enjoy here.

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