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Once Upon a River

Mystery Mayhem Author Spotlight

Once Upon a River

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens.

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Once Upon a River
by Diane Setterfield


Angela from Lincolnton, NC
Ann from Warren, OH
Daryl from Bellport, NY
Donna from Cromwell, CT
Hedwig from Pocasset, MA
Janet from Dillsburg, PA
Janice from New Albany, IN
Jennie from East Brunswick, NJ
Jill from Savage, MD
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Kari from Wausau, WI
Kathy from Melbourne, FL
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Krista from Sayville, NY
Linda from Newaygo, MI
Marilyn from Lebanon, OH
Mary Ann from Manitowish Waters, WI
Michelle from Alton, NH
Peggy from North Richland Hills, TX
Rae from Arvada, CO
Sheri from Ranger, GA
Steph from Duluth, MN
Suzanne from Fort Myers, FL
Theresa from Staten Island, NY
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