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What Would You Do If The Man Who Murdered Your Friend Could Get Paroled?As Katy McKenna struggles to rebuild the career she suspended to chase her cheating was-band's dreams, her life suddenly takes a dramatic turn when she stumbles upon a newspaper story about an impending parole hearing for the man who raped and murdered her high school friend sixteen years ago. SickenedWhat Would You Do If The Man Who Murdered Your Friend Could Get Paroled?As Katy McKenna struggles to rebuild the career she suspended to chase her cheating was-band's dreams, her life suddenly takes a dramatic turn when she stumbles upon a newspaper story about an impending parole hearing for the man who raped and murdered her high school friend sixteen years ago. Sickened that he could soon be preying on other young girls, Katy throws caution to the wind and sets out to make sure this doesn't happen, not realizing she might not survive to blog about it.Sometimes, doing the right thing can get you killed....

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ISBN : 24953840
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Number of Pages : 310 Pages
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dead girls don t blog Reviews

  • WritngMuse Sandy Penny
    2019-05-10 01:58

    Ruined Lives Ruin Lives ...Review by Sandy Penny, SweetMysteryBooks.comPamela Frost Dennis has created a unique voice in this book, having her heroine, Katy McKenna, blog her way through the murder of a friend she experienced as a teenager. The event scarred her deeply, and 16 years later, the murderer is about to come up for parole. Katy resolves to stop that from happening, and that starts a wicked chain of events that just might get her killed. The book is well written and very involving. I would not normally read such graphic details of a rape and murder, but this one was so real, like it happened to your best friend, that I could not stop reading. I definitely think there is room in the modern mystery market for blogging to be an integral part of a story line. Excellent job of creating something fresh and new and deeply emotional. Warning: Deeply disturbing graphic account of rape, kidnapping and murder. ***** Five Stars.

  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    2019-05-05 00:53

    Here's a toast to Pamela Frost Dennis for a delightful mystery read that left me with a smile on my face. I really love murder/crime mysteries, the never-ending feeling of anticipation and shock always make my day. I could never get tired reading mysteries and Dead Girl's Don't Blog is not an exception.I loved how Katy McKenna shares her thoughts on her blog and on the whole book as well. She's quirky, snarky and feisty. Her blog entries cracked me up, something I fail to deliver on my own blog. Ha! She's a talented artist who wasn't much lucky in love. Then her inner sisterly instinct got the best of her when she learned of Phil Hobart's impending release in prison after serving 15 years in prison, for the rape/kidnapping/murder charges of her high school friend, Lindsay Moore. Phil actually confessed all the things he and his friends had done to Lindsay and has been in incarceration for more than a decade, but Katy felt that it was her civic obligation to make sure that the parole for Phil Hobart wouldn't happen. Little did she know, she attracted danger when she started digging about her friend's rape/murder case. Mystery surrounded her when she learned Hobart’s mom went ballistic after seeing her petition. I myself was mad about the convict's freedom, but there were times when I actually pitied him. But justice has to be served and what better way to serve this than with a hot Katy on the trail. I was also overwhelmed by Katy's cohorts, namely her pets Daisy & Tabitha, plus there’s dear old wise Grandma! Ruby is hilarious! Never a dull moment with her, she is an enigma! I love everything in this book and would be thrilled if the author writes another one. Kudos to her for writing a true-to-life story that has a heart and full of adventures. Now, let me do some action on my own blog, too…

  • Nancy Jarvis
    2019-04-29 02:35

    I was expecting a cozy and Pamela's book certainly has a charming protagonist, quirky characters, and humor which makes me want to read her next book, but there is a dark side to her writing. Interspersed in the present is her character trying to stop a rapist and killer from getting parole. The book flips to 1996 as the horrendous crime that led up to the imprisonment of the man she wants to keep in prison is told from the perspective of the victim and the perpetrators. Some of the descriptions are disturbing; what makes for a complex read is that the perpetrators are in many ways as innocent as their victim. Well done.

  • Ann
    2019-04-28 20:35

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a mystery that tackles a hard subject, but the author has included a delightfully quirky heroine and some humor that make it a really good read. The story line keeps your guessing from the first pages and kept me turning pages to see what could possibly happen next. I definitely look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Cassandra
    2019-05-01 23:42

    Dead Girls Don’t Blog has a good balance between serious and quirky, a balance that becomes very important with the serious nature of the book. I do love that this book is based on real life perspectives and experiences, and I think that this strongly contributes to how the book turned out. I found that I could easily imagine myself in the shoes of Katy McKenna, although I don’t think her and I would always react the same. It was nice to find a book that managed to be both intelligent and funny without going overboard in either direction. I will be looking out for the next book in the series.

  • Sophia
    2019-05-07 20:47

    EnthrallingI'll admit, I didn't have much hope for this book when I first saw the cover. However, once I began reading it, I couldn't put it down! The protagonist, Katy, was very likeable but also believable in her adventures. There was enough backstory that you didn't feel lost, and the author, Dennis, made sure to hold our interest with undeveloped characters, and subtle promises of more to come. I look forward to her next book in the series.

  • Starla B
    2019-05-20 21:38

    I loved this book. The subject matter was hard, but I could not put the book down. I ended up finishing it in about two and a half hours. I am definitely interested in reading the next book in the series!

  • Indiebrag
    2019-05-08 23:41

    We are proud to announce that DEAD GIRLS DON'T BLOG by Pamela Frost Dennis is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-05-02 21:49

    I have to admit I was intrigued as a blogger myself when I saw this title as I was like Oooh Blogs. Then when I saw the idea of Dead Girls Don't Blog it got me more interested. I had a whole different story running through my head on what this would be about I soon discovered once I started reading. The book started out fifteen years ago when a girl Lindsay Moore was raped and murdered coming home from a party. The next chapter jumps fifteen years into the future, and one of the convicted Philip Hobart is up for parole. Katy McKenna knew Lindsay from school and was an acquaintance. She can't believe that Philip is up for parole, after all, he not only raped her but murdered her. Katy decides to start up a petition to stop the parole release; this leads her to blog as she needs a hobby. During this book, we have two sides of the story going from Katy's view in the present time and Philip's viewpoint leading from the first time he met Lindsey right up to the day he turned himself in. We also learn the reasoning behind what happened to the other two culprits and why it is only Philip behind bars. I have to admit this was a fast-paced read and I quite liked the twist where Philip's family confronted Katy, and we learn what they went through as well. This showed readers that for every action, there are reactions from both sides of the table and often the convicted, their families can suffer tremendously too. Sometimes just as bad as the victim's families. Dead Girl's Don't Blog by Pamela Frost Dennis was a cozy mystery and reminded me of the type of books that are published by Henery Press.

  • Bonnie Keck
    2019-04-30 03:49

    Kindle Unlimited although came across the #1 on a freebie day so picked up #2 on ku. Keep trying to figure out what all the title really had to do with the story, and about 2/3 it didn't. The blurb reads as if it was a close friend when it wasn't, and the 'date rape' and subsequent murders were a bit odd as the main one had no real justice, the one being yes guy pretty much the same, but the other one who had the least took the brunt, and then of course there is the murder of the girl and the mother, so while it was a decent story there were several major flaws to my mind, and some minor ones which I overlooked, but the first part is indicated in the stars. The back and forth in the timeline was rather jarring as well.Dead Girls Don't Blog (Murder Blog Mysteries #1)Better Dead Than Wed (Murder Blog Mysteries #2)

  • Desiree Burnett
    2019-05-24 20:38

    Difficult read for a cozyI liked the characters, and the story was compelling. However, I found myself having to take a break after every 1996 chapter. Lindsay’s story is heartbreaking I found myself needing some time to process the events.The only part I found a little hard to believe is Katy not calling the police at the mall...her rationale didn’t make sense. Satisfying conclusion though.

  • Kary
    2019-05-03 04:39

    I read the second book before I read this one not knowing it was a series. You don’t necessarily need to read them in order but as I was reading this one I kept thinking I had read it before. It was hard to read about “Lindsay” but everything else I liked because Katy and her family and friends are so quirky.

  • Bbann
    2019-05-24 02:34

    Almost "too good" because after some of the more graphic details, i had to put it down for a while. This would be such a thought-provoking/eye-opening type story for kids heading into college to read.

  • LuAnn
    2019-05-20 02:31

    Incredibly Good StoryMini review since writing on Kindle. Will write more later. The crimes described were horrifying. The story is riveting. And I hope the Viking's blind date is a nightmare! ;)

  • Marcia-Lee Finocchio
    2019-05-05 04:43

    Dead Girls Don’t BlogThis book is very different from the Cozy Mysteries I read, but was very entertaining. This is a somewhat true story that the author went through.. Characters and storyline was awesome, enjoyed reading this book,

  • Cjg800
    2019-05-02 03:56

    Good first book in series. Some serious topics that really make you think about others' perspectives.

  • Jane
    2019-05-10 20:56

    Not as funny as I expected from the title. But the concept is good, plotting & character development more than okay.

  • Trudy Gleason
    2019-05-23 02:37

    It is amazing how much one drunken act can affect so many lives in such a profound way. Good book.

  • Brie
    2019-04-28 03:36

    Won in a Goodreads First Reads contest.Passed on to another reader as gift.

  • Linda Winter
    2019-05-26 20:41

    Great book!This was a great read. I could not put it down. I love Katy and her family.Just horrible decisions by ALL the kids!

  • Phil Fretz
    2019-05-27 04:30

    A great plotEasy to follow, a lot of unexpected twists in the plot, good personality development. One of the best books I've ever read.

  • Shirley Worley
    2019-04-30 03:47

    After learning about a local murderer's upcoming parole hearing, Katy takes on a campaign to stop his release. Although her petitions garner plenty of signatures and support, not everyone is happy about her efforts and her life comes under attack more than once. Her BFF believes Katy is stuck in an post-divorce rut and encourages Katy to blog about her daily events in an effort to move forward. Everyone, including Katy's wacky grandma, tries to set her up with eligible bachelors, but Katy's new neighbor proves to be what dreams are made of.The two stories in Dead Girls Don't Blog are like night and day, and yet have been woven together with great success. The one story covers a very difficult journey of the rape, kidnapping, and murder of a young high school student by three college students. It was heart-wrenching to read and a little more graphic than I had anticipated. But the characters were very well written, allowing the reader to see how easily one bad decision can snowball into a life-changing event. The three boys were so different; one rich and without conscience, another eager to please and gullible, and the third an Eagle Scout, studious, caring, and admirable. But in a drunken moment, the one bad apple spoiled the whole bunch and each had to suffer the consequences of their actions. Not only did they suffer for their deeds, but their families did as well. On the flip side, we read about Katy and her do-good intentions. This quirky gal, her friends, and her family provide the much needed balance to the book. She's funny and easy to relate to. She drives an old car named Veronica, has bad hair days, and sometimes gets caught well into the afternoon still in her pajamas. I think there may be some romantic possibilities in her future :), hopefully with the 'Viking' next door. Who knows?

  • Roxann
    2019-05-12 00:59

    I received the book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.From the cover: What would you do if the man who murdered your friend was up for parole? After nursing her husband through cancer, then getting dumped for a "pre-schooler," Katy McKenna is ready for a major life reboot... First on her "exciting new life" agenda is to get her personal life in order and revive the successful career she suspended to follow her was-band's dreams. Her "new life" plan takes a sudden dramatic turn when she stumbles upon a newspaper story about an impending parole hearing for the man who raped and murdered her high school friend sixteen years ago. Sickened that he could soon be preying on other young girls, Katy sets out to make sure this doesn't happen, not realizing the imminent peril she's about to unleash upon herself. Meanwhile, Grandma Ruby is hell-bent on finding Katy a hunky transition man and her BFF is nagging her to blog about her anger issues. I really enjoyed this book. I also liked Katy, lead female character. She was ‘kind of’ quirky and very real-almost as if you know someone like her. The story line keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. The book was a good mix of mystery and humor even though it was a very serious subject of rape, kidnapping and murder.

  • Jennifer Jowsey
    2019-05-19 03:54

    I won this book in a good reads giveaway. I thought from the title that it was going to be a fluffy, kind of goofy book. I also thought it'd be more computer-oriented, actual stuff about the blog. Katy is a bit of a goofy character, and she is technologically inept, but she's likable and interesting. The flashbacks to the murder are a surprisingly brutal contrast: they're detailed and very real feeling. It's not a book I would recommend for a lot of people, being sensitive about any violence they may have had in their lives (again, this is more of the real, could-happen-to-anyone variety, that may hit a little too close to home for some people). It's sad overall, if I think about it, the way lives are ruined and how some things unravel. But I was surprised to find that I liked her writing style (first book I've read by this author), and I immediately added the next book to my wishlist.

  • Jayne Wilson
    2019-05-01 20:59

    Thank you to Pamela Frost Dennis for providing me with a free copy in return for an honest review.Katy is trying to rebuild her career after a divorce when she finds a newspaper article about an upcoming parole hearing for the man who raped, kidnapped and murdered her friend, 16 years ago. She decides to start a petition against his release not realising that she may not be around to blog about it.The story goes between present day and 16 years previously and we learn a lot about the 3 young men that carried out the attack. At times I felt sorry for 2 of the young men. Katy is a likeable heroine and I loved her grandmother.Fantastic book that had me hooked from the first page.

  • J. Ewbank
    2019-05-04 04:37

    This is a good book by Palema Frost Dennis. The title didn't give anything away so was not sure what I was getting into, but I got into good. It is a good mystery, and a good story with a heroine that is not supergirl but a real human. Enjoyed it because there was humor in the story, some good characters and a plot that ends, but only partially because there is much to complete in a next book. received it in Goodreads Giveaway and am happy that I did.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" "To Whom It May Concern" and "Tell Me About the United Methodist Church"

  • Julia Proud
    2019-05-25 23:47

    This was a very well written book.I enjoyed all points of view, including the point of view of the 'criminal', which is usually hard to pull off. At the risk of giving out spoilers I have to say I grew very attached to Phillip and the ending got me a little frustrated. But I guess it's more a matter of personal opinion here. The pacing was good and, especially towards the end, I looked for every excuse I could find to escape real life and jump back into the story.I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a crime thriller with a dash of perky and quirky.

  • Blessednotlucky
    2019-05-11 04:57

    This author is local to me and she set her book in a fictional town based on a nearby city. I loved recognizing the places I've been around here. The book was really a surprise. Based on the title and cover, I thought it would be a lighthearted or 'cozy' type mystery and, indeed, the heroine was a plucky and likable person. But the flashbacks to the crime that occurred when she was a child were quite serious and brutal. In some ways, it was a jarring contrast and in other ways it was like the best of both worlds in one book. Check it out and see what you think.

  • Katie Mettner
    2019-05-16 03:57

    I found this book to be very enjoyable, well-written and intriguing. While the subject matter is touchy, the fact is, these types of crimes happen everyday, and everyday the people paying for those crimes are released from prison too early. I thought the author did a fantastic job of letting us get to know Katy, while moving the story forward easily and swiftly. I've already bought Better Wed Than Dead and can't wait to see what Katy gets herself into in this book. I already despise her was-band Chad, and hope he gets his in the next book!

  • Suzan
    2019-05-11 03:43

    Wow this book really covers topics that are hard to read. The author does a wonderful job of tackling this by her use of quirky characters. At first I had a hard time with her style but once I got into it I saw how she helped me to read the difficult subjects. She also does a great job of making Phil seem so real. Your nice boy next door who happens to do one really bad thing and all the consequences that result from his actions. Even how it affects those around him family friends. Wonderful book.