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Teething Ring by James Causey is a thought-provoking and gripping psychological thriller that delves into the darkest corners of the human psyche. Set in a small town, the story captivates readers right from the start with its well-developed characters and intense atmosphere.

The plot revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a young girl and the subsequent investigation led by Detective Sarah Simmons. As Simmons uncovers a web of secrets and deceit, she finds herself confronted with her own demons and haunted by a troubled past. Causey masterfully weaves together multiple storylines, keeping readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly flipping the pages to uncover the truth.

The strength of this novel lies in the rich characterization. Causey creates a diverse cast of characters, each with their own flaws, making them relatable and believable. From Simmons' relentless determination to the suspects' questionable motives, the characters drive the narrative forward, creating a compelling and unpredictable plot.

One aspect that stands out is Causey's ability to infuse the story with a sense of unease and tension. The town itself becomes a character, shrouded in darkness and secrets, which adds an intriguing layer to the overall narrative. The author's meticulous attention to detail and descriptive prose enhances the atmospheric tone, making the reader feel as if they are part of the story.

Furthermore, Causey adeptly explores complex themes such as loss, trauma, and the blurred lines between good and evil. The characters' emotional journeys and moral dilemmas add depth to the story, forcing us to question our own assumptions and beliefs.

The pacing of Teething Ring is well-crafted, with alternating perspectives that keep the plot moving at a steady pace. The author's ability to maintain suspense and surprise throughout the novel is commendable, as unexpected twists and turns constantly keep the reader guessing.

If there's one minor drawback to the story, it is perhaps the occasional reliance on familiar tropes within the thriller genre. However, Causey manages to put his own spin on these elements, ensuring that the plot remains fresh and engaging.

In conclusion, Teething Ring is a riveting psychological thriller that will leave readers emotionally invested and eagerly anticipating each new revelation. James Causey's masterful storytelling and captivating characters make this a must-read for fans of the genre. With its atmospheric setting and thought-provoking themes, Teething Ring is a testament to the author's talent and promises an unforgettable reading experience.

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Teething Ring

By JAMES CAUSEY

[Illustration: Illustrated by DICK FRANCIS]

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society ... the more disastrous the mistake!

Half an hour before, while she had been engrossed in the current soap opera and Harry Junior was screaming in his crib, Melinda would naturally have slammed the front door in the little man's face. However, when the bell rang, she was wearing her new Chinese red housecoat, had just lustered her nails to a blinding scarlet, and Harry Junior was sleeping like an angel.

Yawning, Melinda answered the door and the little man said, beaming, "Excellent day. I have geegaws for information."

Melinda did not quite recoil. He was perhaps five feet tall, with a gleaming hairless scalp and a young old face. He wore a plain gray tunic, and a peddler's tray hung from his thin shoulders.

"Don't want any," Melinda stated flatly.

" Please. " He had great, beseeching amber eyes. "They all say that. I haven't much time. I must be back at the University by noon."

"You working your way through college?"

He brightened. "Yes. I suppose you could call it that. Alien anthropology major."

Melinda softened. The initiations those frats pulled nowadays shaving the poor guy's head, eating goldfish it was criminal.

"Well?" she asked grudgingly... Continue reading book >>




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