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This genre-bending eBook bundle proves that not only is Karin Slaughter “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post), she’s one of today’s very best writers, period. From the hallucinatory noir novella Go Deep to the twisted short stories “Necessary Women” and “Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,” this collection showcases the New York Times bestselling au This genre-bending eBook bundle proves that not only is Karin Slaughter “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post), she’s one of today’s very best writers, period. From the hallucinatory noir novella Go Deep to the twisted short stories “Necessary Women” and “Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,” this collection showcases the New York Times bestselling author’s dark humor, limitless imagination, and masterly command of voice and character.   GO DEEP   Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra?   The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined.   NECESSARY WOMEN   In a border town between Georgia and Alabama, in a three-room house made of cement block, a fourteen-year-old girl watches her mother die. Her father is a long-haul trucker, away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. Her mother, with two menial jobs cleaning restrooms and working nights at the laundry, had been just thirty years old.   A week before she died, noticing her daughter getting attention from a boy, the girl’s mother warned her not to make the same mistakes she did. Now, her father tells her, she’s the woman of the house, and she must do all the necessary things the woman must do: the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. But there’s a lot more to being a woman than fixing dinner and doing the wash. Her mother was right: She won’t end up like her—and she’ll do anything to prove it.   REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE   As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call “The Cajun Jew.” If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest!   First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.


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This genre-bending eBook bundle proves that not only is Karin Slaughter “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post), she’s one of today’s very best writers, period. From the hallucinatory noir novella Go Deep to the twisted short stories “Necessary Women” and “Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,” this collection showcases the New York Times bestselling au This genre-bending eBook bundle proves that not only is Karin Slaughter “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washington Post), she’s one of today’s very best writers, period. From the hallucinatory noir novella Go Deep to the twisted short stories “Necessary Women” and “Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line,” this collection showcases the New York Times bestselling author’s dark humor, limitless imagination, and masterly command of voice and character.   GO DEEP   Growing up dirt poor, Charlie Lam worked his ass off to make something of himself, no thanks to his deadbeat father or his long-suffering mother. And now a lot of people depend on Charlie: by his last count, sixty-eight employees at his Atlanta auto dealership, eleven shiftless brothers and sisters, an ungrateful wife, a spoiled daughter, a shameless girlfriend. Who could really blame him for wanting a little extra?   The arrangement is simple: Charlie picks up a suit from the dry cleaner’s. In the suit pocket is the name of a very important man. The next day, that man walks into the dealership, drives out in a new car, and Charlie gets a fat envelope full of cash. Everyone’s happy. No one gets hurt. So long as Charlie doesn’t cross his business partner. But with one twist of a knife, the unthinkable happens. And suddenly Charlie is in deeper trouble than he could have possibly imagined.   NECESSARY WOMEN   In a border town between Georgia and Alabama, in a three-room house made of cement block, a fourteen-year-old girl watches her mother die. Her father is a long-haul trucker, away for weeks, sometimes months, at a time. Her mother, with two menial jobs cleaning restrooms and working nights at the laundry, had been just thirty years old.   A week before she died, noticing her daughter getting attention from a boy, the girl’s mother warned her not to make the same mistakes she did. Now, her father tells her, she’s the woman of the house, and she must do all the necessary things the woman must do: the cleaning, the cooking, the laundry. But there’s a lot more to being a woman than fixing dinner and doing the wash. Her mother was right: She won’t end up like her—and she’ll do anything to prove it.   REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE   As an intrepid adjudicator of World Records, Mindy Patel has met lots of strange people in lots of strange places. But they’re no match for the Swampers of the Georgia bayou. Mindy has braved the oppressive August heat in search of Remmy Rothstein, who they call “The Cajun Jew.” If the photos are indeed accurate, she might be about to certify Remmy as the World Record Holder for Longest Tongue in the World . . . and maybe even the Widest!   First Mindy meets Remmy’s half-brother, Buell Rabinowitz, surely the world’s only one-legged, albino, Jewish African American. Then she makes the acquaintance of Remmy’s mother, a foul-mouthed old woman with an impressive beard. None of which prepares her for an eyeful of Remmy: a man who measures up to his singular reputation in ways that will change the course of Mindy’s life.

30 review for Three Twisted Stories: Go Deep, Necessary Women, Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karin Slaughter

    I had a blast writing these stories, which are VERY DIFFERENT from what I usually write. Oh, except there are murders in each one, but other than that, different. So you have been warned. GO DEEP, the first novella in the collection, is satire. I actually got the idea when I woke up from a drugged sleep after slipping a disc in my back (which I do not recommend) NECESSARY WOMEN is a story I wrote years ago, and it was really the kick-off to me writing a bunch of crazy stories with killer last lin I had a blast writing these stories, which are VERY DIFFERENT from what I usually write. Oh, except there are murders in each one, but other than that, different. So you have been warned. GO DEEP, the first novella in the collection, is satire. I actually got the idea when I woke up from a drugged sleep after slipping a disc in my back (which I do not recommend) NECESSARY WOMEN is a story I wrote years ago, and it was really the kick-off to me writing a bunch of crazy stories with killer last lines. I love the characters and setting, which stand as my homage to Flannery O'Conner. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line is just me having some fun. Brad Meltzer asked me to contribute to a collection he was editing, and I said, "Brad, you know my stories are kind of crazy" and he said, "that's exactly what I was hoping for."

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maxine (Booklover Catlady)

    With these short stories, Karin has taken imagination then given it some acid and told it to have a nice trip. Sometimes you read a story that truly transports you to another place in record time and you can't arise from that place until the last word on the pages has been read, this was how Three Twisted Stories was for me. It's a book of three stories, the first and third being the longest, with a shorty in the middle. NOW, if you are a fan of Karin's work, throw out any preconceived ideas of With these short stories, Karin has taken imagination then given it some acid and told it to have a nice trip. Sometimes you read a story that truly transports you to another place in record time and you can't arise from that place until the last word on the pages has been read, this was how Three Twisted Stories was for me. It's a book of three stories, the first and third being the longest, with a shorty in the middle. NOW, if you are a fan of Karin's work, throw out any preconceived ideas of what these stories will be like. With these short stories, Karin has thrown out the rule book and just let loose on us dear readers, I think her plan is to have our minds get a little bit scrambled egg like, certainly felt that way at times. The first story GO DEEP was absolutely out of this world! It's a story written as satire and it had me rocking and rolling between shock, true laugh out loud moments and genuine surprises. It's so darn clever, there are some scenes in this story I wish I could quote but it would ruin it totally, but what a concept! Not only funny but with a message behind it too. It's the darker of the three stories. I raced through this first story and I think it's one of the best pieces of short fiction I have ever read. Absolutely awesome. The second story NECESSARY WOMEN did not have quite the same punch for me, it's much shorter but still is very cleverly done and it just pure fictional entertainment. This is Karin out of her normal comfort zone and I am sure the readers feel exactly the same. Very enjoyable. And last we have REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE. At first I was not sure how I felt about this one, but as the words flowed so did all the mixed-up feelings, laughter and brain twisting moments that I was looking for. It's hard to explain without disclosing plot in a short story why it's good, this was unique, on another level and entertained me more than I expected. I loved it. I loved the characters and their rise/demise. The ending was great. Basically I LOVED THESE STORIES and by far GO DEEP was my favourite, what a stand-out. I highly recommend these three short stories to any reader, I think her regular fans will need to re-adjust their expectations of what they normally get from Karin's imagination. It's a set of stories you need to read with a totally empty and open mind. I also recommend you don't read these stories under the influence of alcohol of other substances you should not take because they are naughty. Your brain may not bounce back into place. Super loved it. Everyone should read it. I don't care if you don't like it, this one is a five star gem never to be forgotten. Buy a copy for your Grandma for Christmas (ha ha!). Many thanks to the publisher and author for ARC of this book received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alan Cotterell

    Karin Slaughter has to be one of my most reliable authors. Practically everything I have read of hers to date is an easy 5 stars, very rarely give 4 stars, even these would be 5 stars for most authors. Unfortunately, after reading Three Twisted Stories, I find myself giving my lowest rating to anything by Karin Slaughter that I have read. The first story Go Deep. was a very strange read, nothing like what I expect from Ms Slaughter we usually see. Just did not make much sense at all. 2 stars, as m Karin Slaughter has to be one of my most reliable authors. Practically everything I have read of hers to date is an easy 5 stars, very rarely give 4 stars, even these would be 5 stars for most authors. Unfortunately, after reading Three Twisted Stories, I find myself giving my lowest rating to anything by Karin Slaughter that I have read. The first story Go Deep. was a very strange read, nothing like what I expect from Ms Slaughter we usually see. Just did not make much sense at all. 2 stars, as may have some saving grace but don't know what. After Go Deep (Which takes about 64% of the book), we are given Necessary Women. This one is very short story, which is told from the mind of a young girl who has been dealt a lousy set of cards. This one was the most Slaughteresque and gets 3 stars. Maybe it was just too short to be really bad? The final story in this collection is Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line. Not sure what the **** was going on here, just a random set of facts that was not a story at all really. Barely 1 star. Overall, this was so far from the usual Slaughter, that it was surreal, thank god she hasn't pursed this in later books. I do hope that any one who picks this up as their first Slaughter book is not put off. Please, please try another. Overall barely 2 stars, can't believe I have rated one of her books so low.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    GO DEEP Charlie Lam owned a car dealership; he’d risen from a “nobody” to what he called a “somebody”, the only one of his siblings to make a go of his life. But Charlie wasn’t a nice person (that’s an understatement!) and when things went terribly wrong while he was picking up a suit from the dry cleaners, his life changed irrevocably. NECESSARY WOMEN Fourteen years of age was not a good age to watch her mother, (not quite thirty years old) die, but when her father informed her she was to be the GO DEEP Charlie Lam owned a car dealership; he’d risen from a “nobody” to what he called a “somebody”, the only one of his siblings to make a go of his life. But Charlie wasn’t a nice person (that’s an understatement!) and when things went terribly wrong while he was picking up a suit from the dry cleaners, his life changed irrevocably. NECESSARY WOMEN Fourteen years of age was not a good age to watch her mother, (not quite thirty years old) die, but when her father informed her she was to be the woman of the house, she knew she would fight tooth and nail to not end up the same as her mother. REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE When Mindy Patel was sent to the swamps of the Georgia bayou to authenticate Remmy Rothstein, or the Cajun Jew as he was known, for a world record claim, she had to endure much. But her life changed as she encountered more bizarre and strange people than ever before. Dark, twisted and strange, this collection of a novella and two short stories wasn’t quite what I had expected from thriller writer Karin Slaughter. I’m afraid I much prefer her crime/thriller fiction and will definitely continue to read those. Her latest Pretty Girls is wonderfully gripping and intense. But to me it seemed as though Three Twisted Stories was written by another writer entirely! With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy to read and review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sam Quixote

    I had Karin Slaughter pegged as one of those novelists who writes police procedurals with extremely detailed autopsy scenes that are inexplicably popular (Patricia Cornwell, Mo Hayder, that sort of thing). That’s why I stayed away from her writing but on a whim decided to give her a shot with this collection of three short stories. I’m so glad I did because I was blown away! She is nothing like that (at least going by these stories)! The first of the stories is Go Deep which is set in the 1970s. I had Karin Slaughter pegged as one of those novelists who writes police procedurals with extremely detailed autopsy scenes that are inexplicably popular (Patricia Cornwell, Mo Hayder, that sort of thing). That’s why I stayed away from her writing but on a whim decided to give her a shot with this collection of three short stories. I’m so glad I did because I was blown away! She is nothing like that (at least going by these stories)! The first of the stories is Go Deep which is set in the 1970s. Seedy car salesman Charlie Lam runs over a homeless black man - and his life becomes inexplicably stranger afterwards. Slaughter sets the gritty tone straight away - Charlie’s a nasty piece of work who’s in with the mob and treats women like objects. It’s unpleasant material but I thought I knew what Slaughter was all about. This wasn’t a police procedural but it was a grimy street story with plenty of violence, sex, corruption, and so on. And then it goes in a completely unpredictable direction, almost turning into a comedic fairy tale! Whaaat?! It was such a weird transition and massive tonal shift - but oddly not awkward at all - that I decided not to try and second guess Slaughter and let the stories wash over me instead. Slaughter turns Charlie Lam’s life into a farce with one genuinely funny scene towards the end. Fantastic stuff. Necessary Women is the darkest story here and goes for pure, chilling, understated horror - and achieves it. It’s the kind of story where describing the setup is almost giving away part of the surprise so I’ll just say our narrator is a teen girl in the rural south (though already some of you have gotten an idea of what that could mean just from that - it gets worse than what you’re imagining). The story is a masterclass in tense mystery writing, slowly revealing itself right up until the final sentence when you get to see the whole thing and finally come to understand (sort of) the mind of our narrator. And when you look back, you realise the story itself is twisted and dark but kinda straightforward - it’s Slaughter’s telling of the story that turns it into such a gem. Again, really solid writing. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line is the final story and was the most awkward to get into but, by the end, might’ve been my favourite of the three. Slaughter switches gears again, this time shooting for nothing but comedy. The story takes the form of email correspondence from Mindy Patel, a Guinness World Records Adjudicator, who’s visiting the swamps of South Georgia to meet Remmy Rothstein, an African-American Jewish Albino, who claims to have the longest tongue in the world. The email format with its many footnotes was annoying at first, and the difference in tone, light and chirpy, after the pitch blackness of the last story threw me. But once you settle into the story, it completely wins you over. Through the emails we see Mindy’s visit go from bad to worse to worst, with an unexpected twist at the end. The correspondence reminded me of some of George Saunders’ best stories and I lost count of the times I laughed at Mindy’s bizarre trip. You’ll find it extremely funny so long as your sense of humour skews towards the dark and dirty! Three Twisted Stories is a superbly written collection of incredibly imaginative, completely entertaining short stories that blew my hair back each time. Every one of the narrators’ voices was unique and different from one another and utterly convincing. Each story grabbed my attention and drew me into its world. I now get why this writer is so popular and, while this was my first experience with Karin Slaughter, it’s definitely not going to be my last. Three Twisted Stories is first class fiction - highly recommended!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Marianne

    Three Twisted Stories consists of a novella and two short stories by popular American author, Karin Slaughter, in electronic format. Go Deep is a brand new novella, while Necessary Women and Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line have been previously published elsewhere. Go Deep features successful car dealer, Charlie Lam, a man weighed down by responsibility, whose deal with a mobster provides a little extra he deserves, even if the arrangement, involving a suit at the dry-cleaners and a client getting a Three Twisted Stories consists of a novella and two short stories by popular American author, Karin Slaughter, in electronic format. Go Deep is a brand new novella, while Necessary Women and Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line have been previously published elsewhere. Go Deep features successful car dealer, Charlie Lam, a man weighed down by responsibility, whose deal with a mobster provides a little extra he deserves, even if the arrangement, involving a suit at the dry-cleaners and a client getting a new car, makes him a little nervous. Until one day, there’s a hitch during the collection, and Charlie finds himself radically changed. Necessary Women is a very black tale featuring a young woman whose mother has recently died. Her father explains that she will have to be the woman of the house. But she has seen the misery of her mother‘s life and does not intend to repeat it. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line sees a very dedicated World Records Adjudicator travelling to the swamps of Okefenokee to measure the tongue of a Cajun Jew. But before she meets Remmy Rothstein, she encounters a perverted landlord and Remmy’s very unusual family. As advertised, these stories are well and truly twisted. They will have readers snickering, squirming, gasping and laughing out loud. And is that a cameo in Go Deep by Maggie Lawson from Cop Town? An added bonus is the first chapter of Pretty Girls. This one is well worth the price: as always, Slaughter does not disappoint.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Go Deep What a great humdinger of a story was this! This is about Charlie. He owns a car dealership, has a wife, daughter who love to spend his hard earned money. He has a girlfriend on the side and nearly 70 employees. A very busy man. There is a fast paced unexpected crime that will happen that will knock your socks off. Necessary Women A 14 year old girl watches her Mother die in poverty. Her Dad is a truck driver who is gone for long periods before he goes to his next destination. She tells her dad Go Deep What a great humdinger of a story was this! This is about Charlie. He owns a car dealership, has a wife, daughter who love to spend his hard earned money. He has a girlfriend on the side and nearly 70 employees. A very busy man. There is a fast paced unexpected crime that will happen that will knock your socks off. Necessary Women A 14 year old girl watches her Mother die in poverty. Her Dad is a truck driver who is gone for long periods before he goes to his next destination. She tells her dad about a boy she likes however her Mother wants her to stay away from him. She explains how she got pregnant with her and hadn't fulfilled her dreams. She wants more for her daughter and for her not to end up like her living the life she had. Father and daughter has tricks up their sleeve that are full of dark humor and will surprise you. Remmy Ruthstein tows the line Mindy is searching for Remmy when she meets his half brother, then his Mother, then a facial hairy nasty old woman. This was an hilariously fun read. Clever and ingenious. The longest tongue in the world.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    I just LOVE everything Karin Slaughter writes. This time, we get three short stories to get our teeth into. They are quirky and dark, and had me hooting with laughter. The first story is of a man who owns a car dealership, Charlie Lam. He is sexist and a rather unpleasant crook. He gets a taste of his own medicine. Story number two is of a young teenager. A girl has taken over the running of the home, following the death of her mum. We see that the girl has interesting culinary skills. I will say I just LOVE everything Karin Slaughter writes. This time, we get three short stories to get our teeth into. They are quirky and dark, and had me hooting with laughter. The first story is of a man who owns a car dealership, Charlie Lam. He is sexist and a rather unpleasant crook. He gets a taste of his own medicine. Story number two is of a young teenager. A girl has taken over the running of the home, following the death of her mum. We see that the girl has interesting culinary skills. I will say no more! The third story is of a man, Mindy Patel. Mindy is investigating a man called Remmy, who apparently has a rather large tongue. This investigation will hopefully place Remmy in the World Records. What could possibly go wrong? Enjoy Slaughter’s wonderful imagination, while we wait for her novel to come out. Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for my review copy!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    It's been a while since I read Karin Slaughter, but this has reminded me that I should get back to her books. A collection of three short stories, all with a twisted theme. In the first story "Go Deep", Charlie Lam has worked hard to make something of himself. But somewhere along the way he has lost his respect for other people. Someone thinks it is time he learnt to regain that respect. The second story "Necessary Women" was my favorite. A 15 year old motherless girl has her father's girlfriend fo It's been a while since I read Karin Slaughter, but this has reminded me that I should get back to her books. A collection of three short stories, all with a twisted theme. In the first story "Go Deep", Charlie Lam has worked hard to make something of himself. But somewhere along the way he has lost his respect for other people. Someone thinks it is time he learnt to regain that respect. The second story "Necessary Women" was my favorite. A 15 year old motherless girl has her father's girlfriend for dinner. And in Remmy Rothstein toes the Line, Remmy puts in his application to be recognised as the world record holder for the longest (and perhaps the widest) tongue in the world. A macabre and humorous collection that is definitely worth reading. Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone, and Karin Slaughter for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

    There are very few things in the world capable of pleasing me more than finding one of my favourite authors on NetGalley with the chance to advance read one of their books. So, to start off, I will begin with the good news. NetGalley and the publisher made my day when I was accepted to read this – honestly, thank you for that – and I jumped straight in. Unfortunately, after reading Three Twisted Stories, I find myself giving my lowest rating to anything by Karin Slaughter that I have read. I’ve f There are very few things in the world capable of pleasing me more than finding one of my favourite authors on NetGalley with the chance to advance read one of their books. So, to start off, I will begin with the good news. NetGalley and the publisher made my day when I was accepted to read this – honestly, thank you for that – and I jumped straight in. Unfortunately, after reading Three Twisted Stories, I find myself giving my lowest rating to anything by Karin Slaughter that I have read. I’ve found that Karin Slaughter on average dishes out a solid four whether it is a novel or a short story. The lowest rating outside of this I have handed to a Slaughter book was to Triptych and in my eyes it was an exception to her work. Pretty much every author has a book that is merely ‘okay’ and I thought we had that book over and done with. Having now read Three Twisted Stories I hope Slaughter had managed to get all of her iffy out in one burst of short stories. Of the three my favourite was Go Deep. It was a strange read, not at all like the Slaughter we usually see. It had the occasional Slaughter vibe to it, mainly in the manner in which we came to ‘connect’ (not that you really do) with the main character, but outside of that it did not seem like a Slaughter book at all. I know she was going for something different with this yet it wasn’t as good as her usual works. Had I read just this story, not an entire collection, I would have given three starts – in fact, this is all that managed to prevent me from handing off that dreaded one star. Alas, more was to come. After reading Go Deep (it makes up over fifty percent of the read), we are given Necessary Women. This one is a mere handful of pages in which we see inside the mind of a young girl who has been dealt a lousy set of cards. Again, the only real Slaughter vibe is through how we come to understand the character. Actually, that’s not quite true. There is talk of rape. Everyone knows we cannot have a Slaughter book without one of the females being a victim of rape (it is her go to when trying to add more to a character and is usually unnecessary as in my eyes are her females are always wonderful, but that is neither here nor there and a personal rant of mine). The final work in this collection is Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line. This was the most interesting in terms of style but the story… it seemed as though she was making an attempt at dark humour and missed out. As a whole the only thing I liked with this one was the way in which it was set out, as a correspondence. The story could have been interesting but there was no real Slaughter vibe behind it at all. As a whole, this is such a departure from the usual Slaughter. I understand that she was going for something different and yet I feel as though it fails to do her justice. Those who pick this up to see if they like Slaughter will not see her in all her glory, and if anything will probably be scared away from her. I hate to say this as I’m all for authors crossing genre boundaries, but for me Slaughter does best when she sticks to the dark crime worlds she is known for. Again, I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher. I really do wish I had enjoyed this as much as I usually enjoy my Slaughter reads.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Faye

    Go Deep - 4.5/5 stars This was a quirky, magical realism story set in the 1970s and featuring a used car salesman. Loved it. Necessary Women - 4/5 stars Wow that was grim. The shortest story in the anthology but it definitely packs the biggest punch. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line - 5/5 stars My favourite by a long way, it was laugh out loud hilarious, and full of awesome characters. The story follows our narrator Mindy Patel as she heads out to the deep south to verify a world record for the longes Go Deep - 4.5/5 stars This was a quirky, magical realism story set in the 1970s and featuring a used car salesman. Loved it. Necessary Women - 4/5 stars Wow that was grim. The shortest story in the anthology but it definitely packs the biggest punch. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line - 5/5 stars My favourite by a long way, it was laugh out loud hilarious, and full of awesome characters. The story follows our narrator Mindy Patel as she heads out to the deep south to verify a world record for the longest tongue (male). Please someone turn this story into the pilot for a TV series based on Mindy and her fellow verifiers!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Goldman

    I don't usually read short stories, but I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent and Grant County series, which is why I wanted to read Three Twisted Stories. The book contains three stories - Go Deep (the longest story, with nine chapters), Necessary Women and Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line. Each story is well written and highly readable and I didn't feel like I was missing out by not reading a longer novel. Go Deep was my favourite of the three stories. It was a little slow to start with, b I don't usually read short stories, but I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent and Grant County series, which is why I wanted to read Three Twisted Stories. The book contains three stories - Go Deep (the longest story, with nine chapters), Necessary Women and Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line. Each story is well written and highly readable and I didn't feel like I was missing out by not reading a longer novel. Go Deep was my favourite of the three stories. It was a little slow to start with, but then picked up. It is dark, off beat and good fun. A great satirical tale. Necessary Women was short but certainly not sweet. It was very dark and very cleverly thought out. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line was my least favourite, although that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. I just found the story didn't flow as well as the other two in the book. I thought the author was trying too hard to make it humorous. However, I loved the ending. Karen Slaughter fans will find Three Twisted Stories to be completely different from her usual offering. But if you like dark humour, this is a quick enjoyable read. I received an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Judy D Collins

    When award-winning crime thriller author, Karin Slaughter writes, her fans listen! When she says, “THREE TWISTED STORIES” is different, “it is”. No worries, Karin still brings her bold, edgy, and dark humor to a collection of twisted tales, with murder of course; and creativity and imagination only she can pull off! You have to love her; being she is my favorite female crime author, and she lives and writes about Atlanta, another added bonus, since I spent most of my career there, before moving When award-winning crime thriller author, Karin Slaughter writes, her fans listen! When she says, “THREE TWISTED STORIES” is different, “it is”. No worries, Karin still brings her bold, edgy, and dark humor to a collection of twisted tales, with murder of course; and creativity and imagination only she can pull off! You have to love her; being she is my favorite female crime author, and she lives and writes about Atlanta, another added bonus, since I spent most of my career there, before moving to Florida. Three great tales wrapped in one small book – definitely worth the thrilling ride. As always, Kathleen Early delivers an outstanding performance, as well as Karin. I laughed so hard at the banter in the first one; some really good lines.. GO DEEP This is my favorite story, by far! I wanted an entire book based on these characters. When listening to the audiobook, happened to be traveling, and sitting in a Starbucks drive thru. I was so engrossed in the book, I let another car get in front of me - literally in a trance; when I pulled up to the window the woman, stated my order was paid for by the person in front of me. Thanks, Karen for the free Café Americano and pumpkin loaf! Charlie Lam owns an auto dealership in Atlanta, and has a wife and daughter who spends his money, and nearly seventy employees, and a girlfriend on the side. He has worked his butt off, no thanks to his mother and father. Now it is all about picking up a suit from the dry cleaners-with an important name. Simple plan, except it is not so simple. A fast paced crime story set in the seventies in Atlanta--Loved the gal at the car lot buying the mustang and the connection later! NECESSARY WOMEN In a town between Georgia and Alabama (I am thinking like Columbus, GA area), so can picture this setting. Dirt poor, a fourteen girl watches her mom die and of course her father is a trucker and gone for long periods of time. Prior to her mom dying he tells her mom about a boy she likes and her mom warned her to stay away, mentioning how she got pregnant and was unable to carry out her dreams, and stuck in this town; dead end jobs, and wants more for her daughter. Now this gets a little twisted and where the dark humor comes in– you have to read it to learn what happens next - Surprise Dad, as daughter has some tricks up her sleeve. My second favorite. REMMY ROTHSTEIN TOES THE LINE Think Cajun and bayou, heat and Mindy, a gal searching for Remmy Rothstein. When she meets his half- brother (Jewish Buell Rabinowitz) Albino, Jewish African American, then Remmy’s mother, a nasty old woman with face hair. Then there is Remy – need I say more? Clever, funny –a hilarious search for the Longest Tongue in the World. Wish more authors would write hallucinatory noir novellas, and short stories packaged together - so much fun. Judith D. Collins Must Read Books Can't wait for upcoming PRETTY GIRLS, coming 7/21/2015. Hope I can manage to snag an ARC, not sure I can wait! FYI, for all you audio fans who may have missed Slaughter's Grant County Series, now available 2/10/2015 series 1-4 with new covers (currently reading). If you love the Will Trent series, this is another one you will not want to miss.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Three Twisted Stories is a collection of twisted short stories written by author Karin Slaughter. I'm pretty new when it comes to Ms. Slaughter's novels but what I've read so far, I've absolutely loved. So seeing this easy audiobook collection pop up at my library had me excited. As you can see below, I loved them! I can acknowledge that they may not be for everyone - you will see that from the variety of reviews - but I am definitely a fan and will be reading many more of Ms. Slaughter's books Three Twisted Stories is a collection of twisted short stories written by author Karin Slaughter. I'm pretty new when it comes to Ms. Slaughter's novels but what I've read so far, I've absolutely loved. So seeing this easy audiobook collection pop up at my library had me excited. As you can see below, I loved them! I can acknowledge that they may not be for everyone - you will see that from the variety of reviews - but I am definitely a fan and will be reading many more of Ms. Slaughter's books in the near future. Go Deep ★★★★★ This piece was the longest story in the collection and it offered all of the elements that would allow it to be a full reading experience. It felt like a retro Twilight Zone meets Stephen King (specifically his novel: Thinner IMO). If curses are real then I'm staying away from these characters! This is vengeance-themed horror...and I couldn't help but love every twisted thing about it. This was my introduction to the hallucinatory/noir genre and I think I'm a fan! Necessary Women ★★★★★ In this very brief story, Ms. Slaughter manages to incorporate some pretty dark issues related to abandonment, incest, secrets, and (view spoiler)[twisted murder (hide spoiler)] . The story is told through the perspective of a fourteen-year-old girl, and for such a short story, it felt pretty haunting. Couldn't help but love the super dark elements! I just ate it up hehe Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line ★★★★★ This one in particular brought out some chuckles from me. Ms. Slaughter writes this dark comedy using only email messages to tell the story. I know some readers hate the correspondence style of writing but I tend to consistently love this type of storytelling and it totally worked for this piece. The storyline had so many very original but strange factors that I couldn't help but stay incredibly engaged. I get annoyed when I have to read accents off the page (just a pet peeve of mine) so I'm so glad I listened to this one via audiobook - the narration for the rural bayou family was fantastic. I loved Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line and couldn't help but shake my head and giggle at the end. Ms. Slaughter, I saw some pretty critical reviews concerning your comedy skills but I am a fan for sure. Please keep at it!!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Skip

    Not much like her excellent series. These three stories are appropriately titled "twisted." Go Deep is the longest and best, with real character development, delving into the age-old issue of biases, and, like a Cracker Jack box, it has a surprise inside: it probably deserves three stars. The other two are stinkers in my opinion. Necessary Women is depressing, about a girl with a horrific existence, and Remmy Rothstein, which is written in a series of diary-type entries, a format that is usually Not much like her excellent series. These three stories are appropriately titled "twisted." Go Deep is the longest and best, with real character development, delving into the age-old issue of biases, and, like a Cracker Jack box, it has a surprise inside: it probably deserves three stars. The other two are stinkers in my opinion. Necessary Women is depressing, about a girl with a horrific existence, and Remmy Rothstein, which is written in a series of diary-type entries, a format that is usually a miss, at least for me. And the diarist is having her own personal issues too.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jo Ann

    Karin Slaughter is a good writer, but this collection of shorts didn't appeal to me. Just a little too much like the Twilight Zone for my taste. I'm also not a fan of dark humor that borders on the vulgar side. Karin Slaughter is a good writer, but this collection of shorts didn't appeal to me. Just a little too much like the Twilight Zone for my taste. I'm also not a fan of dark humor that borders on the vulgar side.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    These are three very different off-beat stories from master of suspense, Karin Slaughter. The first, a novella, Go Deep, is dark, very satirical and a little bit supernatural. Charlie Lam, a car salesman is a thoroughly despicable, sexist, racist character who thinks the world owes him. You’ll love what happens to him when he gets a serve of what he deserves. The second, very short story, Necessary Women, about a young girl stuck out in the boondocks after her mother has disappeared, is also very These are three very different off-beat stories from master of suspense, Karin Slaughter. The first, a novella, Go Deep, is dark, very satirical and a little bit supernatural. Charlie Lam, a car salesman is a thoroughly despicable, sexist, racist character who thinks the world owes him. You’ll love what happens to him when he gets a serve of what he deserves. The second, very short story, Necessary Women, about a young girl stuck out in the boondocks after her mother has disappeared, is also very dark with a chilling last line! My favourite, the final story, Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line, is very different once again. I loved the idea of a naïve world records adjudicator, Mindy Patel, being sent to the swamps of Georgia to track down a feral man and authenticate his claim. The story is told in a series of letters from Mindy to her boss that become very funny as Mindy bravely goes where no record adjudicator has been before and events become more and more weird and bizarre. Recommended to those who enjoy a taste of something a little different and a little bit twisted! With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of the book to read and review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    These were too weird. If you're a Karin Slaughter fan, I'd advise you to skip this. These were too weird. If you're a Karin Slaughter fan, I'd advise you to skip this.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Nobody writes shorts like Karin Slaughter. Take the leap of faith! You will be rewarded by an amazing reading experience.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    4.5 stars For fans of the Will Trent and Grant County Series, this is probably going to come as a shock to those who favored the strictly love and mystery story lines opposed to the other readers who found the darker parts just as intriguing to read. As a Karin Slaughter reader, I fall into the latter group, and I am not shocked by the twisted and dark nature of these stories. These stories are equal parts clever and disturbing. The only reason this is not a complete 5 stars for me is because I f 4.5 stars For fans of the Will Trent and Grant County Series, this is probably going to come as a shock to those who favored the strictly love and mystery story lines opposed to the other readers who found the darker parts just as intriguing to read. As a Karin Slaughter reader, I fall into the latter group, and I am not shocked by the twisted and dark nature of these stories. These stories are equal parts clever and disturbing. The only reason this is not a complete 5 stars for me is because I found the last story enjoyable and fun, but slightly cumbersome. The first story is my favorite. It deals with social issues in quite an alarming way. Overall: If Karin Slaughter's Three Twisted Stories is wrong, I don't want to be right.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)

    Omg! These were SO FUN!!! I totally ran the whole gamut of emotions (skeeved out, mortified, cracking up, etc etc)... Now THAT is some GREAT writing, eh?! I admit, at first all I could do was miss Will & Sara & drug my literary feet a bit before reading this. WHAT A DOOFUS I AM! Seriously, if you are doing the same thing-waste not another minute! READ. THESE. STORIES. I loved the "Three Twisted Stories". A LOT. Record setting potential for most twisted short story? (Inside joke). Karin Slaughter Omg! These were SO FUN!!! I totally ran the whole gamut of emotions (skeeved out, mortified, cracking up, etc etc)... Now THAT is some GREAT writing, eh?! I admit, at first all I could do was miss Will & Sara & drug my literary feet a bit before reading this. WHAT A DOOFUS I AM! Seriously, if you are doing the same thing-waste not another minute! READ. THESE. STORIES. I loved the "Three Twisted Stories". A LOT. Record setting potential for most twisted short story? (Inside joke). Karin Slaughter fans & potential fans, I really think you'll enjoy these stories. Those who know me know how stingy I am with my "stars" yet I gleefully tossed ALL FIVE onto this review without hesitation! Join me & understand! Cheers! Lisa ☺️ @NurseLisainOhio

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nicky Morris

    Well, Karin promised us twisted and that's exactly what we get! Especially the first two stories, the language and content was not what I expected, but as a fan I insist on reading all of her work regardless. So, if you are easily offended, steer clear of this one. Overall, it's not my favorite of hers, but it's different and clever for sure! Well, Karin promised us twisted and that's exactly what we get! Especially the first two stories, the language and content was not what I expected, but as a fan I insist on reading all of her work regardless. So, if you are easily offended, steer clear of this one. Overall, it's not my favorite of hers, but it's different and clever for sure!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl Willis

    The first story was twisted but funny. The other two were just weird and crazy. Four stars over all. Mainly for the 1st story

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rowena Hoseason

    Karin Slaughter normally writes crowd-pleasing, commercial mainstream thrillers which I rarely find too interesting. So I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Three Twisted Stories, especially the longest of them, Go Deep. It’s a wickedly witty depiction of justified retribution visited upon an utterly deserving, thoroughly despicable, unreconstructed chauvinist pig. Set three or four decades ago, Go Deep is told from the perspective of Charlie Lam – a crook, a cheat, a bully and a bit of a brute Karin Slaughter normally writes crowd-pleasing, commercial mainstream thrillers which I rarely find too interesting. So I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Three Twisted Stories, especially the longest of them, Go Deep. It’s a wickedly witty depiction of justified retribution visited upon an utterly deserving, thoroughly despicable, unreconstructed chauvinist pig. Set three or four decades ago, Go Deep is told from the perspective of Charlie Lam – a crook, a cheat, a bully and a bit of a brute. Lam is a coward at heart; a misanthrope as much as he is a misogynist. Slaughter deftly draws a portrait of his blustering, egocentric existence, and then drives a cart and horses straight through it. A less inventive author might’ve chosen to deliver Lam’s come-uppance in purely physical terms, but Slaughter neatly introduces a surreal, otherworldly angle to the action and plays with the nature of perception. You’ll need to read it yourself to experience the twist; along the way you’ll encounter explicit scenes of a sexual nature and some risqué writing of the type I’d never before associated Karin Slaughter. This is weird and a little bit warped: no wonder I liked it. Necessary Women is equally perverse, but is a more typical short story shocker. It’s a carefully choreographed example of backwoods noir where the reader is led by the nose to a sudden ending which has the eye-watering impact of a sudden slap in the face. Again, not for the easily offended. The final tale was my least favourite although it’s a tour de force in stylised stunt-writing. It’s also the most lighthearted of the trio, where the story of mystery, murder and malfeasance are ditzily delivered by a character who’d feel right at home in a Janet Evanovich romp. It’s a total page-turner, too, where the episodic nature of the narrator’s reports keeps the reader galloping onwards. Yet while I admired the undoubted technical merit of the writing, this story and these characters didn’t engage me. (There's more thoughts on this anthology at: https://murdermayhemandmore.wordpress... ) Overall, I may well look again at Karin Slaughter’s full length novels, which is probably the purpose of this collection. However, I can’t help wondering whether her more regular fans will enjoy these twisted little tales; they’re a lot more odd than the last procedural I read of hers. 7/10

  25. 4 out of 5

    Emma Smith

    Karin Slaughter is a great American crime writer. I have read most of her previous books and even had a character named after me in Broken. This was an obvious choice for me. Karin's crime novels are of a high standard and always keep you guessing. Her short stories and novellas try something a bit different. They look at the weird and wonderful and jump straight in to exploring quirky people. These Three Twisted stories are no different. The first story is about Charlie, the used car salesman in Karin Slaughter is a great American crime writer. I have read most of her previous books and even had a character named after me in Broken. This was an obvious choice for me. Karin's crime novels are of a high standard and always keep you guessing. Her short stories and novellas try something a bit different. They look at the weird and wonderful and jump straight in to exploring quirky people. These Three Twisted stories are no different. The first story is about Charlie, the used car salesman in the 1970's who is caught up with some bad people. I quite liked this quirky story about facing up to the consequences of his actions. It was dark with a bit of humour. The characters were those you'd love to hate. I didn't like the stereotyping of women as it was occurring but the twist in the tale made it so worthwhile. There was a point where I thought Karin was ending the story and I was ready to be disappointed but then another twist came and gave it another level of darkness. This was my favourite, even if it was a little unbelievable in places. The second story was about a girl whose mum has died and left her to take over running the family home. This was a very short story that worked as an easy way to break up the two other longer stories. Another dark twist to the story, but I wasn't overly keen on the subject matter. It's an uncomfortable story but well written without wasting pages unnecessarily. Mindy the world record adjudicator is the main character in the third story. It follows her correspondence abroad whilst trying to see if a man has the longest tongue in the world. Whilst there she experiences some unfortunate and humorous circumstances that get her into trouble. Although not my favourite I still enjoyed this light hearted story. She has a habit of babbling in her correspondence and going off on tangents which was annoying at first but soon it became clear why. It is a great way of expanding the story whilst keeping it in email form. Overall a great compilation of slightly dark and twisted stories. Great for those reading slumps when you're between books and not sure what to read next. I received this book from NetGalley For more of my reviews visit http://MrsRedsReviews.wordpress.com

  26. 4 out of 5

    Noelle

    Well first and foremost I cannot stress how much I love Karin Slaughters' books...except, unfortunatley, this one. The first story, Go Deep, started off really good. I liked the characters in that they were interesting and had a certain something about them. For me, this story reminded me a lot of something Stephen King would write. I liked the plot and thought it was clever in the sense of how it developed but the ending disappointed me. I know it is a short story but felt that just a little bi Well first and foremost I cannot stress how much I love Karin Slaughters' books...except, unfortunatley, this one. The first story, Go Deep, started off really good. I liked the characters in that they were interesting and had a certain something about them. For me, this story reminded me a lot of something Stephen King would write. I liked the plot and thought it was clever in the sense of how it developed but the ending disappointed me. I know it is a short story but felt that just a little bit more would have made it much better. The second story, Necessary Women, was bar far my favourite of the three. Unfortunately it was also the shortest and seemed to jump so quickly that I had to stop every now and again to make sure I hadn't miss something. This should have been the longest story in my view...in fact, if there was more development of the characters it may have bumped my review to a 4*. Now the final story, Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line was by far the worst of the three. I just found the way it was written to be slightly annoying. I love the bizarre, the macabre and the weird...but this was just..well...I cannot even describe it. The first two stories on their own may have led to a 4* review overall as I did enjoy the stories and the characters had some substance to them. Unfortunately the last story just ruined it for me. What I will say though, at the end of this book is a Chapter of Karin's next book: Pretty Girls and I was gripped so I am very much looking forward to this. I did not go much into the actual stories in my review as the synopsis explains the stories so no point repeating. And some of you may enjoy the book, so if it is your cup of tea that is great...just was not mine.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    A short and not-too-sweet review from me this time. Sadly. I love Karin Slaughter. I struggled a little with Cop Town - which was a departure from her previous work - but appreciated the messages within the novel and I liked some of the key characters. Sadly the same can't be said for ANY of the characters in Slaughter's three short stories. I don't even know where to start. It's like Slaughter's REALLY tried to move away from her usual genre and more interested in shocking her readers than enter A short and not-too-sweet review from me this time. Sadly. I love Karin Slaughter. I struggled a little with Cop Town - which was a departure from her previous work - but appreciated the messages within the novel and I liked some of the key characters. Sadly the same can't be said for ANY of the characters in Slaughter's three short stories. I don't even know where to start. It's like Slaughter's REALLY tried to move away from her usual genre and more interested in shocking her readers than entertaining them. (And yes, I know that sounds harsh!) I'm actually pretty hard to shock in terms of language and unlikeable characters, but Charlie (and almost everyone) in her new novella Go Deep were friggin' horrid. I know (like in Cop Town) she's trying to make some points about racism and sexism, but I'm really not sure Go Deep is the way to do it. It left a really bad taste in my mouth. (NO PUNS INTENDED!!!!) As for Necessary Women, it was kinda icky and a tad uninteresting; and while Remmy Rothstein (etc) had potential (I liked the correspondence format and it was almost witty!), all I could think was... WTF?! This won't turn me off Slaughter's future work but in my little mind really didn't do anything to build on her reputation. I think she's trying to get a message out but I'm not sure Three Twisted Stories was the way to go. Sorry.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    As the title suggests this book is made up of three stories. Go Deep the first of the stories is the longest story and was by far my favourite one. The storyline reminded me very much of Stephen Kings book Thinner which I also loved. Charlie a cars salesman is your stereo typical male chauvinist and after a run in with a homeless man his whole world turns upside down. There were no likeable characters in this story or really throughout this book that I particularly liked but that didn't stop me f As the title suggests this book is made up of three stories. Go Deep the first of the stories is the longest story and was by far my favourite one. The storyline reminded me very much of Stephen Kings book Thinner which I also loved. Charlie a cars salesman is your stereo typical male chauvinist and after a run in with a homeless man his whole world turns upside down. There were no likeable characters in this story or really throughout this book that I particularly liked but that didn't stop me from enjoying it though. Necessary Women, the second story, I have to admit I am not sure how I feel about this one, it is good but due to the nature of the story I found it a very uncomfortable read. Remmy Rothstein Toes The Line is the last story and as it is in the form of email which i'm not a big lover off it did slightly spoil the story. All three stories are very twisted in their own way and certainly kept me very intrigued throughout the whole book. Overall I really did enjoy this book and even though Karin Slaughter has written many books this is the first of her books I've had the pleasure to read. I certainly will be reading more of her books. Many thanks to Random House UK, Cornerstone and Netgalley for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  29. 5 out of 5

    graveyardgremlin

    Twisted? For sure. Also, sick, surreal, funny, disgusting, wtf?, bizarre, and just plain rad (that's what the kids say these days, right?). So we have three stores: Go Deep, set in April 1974, that stars a truly loathsome man who I sorta started to feel sorry for near the end. Very interesting and well-thought out tale. This is the longest story of the three. Necessary Women is the shortest and the one where I had inklings as it went on of where it would end up but it went even farther and surpr Twisted? For sure. Also, sick, surreal, funny, disgusting, wtf?, bizarre, and just plain rad (that's what the kids say these days, right?). So we have three stores: Go Deep, set in April 1974, that stars a truly loathsome man who I sorta started to feel sorry for near the end. Very interesting and well-thought out tale. This is the longest story of the three. Necessary Women is the shortest and the one where I had inklings as it went on of where it would end up but it went even farther and surprised me. Also, eww! Zee last is Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line, which is told epistolary style via emails. I wasn't too sure of this one at first, but as it went on it grew on me (not literally, because again, yuck). I definitely didn't know where this story was wandering but it sure was a funny, if bizarre, trip. Be sure to read the message headings, they add to the charm as it goes on. From what I understand, these stories are a far cry from Slaughter's usual fare, but they gave me an itch to grab one of her books I've had laying around for too many years to even ponder.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I love Karin Slaughter. I usually walk away from her books with a sense of unrest because I know it will be a long time until I can read another. I was excited to see Three Twisted Stories pop up on my friend Julie's reading list. Yay! New stories!! The title is apt. These stories are twisted. Go Deep left me with an uneasy, WTF? sensation. I listened to Necessary Women previously but it still disturbed me. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line had me laughing hysterically. (Belachew Girma holds the rec I love Karin Slaughter. I usually walk away from her books with a sense of unrest because I know it will be a long time until I can read another. I was excited to see Three Twisted Stories pop up on my friend Julie's reading list. Yay! New stories!! The title is apt. These stories are twisted. Go Deep left me with an uneasy, WTF? sensation. I listened to Necessary Women previously but it still disturbed me. Remmy Rothstein Toes the Line had me laughing hysterically. (Belachew Girma holds the record for longest laugh at 3 hours and 6 minutes). While these stories might prompt me to cross the street if I see Ms. Slaughter coming, my absolute love and fan-girliness of Will Trent would make me chase her down the street shouting questions. So, Karin, if you are walking down Edgewood Avenue and see me, you might want to run. Or join me for

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