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Mockingbird
by Chuck Wendig
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PublisherAngry Robot
Release Date2012-08-28 (added to CC 6 Apr 2013)
Amazon Sales Rank89,654
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.

Member Reviews
(27 Sep 2013)
Chuck Windig is one of my favorite writers. His staccato, no fluff, no pointless prose style of writing is in-your-face and full of emotion. He's often funny and terrifying in the same sentence. He puts the reader inside Miriam Blacks head (the protagonist) and you stay there, squirming like a fly caught in a web, until the last paragraph. Read all his novels, Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Cormorant, and Double Dead, especially if your a writer.
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