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The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin Kennedy August 1, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Samantha Bryant @ 1:12 am

Darin Kennedy and I share a publisher and after this review I’m even more curious about his book. Moving it up the TBR list.


The Mussorgsky Riddle by Darin KennedyFilled with the looming horror, comedy, hope, gritty images, and soaring possibilities of its inspiration, Kennedy has created a novel that encompasses several genres without sacrificing the depth of any.

Mira Tejedor makes her career as a psychic, finding people and objects when others can’t. Compared to the harrowing images of a kidnapping case, the request to help a psychologist find the cause of a thirteen-year-old boy’s semi-catatonia seems like the rest she needs. She quickly discovers Anthony Faircloth’s psyche is shattered into pieces matching the movements of Pictures at an Exhibition. At first, the greatest danger seems to be failing to gain Anthony’s trust, but the further Mira travels into the suite, the more she discovers the trauma that broke Anthony’s mind might not be over, or targeting Anthony alone.

While many stories are inspired by pieces of music, keeping the music visible throughout another without the sense…

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