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Shutter by Ramona Emerson

alliereads_'s review against another edition

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mysterious tense

2.0

The only interesting thing about this book was the Navajo perspective. The writing was repetitive, the mystery was fairly basic, and many of the plot points and characters felt randomly thrown in. I really enjoyed the parts about Rita and her grandmother as individuals and their histories, but the actual crime plot really bored me. 

lemanley's review

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

lj09's review

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medium-paced

3.0

julied's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5


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bikes_books_yarn's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

throwback682's review against another edition

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

A young Navajo woman who can see ghosts works as a crime scene photographer and suspects her coworkers of dirty deeds. She has to simultaneously navigate her culture, family issues, and grief while being followed by angry ghosts bent on revenge who need her help. 

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cantfindmybookmark's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

timna_wyckoff's review

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3.0

I appreciated the creative and novel approach to this mystery story, but after the first couple chapters (which were great) the writing and organization felt forced and a little dull.

bibliovino's review against another edition

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

A wild ride full of ghosts and villains. Who can Rita trust and how can she battle her demons and those rising in the world around her? I loved the creepy atmosphere, the forensic setting and the Navajo influences. 

julieb3a's review against another edition

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dark tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

2.25

I like the subject matter more than the average book, but her writing was super repetitive making the book feel really slow.