Hero & Heroin – Villain and Villainous and they are 2 in the same
There are soooo many twists and turns you just keep going and you are constantly wondering what is going to happen next. That is until about ¾ of the way through and then it gets wordy and you just want it to “get on with it”. However, keep going...
It keeps the reader guessing and that even happens at the very end. Two ways to look at the ending… Who won the game? I do not know and neither does my other half. Makes you wonder… and keep discussing…
I had heard that Mary Higgins Clark was a great writer but I had never read any of her books. Thought the book was great until the end. VERY disappointed in the trite ending.
I felt that I had lost at the childhood game of “Clue”. I gave it a two because “she had me until the end”.
Love the Molly Harper books because they are always funny and a quick read. That said, I hate Molly Harper books because they are a quick read. They are so much fun that I just want them to keep on going.
Nola Leary, a witch from Ireland, joins the group in Half Moon Hollow, KY in search of four mystical items that belong to her family and they want them back. Nola is on a mission!
Jed Trudeau is also new to the group and a love/hate interest for Nola. Thought I had him figured out at the very beginning of the book and then out of left field, Molly gives a new paranormal experience.
Loved, loved, loved the book. Molly does not disappoint.
Usually I feel the same way about Amanda Ronconi, the narrator. However, her Boston/Irish accent that is supposed to be Nola’s signature didn’t happen. Boston did not come through and Ireland kept fading in and out. I am sure that this was a challenge for Ms. Ronconi and would be for anyone but I was disappointed in her rendition.
How current can you get? Obama and President Xi Jinping of China just met about cyber-security (6-2013). Is Clancy clairvoyant; does he have an in with the State Department; or maybe we have a Hendley Associates and he is a part of it?
This is a detailed book. Clancy takes a long time setting up the characters and the scenarios. We learn how software and weapons work. There is a lot of jargon but in the end it gives a better understanding of what is to follow and you don’t have to be a cyber or computer geek or a jet pilot to understand it.
The book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a spellbinding look at a possible future.
Current headlines should make us aware of our exposure to cyber-hacking and appreciate this great story.
This is a great book with an interesting plot but the hospital part reminds me of a true story that was in the news years ago about a Dr. that went from hospital to hospital... Can’t remember where or when… Maybe someday it will be on “Mystery Detectives” and I’ll say, “that’s it”. This book was not quite the same as that case but it did keep me on the edge of my seat as I read.
Just like in real life there is more than one thing going on at the same time that are not related. In this book Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer and her best friend, Claire, the medical examiner, are working on one case that involves young girls who are suffocated, raped and then dressed in expensive clothes and placed in the front seat of cars.
While the other half of the Women’s Murder Club, Cindy, the reporter, and Yuki, the lawyer, are sitting in on the trail of the San Francisco Municipal Hospital which involves the deaths of patients who die from being given incorrect medications. A self-absorbed, obnoxious Dr. is the main character is this scenario. (This is the one that sounds familiar to me.) Not involved in the trail is the fact the Yuki’s mother died there for no apparent reason right after the trail started and, thus, she is glued and hates the Dr. Also, not included in the trail is the mystery of the buttons found on the eyes of the deceased.
This was a great read and all is solved in the end BUT the murder investigation of the young women ended too abruptly although is was shocking and not expected.
Unbelievable was the development of the young child’s story whose parents were not allowed to stay overnight with him in the hospital. That is just not done.
As the trail moved on, I felt the part of Yuki was underdeveloped since her mother had died in that hospital and under that Doctor’s care.
I love the Women's Murder Club and I especially like the short, fast paced, action packed chapters. The short chapters allow me to put the book down, get something done and then pick it up again as a reward.
Love Patterson, loved this book and will keep on reading his tales.
This Baldacci book did not pull me in as quickly as others he has written but it quickly held me in suspense until the end. It was fast moving.
Army Special Agent John Puller receives an urgent message from his brother asking him to go and see his father in the VA hospital. Aunt Betsy had sent a letter asking for help to investigate the unusual happenings in Paradise, FL. (The name alone gave me pause until I looked it up and found there is a Paradise Heights, FL.) The letter further said that some people were not what they appeared to be.
He liked his Aunt so Puller flew to Fl. only to find his Aunt dead, the police not investigating because they considered it an accident and not a homicide, himself in the middle of a confrontation with the police, and deciding that he was not going to back off as they suggested.
The more I learned about the people in Paradise, the lawyer, and others I begin to see this was no Paradise. Then two people that were friends of his Aunt are found murdered on the beach, Puller is assaulted at his hotel, meets the giant and the plot thickens... with more characters to come…
There are places in the book that are not realistic. I just could not buy the scene on the beach toward the end with the smugglers and the good guys.
There are lots of twists and turns and an explosive ending. Overall, it was a good book that is very entertaining with action and mystery but I gave it a 4 because I could not get around some things that I could not believe.
I am used to Nicholas Sparks “sweet little love stories”. This is definitely a love story but with a “seedy secret”. I am surprised that Sparks took the big leap to address an issue that is all too prevalent in our society. Was also surprised at how the husband thought when in his haze. Always wondered how that thought process unfolded because it made no sense to me. The book’s supernatural ending is also something that Sparks has not used before.
Don’t want to give the plot away but I can say that this is not one of Sparks’ usual “sweet little love stories” it is a great story with a major love story component.
I finished it in three nights and did not want to put it down. It is a must read.
The reader did a great job with the many voices but I did not like the one she used for the heroine. She made her sound board.
I don’t understand. Is Patterson actually co-authoring these new books or are these co- authors just using his name and reputation in order to sell their books? Does anyone know?
Although this book had twists and turns it was unrealistic.
The villain has written a script full of murders and is carrying them out in real life. Then he tells his girlfriend how well his “plot” is turning out. The main character is narcissistic but also underwhelming. The people who are his targets do not come across as very smart and are also very unbelievable because none of them leave NY for LA when it is evident that they are all the targets for this murderer.
The detectives have the usual sexual tensions between them… blah, blah, blah…
I can’t even say that this book is “just okay” because I hated the ending. I would not recommend it.
Funny, sarcastic, funny, fast read, funny, sexy, funny, sharp, funny, charming, funny, educational, funny, wacky, funny. Have you ever thought about squirrel genitalia? Did I mention that the book is FUNNY?
You can read about Sadie Hutchins and Josh Vaughn in the synopsis of the book but that does not let you in on another great character, Kelsey, the secretary, who is also very funny with her original and quirky ways of solving problems.
I knew what was coming but it was fun to ride along on the adventure to see how the journey unfolded. I had to force myself to put the book down and get some shut eye. I’d read the book again just because it is so funny.
This is definitely a chick book like the rest of Molly Harper’s books but I do love her writing. This is one of her best.
As the book opens Charley is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being tortured in the last book. She hasn't left her apartment or taken on any cases in the past two months. All she has done is order things from the Buy From Home channel. She is feeling helpless and vulnerable and can't shake it. This is a 360º from the independent Reaper that we have known. Her best friend, Cookie, and her sister, Gemma, try to turn her around to no avail.
Enter Reyes Farrow, the son of Satin, for one torrid night and she is back to being herself and the novel begins. She takes a case that puts her life in jeopardy again, dealing with demons, bandits and bank robbers.
She is also back to being her funny, wise cracking self with her bumper sticker and T-shirt sayings. Love her humor and I know that naming everything around her is supposed to be funny but not to me. This I find ridiculous. Previously she's named her breasts (Danger & Will Robinson), her car (Misery), and now in this book she names her brain and skull and is trying to come up with a name for her couch and her life. PLEASE!
Although I like the book I felt the author was trying to incorporate scenes from “Shaded of Gray. Doesn't this sound like it? "With a growl that sent my heart racing into overtime, he wrapped one hand around my throat and the other around my waist. From there, he led me back against the wall." The relationship with Reyes Farrow is dysfunctional but this scene doesn't go along with the independent women she is supposed to be. This does not make sense to me. I’d like to see some feelings develop instead of just raw sex.
This book does leave you looking forward to the next book when I think we/she will learn more about her powers.
I am so glad that I found this hilarious mystery series about the exploits of Stephanie Plum, the klutzy bounty hunter. I have become invested in the colorful characters.
In this installment, Stephanie is out to find her missing uncle and there are more colorful characters that surface. She stumbles into a major embezzling scheme involving several murders closely related to her uncle's disappearance. Here lies the mystery in the novel.
Her love-life gets a little complicated with both Morelli and Ranger.
This book, like the others in the series, has a lot of action and tons of laughs. Grandma Mazur, one of my favorite characters, had me doubled over with laughter regarding her stun gun. The car scenes also cracked me up. These are only a drop in the bucket of the non-stop laughing out loud incidents as the mystery unfolds.
I am glad that I do not have to wait for the next book since the ending of this one is a cliffhanger.
Hope someday Stephanie gets one up on Ranger.
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