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Publisher's Summary

In Joseph Stalin's early 1930s Russia, an entire class of people were at risk of exploitation. Valeyria and Alexei Yolkin were members of one such family.
It was a freezing day when the first Yolkin siblings turned on another. With the young children listening in fear below in the darkness, they heard their uncle Eduard giving orders to kill their mother and father. The only girl, Valeyria, aged just seven, had a sudden desire for revenge, it consumed her. She hated her uncle Eduard and she wanted him to die - by her hands, if she could.
But would her thirst for revenge lead her to her final dawn and cloud her judgement? Will she take it too far and turn on those she is supposed to love?
©2014 Alice Catherine Carter (P)2015 Alice Catherine Carter
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By Claude P. Foster on 08-24-16

Best Served Cold

Alice Catherine Carter’s "The Final Dawn" is a dark, straightforward story of revenge. Her tale of the quest for vengeance takes place over decades and the vast expanses of Russia. Carter does a god job of making you feel the cold of the steppes and the cold that can exist inside the human heart. If you’re looking for a quick read with strong themes, this will do.

The narrator, Melanie Fraser, was wonderful. I received this as a free Audible download in return for an honest review.

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By TW Brown, Author, Editor, and Reviewer on 11-23-15

Thrilling tale.

This story grabbed me from the start. Set in Russia during World War II, this story is as cold as the landscape and just as harsh. Valeyria is shaped by events that happen in the opening scene and harbors a hatred that will never melt. No spoilers, but strap in for an afternoon and enjoy the ride.

As always, Melanie Fraser gives a stellar vocal performance that will have you drawn in from the start. I think this style of story is made for her voice.

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By Zena on 06-21-17

Five stars plus!

When this story came to its end, I realized that I had listened all the way through without a single break. Amazing!
It wasn't only the story that I found so entertaining, but the superb narration by Melanie Fraser.
Definitely two very talented people bringing us a totally captivating tale and I am definitely recommending this book which is full of hate, revenge, trust and the betrayal of that trust.
I was given a free audiobook by the narrator and this is my unbiased review.

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By Nana on 09-19-16

Lovely Narrative But Just Getting Started

Enjoyed this book i just wanted more. I wanted the story to carry on and felt it stopped early. Melanie Fraser's narration, was as always, impeccable and helped the listener through all the different characters.

Bill

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