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Keeper of the Bride | [Tess Gerritsen]

Keeper of the Bride

After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead--but who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out...fast. With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps.
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Publisher's Summary

After Nina Cormier was jilted at the altar, the empty church exploded. Then someone tried to run Nina off the road, and she realized someone wanted her dead--but who? That's what Detective Sam Navarro needs to find out...fast.

With a nightmare unfolding around them, Sam and Nina decipher the stunning truth. Now they're at the mercy of a brilliant madman who plays for keeps.

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    Edda Redwood City, CA, USA 11-02-09
    Edda Redwood City, CA, USA 11-02-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Not what I have come to expect from Tess Gerritsen"

    Until now, Tess Gerritsen was, for me, equivalent to "edge of your seat" thrillers and characters full of personality. The Harvest, Gravity, wonderful medical thrillers. Her Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon... superb. And now, this book that had me repeating "oh please" as I hit the forward button to bypass the unbelievable nonsensical musings of the two main characters. I actually had to go back and make sure that this was a book by the same Tess Gerritsen that I had come to enjoy so much reading; in short, if you are a Tess Gerritsen fan, don't bother with this book, you will be very disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 02-20-14
    Carol Belle river, ON, Canada 02-20-14 Member Since 2010

    I listen to a book a day just about. I am 49, I love mystery, thriller, true crime. G.Guidall best reader for me.

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    "Not like her later novels, this is simple"

    Love the later novels, this is more romance than I like. Too simple for me, not a thriller or intriguing as her other or later novels, that I give high marks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Bel Potsdam, NY, United States 02-11-14
    J Bel Potsdam, NY, United States 02-11-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Not what I expected"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book is more of a romance novel than a mystery. Don't expect a Rizzoli and Isles style mystery. The essential elements of a good mystery are here but the book really revolves around relationship developing between the two main characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tess Gerritsen again?

    Yes.


    What about Montana Chase’s performance did you like?

    The performance is fine and not an issue.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    libgil Kingwood, TX, US 11-30-12
    libgil Kingwood, TX, US 11-30-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Worst Tess Gerritsen EVER written....DID she write"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Totally predictable, no backbone to any of the characters and if I had not listened to so many books by Tess Gerritsen and this were my first one.....it would DEFINITELY be my last. I can't believe that she actually wrote this. Characters have no substance...plot is any that a sixth grader could write.....(and that's not being complimentary to sixth graders)
    AWFUL! Would LOVE to have my money back on this one!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Flat, no emotion....might as well have been reading a cookbook.


    What character would you cut from Keeper of the Bride?

    The question should be which character would I KEEP


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY! I'M a huge fan of Gerritsen...but what a disappointment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lin Forest Lake, MN, United States 07-28-14
    Lin Forest Lake, MN, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't bother"
    What would have made Keeper of the Bride better?

    A better story!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tess Gerritsen again?

    Yes, but not this one! Love her medical mysteries, but this was beyond bad!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila CHICAGO, IL, USA 05-27-14
    Sheila CHICAGO, IL, USA 05-27-14 Member Since 2003
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    "SOOO VERY DISAPPOINTED"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Get rid of the sappy romance sections... keep the mystery and beef up the characters.


    What was most disappointing about Tess Gerritsen’s story?

    I knew i was in trouble when i discovered this was a Harlequin book. definitely did not realize that when i made the purchase. Love Tess Gerritsen and her characters but the name Harlequin implies long sappy mind numbing excruciatingly detailed description of sex and i was not disappointed ... and that is not a good thing.

    I'd hoped for a solid thriller on par with Gerritsen's prior books ... NOT THE CASE! Nearly 40% of the book is taken up by either the two main characters fighting their attraction to each other or mating as a result of it. Personally, i would think that someone under the threat of a killer would have other things to focus on... but that is just me.

    Opened my audible account to double check if other Gerritsen books are Harlequn. so far so good. will definitely check before ever purchasing futures books though.Cannot bear having to endure another like this one!!!


    Have you listened to any of Montana Chase’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    don't believe i have, however, she handled the delivery of this book well. bet with decent material she would really rock!


    Was Keeper of the Bride worth the listening time?

    NO NO NO and by the way NO ... unless of course you are really into the Harlequin style of literature... I AM NOT!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet J Ray College Station, TX United States 11-05-12
    Janet J Ray College Station, TX United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good, but not the best by Tess Gerritsen."
    What did you love best about Keeper of the Bride?

    The story.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like the book was not finished. There was a story line left hanging.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Cedar Park, TX, United States 09-12-12
    Carrie Cedar Park, TX, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A bit disappointed"
    What did you like best about Keeper of the Bride? What did you like least?

    The storyline had some promise, but it seemed to be mingled with a sappy love story that overwhelmed the story line at times. There was also some fairly unbelievable behavior, like how people in the story react to death, betrayal, etc., and this detracted from the story and caused confusion about the characters.


    Has Keeper of the Bride turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will watch for reviews about this kind of suspense/romance style of storyline in the future (I think I saw one before I downloaded this book on my phone).


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    More realistic interactions between the two main characters. Too much of the romantic aspect was highly predictable and unnecessary. This part of the storyline was not believeable and made me tune out on several sections. For instance, would a veteran cop who (in the beginning) barely knows this woman really insult her mother and comment on how badly she raised her daughter?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Watertown, MA, United States 07-30-12
    Linda Watertown, MA, United States 07-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "My least favorite Tess Gerritsen"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Compared to other TG books, this plot was thin and hard to believe. Overall - disappointing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Miller United States 06-16-12
    M. Miller United States 06-16-12 Member Since 2012

    My favorite authors: Tess Gerritsen, Anne Perry, Deborah Crombie, & Lisa Scottoline. Also, MC Beaton/Marion Chesney writes hilarious fluff.

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    "Glad I read other Gerritsen books first!"

    I've read a bunch of books by Tess Gerritsen, and I really enjoy her medical thrillers. However, this seems to be more of a "Harlequin Intrigue" book. The focus is on the relationship between the couple, rather than the mystery/crime, which is not very engaging. And by "which" (in the previous sentence) I mean BOTH are dull - the relationship between the H/h and the mystery itself. I didn't like or dislike the hero and heroine...they didn't have much of an impression on me at all. I felt that the story dragged near the end, and could have been wrapped up more quickly. In fact, I felt that it probably could have been condensed to half the length that it was. Don't get me wrong - it wasn't terrible, but after reading Gerritsen's later works, I kept thinking about how much better her other books are (as I was listening to this one). I also was not a fan of the person reading the book; I've heard a lot of audiobooks and I think they could have chosen someone better. I was not impressed by her "accents."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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