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Our Lady of Pain | [Elena Forbes]

Our Lady of Pain

''He saw the body of the naked woman. She was kneeling down in the snow, head bent right over touching the ground. He felt cold just to look at her.' The young woman was Rachel Tenison, a wealthy art dealer, who led what appeared to be a normal, fulfilled life. But as DI Mark Tartaglia and DS Sam Donovan scratch away at the surface, a darker, secret side emerges. Then a tip-off sends their investigation spinning in an entirely different direction.
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Publisher's Summary

'He saw the body of the naked woman. She was kneeling down in the snow, head bent right over touching the ground. He felt cold just to look at her.'

The young woman was Rachel Tenison, a wealthy art dealer, who led what appeared to be a normal, fulfilled life. But as DI Mark Tartaglia and DS Sam Donovan scratch away at the surface, a darker, secret side emerges.

Then a tip-off sends their investigation spinning in an entirely different direction.

©2008 Elena Forbes; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Emma Navigators, Australia 02-01-11
    Emma Navigators, Australia 02-01-11
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    "Good, solid, mystery"

    This book didn't blow my mind, but it was interesting and I'd read more by the same author. The characters were well drawn out, and the book had a good pace to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 01-04-15
    Toby Portsmouth, NH, United States 01-04-15 Member Since 2014

    Anglophile. Prefer only British fiction and mysteries. Good translations of Italian, too.

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    "Held my interest all the way until the ending"
    Would you listen to Our Lady of Pain again? Why?

    Yes, I am almost finished with the third one and have bought the next one. Someone in a review compared her to Donna Leon. Yes, in some ways this is true. In others not, but it does not matter. I love a mystery with strong characterization and sense of place.


    What other book might you compare Our Lady of Pain to and why?

    Perhaps a Donna Leon, but I do not like to think this way. It seems artificial and counterproductive.


    What about Ric Jerrom’s performance did you like?

    I mostly like all of it with one tiny complaint. I wish his voice level would not go up so loudly at times and then I must turn the volume down to not wake my spouse and then it goes back to normal and I have to turn it up again. Consistency would be good. This is normal for most USA books, which is why I buy so very few. I haven't found this to be a problem with UK books before now. But, basically, he is really good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I never answer this question as it is too lame.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the author continues to write and that I will have more than the four currently now available. I adore the characters and scenes. Modernity with acute social commentary. Such a worthy series that is also a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    08-26-11
    08-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Weird ending"

    Quite enjoyed the book up to a point - but the ending was not very consistent with the rest of the story line. It seemed to be a last minute construction and one not very well thought out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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