NET GALLEY REVIEWS – The Death of Harry Crow

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wow! This is a great book that has you hooked from the first page to the very last. This is my first from this author but not my last. Excellent.

Erin Stetler – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

How can I describe this book? This is what I am looking for and I’ll definitely suggest this to anyone because this is worth your time to try his incredible work. A perfectly planned and well-written plot which makes me look forward to his works. Each page has different twists and surprises, a bit tricky for me. The ending and revelations are entirely unpredictable, again this is not your typical type of mystery story it has its uniqueness.

Dreamidge – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Thank you to Leith C. MacArthur for this engrossing book. It follows two identical twins whom are named Annie and Amanda Crow, they celebrate their fourteenth birthday. Their father is called Harry Crow, he died in an explosive car crash which involved 3 cars…everyone in the crash unfortunately died.  

Time skip four years later, Amanda one of the twins goes missing and Amanda’s boyfriend was found murdered. With very little assistance from their local police department.  Then the mother of the girls finds William Snow and hires him as he has a very great reputation in which he ends up finding children that go missing!

So William opens up an extensive investigation and he ends up finding a link between Harry’s death and Amanda going missing.. He ends up going deeper into the investigation then more horrifying news of more people disappearing,  The case eventually leads to an deserted island, and a madman known as The Driver, and the twisted truth behind the death of Harry gets revealed….. 

This was such a mysterious and twisty book with shock plots and investigation, it had me on edge and kept me going all the way to the end and I could not put it down and it had me gripped, I loved the progression of the story and all the twists involved.

Definitely recommend 5 Stars.

Shannon W. – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

This novel follows the remarkable detective William Snow as he uses his otherworldly skills to uncover the bizarre disappearance and murder of a young couple. This novel is incredible, thrilling and the unique plot devices truly make this an exciting read from start to finish.

Mycal Amber B. – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

William Snow has the gift of sight. He is an expert in finding missing children when the police cannot connect the dots. He has the gift of being liked by people. They tell him the little things that help him follow the trail to the truth. You know he is a caring person having rescued his dog from a dumpster. A multiple vehicle accident with many deaths 4 years ago will connect with missing people and even a dog in the present. The police cannot see the connection but Snow and his unusual friend will find the trail which will lead to an unbelievable finish.

This is a mystery with a difference. Characters that are believable. You will find you cannot wait till the last page.


I was given an arc of this book by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Charlotte Pawson – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 4 out of 5.

I would like to thank NetGalley.com and Cameron Publicity and Marketing Ltd for an advance copy of The Death of Harry Crow, the first novel to feature Rhode Island based “Finding Man” William Snow.

Snow finds people when the police have failed so Laura Crow asks him for help in finding her teenage daughter, Amanda, who has been troubled and difficult since the death of her father in a car crash four years earlier and whom the police believe has run away with her boyfriend. The discovery of the boyfriend’s murdered body leads Snow to believe that Amanda has been kidnapped and somehow it is linked to the death of Harry Crow. Snow begins hunting a madman known as The Driver.

I enjoyed The Death of Harry Crow which is a well written and plotted crime thriller with some unexpected twists and turns, not least the fact that William Snow is psychic. I’ll be honest, it’s not really my kind of reading and the author makes a big thing of it. There is no “maybe there’s an alternative explanation“ it is straightforward places and things inducing visions/daydreams that he can interpret correctly to push his investigation forward. Hmm.

Nevertheless it is well written with a plot that unfolds over the course of the novel with much of the mystery lying in The Driver’s motives and plans. The narrative is mostly split between Snow in the first person and The Driver in the third person, one tracking, the other carrying out his unspecified plan. It has a moreish quality as the reader tries to work out what The Driver is up to and wills Snow on to find Amanda, as his quest grows increasingly bigger and more convoluted. It’s fair to say that the ending is unusual as all becomes clear and the situation is resolved.

I’m not sure what to think of William Snow as, in many ways, he remains a cypher. Dogged, yes, psychic, yes, kind, yes, everything else, no. I liked the novel but, again, I’m not sure if I want to read the follow up.

Elaine Tomasso – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Quite enjoyed this book, and the writing style of MacArthur. Will be on the look out for more of his work. Particularly enjoyed how the psychic aspect was handled.

June Lorraine R. – Net Galley Reviews
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Rating: 5 out of 5.

When you sit down by the fire to read Leith C. MacArthur’s latest thriller, The Death of Harry Crow, you’d better hold on to your hat. The story charges right out of the gate with a deadly multi-car crash, a murder, the kidnapping of a teenage girl, and The Driver—a strange man in a truck with an equally strange cargo. The action comes at a blistering pace and it never lets up. 

By creating detailed visual settings, vivid characters, evocative dialogue, and a narrative that fuels an explosive plot, MacArthur not only pulled me into the story, he dragged me into the horror and never let go.


And The Driver scared the hell out of me!

If you like thrillers, The Death of Harry Crow is a must-read!

Enjoy!

A teacher of writing for more than four decades, Jack Galvin has published thirty-five articles in both regional and national magazines, and he co-wrote the award winning Within Reach, a harrowing account of Mt. Everest’s deadliest disaster. Jack continues to teach The Circle of Scholars program at Salve Regina University.

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GALVIN REVIEW – The Death of Harry Crow

When you sit down by the fire to read Leith C. MacArthur’s latest thriller, The Death of Harry Crow, you’d better hold on to your hat. The story charges right out of the gate with a deadly multi-car crash, a murder, the kidnapping of a teenage girl, and The Driver—a strange man in a truck with an equally strange cargo. The action comes at a blistering pace and it never lets up. 

By creating detailed visual settings, vivid characters, evocative dialogue, and a narrative that fuels an explosive plot, MacArthur not only pulled me into the story, he dragged me into the horror and never let go.
And The Driver scared the hell out of me!
If you like thrillers, The Death of Harry Crow is a must-read!

Enjoy!

A teacher of writing for more than four decades, Jack Galvin has published thirty-five articles in both regional and national magazines, and he co-wrote the award winning Within Reach, a harrowing account of Mt. Everest’s deadliest disaster. Jack continues to teach The Circle of Scholars program at Salve Regina University.

KIRKUS REVIEW – An Artificial Life

An Artificial Life, Kirkus Reviews writes:

In novelist MacArthur’s first-person chronicle of drug dependence, he calls his addiction “Creep” and describes it as a “loping simian” that “lives in a cave at the back of my skull”. MacArthur’s narrative tone is earnest and urgent, rushing past years and events at a steady clip, encompassing both joy and grief. The author’s journey, expressed year by year, is long and grim, but it eventually makes room for the possibility of sunnier skies ahead. Despite its frenetic, unorthodox format, MacArthur’s memoir will appeal, especially to readers who’ve fought addiction themselves. The author’s dialogues with Creep are chilling.