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Jennifer Lawler

Kendra, interesting insight into this being a perhaps unsuccessful DE revision! Without the murder we just have a sort of story of a girl’s life, which probably doesn’t explore character well enough to stand alone as that type of literary fiction. So, the author grafts (perhaps at an editor’s suggestion) the murder/investigation on to it as a means of pulling the reader along. Could be.