Strange Country

Strange Country

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But hopes are so easily dashed. On a wintry night in mid-December, someone shoots and kills a woman with a high-powered rifle. Not long after, another of West Prairie City's citizens is killed in exactly the same way, drawing the attention of federal investigators. But the connection between the victims is not easy to uncover...Meanwhile, Hallie Michaels finds a note pinned to her front porch. "What do you fear most?" it asks, accompanied by a set of map coordinates. Over the next few days she receives an anonymous phone call, an unsigned letter left for her at the local AG supply, and finally a note stuck to her kitchen table with a carving knife, all asking the same question and with the same set of coordinates. The mysteries are piling up, and time is short...Will Hallie be able to get to the bottom of this, before the body count rises again?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 147.32 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765329026
  • 9780765329028
  • 1,426,126

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Praise for "Wide Open" by Deborah Coates Magic blows through Deborah Coates' "Wide Open" like the violent thunderstorms of the high plains. This contemporary fantasy is the very best of its genre, from its cinematic landscape, to the compelling twists of the plot, to the building relationships between characters that leap off the page to live in the imagination. Very, very highly recommended. The best contemporary fantasy you'll read this year.--Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief, on Wide Open "A startlingly original book." --Booklist on Wide Open"Magic blows through Deborah Coates' Wide Open like the violent thunderstorms of the high plains. This contemporary fantasy is the very best of its genre, from its cinematic landscape, to the compelling twists of the plot, to the building relationships between characters that leap off the page to live in the imagination. Very, very highly recommended. The best contemporary fantasy you'll read this year." --Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief, on Wide Open"Wide Open is a good read--full of sound and fury, ghosts and fire. A tough, tenacious heroine who relies on guts and brains rather than awesome cosmic superpowers. I loved it. Deborah Coates is a storyteller in the best sense of the word." --Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Wide Open"[The setting] sticks with you, and the lead character of Hallie does too. . . . Compelling." --Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood, on Wide Open"A story about the sense of community and steadfastness present in the Midwest. . . . In times of trouble, we turn to one another and show our true (and hopefully best) selves. Coates captures this beautifully." --The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) on Wide Open A startlingly original book. Booklist on Wide Open Magic blows through Deborah Coates' Wide Open like the violent thunderstorms of the high plains. This contemporary fantasy is the very best of its genre, from its cinematic landscape, to the compelling twists of the plot, to the building relationships between characters that leap off the page to live in the imagination. Very, very highly recommended. The best contemporary fantasy you'll read this year. Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief, on Wide Open Wide Open is a good read--full of sound and fury, ghosts and fire. A tough, tenacious heroine who relies on guts and brains rather than awesome cosmic superpowers. I loved it. Deborah Coates is a storyteller in the best sense of the word. Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Wide Open [The setting] sticks with you, and the lead character of Hallie does too. . . . Compelling. Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood, on Wide Open A story about the sense of community and steadfastness present in the Midwest. . . . In times of trouble, we turn to one another and show our true (and hopefully best) selves. Coates captures this beautifully. The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) on Wide Open" A startlingly original book. "Booklist on Wide Open" Magic blows through Deborah Coates' "Wide Open" like the violent thunderstorms of the high plains. This contemporary fantasy is the very best of its genre, from its cinematic landscape, to the compelling twists of the plot, to the building relationships between characters that leap off the page to live in the imagination. Very, very highly recommended. The best contemporary fantasy you'll read this year. Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief, on Wide Open "Wide Open" is a good read--full of sound and fury, ghosts and fire. A tough, tenacious heroine who relies on guts and brains rather than awesome cosmic superpowers. I loved it. Deborah Coates is a storyteller in the best sense of the word. "Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author, on Wide Open" [The setting] sticks with you, and the lead character of Hallie does too. . . . Compelling. "Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood, on Wide Open" A story about the sense of community and steadfastness present in the Midwest. . . . In times of trouble, we turn to one another and show our true (and hopefully best) selves. Coates captures this beautifully. "The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) on Wide Open"" Praise for "Wide Open" by Deborah Coates"A startlingly original book."--"Booklist """"Magic blows through Deborah Coates' "Wide Open" like the violent thunderstorms of the high plains. This contemporary fantasy is the very best of its genre, from its cinematic landscape, to the compelling twists of the plot, to the building relationships between characters that leap off the page to live in the imagination. Very, very highly recommended. The best contemporary fantasy you'll read this year."--Sarah Prineas, author of "The Magic Thief "Wide Open" is a good read--full of sound and fury, ghosts and fire. A tough, tenacious heroine who relies on guts and brains rather than awesome cosmic superpowers. I loved it. Deborah Coates is a storyteller in the best sense of the word."--Patricia Briggs, "New York Times" bestselling author "[The setting] sticks with you, and the lead character of Hallie does too. . . . Compelling."--Kendare Blake, author of "Anna Dressed in Blood"" ""A story about the sense of community and steadfastness present in the Midwest. . . . In times of trouble, we turn to one another and show our true (and hopefully best) selves. Coates captures this beautifully."--"The Gazette" (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
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About Deborah Coates

DEBORAH COATES lives in Ames, Iowa, and works for Iowa State University. She is the author of Wide Open, Deep Down, and Strange Country. Her short fiction has appeared in Asimov's and Strange Horizons, as well as Year's Best Fantasy 6, Best Paranormal Romance, and Best American Fantasy.
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163 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 22% (36)
4 50% (81)
3 24% (39)
2 3% (5)
1 1% (2)
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